Friday News Rundown (10-31-2014)

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By Nestor Vazquez
News Web Editor

The suspicious death of the man found near Chestnut St. by Eight17 Lofts has preliminary been ruled as a suicide. Photo by Allie Ibarra
The suspicious death of the man found near Chestnut Street by Eight17 Lofts has initially been ruled as a suicide.
Photo by Allie Ibarra.

San Marcos Police investigating the death of 34-year-old Gregg G. Candelora, who was found dead near the 800 block of Chestnut Street at 11:45 a.m. yesterday, have initially ruled Candelora’s death as a suicide. Travis County Medical Examiner’s office ruled the death after an autopsy was done earlier today. Candelora was previously reported missing by his brother and ex-girlfriend. He was last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Kaci Hickox, a nurse who refused to be quarantined, was asked by a Maine judge to limit her movements and keep her distance from members of the public until the court issues additional guidance. This temporary order states that Hickox stay at least three feet away from people while walking, riding her bike and jogging. The order also ruled that she stay away from public places. Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, wanted to fight any court order that would violate her civil rights. She has no symptoms of the virus.

The San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets are hosting Trick or Treat Off the Street at 4 p.m. today in the Premium Outlets. Kids will be able to dress in costume and trick-‘r-treat to each participating store. At  6 p.m. the event will move to the neighboring Tanger Outlets for its Safe Trick or Treat, where kids 12 and under can trick-‘r-treat and take pictures with members of the San Marcos Police, Emergency and Fire Departments. These city personnel will also be handing out candy as well as participating stores. A costume contest will take place at 6:30 in the Tanger Visitors Center.

Today is the last day for early voting. Polls will close at 7 p.m. The Dunbar Center, Hays Hills Baptist Church and Crockett Elementary are just a few local polling places. Visit the City of San Marcos website for more additional places to vote.


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