WATCH LIVE: University of the Southwest in New Mexico provost news conference
Authorities are trying to determine why a pickup truck crossed into the opposite lane on a darkened, two-lane West Texas highway before colliding head-on with a van, killing nine people including six New Mexico college students and a golf coach.
Small pipeline, large worries for some S. Carolina residents
Jefferson is one of several landowners protesting the pipeline because they are worried about its potential environmental effects. The proposed 14.5-mile-long (23-kilometer-long) gas line is small in contrast to projects like the recently canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline, or even a 55-mile-long (88.5-kilometer-long) pipeline Dominion built recently in the state. The company cites new energy demand spurred by economic growth in eastern South Carolina as the impetus for the project. She points to the explosion of a Dominion gas line in Ohio and allegations over pollution involving coal ash in Virginia. Dominion held a community workshop in January at the town’s elementary school so residents could learn more about the proposed pipeline.
Cigarette, oxygen tank spark fire at Northeast Side apartment complex
SAN ANTONIO – A man in his late 60s was taken to an area hospital following an apartment fire early Monday morning, the San Antonio Fire Department said. Firefighters were called just before 3 a.m. to the 100 block of Andrews Street, not far from Fort Sam Houston after receiving word of a fire. Firefighters said the man was having a smoke with his oxygen nearby and the cigarette ignited the tank, catching his recliners on fire. The man was taken to an area hospital after he injured himself trying to get out of the apartment, fire officials said. Damage to the apartment is estimated at $20,000.
‘I’m not supposed to be burying my child,’ says mother of San Antonio murder victim
“I’m not supposed to be burying my child. He wasn’t ready to go,” said Norma Andrews, the mother of Christopher Alderete, who was fatally shot early Monday morning. “They said that he was having relations with a female, but they were just out there talking and ended up falling asleep, you know,” Andrews said. “This guy, (Hernández), wanted a girl that didn’t want him anymore, and (she) wanted to be with my son (so, Hernández) wanted to get rid of my son. Andrews said the arrest gives her family peace, yet they fear the healing won’t begin until Hernandez goes on trial.