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Charges have been dropped against a former Amarillo police officer who had been accused of altering a police report in connection with an incident in which he and another officer illegally entered a home. The Amarillo Globe-News reports ( http://bit.ly/1FLZb3t ) prosecutors...
A South Texas judge has been admonished by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for using her position to try to avoid a drunken-driving arrest. 13th Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria earlier this month received a warning that said her case "cast public discredit upon...
President Barack Obama says the passage of time didn't dampen the pioneering spirit of the nation's oldest female military veteran. Lucy Coffey was 108 when she died this week in Texas. Her friend, Queta Marquez, says she'd been sick for about a week. She was found dead in her...
A North Texas man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for defrauding the IRS of more than $1 million by submitting false income tax returns. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Lloyd Moody of North Richland Hills was sentenced Wednesday in a Dallas federal courtroom...
After a Central Texas animal control officer was bitten by a rabid skunk last week, police are asking anyone who believes they may have come into contact with the animal to call them. Bellmead police Detective Kory Martin tells the Waco-Tribune Herald that as the animal control...
The Texas attorney general is suing the federal labor department over a plan that would extend family and medical leave benefits to married same-sex couples. Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit Wednesday. He argues that a proposed federal rule changes the definition of...
Authorities believe a body recovered in the Gulf of Mexico is a cruise ship passenger reported missing during a trip from Galveston. Officials with Carnival Cruise Lines says Mexican authorities located the man's body Wednesday morning. The Miami-based cruise line says the...
The number of Texas children who died as the result of abuse or neglect fell to 156 in fiscal year 2013 from 212 the previous year - and has declined 30 percent over the previous 4-year period. A report released Tuesday by Department of Family and Protective Services credited...
A clerk abducted from Central Texas gas station has been found in the Fort Worth area and the man accused of kidnapping him was arrested. College Station police say the clerk, Kevin Garcia, was located Tuesday afternoon with his truck and was being treated by medical personnel...