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High winds have taken off the top of a dead cottonwood tree at Lake Waco where a pair of nesting eagles has been building a home. Now federal and local officials say they're thinking about accelerating their plans to construct a more sturdy 40-foot tower intended to provide a...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Marshals have captured a man wanted for questioning in a South Florida slaying who was also one of the agency's top 15 most wanted fugitives. Felipe Alex Torrealba was apprehended Thursday in Fort Myers. The 26-year-old is wanted by the Broward...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas construction company owner has been charged with bribery in a continuing Maverick County corruption investigation. Investigators say Eduardo De La Garza of Eagle Pass owns Rio Bravo Construction Co. A federal grand jury in Del Rio on Wednesday...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas jailer who was fired after being accused of having sex with a female inmate must serve two years of probation for violating her rights. Jurors earlier Thursday convicted Lakerry Devonerich Bowie of violating the civil rights of a person in...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Mexican national has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for engaging in alien smuggling that led to a man's death in South Texas. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos imposed the 57-month sentence Thursday on 20-year-old...
HOUSTON (AP) - A METRO bus driver in Houston has died after the out-of-service vehicle hit a street sign pole. Officials with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County are trying to determine what caused the driver to lose control Tuesday night. He was alone in the bus...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas school board has reached a deal to oust its superintendent after an audit showed possible cheating attempts on federal accountability standards. Canutillo Independent School District trustees early Wednesday approved a separation agreement with...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine whether a woman found dead in a burning West Texas duplex was killed by her husband. Lubbock police Sgt. Jonathan Stewart says officers arrived to find a blood-covered man outside the home Tuesday. Stewart says the man...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - The owner of an East Texas methadone clinic has pleaded guilty to trying to have a competitor's business torched and then seeking to have a co-defendant killed. Prosecutors in Tyler say 43-year-old Edwards Jacobs on Tuesday pleaded guilty to attempted arson...