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How you can help tornado victims in North Texas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – NBCDFW Staff – 2024-05-26 07:14:31

SUMMARY: Severe tornado-warned storms left seven dead and damaged hundreds of homes in North Texas. The American Red Cross mobilized quickly, offering shelter, food, clean-up supplies, and emotional support. Donations to the Red Cross aid their disaster relief efforts. NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 are partnering with the Red Cross to support affected residents. The Salvation Army of North Texas is providing food, water, and other assistance through a mobile disaster unit. United Way of Denton County is accepting donations to directly benefit affected families. The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas is also offering aid to the Mexican community impacted by the storms.

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American tourist Ryan Watson, detained in Turks and Caicos on ammo charge, avoids jail time, fined $2,000

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abc13.com – WPVI – 2024-06-21 11:18:00

SUMMARY: Ryan Watson, an American detained in Turks and Caicos for carrying ammunition, was fined $2,000 instead of serving a mandatory 12-year sentence due to “exceptional circumstances.” Arrested in April with four bullets in his luggage, Watson pleaded guilty and has been on the islands on a $15,000 bond. He was allowed to return to the U.S. immediately after paying the fine. The incident underscores strict firearm laws in Turks and Caicos, recently amended to give courts more discretion in sentencing. Watson’s case follows similar outcomes for other Americans detained for possessing ammunition. He plans to reunite with his family and support others in similar situations.

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Supreme Court upholds federal ban on firearms for domestic violence offenders

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 09:49:31

SUMMARY: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on firearms for individuals under domestic violence restraining orders, with an 8-1 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts—Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. Roberts stated that individuals posing a credible threat to intimate partners can be disarmed consistent with the Second Amendment. This ruling stems from the case U.S. v. Rahimi, a significant test since the court's 2022 decision that expanded gun rights. The 1994 federal statute mandates that restraining orders be reported to the national background check system to prevent firearm sales to those posing threats.

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Austin police officer arrested, accused of child abuse

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www.kxan.com – Brianna Hollis – 2024-06-21 09:43:17

SUMMARY: Cedar Park Police have arrested Austin police officer Cameron Caldwell on two charges of Injury to a Child, related to an incident at his home. Caldwell turned himself in at the Williamson County Jail. The Austin Police Department (APD) is cooperating with the investigation and has placed Caldwell on restricted duty, initiating an administrative investigation. Caldwell was previously suspended in 2016 for six weeks after pepper spraying a man during SXSW, though no charges were filed then. An attorney for Caldwell has not yet been listed. Further updates will follow once more information is available.

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