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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man with a history of assault faces up to life in prison after being convicted of killing a woman who had let him stay with her. The penalty phase resumes Tuesday in Fort Worth for 34-year-old Frank Byrd. The Fort Worth man was convicted...
HOUSTON (AP) - A 10-story former downtown Houston hotel has been demolished to make way for new apartments. A crowd was on hand Sunday to watch the implosion of what had been the Ben Milam Hotel. The structure was built in the 1920s. City officials last month granted a permit to...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Walt Disney Co. is moving all four of is cruise ships to Florida during the first half of 2014. The company announced the decision last week after an extended run on the U.S. west coast. Officials say the weak European economy played a role in the decision...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Leaders of a Texas Panhandle county have gone to court trying to keep about $9,000 and more than 120 casino-style gaming devices known as eight-liner machines. Potter County authorities allege the confiscated items were used for illegal gambling. Records...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Freezing weather has reached parts of Texas as windy conditions cut electricity to central parts of the state. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory until midday Monday in Austin area, where about 2,300 customers of Austin Energy lost power...
Police have ordered an autopsy on a newly born infant found dead in a restroom at a Central Texas department store near Fort Hood. A Killeen police statement says an employee at a Walmart Superstore in Killeen found the newly born child not breathing in a women's restroom at the...
A South Texas jury has convicted a former police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of his estranged common-law wife. Jurors in Corpus Christi convicted ex-Alice police Officer Jose Gonzales the Third of capital murder. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty so Gonzales...
Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Coahuila say police found the bodies of four men hanging from a highway overpass in the capital city of Saltillo. Coahuila state security spokesman Sergio Sisbeles says the victims found Friday had been tortured and had their feet and...
HOUSTON (AP) - An Iranian man living in the Houston area has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for stealing mail, setting up fake identities and financial fraud. Prosecutors in Houston say Hassan Ali Pejouhesh took advantage of the U.S. postal system and about 500...