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TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas house fire has claimed one life and investigators are trying to determine whether a space heater sparked the blaze. Temple Fire & Rescue officials say the apparent accidental fire broke out early Friday in a small wood-frame home. A body...
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - A West Texas doctor faces at least 10 years in prison for writing fake prescriptions for hydrocodone and sometimes not even seeing those patients. Investigators in Midland say Dr. Barrett Doyle Whitefield of Odessa pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former U.S. Homeland Security agent charged with conspiracy to falsify investigative records is to enter a plea in federal court in Brownsville. Wayne Ball is a former special agent with the Homeland Security Department inspector general's office in...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Three former South Texas law enforcement officers are to be arraigned on drug conspiracy charges that allege they took money to escort drug loads. Former Mission police officers Jonathan Trevino and Alexis Espinoza and former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a North Carolina physician and her husband who committed suicide in a Southeast Texas hotel apparently had money trouble. Details are in a Galveston police report on last summer's deaths of 53-year-old Dr. Leslie Cargile and 58-year-old...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to 11/2 years in a U.S. prison for trying to bribe an officer to let illegal immigrants slip through a border crossing into Texas. Prosecutors in McAllen say a judge Wednesday sentenced 31-year-old Jose Luis Huerta-Aguilar...
HOOKS, Texas (AP) - A military depot in Northeast Texas will lay off nearly 370 workers amid the downsizing of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Red River Army Depot on Wednesday announced plans for layoffs in February due to completion of work such as military vehicle...
A former Houston police officer faces up to 25 years in prison for becoming a drug money courier after he left the force in 2009. Prosecutors say 47-year-old Anthony Foster on Tuesday pleaded guilty to two conspiracy-related counts in the money laundering case. He faces...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - Trustees of a wealthy Dallas-area school district have backed a proposal to hire armed private security guards to patrol all 71 campuses. The Plano Independent School District board Tuesday night endorsed a plan that could cost $2.7 million. The action was...