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Mother and Daughter Charged Four Years after Husband’s Death

20 September 2015No Comments

Clifton police officials, years after the initial shooting incident, have filed formal conspiracy to murder charges in September of 2015 against a widow and stepdaughter duo for their role in the shooting and ultimate death of John Wesley Frizzell. The pair, who is now released on $10,000 bonds, each face charges of criminal conspiracy in …

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Millions in Medicare Fraud and Abuse Suspected in State of Texas, Billions Nationwide

7 September 2015No Comments

As the recent arrest of sixteen individuals in South Texas show, Medicare and Medicaid fraud is an ongoing problem, both in the state of Texas and nationwide. While the coverage is essential for millions of American seniors, and universally applicable those individuals meeting age restrictions, criminals also see this large body of elderly participants in …

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Hundreds of Elder Abuse Cases Reported in Gregg County, Texas in 2014

1 September 2015No Comments

According to Gregg County officials from the Adult Protective Services agency, which is tasked with protecting elderly Texan citizens in similar county agencies across the state, officials investigated and confirmed nearly 350 cases of elder abuse in 2014. The report, which was released on National Elder Abuse Awareness Day, highlights the pervasive nature of elder …

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Doctor Faces New Charges After Continuing to File Claims for Dead Patients

20 August 2015No Comments

According to federal investigators, a McAllen area doctor accused in June of filing fraudulent Medicare claims involving deceased patients, is facing new charges after he continued to file false claims. The U.S District Attorney’s Office announced that Dr. Eduardo Carrillo, age 42, must surrender to authorities following his hearing scheduled before the U.S Magistrate Judge Dorina …

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Two Injured in Texas Pipeline Explosion

19 August 2015No Comments

A natural gas explosion near the small South Texas town of Falfurrias injured two people and prompted the evacuation of about 150 homes.  According to the Brook’s County Sheriff’s Office, about five hours after the explosion, families were allowed to return to their homes. Chief Deputy Urbino “Benny” Martinez said a husband and wife were injured …

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New Texas Law Gives Parents the Rights to Deceased Unborn Children

18 August 2015No Comments

Under new Texas law in effect on September 1, parents are now guaranteed the right to the remains of their deceased unborn children, no matter how small they are. The new law, House Bill 635, will make it possible for parents who experience a miscarriage to give their unborn child a proper burial. For legal …

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Frackers Use Toilet Water in Drought-prone Texas

17 August 2015No Comments

Top shale oil producer Pioneer Natural Resources Co has found an alternative to both save water and cut costs for its fracking wells: tapping the treated runoff from toilets, sinks, and showers in west Texas. Pioneer has signed an 11 year, $117 million deal with the city of Odessa, Texas, guaranteeing access to millions of …

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Immigrant Children Given Adult Doses of Hepatitis A Vaccine

16 August 2015No Comments

About 250 children at a Texas detention facility were given adult doses of a hepatitis A vaccine, where the prescribed amount for adults is twice the amount usually prescribed to children. It is unclear why the children have received double the amount of the vaccine they should have been prescribed. However, the U.S. Immigration and …

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