Posted: Oct 28, 2012 2:31 AM
Updated: Oct 28, 2012 2:31 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) Military officials say a Texas soldier is among the two servicemen from Fort Bragg killed in Afghanistan. Thirty-one-year-old Staff Sergeant Kashif Memon of Houston and 22-year-old Sergeant Clinton Ruiz of Murrieta, California died of wounds suffered October 25th when their unit was attacked by small arms fire in Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan Province.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) About 100 Entergy Arkansas workers are heading to the East Coast in advance of a hurricane that forecasters fear could leave millions without power. Entergy says 60 linemen from Arkansas are among 305 linemen from its companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas who left yesterday. Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall in Delaware by Tuesday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An Austin woman accused in a crash that left a pedestrian dead last year now faces new, more serious charges in the accident. Gabrielle Nestande, a former state legislative employee, pleaded not guilty Friday to the new charges of intoxication manslaughter and manslaughter.
DALLAS (AP) A park built over a downtown Dallas freeway opened this weekend, creating a new urban green space. The 5-acre Klyde Warren Park, built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway, opened yesterday. Organizers expect about 40,000 visitors over the weekend for a variety of activities including concerts. On Sunday night actor Owen Wilson, the grand opening honorary chair, will introduce his film "Midnight in Paris" as the first feature of movie nights in the park.