Area law enforcement visit neighborhood to curb violence ahead of summer

Police say they have seen a recent uptick in violence in the 70802 zip code and tell us timing is everything. As kids get out for summer, now is the crucial window to cut off potential crimes before they happen.

  Man, 63, amputates own leg to save self from farming accident

Currently undergoing rehabilitation, the 63-year-old hopes to get a prosthetic leg and return to farming as soon as possible.
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  Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down Monday after a man scaled nearly to the top of the Paris monument and refused to come down for several hours.
Rescue worker vehicles park near the Eiffel Tower on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors after a person tried to scale it. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) (Source: AP)
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Rescue worker vehicles park near the Eiffel Tower on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors after a person tried to scale it. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) (Source: AP)
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Cohen claims Trump lawyer shaped false statement to Congress

President Donald Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, told Congress it was Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, who suggested he tell lawmakers that the negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow ended in January 2016, even though they continued for months after that.

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  Ex-White House lawyer won’t testify after Trump direction

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser.
In this Sept. 4, 2018 file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn listens as he attends a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Source: AP)
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In this Sept. 4, 2018 file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn listens as he attends a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Source: AP)
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