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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the death of a man kidnapped from a Brownsville restaurant during the lunch hour. 25-year-old Abraham Parra of Laredo was convicted Thursday of capital murder and aggravated kidnapping in the death of 22-...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - West Texas police say a 53-year-old man tried to secure fraudulent loans by obtaining personal information from applicants who attended a series of fake job fairs he organized. El Paso police said Jose Luz Salcido Jr. advertised on Craigslist that he was...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The roller coaster at a Six Flags park in San Antonio has reopened one month after a woman died in an accident on a roller coaster at a North Texas Six Flags park. The Iron Rattler reopened Wednesday at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, one month after a woman fell to...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A West Texas jury has sentenced a man to 18 years in prison for the fatal beating of his cousin as the men argued about their wives - who are sisters. A Lubbock County jury decided that sudden passion was behind Danny Ray Martinez's killing of Eddie Moreno...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - North Texas prosecutors say a 37-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for serving as the ringleader of a group that stole more than 800 cell phones in a scheme that netted some $1.5 million. A Tarrant County jury on Wednesday convicted...
WYLIE, Texas (AP) - The founder of a Texas wildlife sanctuary where a virus has killed several tigers and sickened more than a dozen other big cats says the outbreak has been a nightmare. Vicky Keahey (KAY'-hee) founded the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy and NASA have completed their first tests showcasing how they'll recover astronauts from the ocean following future missions to deep space. On Thursday, a team of Navy divers and the crew of the USS Arlington retrieved a mock-up of the Orion space...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for cocaine trafficking involving a nearly $114,000 payment stuffed in a bag. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 38-year-old Michael Washington. Jurors in 2011 convicted Washington of...
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A Texas woman arrested in what law enforcement officials call one of the biggest bath salts busts in Maine history has pleaded guilty. Elizabeth Fuentes of Houston was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail after pleading guilty this week in Penobscot County court...