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Posted: Sep 29, 2012 5:42 AM

Updated: Sep 29, 2012 5:43 AM

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) A man prosecutors say oversaw the smuggling of 1,000 pounds of marijuana per week into Texas has been convicted in Brownsville. A federal jury yesterday convicted Gulf cartel manager Juan Roberto Rincon-Rincon of conspiring to possess and import cocaine and marijuana.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A South Texas man has been ordered to prison for more than three years for persuading a relative to make phony bomb threat calls to a Valero Energy Corp. refinery in Corpus Christi. Erasmo Luna, of Robstown, had pleaded guilty.

PHOENIX (AP) A tip has led police to search a Texas park for the body of an Arizona boy missing nearly three years. San Antonio police officers and volunteers searched Friedrich Wilderness Park on Thursday morning. The boy's mother is currently being tried in Phoenix on charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit custodial interference.

IRVING, Texas (AP) NFL officials are meeting in Irving and are expected today to formally approve an offer that will send them back to work. The deal must be approved by 51 percent of the union's 121 members. Replacement refs have endured several embarrassing moments, including a botched call that may have cost the Green Bay Packers the win last Monday.

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