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Amber Alert issued for 4-year-old and 5-year-old from DeWitt County

YORKTOWN, Texas (KXAN) -- An Amber Alert was issued for two children who went missing from Yorktown, Texas in DeWitt County Tuesday night, according to law enforcement officials. The DeWitt County Sheriff's Office issued the alert for Aiydann Ribera, 4, and Angel Ribera, 5. They were last seen around 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in the 120 block of East 5th Street in Yorktown. Yorktown is in DeWitt County about […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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Biden canceling student debt for more than 160,000 borrowers

(The Hill) - President Biden announced Wednesday he would be canceling student debt for more than 160,00 borrowers. The new plan forgives $7.7 billion for the latest batch of borrowers, bringing the total relief from Biden’s student debt actions to $167 billion for 4.75 million Americans. The latest loan forgiveness initiative comes through various income-driven repayment (IDR) plans, including the president’s newly established SAVE program. The 160,000 borrowers are people […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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It’s so hot in Mexico that monkeys are falling dead from the trees

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees. At least 138 of the midsize primates, who are known for their roaring vocal calls, were found dead in the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco since May 16, according to the Biodiversity Conservation of The Usumacinta group. Others were rescued by residents, including five that were rushed to a local veterinarian who battled to […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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Annual prelude to Hotter’N Hell, Vernon Burnin’ Bike Ride, coming to Vernon in August: Register now

VERNON (KFDX/KJTL) — The 28th annual Vernon Burnin' Bike Ride is coming up in August, one week before the Hotter'N Hell Hundred. Possum Pedal preps underway in Graham The ride is set for Saturday, August 17, 2024, at 7:30 a.m. at the Vernon College campus at 4400 College Drive in Vernon. There are four routes available: 12, 22, 33, and 100 miles. Rest stops will be approximately every 10 miles […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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SAFB pilots remember fallen Airman Captain John Robertson

Editor's note: In the above video, Capt. James Connolly's name is misspelled. We apologize for the error. WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Pilots at Sheppard Air Force Base continue to mourn the loss of one of their own after a training accident. "I never imagined it would be him," Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Roberson said. A shock to many at Sheppard Air Force Base. "Truly put others before himself and led others," […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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Possum Pedal preps underway in Graham

GRAHAM (KFDX/KJTL) — The Hotter'N Hell Hundred is set for Saturday, August 24, 2024, and many cyclists have already been training for months. For area riders looking to get some extra training in, the Possum Pedal Bike Ride will be held in Graham's famous Downtown Square at 7 a.m., right before the Food Truck Championship of Texas on Saturday, June 1, 2024. WF Railroad Museum on track to reopen after […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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All that ‘checkout charity’ adds up: Domino’s pledges $174 million to St. Jude hospital

(AP) -- The world's top-selling pizza chain is betting big on the generosity of its customers. And it is not alone. Domino's recently pledged $174 million over the next ten years to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, expecting the funds to come from its longstanding roundup campaign that invites customers to donate the difference between their purchase total and the next-highest dollar amount. The pizza chain has already raised […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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Mother placed on probation after endangering young children with drugs

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls mother is now on probation for three years for endangering her young children with cocaine. Andrea Arizola pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment in 78th District Court. Woman who threw brick for alleged cheating at motel pleads In late 2023, both children, ages 8 and 13, tested positive for cocaine in their system. According to police, they were notified by Child […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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Rolling Stone journalist says Kid Rock brandished gun, used racial slur during interview

(The Hill) -- Singer Kid Rock faced heat this week after a Rolling Stone journalist claimed the singer brandished a gun and repeatedly used the N-word during an interview for the magazine. Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, recently sat for an interview with David Peisner, who published an expansive profile on the musician Sunday night. The profile, titled “How Kid Rock Went From America’s Favorite Hard-Partying Rock Star to […]

todayMay 22, 2024

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