SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal authorities say a 10th person has died after being discovered in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas. Prosecutors said in a statement Monday that the person died at a hospital. Nearly 20 others were hospitalized in dire condition after they were found in the truck outside a San Antonio Walmart early Sunday. Prosecutors say 60-year-old James Mathew Bradley Jr., of Clearwater, Florida, was taken into custody at the weekend after the bodies were discovered alongside nearly 20 more people in dire condition in the San Antonio parking lot. He will appear in federal court in San Antonio on Monday.… Read More
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials say more than 20 freight cars have derailed in San Antonio in a weekend accident that left some loads of coal spilled. Authorities say nobody was hurt and no hazardous materials were aboard the Union Pacific train during the derailment late Sunday afternoon. Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Rodriguez says authorities are trying to determine what caused the derailment in a rural area on the south side of San Antonio. Officials say cleanup is expected to take several days. Messages left with Union Pacific weren’t immediately returned Monday.
GALVESTON (AP) — Five people have been rescued from the Gulf of Mexico about 12 miles off the coast of Galveston after their boat capsized. The Coast Guard says a tanker crew alerted them and sent out its own rescue boat to collect the stranded boaters.
DALLAS (AP) — Activists frustrated by the state of the roads in cities such as Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Boston are taking a do-it-yourself approach to improving them. Groups of anonymous Twitter users have been establishing makeshift bike lanes and filling in potholes in their communities, unbeknownst to their city governments. Though the measures are meant to be temporary, they say they can show the public what could be and spur cities to make permanent improvements.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A white-bearded Texan has won this year’s Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, where Ernest Hemingway lived during the 1930s. Richard Filip, 1, prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, a longtime Hemingway hangout. Michael Grooover, the husband of celebrity chef Paul Deen, finished among the top five as his famous wife looked on.