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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...
HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston police officer convicted in the videotaped beating of a 15-year-old burglary suspect during a daylight arrest returns to court as he seeks a new trial, citing juror misconduct. Attorneys for Drew Ryser say the jury foreman researched the case...
HOUSTON (AP) - Road crews have been working to cover a 15-foot-wide sinkhole on a Houston street. People living nearby called public worker officials Tuesday when the sinkhole began to open as vehicles drove over the spot. Traffic has since been diverted. Neighbor Netsey Preston...
COMANCHE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man whose wife was reported missing more than a week ago has been charged with murder in her disappearance. Comanche County jail records show 34-year-old Michael Logan Lowery of Rising Star was being held Wednesday on $1 million bond. No...
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...
HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston police officer alleging juror misconduct in his conviction in the videotaped beating of a 15-year-old burglary suspect during an arrest could get a court hearing on his motion for a new trial. Attorneys for Drew Ryser said Wednesday a judge will...
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...