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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A federal agency has announced plans for a panel investigation aimed at finding out what caused last week's gas well blowout off the Louisiana coast. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said it will work closely with the Coast Guard to...
DALLAS (AP) - A poster from the 1931 film "Frankenstein" that was stashed in the closet of an Illinois home for more than 30 years has sold at a Texas auction for a record amount. Keith Johnson of Ottawa, Ill., says he purchased the poster as a teenager for a few dollars in 1968...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled in a McAllen federal court in the trial of a former South Texas sheriff's deputy charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs. Former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy Jorge Garza is one of nine former law enforcement officers...
CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) - A former county district judge in Oklahoma faces 26 felony counts accusing him of participating in a cattle theft ring. A statement Monday from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association says 48-year-old Craig Key of Chandler, Okla., is accused...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man who became an unwitting drug mule for Mexican drug traffickers is suing Ford Motor Co., alleging the auto maker freely gave away the car key codes that allowed the traffickers to plant marijuana in his trunk. An FBI affidavit from 2011 says...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A woman who found a charm bracelet on a Texas beach in the mid-90s tracked down its Georgia owner after posting a picture on Facebook. When Joan Mitchell found the bracelet on Crystal Beach, she put an advertisement in a local newspaper. Then, she stored...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Leaders of another Texas city will consider whether disposable plastic bags should be banned. The Corpus Christi City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to review a plan that would require retailers that use plastic bags to charge for the items, stop...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Two teens reported missing after an evening hike on a West Texas mountain have been found unharmed but a searcher was hurt during the effort. The El Paso Fire Department says emergency personnel located the teens around 8 a.m. MDT Sunday. One rescuer...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas law enforcement officer charged with conspiring to steal and distribute drugs faces trial in federal court in McAllen. Ex-Hidalgo County sheriff's Deputy Jorge Garza was among nine now-former officers implicated in a scheme in which...