PONTE CHIASSO-COMO, Italy (NBC/APTN) - Italian border police intercepted a ton of gold bullion worth $7.5 million hidden in a car.
The gold bars were wrapped in newspaper and stashed in an under-floor storage compartment. They didn't bear any engraving, and their origin is unknown.
The car's 53-year-old driver was accompanied by his wife and their three young children.
Police said he was a legal representative for a Swiss company and was unable to explain where the gold came from. He has been reported to the local prosecution office for the crime of money laundering.
The gold bars were found on Easter Sunday on the border with Switzerland.
Border police confiscated the gold and the car and are conducting an investigation. They also released video purporting to show the gold bars being discovered.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.