A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front will reach the Brazos Valley by mid-afternoon to early evening TODAY. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and Noon Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) An inmate and a now-former guard at a federal lockup in West Texas must serve six-month prison terms in a smuggled cellphones case.
A federal judge in Abilene sentenced Ferdinand Trinidad, who was an inmate at the Big Spring Correctional Center. Trinidad in February pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony.
Investigators say guard Matthew Castaneda (kas-tuh-NAY'-duh) in 2012 smuggled cellphones and other contraband to Trinidad in exchange for $1,700 in bribes. Castaneda earlier this year pleaded guilty to making false statements and in May was sentenced to six months in prison and six months of home monitoring.
Trinidad was sentenced Friday. Federal Bureau of Prisons records Monday did not list him as in custody. Details weren't immediately available on his original conviction and sentence.
Castaneda must surrender next week.
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