Posted: Sep 14, 2012 5:05 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 5:06 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas at Austin president says evacuating campus buildings 15 minutes before a bomb threat was to be executed left enough time for students and staff to get to safety. School President Bill Powers said everyone was safe about 10 minutes after the evacuation order was given at 9:50 a.m. today. The order to clear campus buildings came 75 minutes after authorities say the threatening call was made.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) North Dakota State University officials have lifted an evacuation order after their campus received a bomb threat this morning. NDSU told all employees and students at 10 a.m. to leave campus within a half-hour. The University of Texas at Austin also ordered an evacuation after receiving a bomb threat this morning. It's unclear if the two threats are connected.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A federal appeals court has overturned the prison sentences of Texas brothers who ran a camp in Kansas where hunters paid thousands of dollars to illegally shoot deer. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Wichita ruled yesterday a district court erred in sentencing James and Marlin Butler, who ran Camp Lone Star near Coldwater, Kansas.
HOUSTON (AP) The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. remained unchanged this week at 1,864, even as oil prices creeped up amidst Mideast unrest. Texas gained nine rigs and Oklahoma gained two as West Texas Intermediate crude closed at $99.00 a barrel today.