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A family is mourning the loss of Amanda Hernandez Garcia. The 62-year old was hit and killed early Sunday morning in the 1300 block of General McMullen. Her friend was hit as well. Police say they were walking across the street when they were struck by 29-year old Marcela Chavez Roman.
Garcia's friend, Martha Reyes, is in the hospital in stable condition.
Roman is being charged with failure to stop and render aid, intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter. A vigil will be held for Garcia this evening.
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Last-minute fortune seekers buy Powerball tickets
May 18, 2013 23:13 GMT
By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Powerball is a game of numbers, and lottery officials say the majority of possible combinations have already been purchased ahead of Saturday night's near-historic $600 million drawing.
The odds of winning the game's largest jackpot remain astronomically low: 1 in 175.2 million.
But since about 80 percent of the possible combinations have been purchased, lottery officials say it's likely the winning ticket could be selected.
People lined up at gas stations and convenience stores Saturday for their chance at striking it rich.
South Carolina resident Benjamin Richardson says the few bucks he spends for every drawing are worth it. He also reasons that "it's all luck anyway."
The latest jackpot is the world's second largest overall, just behind a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in March 2012.
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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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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
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.