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DALLAS (AP) - Texas had more than 500 work-related fatalities in 2012, an increase of more than 20 percent from the previous year. According to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor of Statistics, the most dangerous job in the state was driving...
Maj. Nidal Hasan and many of his victims in the Fort Hood shooting seem to want the same thing - his death. But while survivors and relatives of the dead view lethal injection as justice, the Army psychiatrist appears to see it as something else - martyrdom. As the sentencing...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio man has been arrested after police say DNA evidence helped them link him to the rape and attempted murder of a 15-year-old Colorado girl in 1997. Results from a DNA sample taken from the girl's body led police to 42-year-old Ray Ojeda, whose DNA...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Police say several North Texas pastors have been the victims of a scam in which a man uses a hard-luck story to convince people to give him money with the promise of repaying it with cash from his mother's will. Police believe the man has targeted 10...
DALLAS (AP) - A judge is to decide if a contempt-of-court citation against the Dallas County district attorney will stand. State District Judge Bob Brotherton of Wichita Falls is to resume a hearing Friday in Dallas of the case against District Attorney Craig Watkins. If the...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A Houston businessman has announced plans to convert a former Galveston orphanage that survived the 1900 hurricane into a museum. Torch Energy Advisors founder J.P. Bryan Jr. hopes to convert the former Galveston Orphans Home into a museum specializing in...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The powerful chairman of the Texas House Appropriations Committee is retiring. Waxahachie Rep. Jim Pitts announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election. The veteran Republican has served as the chief budget-writer in the House five times since 2003...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A former first-grade teacher in South Texas caught with more than 1,000 sexually explicit images has been convicted of child pornography charges. A federal jury in Del Rio on Thursday convicted 39-year-old Ruben A. Vazquez of receipt of child pornography,...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a criminal enterprise that orchestrated a killing and distributed methamphetamine in East Texas. Vicki Stark-Fitts of the Liberty County town of Hull admitted Thursday to...