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The Texas Department of Transportation is scrapping its plan to help drivers along Highway 151 and Loop 1604 because of a tiny little spider. The agency says it has released the contractor for the project. Construction of an underpass stopped when crews found a rare Braken Bat Cave meshweaver spider. No one had seen the spider in more than 30 years. TXDOT now says it plans to redesign the entire project so that it won't affect the spider. While that happens, crews plan to remove the construction equipment in the area.
Fort Bliss chaplain gets 6 months for assault
June 20, 2013 11:51 GMT
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) -- A chaplain at a West Texas post has been sentenced to six months of confinement after pleading guilty to assault and battery on a female civilian.
Officials at Fort Bliss on Wednesday night announced the penalty for Maj. Geoffrey Alleyne, who's been in the military for 24 years.
Officials say the charges stem from a series of encounters last year between Alleyne and a civilian employee who worked as an assistant to other chaplains.
Alleyne pleaded guilty to assault and battery against a civilian employee on Fort Bliss, making a false official statement and conduct unbecoming an officer.
Fort Bliss Chaplain Lt. Col. Karen Meeker says the Chaplain Corps regrets the incident.
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