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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - U.S. immigration officials have released 11 of 25 people who were still detained after surrendering last month at the Texas-Mexico border to protest immigration policies. The releases Tuesday night came after one of the 25 - a Mexican woman - was deported...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Whooping cough has set a post-1960s record in Louisiana and things are worse in Texas, where nearly 2,900 cases have been reported, and Arkansas, where numbers are double those of a year ago. Louisiana health officials are asking doctors to keep an eye out for...
GILMER, Texas (AP) - The son of a former East Texas county commissioner has been sentenced to probation for holding a state game warden at gunpoint. A state judge sentenced Todd Crabtree in Gilmer to two years of probation Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to unlawful restraint of...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a 2011 law it struck down as unconstitutional effectively bans all drug-induced abortions in the state. Some legal experts say that finding likely dooms the law's chances of being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The nation's...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A former West Texas high school teacher about to go to trial on a charge of having an improper relationship with a student now faces additional charges. A September 2010 indictment accused Robert K. Young of having sexual contact with a student at Odessa's...
FARMERSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry will travel to a small North Texas town to present the state's honor to World War II hero Audie Murphy. Perry will be in Farmersville on Tuesday afternoon to bestow the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor posthumously on Murphy. Murphy was...
BOERNE, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a 47-year-old man died when the small plane he was flying clipped some trees and a power line before crashing and bursting into flames in Central Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says William Doppelt of Helotes (heh-LOH'-tehs)...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Officials say they've smashed a South Texas money laundering ring for Mexico's Gulf Cartel. A statement Monday from the U.S. Attorney's office in Brownsville says the nine of the 10 named in a 21-count indictment are in custody, and a search continues...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man had snakes on the planes, but he won't have time in a prison. A federal judge Monday sentenced William Wylly Lamar in Tyler to three years of probation. That's after the 63-year-old Tyler eco-tourism guide pleaded guilty in June to importing...