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A Texas man who confessed to killing five people during a six-month crime spree in 1998 has been executed. Elroy Chester received lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for the fatal shooting of Port Arthur firefighter Willie Ryman III. The 38-year-old Ryman...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A military jury in South Texas has convicted a Houston-area recruiter on multiple sexual assault-related counts. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jaime Rodriguez faces up to life in prison in the penalty phase Thursday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The San Antonio...
A house explosion near a Houston-area town has left an infant and two adult women with life-threatening injuries. In a statement, the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office says the explosion early this morning destroyed the house in Dobbin. The officials say the 8-month-old...
A West Texas woman who claimed her military husband's deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for their children, including a 22-month-old daughter who died, wants her trial to be moved. Tiffany Klapheke (klah-PEEK') of Abilene is set to go on trial July 15 for three...
State prison system officials have decided to not renew contracts for operating the privately managed Dawson State Jail in Dallas and the Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Center. Jason Clark, who's a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, says the contracts...
Defense attorneys ordered to help the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage say they're being asked to cross ethical lines. Maj. Nidal Hasan is representing himself at his upcoming murder trial. The judge last week said his previous attorneys would...
Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that will require surgery. The Grammy-winning folk-rock group postponed concerts Tuesday in Dallas, Wednesday in The Woodlands in Texas and Thursday in New Orleans. A statement on its website said there are no...
A North Texas grand jury has indicted a man for felony murder in the fatal heroin overdose of the grandson of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens. A spokeswoman for Tarrant County prosecutors says Brennan Trainor Rodriguez was also indicted for manslaughter, tampering with...
A federal appeals court judge has refused a request from lawyers for a convicted killer facing execution this week that she take herself off his case because she's biased against him. Elroy Chester is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening for killing a Port Arthur...