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1 dead and brother injured after Coast Guard cutter collides with fishing boat near Puerto Rico

One person is dead and his brother is injured after a U.S. Coast Guard cutter collided with a fishing boat off Puerto Rico Monday, officials said. The 154-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser and the Desakata, a 23-foot commercial fishing vessel, crashed at around 2:20 p.m. Monday afternoon, about four nautical miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard said.
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The 11 Best Waterfalls in Puerto Rico

Home to the National Forest Service’s only tropical rainforest, Puerto Rico is full of natural beauty, stunning tropical foliage, and of course — waterfalls. Both in and around El Yunque, Puerto Rico’s 29,000-acre tropical rainforest, are some of the most stunning waterfalls in the Caribbean and around the world. They range from easy wins just off the road to demanding hikes tucked far into the jungle, most of which are completely free to visit. Better yet, if you’re looking for a little adventure, the country offers dozens of adrenaline-inducing canyoning tours that let you experience the magic of these Puerto Rico waterfalls firsthand.
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Murder fugitive from Puerto Rico captured in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A murder fugitive from Puerto Rico was captured at a motel in Memphis on Monday, the U.S. Marshals Service announced. According to U.S. Marshals, on May 5, 2022, a 43-year-old woman was killed in the Puerto Rico town of Aguadilla and her body was found dismembered. A warrant was issued by the General […]
MEMPHIS, TN
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Bad Bunny And Adidas Will Fly Out Fans To Puerto Rico And New York This Summer

Puerto Rico is known for its warm and sunny days most of the year, which means it is always summer in this US territory. Positive vibes, beaches and beautiful blue skies are common. Inspired by the eternal summer of Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny and adidas are selecting several fans of this Puerto Rican reggaeton star for a flight to this beautiful archipelago located in the Caribbean sea. Also, winners will get the chance to fly to New York to attend the Puerto Rican artist’s concert at Yankee Stadium.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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NC State rallies past Puerto Rican national team, 81-69

Kevin Keatts got just about everything he could have asked for from the exhibition game this afternoon. His team faced adversity, getting into significant foul trouble during a rough second quarter, and it had to come back from a nine-point halftime deficit in order to beat the Puerto Rican national team.
RALEIGH, NC
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Early police make recent arrests for cocaine, marijuana possession

The Early Police Department posted the following information on its Facebook page Monday afternoon:. In the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 6, shortly after midnight, a vehicle was stopped in 100 block of Early Blvd. for traffic violation. While officers talked to the driver an odor of alcohol was coming from the vehicle causing officers to check further during the stop. Officers located where an open container had spilled into the floorboard. The 2 occupants were removed from the car, The driver, Cesar A. Zamora Palomo, was provided a field sobriety test which he failed and was taken into custody for DWI with open container. Both occupants admitted to marijuana in the vehicle which officers found along with cocaine. The passenger, Jesus Luis Gaspar was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of controlled substance (Cocaine).
EARLY, TX

1 dead after Coast Guard ship collides with fishing boat near Puerto Rico

One person was killed and another was injured after a Coast Guard ship collided with a fishing boat in waters off Puerto Rico, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday night. The Coast Guard identified the person killed as fisherman Carlos Rosario, who was aboard the 23-foot fishing vessel called the Desakata. His brother, Samuel Rosario Beltran, was injured.
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Ohio State departs Bahamas with ideas, confidence after beating Egypt and Puerto Rico

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – Things aren’t what they seem inside the Imperial Arena. The walls, which look to be solid stone, are actually squishy to the touch. Even the name given to the room is misleading – the site of the annual Battle 4 Atlantis tournament is also known as the Imperial Ballroom and is accessible through heavy wooden doors flanked by lights that look like torches.
COLUMBUS, OH
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Funding announced for The Belle Center, Hispanic Heritage Cultural Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly Member Jon Rivera announced the Belle Center will receive $2 million from the state. The Belle Center is a community center on Maryland Street in Buffalo. Lucy Candelario, the executive director of the center, said the money will go toward...
BUFFALO, NY
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Ric Flair Brawls With Carlos Colon in Puerto Rico One Week After His Last Match

Ric Flair competed in his final match at the Ric Flair's Last Match event in Nashville one week ago, but a mere six days later he was back at another wrestling event getting physical with fellow wrestling legend Carlos Colon. As previously announced, Flair was in Andrade El Idolo's corner for a match against Carlito and World Wrestling Council's 49th Anniversary show. Flair tried to interfere in the match, then poked Eddie Colon (aka Primo) in the eyes when he tried to get him to head to the back.
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City of Belton to receive Freedom Award

BELTON, Texas (FOX 44) – The City of Belton will be recognized at the City Council meeting on Tuesday for its support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. The City is receiving a 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Ron Rivers, Chairman of...
BELTON, TX
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How Amanda Forastieri Is Helping Revive Puerto Rico’s Garment Industry

Even before launching her namesake brand earlier this year, Puerto Rico-born designer Amanda Forastieri has used fashion as a tool of political and cultural expression. The Drexel University alum’s student collections, titled “La lucha de la Borincana” (A Puerto Rican’s fight) and “Utopia,” delved into themes like Puerto Rico’s femicide crisis and the human-nature relationship. Following her winning the 2020 Supima Design Competition, Forastieri is now intent on building a brand rooted in sustainability, decolonization, and transparency.
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Solstice Planning Wins Sustainability Award for St. Armands Parking Garage

The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) recently named the 2022 recipients of its highest design awards, recognizing architects throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Architect Jonathan Parks of the Sarasota architecture firm Solstice Planning and Architecture earned a design award for the City of Sarasota’s St. Armands Parking Garage, recognized for Excellence in Sustainability. It rose to the top of more than 250 submissions from which a Barcelona-based jury of architectural experts judged work from Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
SARASOTA, FL