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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting two southeast Missouri children has been ordered to spend more than 100 years in federal prison. Forty-six-year-old Jeffrey Shelton was sentenced in federal court in Cape Girardeau to 120 years on...
WYLIE, Texas (AP) - A third big cat has died at a North Texas animal sanctuary where officials are trying to stop the spread of canine distemper. A spokeswoman for In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie says a male tiger named Abrams died Monday. Lisa...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A disturbance call in San Antonio has led to the fatal shooting of a man by police after he stole and wrecked a patrol vehicle. San Antonio police say the two officers involved in the incident early Tuesday weren't hurt and have been placed on administrative...
COPPELL, Texas (AP) - A Dallas-area police official who resigned had faced allegations that he let another officer view nude cellphone photos of a teenage assault suspect. Records show Coppell (kuh-PEHL') Deputy Chief Matt Kosec quit April 9. The Dallas Morning News (http://...
HARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Police say the deaths of an ailing woman and her husband whose bodies were found in their burned South Texas house apparently involved a murder-suicide. Harlington police Sgt. Dave Osborne says it appears a man believed to be a homeowner Art Cohan killed...
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police are seeking a 17-year-old girl's stepfather over the fatal shooting of her biological dad as the men argued in front of the youth. Police on Tuesday identified the fugitive as 45-year-old Alain Delon Bell as investigators tried to determine what...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - Fort Bliss officials say they will make an important announcement regarding the future of the West Texas Army base, the nation's largest installation by land area. Fort Bliss spokesman Maj. Joe Buccino says there would be a "major announcement" Tuesday...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for a Texas prisoner sentenced to die for the slaying of a retired sheriff's deputy during a holdup a decade ago in South Texas are trying to halt his imminent punishment. Convicted killer John Quintanilla faces lethal injection Tuesday evening...
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - A rookie East Texas sheriff's deputy has delivered a baby when a couple's drive to the hospital during storms was halted by a tree blocking a road. Tasha and Cody Rogers of Lufkin named their daughter Chloe Amanda - partly for Angelina County Sheriff's...