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A former computer science teacher in West Texas caught with hundreds of child pornography images faces up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors in El Paso say 46-year-old Joachim Rudolf Hees (HAYS) remains in custody after pleading guilty Thursday to receipt of child porn...
Authorities say dozens of people are injured, at least four critically, in a pileup of some 50 vehicles in Southeast Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Deputy Rod Carroll says two cars caught fire but that nobody died in the chain-reaction collisions that started...
A former Austin State Hospital psychiatrist under investigation over sexual abuse allegations has protested his 2011 firing. Dr. Charles Fischer has filed an official grievance over his Nov. 14 dismissal. Fischer has also notified the Texas Medical Board that he intends to fight...
The parents of an eighth-grader who was fatally shot by police inside his South Texas school are demanding to know why officers took lethal action. But police say the boy was brandishing what appeared to be a handgun Wednesday, though it turned out to be a pellet gun...
Federal securities regulators have sued a Texas-based provider of so-called "life settlements,'' accusing it and three top executives of defrauding shareholders by overvaluing the life insurance policies it buys from its customers. In a statement Tuesday, the Securities and...
Investigators say a soldier accused of bringing explosives into an airport in his carry-on bag may have flown halfway across the country with them the week before. A U.S. attorney's spokesman says Trey Scott Atwater of Hope Mills, N.C., waived his initial appearance in federal...
A top prosecutor says a man who has spent 31 years in prison for sexual assault didn't receive a fair trial and that the conviction should be vacated. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said Tuesday that prosecutors failed to reveal information in 1981 that could have...
A North Texas judge has been removed from presiding over a death penalty case after ruling that the state law allowing the penalty is unconstitutional. An administrative judge sided with Dallas County prosecutors that state District Judge Teresa Hawthorne should be removed from...
A member of the U.S. military allegedly found with explosives in his airport luggage on New Year's Eve is expected to make his first court appearance. Trey Scott Atwater was expected to be arraigned Tuesday in federal court. Authorities say the 30-year-old tried going through a...