Posted: Jul 20, 2014 5:31 AM
Updated: Jul 20, 2014 5:31 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Federal authorities are warning the public about fraud schemes aimed at exploiting relatives of unaccompanied children who have recently entered the U.S. FBI officials say perpetrators have demanded payments from family members, claiming the payments will cover processing and travel expenses needed to allow the children to be reunited with their families. The number of victims and amount of losses are not immediately known.
DALLAS (AP) As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into the U.S., community leaders nationwide are offering to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border. In Dallas County, Judge Clay Jenkins has offered three county buildings that could hold up to 2,000 people. Jenkins says the offer comes from compassion, not politics.
DIBOLL, Texas (AP) Authorities say the roof of an East Texas prison collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured prisoners to hospitals. One of those inmates was later airlifted to a Houston hospital after yesterday's collapse at Diboll Correctional Center. A prison spokesman says 86 inmates were in the area when the ceiling material fell.
WACO, Texas (AP) Law enforcement officials blame excessive speed and reckless driving in a heavily traveled Interstate 35 construction zone for a spike in traffic accidents. One such wreck happened Friday on a stretch between Waco and Temple that has been under construction for nearly five years. Lorena Police Chief Tom Dickson says officers often catch drivers traveling up to 90 mph in a 60 mph construction zone.