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Police ID Texas A&M student who died of likely drug overdose Police ID Texas A&M student who died of likely drug overdose
- August 23, 2016

Investigators are not clear as to what drug the student ingested. The two other men, 18-year-old Christian Sandford and 21-year-old Ty Robertson, were charged with possession of marijuana. The preliminary cause is believed to be due to an overdose of an unknown substance. The chapter was founded at Texas A&M in 1985. We will be working with Texas A&M officials to provide as much continuing support as possible to those affected. (more...)
6 injured by electric shocks from amusement park ride 6 injured by electric shocks from amusement park ride
- August 20, 2016

A boy also touched a metal fence as he exited the ride and got minor burns. All rides at Ocean Beach Park will remain shut down until local and state inspectors can determined what caused the shock, according to state police. "Something tripped, something burned out, something wore out, something rusted out", said amusement ride safety analyst and consultant Ken Martin. The Connecticut amusement park ride, the Scrambler, shocking the six children on Tuesday, is the latest in a string of ... (more...)
Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight
- August 17, 2016

NASA scientists say that Thursday evening will see the Earth orbiting floating debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which will create the Perseid meteor shower . A meteor shower is caused by small particles entering Earth's atmosphere and combusting. The NASA UStream player that will show the Perseids is embedded below. (more...)
Violence in Milwaukee after police shoot dead armed suspect Violence in Milwaukee after police shoot dead armed suspect
- August 15, 2016

Milwaukee police said gunshots by members of the public prevented fire officials from putting out fires at the local businesses, and one officer was hospitalized after someone threw a brick through the window of a squad auto and hit an officer in the head, police said. (more...)
Officer killed, suspect remains on the loose Officer killed, suspect remains on the loose
- August 15, 2016

He is survived by his three children, Dutton said. Smith returned fire and the shooter fled the scene. A suspect remains at large after a police officer was shot and killed while on duty in south Georgia Saturday night, the Associated Press reports . (more...)
Trump on Second Amendment comment: 'There was nothing said wrong'
- August 13, 2016

He added: "But the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know". Mr Trump, who has released a self-reported financial disclosure form, said he will not make his tax returns public until the Internal Revenue Service completes audits of them. (more...)