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A 6-year-old, shot by his mother's boyfriend in a Laredo hotel has died. Jayden Thompson passed away today at University Hospital. Jayden's 21-month old brother died moments after Tuesday's shooting. The body of their mother, Brandy Cerny, was found about 200 miles away in El Campo. Demond Bluntson is in the Webb County Jail facing capital murder charges for all three deaths.
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EPA levies $2.5M penalty against US cement maker
June 19, 2013 18:58 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency levied a $2.5 million penalty against a big cement maker and required the company to invest $30 million in pollution controls at plants in nine states alleged to have violated the federal Clean Air Act.
Ash Grove Cement Co.'s penalty was announced Wednesday by the EPA and U.S. Department of Justice, part of a deal in which the Kansas-based company also will spend $750,000 to mitigate effects of past excess emissions.
The EPA said this will reduce more than 17,000 tons of harmful pollutants at plants in Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Texas.
An Ash Grove spokeswoman, Jacqueline Clark, didn't return a call seeking comment.
The EPA says the pact will reduce pollution that can hurt human health and cause acid rain.
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