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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Monty Bennett: Businessman, water district activist

Monty Bennett’s name will not appear on the ballot for the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors yet he remains a powerful backstage player whose influence could shape the direction of the district’s business for years to come.

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Price appeal: Condos going up on Near Southside

Chris Brassard and Omar Diaz had apartments in mind when they built a 12-unit complex on May Street just south of West Magnolia Avenue on Fort Worth’s Near Southside. Then their leasing agent, Will Northern of Northern Realty Group, suggested they consider selling the units as condominiums.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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2 Plano men sentenced in North Texas bank fraud case

DALLAS (AP) — Two more North Texas residents have been sentenced to federal prison in a bank loan fraud scam that started in 2007.

Prosecutors in Dallas say 43-year-old Vathany Teng has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and must repay $4.2 million. Investigators say 55-year-old Lina Ma must serve 18 months behind bars and pay $2.1 million in restitution.

Both Plano residents pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

A judge in Dallas in February sentenced attorney Jerry Goh to seven months in prison and ordered repayment of $2.1 million. Goh, who pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony, acted as an escrow officer for the fraudulent transfer of funds.

 

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