Posted: Oct 7, 2013 2:30 AM
Updated: Oct 7, 2013 2:31 AM
DALLAS (AP) A Korean Air flight leaving Dallas turned around because of apparent engine problems after takeoff and was greeted on the tarmac by fire trucks. The plane landed safely and that fire crews found no hazards. The plane circled for about 40 minutes to dump fuel and no one was injured.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A former manager of a BP refinery on the Texas gulf coast is defending his decision to continue operations during emissions events in 2010. Keith Casey testified in court this week that he believed hazardous chemicals were destroyed by the refinery's flare. More than 45,000 people have sued the oil giant in state court.
ARROYO CITY, Texas (AP) A park along the Texas border that's managed and maintained by local taxpayer dollars is nonetheless closed during the federal government shutdown. Adolph Thomae Jr. County Park was closed this week because it sits on federal land. The park is operated by Cameron County and stayed open during the government shutdown in 1995.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A newspaper analysis shows that two Texas border counties singled out for traffic checkpoints have lower crash rates than other big areas where state authorities didn't set up roadblocks. The Texas Department of Public Safety is ending the roadblocks after three weeks. Critics had accused the agency of targeting poor communities with undocumented immigrants.