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J.W.’s News Update: Friday August 5, 2011

Good Friday, Here are some stories making headlines today:


The Gilmer Texas Police Department has a child abduction alert for a missing 13 year old girl. Authorities issued the Texas Amber Alert for 13 year old Jasmine Jenkins described as a black female 5’9″ 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes wearing a yellow tank top with blue shorts.

Police are also looking for 27 year old Jonathan Darden a black male 6’0″ tall, 180 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, wearing a gray t-shirt, black shorts, black nike shoes, he has a scar on his right knee and on his abdomen.

The suspect was driving a red 199 Honda Accord with a Texas License Plate number 099xks. The suspect was last heard from in Gilmer, Texas. Law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger. If you have any information phone the Gilmer Texas Police Department at (903) 843-5545 or local authorities.


The Texas Department of Public safety has investigated a fatal traffic on Interstate 30. Troopers say the accident occured in the east bound lane of the Interstate near mile marker 192. Authorities say a tractor tralor struck a pick-up truck and caused it to go into a side skid into the center median rolling over to the passenger side.

69 year old Christine Talent a passenger in the pick-up was transported to Christus St. Michael Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.


The Labor Department says the July jobless numbers actually improved a bit over June figures. Government officials say the unemployment rate ticked down from 9.2% in June to 9.1% in July.  Some 117,000 Private sector jobs were created. Both numbers were better than economist had predicted.


In Sports:

The Texas Rangers snapped a 3 game losing streak by beating the Tigers in Detroit yesterday by a score of 5-2.


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