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4 Baboons at Texas Research Center Back After Brief Escape

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    4 Baboons at Texas Research Center Back After Brief Escape

    Four baboons are back in an enclosure after escaping briefly from a San Antonio medical research center.

    Officials at the Southwest National Primate Research Center, which is part of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, say three of the baboons were captured within about 30 minutes Saturday after they managed to get out of their enclosure and beyond a perimeter fence. A fourth animal also was accounted for later.

    The center has about 2,900 nonhuman primates -- 1,100 of them baboons -- used in research on chronic and infectious diseases.

    The institute, in a statement, says the immediate concern was for the safety of the animals, the center's personnel and residents in the surrounding area. It's not been disclosed how the baboons got out.

    Slippery Roads: Rollover Crash on I-30 in Fort Worth

    [DFW] Slippery Roads: Rollover Crash on I-30 in Fort Worth

    The Texas Thunder Truck captured the immediate aftermath of a rollover crash on westbound Interstate 30 in Fort Worth while live on air Tuesday morning. Witnesses told NBC 5 Reporter Larry Collins that one person had minor injuries. It's not clear what caused the crash, though roads were very slick due to a heavy downpour at the time of the incident.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)

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