The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from U.S. officials who said she had not been given food or water for days. In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal said the girl had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she traveled through Mexico with her father, 29-year-old Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz. Border Patrol officials did not immediately respond to the family's comments.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. In his resignation letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Zinke said "vicious and politically motivated attacks" against him had "created an unfortunate distraction" in fulfilling the agency's mission.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl picked up along the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Lawyers for the family of a 7-year-old girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody say she did not suffer from a lack of food or water before being picked up by authorities. Their account disputes earlier information released by U.S. officials, who said the girl had not had anything to eat or drink for days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the departure of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is blaming what he calls "vicious and politically motivated attacks" for his resignation from President Donald Trump's Cabinet.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday for a holiday commemoration. In a steady rain, Trump visited the cemetery during an annual event in which holiday wreaths are laid to honor the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. The president's trip to Arlington came about a month after he received criticism for not visiting the national cemetery on Veterans Day.
As your local election headquarters, we are putting a spotlight on key local races that you'll be considering inside of the ballot box. The Wichita Falls ISD will have three races on the ballot, but one of them uncontested. We're focusing on the race for place three between incumbent Adam Groves and long-time educator Mark Lukert.
As your local election headquarters, we are putting a spotlight on key local races that you'll be considering inside of the ballot box. As voters make their way to the polls they will notice two new names on the ballot for City Councilor District 4.
One candidate on the November ballot is in Wichita Falls tonight, but not for a campaign stop. Instead, 13th district Congressman Mac Thornberry served as special guest at the annual Sheppard Military Affairs Committee dinner.
Despite the rainy Wednesday, the lines at some precincts continue to fill as Wichita County residents cast their early votes for the midterm elections, and even with lines extending to the back of some precincts, residents are waiting in line to exercise their voting right.