Verdict in “American Sniper” Trial

(CNN) — The Marine veteran who killed the “American Sniper” Chris Kyle has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison by a Texas jury. Eddie Routh’s case has made headlines alongside the Bradley Cooper film depicting Kyle’s life story. The jury made a quick verdict late Tuesday. They said Routh knew what he … Continue reading »

Obama DOJ Appeals Immigration Order

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) — The Justice Department is seeking a stay to a Texas ruling that has put President Obama’s executive order on immigration on hold. Officials requested the stay with a federal court Monday; the request also includes a notice to appeal the Texas ruling. A federal judge ruled last week to stop the … Continue reading »

10 Dead After Bus Collides With Train

PENWELL, Texas — Eight inmates and two correctional officers were killed in a prison bus crash Wednesday morning outside a community in Texas. Four inmates and one staff member were also injured, and taken to an area hospital for treatment. The bus apparently left the roadway and collided with a moving train, early reports said. It … Continue reading »

Local Schools Turn to Texas for Help

MEDFORD, Ore. – 21 Representatives from Southern Oregon schools traveled to Texas over the weekend to learn from a program boosting high school graduation rates. According to officials, The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo independent school district’s graduation rate went from 62% in 2007 to now a little more than 90% in 2014. The Texas program’s goal is for 25% … Continue reading »

Family I.D.’s Texas Ebola Patient

(CNN) — People are learning more about the first Ebola victim diagnosed in the U.S. According to his half-brother, Wilfred Smallwood, the patient is a 42-year old Liberian National named Thomas Duncan. This is Duncan’s first trip to the U.S. He’s here visiting family and friends. Duncan is isolated in serious condition at Texas Health … Continue reading »

Chipotle Ruled No Guns in Restaurants

(CNN) — Chipotle is asking customers to check their firearms at the door. The Mexican food chain made the request after gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into a Texas Chipotle restaurant last week. The gun control group “Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” then began circulating a petition calling on Chipotle … Continue reading »

Fort Hood Mass Shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas.– At least four people are dead and more than a dozen are injured after a gunman opened fire at a Texas army base. Reports show that the gunman is included in the deceased. The shooting happened just after 5p.m., Wednesday. Several wounded victims are being treated at the post’s medical center right … Continue reading »

Affirmative Action Not A Factor At SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. — Originally from Saudi Arabia, Southern Oregon University student Abdullaziz Alhumoudi said he has fallen in love with both the university and Ashland since moving here two years ago. “I’ve been traveling a lot. I couldn’t find anymore nicer people here, this is the place to be,” said Alhumoudi. Southern Oregon University bases … Continue reading »

Tornadoes Rip Through Texas

**UPDATE** (5/17) NEAR FORT WORTH, Texas — A severe weather outbreak took place across portions of northern Texas Wednesday evening. The tornado count has now risen to 16 confirmed tornadoes, all occurring just west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Meteorologists are currently undergoing damage assessments to determine the strengths of these twisters and have declared … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Alamo Bowl Postgame Sound

Oregon State’s Mike Riley, Storm Woods, Cody Vaz, Ryan Murphy: Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton: Texas’ Mack Brown, Alex Okafor, Marquise Goodwin, Kenny Vaccaro:

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