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East Texas Man Arrested for Stealing Airplane

NACOGDOCHES — A man accused of stealing a plane from an East Texas airport hangar is jailed in Henderson County and being held without bond. Terry Lynn Boozer is charged with theft and evading arrest after Nacogdoches County deputies acted on a tip from an 8-year-old boy who found the plane at a private airstrip. Deputies recovered the plane and arrested Boozer after a short foot pursuit. The boy compared the numbers on the plane to stories posted online. The Cessna 182 was stolen Jan 28th from Athens Municipal Airport.

‘Tall, Dark and Handsome’ Bank Robber Captured

HOUSTON — The FBI says a man suspected of being the so-called “tall, dark and handsome” bandit has been caught following a Southeast Texas bank robbery. An FBI spokeswoman says John Stark was arrested Wednesday in Beaumont shortly after a morning robbery at a Prosperity Bank Branch . Nobody was hurt and the suspect fled. Stark had previously been charged with a Jan. 30 heist in Beaumont.

 

Texas Teacher Gave Student Birth Control

AUSTIN — An Austin high school teacher has been charged after she was accused of giving a “morning-after” birth-control pill to a student. Tracy Lee Steinberg is charged with delivering a dangerous drug. Court records show the 32-year-old physical education teacher at Johnson High School gave the pill to a 16-year-old student last month after seeing the girl crying in class. Steinberg is currently free on $15,000 bond.

 

Young People Among Most Unemployed

WASHINGTON — The sluggish economy and tight job market has left young Americans especially vulnerable and less likely to be employed than at any time since World War II. An analysis by the Pew Research Center also finds that 41 percent of Americans believe that younger adults have been hit harder than any other group.

 

Two Nuclear Reactors Possible in Georgia

WASHINGTON — The U.S. could get its first nuclear power plant since 1978. A Georgia-based utility is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for permission to build two nuclear reactors in the eastern part of the state. If the NRC votes yes today, the $14 billion reactors could begin operating as soon as 2016 and 2017.

 

Additional Groups Set for Hall of Fame Induction

CLEVELAND — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is inducting six additional groups this year, after a committee said they should be honored with their already recognized lead singers. Two of the groups are the Comets and the Miracles, who’ll be inducted at an April ceremony in Cleveland. The Comets’ Bill Haley and the Miracles’ Smokey Robinson were inducted in 1987.

 

More Women to be Closer to Front Lines

WASHINGTON — Defense officials will ask Congress Thursday to allow military women to serve in more jobs closer to the front lines. The officials say women would be allowed to serve in some jobs at the battalion level, but still not as infantry, armor and special operations forces.

 

Housewives Caught Trying to Smuggle Guns

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. authorities say young housewives who bought assault rifles from Texas gun dealers are among nearly two dozen charged in an alleged plot to smuggle firearms to drug cartels. The Department of Justice said at a news conference today in San Antonio that more than 200 weapons have been seized that were bound for Mexico.

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