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The Texas Department of Public Safety says a small plane crashed in rural Ellis County, near the town of Rankin. Witnesses spotted the craft leveling off, then stalling before crashing into a tree. First responders found a single engine Beechcraft had crashed and caught fire...
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) - A woman accused of slapping a police officer's horse in the face has been sentenced to four days in jail after entering a guilty plea. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/15XQHWn ) reports that 48-year-old Diane Harvey pleaded guilty Friday to interfering...
HOUSTON (AP) - More lawsuits have been filed against a Mobile, Ala.-based marine and fabrication company being accused of financially exploiting dozens of Indian guest workers. The workers say they were forced to live in squalid conditions after being brought to work at Gulf...
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - A man charged with capital murder for the weekend slaying of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter says he's responsible for the East Texas killings. Kevin McKelvey turned himself in and was arrested Monday night, a day after 39-year-old Teresa McCoy and her...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Officials at the San Antonio Zoo say the recent birth of two Sumatran tiger cubs is significant becayse the species is critically endangered and only about 400 survive in the world. Zoo staff is keeping a distance from the cubs so as to not disrupt...
DALLAS (AP) - A man accused in a shooting rampage that left four people dead is a former TCU football player who later served in the Army and more recently worked as a teacher and Dallas Mavericks hip-hop dancer. Police say Erbie Bowser shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas exports to overseas markets were up 3 percent in the first half of 2013. The International Trade Association said Thursday that Texas shipped $134.4 billion worth of merchandise between January and June. Undersecretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez...
DESOTO, Texas (AP) - More charges have been filed against the man police say fatally shot four people and injured four others in separate Dallas-area attacks. Erbie Lee Bowser was charged by Dallas police Friday with capital murder in the deaths of his girlfriend, Toya Smith,...
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Two high-school students are fighting drug-trafficking charges in Mexico, saying the cocaine found in their van had actually been there and unnoticed when it was sold to their family at a U.S. government auction. Sergio Alejandro Torres and Julio Cesar Moreno...