HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Events involving thousands of Earthlings answering an internet buzz about an invitation to “Storm Area 51” in the Nevada desert have been mostly festive, with crowds numbering in the low thousands and few arrests, officials said.

The Thomas Lake Road Volunteer Fire Department is the first line of defense for those living in the community of less than 500 in northern Walker County. Fundraising and community support are crucial for these organizations to keep communities safe.

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.31 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is four cents less than on this day last week and is 29 cents less per gallon compared to this day last year. 

In 2002, a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

A tornado emergency was declared for parts of Pontotoc County Monday night as severe storms were reported near the Hickory and Roff areas.

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Boyd County and its insurance carrier have reached a $1.75 million civil settlement with the estate of an inmate who state prosecutors said died at the county jail of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma caused by corrections officers.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Police pulled over a New Hampshire driver with an air conditioner jutting from his car’s rear right window and the generator powering it atop the roof  -- but not for the reason you might think.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Hailed as a victory for cats, a statewide ban took effect in New York Monday banning veterinarians from declawing pet felines no matter the frustration of owners with scratched and destroyed furniture.

SALEM, Mass. – A Massachusetts teenager convicted of the fatal stabbing and decapitation murder of a high school classmate has been sentenced to life in prison.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Legislation adding New York to the roster of states legalizing recreational use of marijuana won’t be enacted into law this year.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A kindhearted message on the tailgate of his pickup truck has made Cody Barlow, self-described straight county boy from Oklahoma, an unexpected poster boy for LGBTQ advocates.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – It wasn’t quite a classic children’s story, but first responders from the local fire department nonetheless achieved beloved status recently for rescuing a high and dry brood of ducks in this northern New York community.

The Trump administration intends to slap a 5 percent tariff on every medium-sized car, avocado and other Mexican import beginning June 10, affecting nearly $1 billion worth of goods that crosses the border into the U.S. each day on average.

It is tempting for normal people to ignore our president when he starts ranting about treason and corruption at the FBI. I understand the temptation. I'm the object of many of his rants, and even I try to ignore him.

DELPHI, Ind.  – A second day of desperate searching for a small boy playing in a park and carried away by a rain-swollen creek in this small northwest Indiana town turned up no sign of the youth, authorities said Friday.

You haven’t showered in a few days, and you haven’t brushed your teeth yet this morning. But, your baby is one month old today!

The checkout line at the supermarket is a surprising mix of dark secrets and brain candy. Every time I need milk and eggs, I feel like Odysseus caught between Scylla and Charybdis: to the right of me, the dreaded chocolate bars, a whirlpool of cocoa and sugar that sucks me down, and to the left of me the six-headed monster of the tabloid newspapers.

When 12 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School 20 years ago, it not only became what at the time was the worst high school shooting in U.S. history. It also marked when American society was first handed a script for a new form of violence in schools.

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William Thomas Reaves,76, of Weatherford TX, passed away Sept 14, 2019. No services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Civil Liberties Union, or to Mollie's Cat Place, PO Box 1264, Azle, TX 76098. Bill earned a degree in Business from the Uni…

BROKEN ARROW - John T. Mathes, 74 Weatherford Plant Manager Died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 Service, 1:00 PM, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Burlington, IA