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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Shawnee County judge has postponed the trial of a mother and son who are charged with killing the son's wife. Manuela Alcala, of El Paso, Texas, and Manuel Alcala were scheduled to go to trial July 1 in the October 2012 death of 34-year-old Ashley Alcala at...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Vadym Kholodenko, of the Ukraine, has won the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Beatrice Rana, of Italy, placed second, and Sean Chen, of the United States, placed third. The other three finalists were Fei-Fei Dong, of China; Nikita...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texans are about to get their first dose of scorching triple-digit heat this year. A National Weather Service meteorologist says a large ridge of high pressure will build over Texas this week, bringing summer-like temperatures close to 100 degrees. Heat...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - When an Army psychiatrist goes on trial for the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, the pace could be slower than usual. That's because Maj. Nidal Hasan's paralysis-related health issues require him to have more breaks since he'll be serving as his...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Volunteer firefighters say they need more state funding as a bill would divert some of the money from a fund originally dedicated to assist them. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/13wYiYt ) that lawmakers this year decided to send $18.5 million...
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man after San Angelo police used a stun gun to take him into custody. The San Angelo Standard-Times (http://bit.ly/117xevB ) reports Micah Anthony Key of San Angelo was pronounced dead at a...
DALLAS (AP) - A court date has been scheduled for Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent after prosecutors say he tested positive for marijuana. A spokeswoman for Dallas prosecutors said Monday that Brent is scheduled to appear June 21 before Judge Robert Burns. Brent is...
CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) - Police in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton say two men have drowned in a retention pond after one of the victims tried to rescue the other. Carrollton police say the two men were fishing from the bank of the pond Saturday night with several other...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston woman is being accused by authorities of stabbing a man to death with a stiletto heel in a high-rise condo. KHOU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/160ypBg ) that 44-year-old Ana Lilia Trujillo is facing a murder charge. Houston police investigators say officers...