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FBI seeking help identifying a bank robber dressed as a mummy

FBI seeking help identifying a bank robber dressed as a mummy

Authorities in Texas are on the search for a bank robber they have dubbed the “Mummy Marauder.” The robbery took place on Friday the 13th at the First Convenience Bank in Harris County. The FBI in Houston described the suspect as a black male in his early 20s standing about 5’11.” The suspect wrapped white…MORE

New York mayor gives 9/11 responder’s family a key to the city

New York mayor gives 9/11 responder’s family a key to the city

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the key to the city to the family of Luis Alvarez, a 9/11 first responder and activist who died in late June from a 9/11-related illness. Alvarez, who was 53 when he died, was a retired New York police bomb squad detective who developed cancer linked to the…MORE

Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Felipe Vázquez accused of sex crimes in Florida, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Felipe Vázquez accused of sex crimes in Florida, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Pirates’ all-star closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on a felony count of soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using computer services or devices, and also faces serious charges in Pennsylvania, according to statements from authorities and court documents. Vázquez, 28, a two-time All-Star who’s among the National League leaders in saves this…MORE

This giant Texas corn maze honors military families

This giant Texas corn maze honors military families

An agricultural maze. In Texas. Honoring military families. Could this get any more American? Every year, the Graff 7A Ranch in Hondo, Texas, hosts the South Texas Maize, a giant labyrinth of sorghum and seasonally appropriate puns. Like many agricultural mazes across the country, the Maize maze is known for its impressive designs. This year,…MORE