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KEMAH, Texas (AP) - A harmless device spotted in the water off a Southeast Texas marina led to the area being evacuated for several hours. The device was spotted late Wednesday off the Kemah Boardwalk, southeast of Houston on Galveston Bay. Kemah emergency management coordinator...
DALLAS (AP) - A city slaughterhouse and two officials have been indicted after being accused of flushing pig's blood into a creek feeding into the Trinity River. The grand jury returned a total of 18 indictments against Columbia Packing and two officials, Joseph Carl Ondrusek...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An alleged coordinator for an Ecstasy organization in Vietnam is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday to answer charges that he conspired to send more than 1.1 million tablets of the illegal drug from Canada to Baton Rouge, La. Vinh Van Trinh was...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Justice Department review of the El Paso State Supported Living Center shows the center that houses special needs residents has flunked almost 80 percent of its compliance standards. The report is based on an inspection last summer of the 145-bed center...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is widely viewed as one of the nation's most conservative federal appellate courts, but President Barack Obama could get a chance to change that perception. Republican presidents nominated 10 of the 15 active judges...
HOUSTON (AP) - A tanker truck has crashed and exploded on a Houston freeway. Authorities say the driver has been killed at the wreck on U.S. Highway 59 east of Bush Intercontinental Airport and hazardous material crews have been trying to determine the nature of the cargo. A...
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...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Amarillo are investigating a Christmas Day fatal shooting at a motel. Police were summoned to the motel along Interstate 40 after receiving a call about shots fired and someone screaming. Officers found a man dead outside a room and then...
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - A winter weather warning for DFW International Airport is expiring at mid-morning but at least 40 departing flights already have been cancelled. Airport officials say at least 1,000 passengers woke up Wednesday morning after spending the night inside...