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Undercover FBI operation busts 10 airline employees in alleged drug smuggling ring

iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — Ten airline employees at a Texas airport have been indicted for their role in allegedly trafficking nearly 150 pounds of what federal officials believe was methamphetamine. Nine of the 10 employees have been arrested in the undercover operation at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, FBI officials said at a press conference in Texas on …

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North Korea threatens to withdraw from summit with Trump: Report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — North Korea is threatening to cancel its upcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump over South Korea-U.S.military drills, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing North Korean state media. North Korea has also canceled high-level talks with South Korea that were scheduled for Wednesday local time over those same …

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Pharmacist disarms woman who tried to rob him at gunpoint

WSB(ATLANTA) — Police in Georgia are searching for three women shown on surveillance video attempting to rob a pharmacy before the owner snatched a gun from one of the suspects. Atlanta-area pharmacist Mba Kalu can be seen helping one of the women, who he said had asked to fill a prescription when she pulled a …

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Sea of blue: Boy escorted back to school by 70 police officers after dad killed in the line of duty

WTHI-TV(TERRE HAUTE, Ind.) — It was always going to be a tough first day back to school for 5-year-old Dakota Pitts, who lost his dad last week. But thanks to his father’s brothers in blue, he didn’t go back alone. Seventy officers from the Terre Haute Police Department and the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department came …

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Meghan Markle’s dad not 1st royal relative caught in scandal

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are facing family controversy just days before their wedding, but they are not the first royal couple to do so. Markle, 36, is dealing with her father, Thomas Markle Sr., potentially not attending her wedding this Saturday after he was accused of taking part in staged …

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Putin inaugurates controversial bridge by driving a truck across to seized peninsula Crimea

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Russian President Vladimir Putin today inaugurated a nearly 12-mile-long bridge connecting Russia to Crimea, marking the occasion by driving a bright-orange truck across to the disputed peninsula that Russian troops seized from Ukraine in 2014. The bridge that spans the Kerch Strait establishes Russia’s first land connection with Crimea and, …

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Co-pilot partially sucked out of broken cockpit window, escapes with minor injuries

iStock/Thinkstock(CHENGDU, China) — A Chinese airliner was forced to divert to Chengdu on Monday after a front windshield broke, injuring two crew members, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. A co-pilot of Sichuan Airlines Flight 3U8633 was sucked halfway out of the cockpit window before managing to return to his seat, Chinese state …

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Renowned author Tom Wolfe dies at 87

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Famed American author Tom Wolfe — who chronicled American power and greed in “Bonfire of the Vanities” and its reach for the stars in “The Right Stuff” — died Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 87. Wolfe’s longtime agent Lynn Nesbit confirmed the writer’s death to ABC News. Nesbit …

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Parents of 2 girls killed in the Parkland shooting are running for school board seats

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Two parents whose teenage daughters were gunned down in the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre are running for seats on Broward County’s school board, they announced this morning. Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty’s daughters, Alyssa Alhadeff and Alaina Petty, both 14 years old, were among the 17 students and staff …

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2019 Corn Palace Mural Designs Revealed

The World’s Only Corn Palace is proud to announce its collaboration with Dakota Wesleyan University and its digital media and design department have finalized the creation the 2019 murals for the World’s Only Corn Palace. “We are excited to see the first year of this partnership with DWU come to fruition in regards to the …

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Mitchell Veteran’s Park dedication set for May 26th

The City of Mitchell is hosting a dedication ceremony for the Mitchell Veteran’s Park, located at 1st & Main in Mitchell, on Saturday, May 26. The event starts with the Mitchell Municipal Band playing at 10:30 am, followed by the dedication ceremony at 11:00 am. The dedication ceremony will honor several special guests from the …

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There’s no such thing as GMO milk

If a dairy cow eats GMO feed grains does that mean you are drinking GMOs in your milk?  The answer is, NO, it does not. Continue reading There’s no such thing as GMO milk at Brownfield Ag News.      

Dairy leaders on what NAFTA, Canada’s Class 7 mean to farmers

Dairy farmers, like others, want to see a good NAFTA agreement to help bolster markets but not everyone sees Canada’s Class 7 powder prices as a problem. Continue reading Dairy leaders on what NAFTA, Canada’s Class 7 mean to farmers at Brownfield Ag News.      

Mitchell Technical Institute named Aspen Finalist

Mitchell Technical Institute was named today as one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. It’s the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. The Prize recognizes institutions that achieve high and improving student outcomes, selected from over 1,000 community colleges nationwide. Joshua Wyner of …

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How to maximize your vacation time and why it is so important to use

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Summer is just a few weeks away, meaning the time when many Americans hit the road for vacation is upon us. Seventy-four percent of civilian workers had access to paid vacations in 2017, the most recent data available, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Whether or not workers use …

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Florida woman says she ‘went blank’ when fighting off gun-wielding intruders

iStock/Thinkstock(ALTAMONTE, Fla.) — A Florida woman says she “went blank” when she decided to fight off a pair of home intruders who were armed with an assault rifle. The woman, who asked not to be identified by her real name, said she was thinking of her family’s safety when two men, one with an AK-47 …

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Severe weather outbreak expected in the Northeast

ABC News (NEW YORK) — A frontal boundary will move into the Northeast on Tuesday bringing a chance of severe storms from Massachusetts to Virginia. The biggest threat will be damaging winds of more than 60 mph, large hail and even a chance for tornadoes. The biggest threat for these conditions will be from Scranton, …

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Tulsa mom stabbed 11-year-old daughter, abducted younger sister: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(TUSLA, Okla.)– Police in Oklahoma are searching for a woman who allegedly torched her home and stabbed her 11-year-old daughter on Monday before taking off with her 7-year-old daughter. Authorities responded to the home of Taheerah Ahmad, 39, in north Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Monday night after witnesses reported the stabbing. Police arrived to find the …

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North Korea invites South’s journalists to inspect dismantling of nuclear site

Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kim Jong Un followed through on his promise on Tuesday as the North Korean leader invited South Korean reporters to observe the dismantling of a nuclear site in the isolated country next week. The North also proposed high-level talks on May 16 to follow up on pledges to …

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Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode during Utah crash, driver says

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SALT LAKE CITY) — The Utah driver who slammed her Tesla Model S into the back of a fire truck last week said the vehicle’s Autopilot feature was engaged at the time of the crash, according to police. The 28-year-old driver, whose identity was withheld, told authorities that she had been looking at …

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