Crying migrant girl: What the iconic photo says about press access

  Getty photographer John Moore took a photo that has become the symbol of the immigration debate in America. The image of a Honduran toddler crying while her mother is being searched and detained in McAllen, Texas, has been featured in stories by news organizations, including CNN. USA Today said the photo has “become a national symbol of the heartbreak some families are facing as they enter the U.S.” NPR said the image “breaks through and captures the essence of a story that […]

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90 year old Texas man confesses to 75 year old petty crime in anonymous letter

MIDVALE, UT — There are some things that you just take to the grave with you. But, for a nearly 90-year-old Texas man, a petty crime committed in his or her younger years was too much to carry. So, that person anonymously sent a letter to a Utah city admitting to stealing a stop sign nearly decades ago.  It was a handwritten apology with $50 with it to pay for the stolen property. “I’m trying to remember things I’ve done wrong […]

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Half-naked man violently attacks woman inside Mississippi Target: police

HORN LAKE, Miss. — A woman was left bloodied after witnesses say a man entered a Mississippi Target and beat her with a piece of metal before taking off his pants and underwear in what appears to be a random attack. Michael Jerome German of Memphis is charged with aggravated assault and is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond. Police found him walking in the Horn Lake Target parking lot partially nude and took him into custody […]

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Man impersonating ICE agent forced 15-year-old out of car, seized boy’s cellphone

VENTURA, Calif. – A man on Friday pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal officer during an encounter with a teenager and police outside a Southern California mall, officials announced. Farad Gharagozlou Bell, a 63-year-old Simi Valley man, confronted a 15-year-old boy in the parking lot of the Pacific View Mall on Dec. 2, 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bell was angry that the teen had already sold a guitar he wanted to buy, prosecutors said. The man saw […]

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‘Arise Africa’ bundles Christmas swag bags for children in Zambia…in June!

FORT WORTH – Bet you didn’t know Santa’s Shop was in Fort Worth! A group called Arise Africa is making their list, and checking it twice before sending boxes, and boxes…and boxes of swag bags to kids in Zambia. “They don’t get any Christmas packages, they don’t get any gifts,” said executive director of Arise Africa Alissa Rosebrough. “So once a year we do this for them, so on Christmas Day they have something to open.” As you can tell, […]

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Sneak peek of Frisco’s TrainTopia exhibit worth $1 million

FRISCO– You’re not going to want to miss a new exhibit coming to Frisco in July. Museum of the American Railroad CEO, Bob LaPrelle says the TrainTopia exhibit is a special one, “about a million dollars.” The model was originally assembled by a man who lived in Corsicana. It was donated to the museum after he passed away, in hopes they would take good care of it. “Now we can share it with everybody, everyday can enjoy,” LaPrelle says. “It starts […]

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NHL Draft fun gets underway in Dallas while Mavs introduce their own new players

DALLAS — Get ready for more excitement over names being called from a podium as the NHL Draft is in Dallas this weekend! A couple months after the NFL Draft visited Texas for the first time, the NHL Draft is doing the same at the American Airlines Center.  Round one is Friday night starting at 6:30 on NBC Sports Network and Rounds two through seven are Saturday starting at 10 a.m. on the NHL Network. “We want to be a […]

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‘Baby Doe’ graduates from North Carolina high school

HIGH POINT, N.C. – A girl known as “Baby Doe” after she was found abandoned in a North Carolina stairwell is now celebrating her graduation from high school. Angel Thomas is looking forward to a new chapter in her life now that she’s a graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School. “I’m excited. I feel like I’ve worked really hard these past four years,” Thomas said. WGHP began following Thomas’ journey last year when she opened up about her story of […]

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Chaos and unanswered calls as parents try to find separated children

Immigration attorneys say not much has changed for their clients being held in detention centers, despite President Donald Trump signing an executive order to stop separating children from parents illegally crossing the border. Jodi Goodwin, a lawyer from Garlingen, Texas, told CNN on Friday that all 25 of her adult clients have children, but only two have been able to contact their children by phone. However, those parents still don’t know their children’s location, she said. “I’ve had clients that have been […]

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Jog turns into 2-week nightmare after woman accidentally crosses US-Canada border

WHITE ROCK, British Columbia – The border between the US and Canada is the longest in the world, and it’s not always well marked, points out the Bellingham Herald in Washington state. For proof, just ask 19-year-old Cedella Roman, who went out for a jog on the beach in British Columbia, inadvertently crossed into the US, and was held for two weeks by US border authorities, reports the CBC. Roman is a citizen of France and she was in BC visiting her mother […]

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