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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...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Senate Education Committee is set to discuss a string bills including a controversial proposal to lift the cap on the number of licenses issued to operate charter schools statewide. Sen. Dan Patrick chairs the committee and wants to do away with the...
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...
DESOTO, Texas (AP) - The bodies of a suburban Dallas couple have been found in a house in an apparent murder-suicide on the day their divorce became final. DeSoto police on Tuesday night received a 911 call about a break-in at a house and minutes later discovered the bodies...