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February 2012 Blog Posts (2)

22 Carnival Cruise Passengers Robbed at Gunpoint in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta -- famous for, among other things, being the destination of The Love Boat in the 1970s cruise ship sit-com -- was the scene of crime last week as hooded bandits robbed 22 Carnival Splendor cruise ship passengers at gunpoint, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The passengers were traveling on a bus, several days into a cruise that left from Long Beach, Calif. The tourists, who departed California on Feb. 19 and returned Sunday, were traveling on a bus after going on a…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 27, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Searching for Noel Shankle

According to this article, Noel was on his way to Mexico to have some expensive dental work done. It seems a lot of people need to go south of the border for services they can't afford in the U.S. Perhaps the most significant piece of information from the article is:

"Brownsville police detective David Martinez...said there are no cooperative agreements between agencies on both sides of the…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on February 11, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

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