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The Galveston County Daily News: News

August 24, 2016

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Army training causing increased helicopter presence in Texas City

The United States Army is conducting training this week in Texas City leading to an increased presence of helicopters, Emergency Coordinator Derek Duckett said.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Lobit Education Village opens for first day of school
Posted: August 24, 2016

More than 800 students making up the inaugural class of the Lobit Education Village, which started school in the new building Wednesday.

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Mystery surrounds fatally beaten girl's arrival in League City
Posted: August 24, 2016

Her father, 26-year-old Evan David Nolan, is being held in connection with the death, although he has not been charged with Whitney’s homicide.

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Man's body found off Galveston beach was shot twice
Posted: August 24, 2016

A man whose body was found Tuesday off the beach in Galveston had been shot twice in the chest, and detectives were awaiting autopsy results Wednesday, police said.

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League City officially approves municipal court of record
Posted: August 24, 2016

By the narrowest of votes Tuesday evening, League City’s City Council officially approved creating a municipal court of record, a measure that is expected to reduce appeals virtually to zero while bolstering revenue from misdemeanor fines.

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Houston man pleads guilty to League City car robbery
Posted: August 24, 2016

A Houston man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for crashing into a 19-year-old woman's car and stealing her vehicle on Interstate 45 in League City.

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OSHA investigating Marathon leak that injured worker
Posted: August 24, 2016

The federal workers' safety agency is investigating a leak at Marathon's Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City after a worker was hospitalized from exposure to a dangerous chemical last week.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Alvin man gets 3 years probation after brass knuckle beating
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 8:41 am

An Alvin man has pleaded guilty to beating a 26-year-old man with brass knuckles at a party in Santa Fe. 

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Family, friends remember Ross Novelli Sr., 97
Posted: August 23, 2016

Ross Joseph Novelli Sr., who went ashore at Normandy on D-Day Plus 1, fought the Nazis across Europe and came home a hero, died Friday. He was 97.

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Faulty valve named as cause of Galveston sludge leak
Posted: August 23, 2016

The release of 135,500 gallons of wastewater sludge into Galveston Bay was apparently because of a faulty valve at the city's new wastewater treatment plant.

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