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Murder conviction for drunken driving defendant Defense had said unknown man caused crash by hitting car's accelerator. By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, August 31, 2007 A Travis County jury convicted Daniel Albert Talamantes of murder Thursday, unswayed by the...
Prostitution ring suspected at firehouses By Matthew Cella August 31, 2007 D.C. fire officials are investigating whether department employees have been running a prostitution ring out of several of the city's firehouses. "The allegation is being taken seriously. It is being...
Cross-dressing student allowed to attend Dallas school 10:46 AM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 From WFAA-TV Staff DALLAS — A student at Sunset High School arrived for a second time Wednesday morning trying to register for class. But it's what 17-year-old Luis Valderamma wears...
Judge: Former astronaut can remove monitoring bracelet 06:21 PM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 ORLANDO, Fla. - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak can remove an electronic monitoring bracelet from her ankle while she awaits trial on charges she attacked a romantic rival, a judge ruled...
Christoval ex-coach gives up teaching with teen-sex plea SAN ANGELO, Texas — A woman who worked as a physical education teacher and an athletic trainer in Christoval has agreed to seven years of deferred adjudication as part of a plea agreement on one count of having an improper...
Board's ruling not seen as shift in favor of killers Commutation is only the fifth one recommended in more than 12 years By ROSANNA RUIZ and ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles' role in saving a San Antonio killer from execution...
Women warned about 'hot trend' of cosmetic genital surgery Physicians' group says procedures haven't been proved safe or effective 11:00 PM CDT on Thursday, August 30, 2007 From Wire Reports CHICAGO – Issuing a strong warning to women, a prominent physicians' group stated Friday...
Student Suspended Over Stadium Prank A high school student who tricked football fans from a crosstown rival into holding up signs that together spelled out, "We Suck," was suspended for the prank, students said. Kyle Garchar, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School in suburban...
Home Depot employee looking for job after stopping alleged thief By BRANDON PUTTBRESE Gannett Tennessee Dustin Chester is job hunting this week, after The Home Depot fired him and the general manager for thwarting a thief from running away with a pocket full of stolen cash. Last...