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The Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed its previous decision and approved additional funding Friday to help rebuild the small Texas town where an April fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes, damaged buildings and killed 15 people. President Barack Obama issued a "...
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...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A judge has ruled that a teen charged with capital murder in a fatal shooting during a San Antonio carjacking will be tried as an adult. With the judge's ruling Wednesday, Aaron Nicholas Ruiz faces up to life in prison with the possibility of parole is...