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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An elephant born at the Fort Worth Zoo has been named Belle. Zoo spokeswoman Alexis Wilson said Thursday that Belle was the overwhelming favorite after the public was invited to vote on six possible names suggested by the zoo staff. The Asian elephant...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Arlington police are investigating after a man with mental disabilities was found dead inside a hot car. Police spokeswoman Tiara Richard says the man was found in a sport utility vehicle Thursday afternoon. The SUV was parked outside a group home where...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington say there are elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals close to natural gas extraction sites in the Barnett Shale area of North Texas. A news release from the school Friday says several...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Federal prosecutors announced that a Somali man with terrorist connections and who supported the killing of non-Muslims has been sentenced in San Antonio to eight years in prison. Prosecutors said Friday that 29-year-old Abdulluh Omar Fidse was sentenced...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities have announced they'll seek the death penalty against the former county official accused of killing three people in East Texas, including two prosecutors. Special prosecutor Bill Wirskye said Friday during a court hearing that the state will...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas judge has sentenced a formal Fort Bliss soldier to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to murdering a man in a cartel-ordered hit. Michael Jackson Apodaca admitted to shooting Jose Daniel Gonzalez-Galeana. The 22-year-old agreed to the plea...
HOUSTON (AP) - A San Antonio man sent to death row for killing a woman during a burglary attempt more than nine years ago has lost an appeal of his case to a federal appeals court panel. The ruling Thursday from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals moves 42-year-old Taichin...
WEST, Texas (AP) - Federal emergency officials have announced a grant of nearly $2.8 million to help schools devastated by a plan explosion in a Central Texas town. In April, a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people and wrecked three of the West Independent School District'...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say a piece of the exterior of a C-17 military plane fell off the aircraft and into the backyard of San Antonio home. No one was injured. Joint Base San Antonio spokesman Brent Boller told the plane took off from Port San Antonio Thursday morning...