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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...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a mother shot to death at an East Texas park where she had taken her 3-year-old son was caught in the crossfire of some gangs. Tyler police on Wednesday said nobody has been arrested in the killing of 20-year-old Briana Raquel Young of Tyler...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled in a McAllen federal court in the trial of a former South Texas sheriff's deputy charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs. Former Hidalgo County sheriff's deputy Jorge Garza is one of nine former law enforcement officers...
CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) - A former county district judge in Oklahoma faces 26 felony counts accusing him of participating in a cattle theft ring. A statement Monday from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association says 48-year-old Craig Key of Chandler, Okla., is accused...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man who became an unwitting drug mule for Mexican drug traffickers is suing Ford Motor Co., alleging the auto maker freely gave away the car key codes that allowed the traffickers to plant marijuana in his trunk. An FBI affidavit from 2011 says...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas Democratic lawmaker attended a conference at the White House on voting rights where Texas redistricting was on the agenda. San Antonio state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer was the only elected Texas official to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A Texas Panhandle federal jury is to continue deliberations for a third day in court challenge to the American Quarter Horse Association ban on cloned animals. Deliberations began late Friday in Amarillo. Jurors reported themselves deadlocked on a verdict...
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A federal agency has announced plans for a panel investigation aimed at finding out what caused last week's gas well blowout off the Louisiana coast. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said it will work closely with the Coast Guard to...
DALLAS (AP) - A poster from the 1931 film "Frankenstein" that was stashed in the closet of an Illinois home for more than 30 years has sold at a Texas auction for a record amount. Keith Johnson of Ottawa, Ill., says he purchased the poster as a teenager for a few dollars in 1968...