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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a Texas man was found with several pounds of cocaine valued at about $50,000 in a traffic stop in Jackson County, Miss. Deputies assigned to the Jackson County sheriff's criminal interdiction division arrested 49-year-old Juan Serafin...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's state epidemiologist says the state has had only two known cases of the rare stomach bug called cyclospora - a parasite that has sickened hundreds of people in at least 15 states. Dr. Raoult Ratard says both are men who became ill in early July, in...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - The defense continues to call witnesses as the federal corruption trial of a former South Texas sheriff's deputy sheriff moves closer to a jury's judgment. Testimony continues in federal court in McAllen on Friday in the drug trafficking conspiracy case...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - An ex-state lawmaker will soon learn his fate for his role in a South Texas judicial bribery scandal. Former Democratic Rep. Jose Santiago "Jim" Solis is to be sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Brownsville. Solis pleaded guilty in April 2011 to...
FORNEY, Texas (AP) - Police in a Dallas suburb say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding. Forney police say Zimmerman was stopped Sunday while driving west on U.S. 80, about 20 miles east of Dallas. A Florida jury recently acquitted Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A South Texas judge, who already under indictment for conduct relating to his work as a jurist, is now facing additional charges of aggravated perjury. Galveston County Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy surrendered Wednesday at the Galveston County...
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...