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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas police officer responding to a robbery call at a fast-food restaurant has been shot and another person wounded. Fort Worth police did not immediately provide further details on the gunfire around dawn Wednesday. Matt Zavadsky with MedStar...
TERRELL, Texas (AP) - A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been indicted in a more than $1 million health care fraud investigation. Prosecutors say Dr. Tariq Mahmood of Cedar Hill has been charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Texas trucker who drove cocaine to western Pennsylvania in his tractor-trailer has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Forty-six-year-old Gathon Dudley Shannon, of Houston, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. He had previously...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A North Texas county where two prosecutors were fatally shot has a new district attorney as two suspects in the killings remain in custody. Erleigh Norville Wiley was sworn in Monday afternoon to succeed slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would restrict the use of solitary confinement in juvenile detention centers. The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice is set to hear Senate Bill 1517 on Tuesday afternoon. The proposal from Democratic Sen. Leticia...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers are getting ready to deliver items the team has collected for residents of a Texas town recovering from a deadly blast at a fertilizer plant. During its series this past weekend with Seattle, the Rangers collected various items,...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oral arguments are scheduled before the U.S. Supreme Court on whether a North Texas water district can have access to water supplies in southeastern Oklahoma. The Tarrant Regional Water District is challenging Oklahoma statutes that govern the appropriation...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate is reviewing the Railroad Commission and considering a name change for the agency that now has very little to do with railroads. The Senate Natural Resource committee will hear testimony on Tuesday on several proposed changes to the agency...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived in Illinois Monday on a determined mission to lure away the state's businesses, blast its nagging financial problems and spark a little interstate rivalry with a simple message to Gov. Pat Quinn. "I hope he enjoys the competition," Perry told The...