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Stewart Parnell the former owner of Peanut Corporation of America, is back in court today facing possible life imprisonment for his conviction last year of knowingly selling salmonella-tainted peanut butter. The ensuing outbreak was blamed for nine deaths. Federal investigators found a leaky roof, roaches and evidence of rodents at the company’s Georgia plant.
The Cowboys beat the Eagles 20-10 but it was a costly win. Tony Romo broke his collar bone. The Texans lost a to the Panthers 24—17, but came pretty close to tying it up at the end.
Four people were rescued Saturday evening by Good Samaritans after their yacht caught fire off the coast of Galveston. All four are reported to be okay. One of the Good Samaritans said he was going fishing with his friends when they saw the boat was on fire. The U.S. Coast Guard Heartland initially tweeted out a picture of the boat on fire saying, ‘Good Samaritans just rescued 4 off Galveston Jetty. @USCG Station brought back. All are okay.”
Wheezing, coughing and sneezing are hard to avoid in Austin, but brace yourselves — fall allergies are back. The summer is typically the slowest time of the year for allergens, but as the seasons change late September, fall elm, grass and mold will start to increase. While we try to battle through the fall, it’s not too early to begin treatment for cedar pollen. Cedar season is at its highest in December.