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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Fort Worth Zoo's new baby elephant is already a big hit with children who visit the zoo. Their youthful fascination was enhanced Tuesday when zoo officials added a child's inflatable pool to the elephants' enclosure for Belle's enjoyment. Belle could...
MULESHOE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas high school teacher has been indicted after she was accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old student. A Bailey County grand jury indicted 25-year-old Morgan Shea Marricle on Wednesday. The Muleshoe High School English teacher is...
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Federal authorities say removing debris from the area around a gas well that blew wild last week is the latest step in permanently securing the well. The drilling rig, owned by Hercules Offshore and operated under contract to Walter Gas & Oil, spewed gas...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a Texas man was found with several pounds of cocaine valued at about $50,000 in a traffic stop in Jackson County, Miss. Deputies assigned to the Jackson County sheriff's criminal interdiction division arrested 49-year-old Juan Serafin...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's state epidemiologist says the state has had only two known cases of the rare stomach bug called cyclospora - a parasite that has sickened hundreds of people in at least 15 states. Dr. Raoult Ratard says both are men who became ill in early July, in...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - The defense continues to call witnesses as the federal corruption trial of a former South Texas sheriff's deputy sheriff moves closer to a jury's judgment. Testimony continues in federal court in McAllen on Friday in the drug trafficking conspiracy case...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - An ex-state lawmaker will soon learn his fate for his role in a South Texas judicial bribery scandal. Former Democratic Rep. Jose Santiago "Jim" Solis is to be sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Brownsville. Solis pleaded guilty in April 2011 to...
CELINA, Texas (AP) - More than 200 dogs in various stages of neglect have been seized from a rural North Texas property after being found in "appalling" conditions. Denton County Sheriff Will Travis says in a statement that some of the dogs appear to have been abused, while...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former financial analyst with a history of disruptive behavior has been executed for the road-rage shooting deaths of two truckers in the Dallas area 15 years ago. Douglas Feldman received lethal injection Wednesday in Huntsville for gunning down 36-...