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FROM THE TEXAS DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY AUSTIN – Zachary Aaron Jenkins, 31, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured on December 14 in Springfield, Mo. Jenkins was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, probation violation, forgery and...
Texas Republicans are gearing up for a new fight to ban so-called sanctuary cities in the 2017 legislative session. Gov. Greg Abbott has pushed the issue to the front of his unofficial agenda with pledges to sanction cities and local government seen as protecting people in the U...
The mayor of Corpus Christi, Texas says officials have ended a ban on drinking the city's water after test results showed no contamination due to a chemical leak. Mayor Dan McQueen said Sunday that residents can resume using the city's water supply for drinking, bathing and...
Authorities say the deaths of a North Texas mother and her 3-month-old son have been ruled homicides after their necks were cut. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the deaths of 36-year-old Shanna Vandewege and her son, Diederick, remain under investigation. Police say...
A Fort Worth man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing an ambulance last year and later crashing it. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that 31-year-old Kenneth Golightly was convicted last week of aggravated robbery. Authorities say Golightly took the...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, Texas Public Safety Commission Chair Cynthia Leon, and members of the Public Safety Commission (PSC) today were joined by Texas Sen. Donna Campbell and Texas State Rep. Mark Keough as the department commissioned...
Doctors at a Houston hospital say a Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was critically injured in a shootout that killed three other Baton Rouge law-enforcement officers in July is doing remarkably well as he continues his recovery. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Nicholas...
Officials are telling residents in outlying parts of Corpus Christi that they can safely drink tap water again, as the bulk of the city remains under an advisory to refrain from using it. The city released a map late Thursday showing the parts of the city where it's now safe to...
A federal judge has blocked, until at least next month, hotly debated Texas rules mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains that were set to go into effect within days. The ruling by Austin-based U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks begins the latest legal battle for a state...