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Posted: Jul 20, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: Jul 20, 2014 2:31 AM

DIBOLL, Texas (AP) Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured prisoners to hospitals. The collapse happened yesterday at Diboll Correctional Center, about 100 miles northeast of Houston. A prison spokesman says one inmate was airlifted to a Houston hospital and the others suffered cuts and bruises.

HOUSTON (AP) The shutdown of two federal biohazard laboratories because of an anthrax scare and other safety problems could disrupt operations at a biohazard lab in Galveston. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention closed two Georgia labs earlier this month. Galveston National Laboratory director James LeDuc says the longer the delay in reopening the Georgia labs, the more likely the Texas lab projects are jeopardized.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Governor Rick Perry has told a group of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio that the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border. Perry spoke yesterday to the Libre Initiative, a religious group courting Hispanic voters to conservative candidates. Perry has sparred with President Barack Obama over the recent flood of Central American children crossing the border.

DALLAS (AP) A large billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" has been sold at auction for nearly $11,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the billboard was sold yesterday to an unidentified bidder. The colorful billboard was printed in England to promote the Disney film.

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