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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's homicide rate has dropped slightly from 24 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011 to an estimated 22 per 100,000 in 2012. The country's National Statistics and Geography Institute says some of Mexico's most violent states have much higher homicide rates. The...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A judge has ruled that a teen charged with capital murder in a fatal shooting during a San Antonio carjacking will be tried as an adult. With the judge's ruling Wednesday, Aaron Nicholas Ruiz faces up to life in prison with the possibility of parole is...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas deputy described by co-defendants as the ringleader of officers accused of stealing and reselling drugs is to testify for a second day in a corruption trial. Former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy James Phil Flores is to resume his...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years of probation for luring a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook to a motel where the pair allegedly had sex. A judge in San Antonio accepted the plea deal from 22-year-old Jeremy Andrew Martinez. The San Antonio...
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - The leaders of a West Texas Army post want El Paso's help in combatting a negative perception that's preventing them from luring top military talent. A spokesman for Fort Bliss, Major Joe Buccino, says there's a belief among members of the Army that El...
HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston police officer convicted in the videotaped beating of a 15-year-old burglary suspect during a daylight arrest returns to court as he seeks a new trial, citing juror misconduct. Attorneys for Drew Ryser say the jury foreman researched the case...
HOUSTON (AP) - Road crews have been working to cover a 15-foot-wide sinkhole on a Houston street. People living nearby called public worker officials Tuesday when the sinkhole began to open as vehicles drove over the spot. Traffic has since been diverted. Neighbor Netsey Preston...
COMANCHE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man whose wife was reported missing more than a week ago has been charged with murder in her disappearance. Comanche County jail records show 34-year-old Michael Logan Lowery of Rising Star was being held Wednesday on $1 million bond. No...
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A South Texas jailer has been fired and charged with groping a female inmate while she was on kitchen duty. Paul Noel has been charged with violating the civil rights of a person in custody and improper sexual activity with a person in custody. Noel worked...