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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal report blames a woman's death last year in a northeast Texas state mental hospital on unnecessary restraints and poor medical care. The U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that Ann Simmons died in Terrell State Hospital in February...
HOUSTON (AP) - A suspect in a Houston-area college campus shooting is back in custody after he was declared a fugitive when he failed to appear at a scheduled court appearance. Harris County sheriff's spokesman Alan Bernstein says Trey Foster turned himself in Thursday evening...
HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in the trial of an ex-Houston police officer accused of taking part in the 2010 videotaped beating of a black teenage burglary suspect have rested their case. Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. was the last prosecution witness Wednesday in the trial...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state's top water planners say lawmakers overhauled the Texas Water Development Board, in the process firing them, without seeking their input or offering them a chance to save their jobs. The agency's executive director, Melanie Callahan, and board...
HOUSTON (AP) - A suspect in a Houston-area college campus shooting has been declared a fugitive after he failed to appear at a scheduled court appearance. A bench warrant has been issued for 22-year-old Trey Foster's arrest. Harris County sheriff's spokeswoman Christina Garza...
A Dallas 911 operator has been fired for allegedly posting racist remarks on her Facebook page. A News 8 source showed us screenshots of recent derogatory comments about African Americans and Hispanics on former 911 operator April Sims' Facebook page. "Black people are...
In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting. To date, it's far from the mass defection that some...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military judge says she'll decide next week whether to delay the Fort Hood shooting suspect's trial after hearing more about his strategy to defend himself for the 2009 attack that killed 13 people. Maj. Nidal Hasan is seeking a three-month delay to...
HOUSTON (AP) - The memorial for four Houston firefighters killed battling a hotel blaze ended with the mournful sound of bagpipes. Thousands attended Wednesday's service at Reliant Stadium, where Gov. Rick Perry, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, family members and other firefighters...