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Gasoline Prices Fall & Nightly Roundup

By BJ Austin, KERA News & Wire Services

Dallas, TX – Statewide gasoline prices are down four cents in the latest Triple-A-Texas weekly survey.

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Ronan: So we're at $2.55 for the statewide average. We've been remarkably stable for gas prices all year long. The high price for gasoline, we went up to $2.80 in May, and then quickly fell back down.

Triple-A's Dan Ronan says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Dallas is $2.52. That's actually a six cent drop from a week ago. Gas in Fort Worth is down a nickel at $2.50 a gallon.

Frozen fruit bars recalled after typhoid outbreak

Fruiti Pops Inc. of Santa Fe Springs has recalled its mamey frozen fruit bars because of a possible link to a rare U.S. outbreak of typhoid fever.

The company said Thursday that the fruit bars were distributed in Texas, Arizona and California since May 2009.

Fruiti Pops says retail stores, ice cream trucks and vending machines sold the frozen fruit bars, which have the UPC number 763734000097.

The company says the frozen fruit bars were made from contaminated mamey pulp that Goya Foods Inc. voluntarily recalled on August 12, after it was linked to a typhoid fever outbreak in California and Nevada. So far no illnesses have been reported from the mamey fruit bars.

Mamey or zapote is a tropical fruit popular in Latin America and the Carribean.

No bond for ex-FBI agent accused of making threats

A judge denied bond for a former FBI agent accused of making death threats against his estranged wife and the head of the Dallas FBI office.

Judge Irma Ramirez ruled in federal court Thursday that 48-year-old Carlos Ortiz is a danger to the community and ordered his detainment until trial.

Ortiz faces a charge of threatening to assault or murder a federal law enforcement officer. He is accused of telling a friend that he was going to kill his wife, a bureau analyst, and Dallas FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert E. Casey Jr.

Ortiz has worked for the FBI for 21 years but was fired and arrested Wednesday while at work.

His father and girlfriend told reporters Ortiz is not violent and blamed his firing and arrest on his estranged wife.

Woman Under Arrest For Killing Carrollton Co-Worker

A 48 year old woman is under arrest for shooting a co-worker to death this morning in Carrollton. She says God told her to do it.

Carrollton Police Officer Dustin Bartram says officers arriving at the Bizzy Bee Pest Control Company found 57 year old Greg Brasch of McKinney shot in the chest.

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Bartram: They quickly determined that a co-worker, Theresa Robbins was the one that had shot Mr. Brasch. After the shooting, she set the gun down, walked into another employee's office, sat down, and waited for police to arrive. Witness accounts say that she did say God told her to do what she did.

Officer Bartram says Robbins didn't have any sort of "beef" with Mr. Brasch as far as they can determine. The officer says bond for Theresa Robbins was set at half a million dollars.