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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Texas is approaching a grim milestone: It will soon execute the 500th prisoner since the death penality resumed in the United States. Barring a reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will be executed by lethal injection on Wednesday night for the killing of her...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Authorities have identified three people killed in what's described as a murder-suicide arising from a domestic dispute in West Texas. Lubbock County sheriff's Lt. Bryan Taylor says the bodies of 17-year-old Jack Alexander Bridges and 19-year-old Kayla Ann...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A Tarrant County couple have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after authorities say three puppies were found dead and burned in a barrel over the weekend. Thirty-eight-year-old Melissa Woodard and 33-year-old Christoper Apala were arrested...
DALLAS (AP) - A federal court of appeals has refused to allow victims of a terrorist attack in Israel to collect money seized from a Texas-based Muslim charity linked to the militant group Hamas. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued its ruling Tuesday. A...
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - Central Texas police say officers shot and killed a woman after she pointed a gun at them. Round Rock police spokeswoman Dee Carver tells the Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/19wT29q ) police were called late Sunday night about a woman carrying a...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House has launched a formal investigation into a UNiversity of Texas System regent and will consider whether to impeach him. House Speaker Joe Straus assigned the investigation Tuesday to the Select Committee on Transparancy in State Agency...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A nationwide survey says an Amarillo male prison has the highest rate of inmates reporting they were pressured into sex or sexual contact with prison staff. 8.1 percent of inmates at the Clements Unit alleged sexual victimization by staff involving force...
PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - A Houston-area police officer has shot and killed a theft suspect who tried to flee a hospital while being treated for injuries suffered during his arrest. Pearland police say the officer who was guarding the suspect has been put on paid leave pending a...
DALLAS (AP) - Police say a 34-year-old-man has been arrested for leaving his five young children in a car while he drank inside a Dallas bar. Francisco Enrique Lopez was arrested Sunday after a security guard spotted the children in the car and alerted an off-duty officer. They...