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Investigators say a driver has been charged in an alcohol-related wreck that claimed the lives of two Fort Hood soldiers. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office says Ida Marie Fruster of Killeen was jailed Thursday on two counts of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle. Bond...
An inmate in a Central Texas jail has been found hanged as he awaited transfer to prison on a domestic violence conviction. Texas Rangers will help investigate the Leon County Jail death of 37-year-old John French of Normangee (NAR'-man-jee). Jailers early Wednesday discovered...
A former probation officer in Central Texas has pleaded guilty to stealing from people she was overseeing. The penalty phase begins Thursday in Kerrville for Tanna Hurt. Hurt on Wednesday reached a plea agreement on a charge of theft by a public servant, for an expected penalty...
Authorities say two people have died in the West Texas crash of a small plane that disappeared on a flight to Oklahoma. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration says the wreckage was found Tuesday morning and law enforcement confirms two deaths. The Texas...
A Texas man has been found guilty of kidnapping his former neighbor and raping her on a deer-skinning device and a bed where she was chained nightly for almost two weeks. Jurors deliberated 50 minutes before reaching a verdict in Jeffrey Allan Maxwell's case. The 59-year-old was...
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says U.S. Border Patrol agents shouldn't be demoralized by the recent reviews of deportation cases. Federal prosecutors have been reviewing thousands of deportation cases in recent months to focus on illegal immigrants who have...
Three Texas men whom federal officials say were linked to a gun used in a U.S. agent's death in Mexico have been sentenced after pleading guilty to weapons charges. Ranferi Osorio, Kelvin Leon Morrison and Luis Carbajal (KAHR'-bah-hahl) were sentenced Tuesday for their November...
Authorities were searching early Tuesday for a small airplane that disappeared from radar and radio contact the night before. Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said a single-engine Piper Comanche that departed from Abilene, Texas, and was en...
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is praising George H.W. Bush as she speaks at the former president's government school at conservative-leaning Texas A&M University. The California liberal was greeted warmly Monday evening as she appeared before about 600 people in what'...