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RENO, Texas (AP) - It was another shaky day in North Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday about 26 miles northwest of Fort Worth near Springtown. According to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, the vibration...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a former insurance company chief executive to eight years in prison for bribing El Paso-area public officials in return for contracts with his company. U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo also ordered Francisco "Frank" Apodaca...
KERMIT, Texas (AP) - A former county attorney in West Texas has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to charges that include solicitation of prostitution. Steve Taliaferro recently resigned as Winkler County attorney as part of a plea agreement that concluded with his...
HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators have detained a construction laborer over the fatal stabbing of a co-worker he roomed with at a Houston-area motel. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the attack happened early Wednesday. Sgt. Ben Bell says the suspect told the crew foreman that...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police have warned the public about an online international financial scam that falsely mentions Chief David Brown and seeks payment of a fee. Email swindlers from Ghana are sending emails while posing as Brown. Sgt. Richard Santiesteban said Tuesday that...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on whether a Texas state board violated the free-speech rights of a group that petitioned for a customized license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag. The Texas Division of the Sons of...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man who helped run a heroin ring in North Texas has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Prosecutors linked Refugio Ramirez-Garcia to heroin distribution cases going back to 2006. Ramirez-Garcia in January pleaded guilty to drug-related conspiracy...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison over a slaying that prosecutors say was sparked by the alleged theft of a car radio in his neighborhood. Jurors in Brownsville on Tuesday sentenced 19-year-old Robert John Anthony Martinez of...
ROMA, Texas (AP) - A Customs and Border Protection helicopter with apparent main rotor blade damage has made a safe landing in South Texas. Customs officials say nobody was injured in the emergency landing Tuesday afternoon in a vacant lot in the border town of Roma. Authorities...