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North Texas city among several to run suspected serial killer out of town after prison release

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www.fox4news.com – – 2023-06-01 20:38:15

SUMMARY: Raul Meza, a suspected serial killer, may be responsible for a dozen murders, according to Austin police. Meza had been previously released after serving 11 years of a 30-year sentence for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in 1982. He was recently taken into custody after admitting to two recent killings in the Austin suburb of Pflugerville. Authorities now believe that he may have committed many similar crimes that had previously gone undetected.

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Tips on water conservation during summer drought months

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www.kxan.com – Rich Segal – 2024-06-13 08:16:59

SUMMARY: Recent rains have slightly improved the water levels in Lakes Buchanan and Travis, but water conservation remains crucial during the peak summer heat in Austin. To drought-proof lawns and plants, using a thick layer of mulch can help retain soil moisture. Indoor water conservation is also essential; leaks can waste up to 10,000 gallons annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Meteorologist Rich Segal discussed water-saving tips with Elizabeth Simmons from the “Take Care of Texas” nonprofit, who highlighted optimal times for watering lawns and gardens for maximum efficiency.

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Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida is set to be demolished

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-13 07:29:42

SUMMARY: The three-story building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people died in a 2018 mass shooting, begins its demolition on Friday. Previously serving as evidence in the shooter’s trial, the building’s destruction was delayed due to heavy rain. The project aims to be completed before the school’s 3,300 students return from summer vacation. Families of victims have varied opinions on the demolition; some see it as a painful but necessary step in healing, while others wanted it preserved for educational purposes. The building’s removal follows precedents set by other sites of school shootings. The replacement plans remain undecided.

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Truck driver narrowly escapes train collision, moment caught on camera

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-13 05:53:14

SUMMARY: The driver of an 18-wheeler narrowly escaped a massive collision with a train near Atlanta, Georgia. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at Allatoona Road near Interstate 75, Bartow County. Zack Hatcher, who was behind the stalled truck, captured the event on , showing the driver fleeing moments before impact. The train, unable to stop in time, collided with the trailer, causing debris to fly. Miraculously, the truck driver was unharmed. Authorities reported this was the eighth incident at this crossing since 2017 but the first collision. AAA provided safety tips for drivers near train crossings to prevent such accidents.

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