Posted: Sep 29, 2012 2:31 AM
Updated: Sep 29, 2012 2:31 AM
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A federal jury in Brownsville has convicted a Gulf cartel manager of conspiring to possess and import cocaine and marijuana. Juan Roberto Rincon-Rincon was found guilty yesterday after jurors deliberated for more than two hours. He was captured by Border Patrol last October with three other men near the river. He told authorities he was fleeing cartel infighting.
PHOENIX (AP) Authorities have searched a Texas park for the body of an Arizona boy missing since December 2009. San Antonio police officers and volunteers searched Friedrich Wilderness Park Thursday morning. A police spokeswoman told the newspaper that the park was "searched exhaustively" for several hours, but nothing was found. The missing boy's 26-year-old mother, Elizabeth Johnson, currently is being tried in a Phoenix court on charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit custodial interference.
HOUSTON (AP) Crown Castle International says it has agreed to buy the rights to about 7,200 T-Mobile towers for $2.4 billion in cash. Under the agreement, Houston-based Crown Castle will have the right to lease and operate the T-Mobile towers for an average of about 28 years.
HOUSTON (AP) The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,848. Houston-based oil field services provider Baker Hughes reported yesterday that Oklahoma shut down nine rigs this week. Colorado and Texas added two rigs each.