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HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say they're preparing to retry a Texas man who's been in prison for 33 years, even though the state's top appeals court confirmed he doesn't have a valid conviction. Matagorda County District Attorney Steven Reis said Thursday he has directed...
A jury has convicted a former Houston police officer in the videotaped beating of a black teenage burglary suspect. Drew Ryser was convicted Wednesday of official oppression, a misdemeanor. He will serve two years' probation and pay a $1,000 fine. The 32-year-old is the last of...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - The Texas man whose wife is accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame him says the experience has been "like a really bad dream." Nathan Richardson of New Boston told the...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The FBI and police in three states are searching for a bank robber they call the "Loan Ranger Bandit." The man is suspected of robbing at least 10 banks at gunpoint in Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi from January 2009 to October 2012. The FBI says he...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people. According to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, FEMA says it...
Authorities have charged a Fort Hood sergeant with paying for sex with a soldier in a prostitution scheme allegedly arranged by a coordinator of the Texas Army post's sexual assault prevention program. Master Sgt. Brad Grimes was charged in military court Wednesday with...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A South Texas man who thought he was negotiating online with a mother offering her juvenile daughters for sex has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. A federal judge in Corpus Christi on Wednesday sentenced 30-year-old Daniel Ricardo Barrientos. A...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas senators are meeting to consider placing more restrictions on when, where and how women can get abortions. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon in Austin, after Gov. Rick Perry called on the special...
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Attorney General's office is suing a Texarkana pawn shop for allegedly charging interest rates as high as 240 percent on car title loans. The lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court names Tri-State Pawn of Texarkana Inc. and the company...