Daily News Recap (4-9-15)

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Flowers by Texas State University wall. Photo by Dylan Lochridge-Fletcher
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The individual that was hit by the train yesterday in San Marcos was a 16 year old male. Union Pacific Media Director for Texas Jeff DeGraff says that the individual had headphones in at the time of the accident and could have potentially been the reason why he did not hear the warning signs from the train. The Individual crossed at an area that was not designated for pedestrian crossing and was at fault. He had a handgun in his possession and the San Marcos Police Department will be looking into the motive of the 16 year old. He is still at University Hospital in San Antonio with severe injuries.
-Allie Ibarra

Senator Ted Cruz along with 51 representatives and five other republican senators have filed a legal brief that urges the Supreme Court to uphold the rights of states to make gay marriage illegal. According to the Dallas Morning News, the lawmakers have made two broad arguments that say the states, not federal government, have exclusive rights to set rules on marriage. The justices will hear arguments on April 28th and should have a ruling by the end of June.
-Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

The Secret Service of the United States is facing another scandal. A supervisor with the agency, Xavier Morales, was accused by a female employee for making sexual advances towards her and assault. According to the Washington Post, the woman told police that her boss said he was in love with her and wanted to have sex with her and tried to kiss her in the office. The post also says that Morales grabbed her arms while she resisted. Morales is currently on administrative leave and his security clearance has been suspended.
-Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

The chief and assistant chief of Ellis County fire department were sent to jail earlier today. According to the Dallas Morning News, five of their volunteer firemen were arrested due to accusations of them sexually assaulting one of the men at their station. The two men face charges of tampering with a witness and bail has been set at $40,000.
-Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

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