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Bomb scare forces high school evacuation

December 18, 2012

Big Spring High School was evacuated Monday morning following a bomb threat, however, law enforcement officials say the call was a hoax.

According to Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, the call was received at 9:52 a.m. by local law enforcement dispatch.

“Dispatch received a 911 call from a male subject who claimed there was a bomb in the high school,” Everett said. “School officials were immediately notified and the building was evacuated. Officers responded to the scene and conducted a search of the premises.”

Salvation Army extends Angel Tree program until Wednesday

December 18, 2012

Coordinators with the local Salvation Army Angel Tree program say an over-abundance of angel cards has forced them to extend the annual effort until noon Wednesday in hopes of providing for area low income children and seniors.

According to Bessie Flores, a social worker with the local charity, there are approximately 90 angel cards left on the program's last tree, representing a tremendous shortfall for the holiday effort.

Police/Sheriff/EMS 12-18

December 18, 2012

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• ERIN CLEO STANSBURY, 31, of Lawton, Okla., was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• AUSTIN JOHNSON, 23, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 600 block of E. Third Street.
• THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of Park Street.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity:

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