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A convicted child sex offender has been executed for the 2001 beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was baby-sitting in Dallas. Jesse Joe Hernandez smiled and laughed at times Wednesday night before receiving a lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja. In his final...
Mexican authorities say gunmen killed five local police officers in the border city of Ciudad Juarez a day after members of the force left hotels where they had been staying since last month for protection. City spokesman Manuel del Castillo says two other officers are wounded...
A former North Texas bank manager accused of stealing at least $2 million from customers has pleaded guilty. Authorities say Pamela Cobb pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison. A federal judge in Fort Worth will sentence her in September. The...
A North Texas man has been accused of killing his wife whose body was found in their home after a standoff with police. Denton County Jail records show 76-year-old Michael Stolz of Lewisville was held Wednesday on a murder charge. Bond was not immediately set for Stolz, who was...
Prosecutors say two leaders of a deadly Houston-based illegal immigrant smuggling ring have been sentenced to prison. Officials say 34-year-old Rafael Valles of the McAllen area was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in federal prison. A Mexican citizen, 32-year-old Refugio...
A Houston boy who disappeared eight years ago and was found earlier this month could soon be reunited with his parents, or he might remain in foster care. A Texas judge is expected to make a decision Wednesday on the fate of 8-year-old Miguel Morin after a court hearing in...
Jurors resume deliberations in the trial of a former lieutenant to polygamist sect prophet Warren Jeffs accuses of illegally taking multiple wives on a remote West Texas ranch raided by authorities. The Midland County jury deliberated about an hour Tuesday in the trial of...
Two best friends on a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico were plunged into a life-and-death struggle when their 30-foot boat sank. After more than 30 hours in the cold waters off the Texas coast, only one man survived. Ken Henderson told The Associated Press of the final hours...
A South Texas man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the drug-related death of his neglected baby left near a fire station. A judge on Tuesday sentenced 21-year-old Ramiro De La Rosa of San Antonio. De La Rosa pleaded guilty to injury to a child just before his trial...