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A jury acquitted a local martial arts instructor accused of molesting
one of his students. Phetsamone Phongsavane clasped his hands together
after he was found not guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child
and indecency with a child. A 20-year-old woman accused Phongsavane of
molesting her when she was 8. Phongsavane's attorneys say his accuser
had inconsistencies in her story.
"It's been an incredible
strain on him, on his business, on his whole life," said Carl Lobitz.
"Now he's going to be able to get right back to it. He is understandably
quite happy about the jury's verdict."
Phongsavane is still teaching martial arts. If the jury would have convicted him, he faced up to life in prison.
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Texas officials find body of missing postal worker
May 18, 2013 15:10 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) -- Texas law enforcement agencies have found the body of a missing postal worker in the remains of her burned vehicle in a Houston suburb.
U.S. postal carrier Marie Youngblood had used her personal vehicle to deliver mail on her rural route. Investigators found her body late in that car late Friday.
The San Jacinto Sheriff's Department and other investigating agencies say they are looking for 37-year-old James Wayne Ham. They say he is considered armed and dangerous and is a person of interest in Youngblood's death.
U.S. Postal Inspector Dana Carter told KTRK-TV the agency considers the incident a "very serious matter for my agency."
The connection between Youngblood and Ham remains unclear.
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Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.