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BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas authorities say a suspect in at Texas homicide is hospitalized in Wichita with critical injuries and burns after a police pursuit in south-central Kansas. Kansas Turnpike Authority Lt. John Lehnherr says a trooper saw a vehicle driven by 27-year-...
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...
DALLAS (AP) - The North Texas man accused of killing former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man has been indicted. Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine and Iraqi war veteran charged with killing Kyle and a friend at an Erath County gun range in February, was indicted...
SAGINAW, Texas (AP) - A North Texas teenager suspected in his 6-year-old neighbor's death now faces a charge of trying to kill a police officer. Tyler Holder faces charges of attempted capital murder. Several Dallas-Fort Worth area news organizations report Wednesday that a new...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate and House could wrap up the second special session by approving a proposed constitutional amendment increasing funding for road and bridge construction. Lawmakers meet Thursday. They may approve a conference committee reconciliation of...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Officials say 54 dogs and 1 cat have been rescued from an El Paso family's house and taken to an animal shelter. Field Services supervisor Hugo Navarro says animal control workers began investigating after foul odors were reported coming from the house. Dr...