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Testimony has begun in the trial of a North Texas man accused of torturing his former neighbor while holding her captive for nearly two weeks. Jeffrey Allan Maxwell is charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. If convicted, he would face up to life in...
Owners of a northeast Texas farm have obtained a court order to block TransCanada from crossing the farm with a proposed pipeline planned to carry Canadian oil to refineries along the Texas Gulf coast. Lamar County Court-at-Law Judge Bill Harris ordered TransCanada...
A man has been arrested after trying to pay for a lap dance at an Austin strip club with crack cocaine and then resisting arrest. Authorities say 26-year-old Ricardo Luna, arrested Sunday, has been charged with retaliation, resisting arrest and harassment of a public servant. He...
Dallas police say an officer is in stable condition after a man opened fire on his car and a bullet hit the officer's lapel microphone before going into his neck. Police say the suspect, 19-year-old Alexander Bryson, then killed himself. The officer, whose name is not yet being...
Lawyers for the owners of the drilling rig that exploded at the start of the 2010 oil spill are asking a federal judge to make a key witness talk to them before their trial. Attorneys for Transocean want to interview Donald Vidrine, who was BP's well site leader when the well...
The birth of a Texas baby has been bittersweet. Her mother, 31-year-old Diane Aulger, had her labor induced in January so her husband could see their child before he died. Mark Aulger was diagnosed with colon cancer in April. Surgery and chemotherapy seemed successful, but then...
A Muleshoe police officer shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call has been released from the hospital. Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda tells the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ( http://bit.ly/wNLZts ) that on Friday, Sgt. Steve Bartley was shot once in the side and a...
Three federal judges in San Antonio will soon start resolving one of the great political mysteries of the year: When will Texas hold primary elections and what will the congressional and legislative districts look like? Texas was supposed to take part in Super Tuesday on March 6...
A Dallas businessman has been sentenced to a maximum 20 years in prison over a $7 million investment scam. A federal judge in Dallas on Thursday afternoon sentenced 46-year-old Alan Todd May. Restitution will be decided later. May in December 2010 pleaded guilty to mail fraud...