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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...
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit credit cards. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden also ordered 42-year-old Mikel Chad Adams of Dallas to serve three years of supervised release. Adams was sentenced...
CELINA, Texas (AP) - More than 200 dogs in various stages of neglect have been seized from a rural North Texas property after being found in "appalling" conditions. Denton County Sheriff Will Travis says in a statement that some of the dogs appear to have been abused, while...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A former financial analyst with a history of disruptive behavior has been executed for the road-rage shooting deaths of two truckers in the Dallas area 15 years ago. Douglas Feldman received lethal injection Wednesday in Huntsville for gunning down 36-...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case in the drug trial of a former South Texas sheriff's deputy charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs. Prosecutors say they expect to call at least one more witness to testify against former Hidalgo County...
HOUSTON (AP) - One of three men found malnourished and held against their will in a dungeon-like garage of a Houston house has died. A Houston police statement Tuesday says 79-year-old William Merle Greenawalt died Thursday. Two other former captives, 59-year-old Dean Cottingham...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for pulling off two bank robberies in the same week. A federal judge in Beaumont on Tuesday sentenced 32-year-old David Randall Terrell II of Nederland and ordered him to make about...