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DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say the pickup truck that a 17-year-old Oklahoma boy stole from his parents' home along with guns and ammunition has been found after a deadly attempted home invasion in Texas. The Ellis County Sheriff's Department in North Texas says two male suspects...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking a federal appeals court for an emergency order blocking a ruling that bars Texas from granting new water permits on two South Texas rivers. The order last week came from U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack, who...
GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Texas and several other states are beginning to re-examine old arson cases in which defendants may have been convicted with questionable scientific evidence. Before 1992, when national fire investigation standards were developed, arson...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A Department of Veterans Affairs contractor has been charged with fraud over a $2 million agreement for work at a Texas hospital. Navy veteran Jonathan Patrick Saunders faces six counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. Saunders...
DESOTO, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-area woman can be heard pleading for help in a 911 call as her ex-husband breaks into the house before killing her and then himself. DeSoto police released the 911 recording in Tuesday's night's fatal shooting of 37-year-old Catina Lareese Murphy...
JACINTO CITY, Texas (AP) - A teenager blamed for wounding two Houston-area police officers has been captured after also being shot. Police early Thursday shot 17-year-old Edgar Omar Cuellar at a home in Jacinto (juh-SIN'-toh) City. Authorities say Cuellar and two Jacinto City...
NORTH ZULCH, Texas (AP) - Crews have reopened a Central Texas rail line after a truck hauling live chickens and a freight train collided in a derailment. BNSF Railway Co. spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that 11 cars and four locomotives derailed near North Zulch, about 120...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A former Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service employee has been arrested and accused of misusing a Texas 4H Foundation checking account and credit cards. A Texas A&M University Police Department statement Tuesday says Lorenza Rios Nunez of...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas lawyer has been sentenced to two years in prison for misusing $365,000 he was supposed to manage. A federal judge in Beaumont on Tuesday sentenced 40-year-old Matthew Taylor Morones of Silsbee. Morones last September pleaded guilty to...