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An Associated Press review of police and court records shows that long before Ethan Couch became notorious for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving crash, his family had multiple run-ins with the law. The Texas teen and both of his parents often flouted...
The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck is expected to learn whether he'll be moved to an adult jail as he awaits a judge's ruling on transferring his case to the adult system. A hearing is scheduled Friday for 18-year-old Ethan Couch...
A federal judge in San Antonio has sentenced the ex-president of a South Texas bank to two years in prison for lying about how much the financial institution was worth before it was sold. Former D'Hanis State Bank president Laurie Mayfield, also known as Laurie H. Scott, could...
Federal regulators say dozens of Texas plants similar to a fertilizer facility that exploded in 2013 in the town of West, killing 15 people, are still operating near schools, hospitals and residential neighborhoods. The Chemical Safety Board says in a report released ahead of a...
A Fort Worth woman has been fatally shot in what police say was an apparent road rage incident on a Texas highway. Authorities say 26-year-old Brittany Daniel was driving on Interstate Highway 30 in Arlington around 7 p.m. Wednesday when a suspect in the rear passenger seat of...
Sunday is the deadline for getting signed up for Obamacare at Healthcare.gov. Joe Ybarra with Enroll America says the fines for not signing up are steep. "If you're not signed up by January 31st, when you file your 2017 taxes that penalty will go up to $695 per person. For a...
Texas is doubling down on its push for court-imposed restrictions on the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state. In a court filing in Dallas on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge David Godbey, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton cited a recent federal acknowledgement that U...
A police officer has been released from jail after posting bond over allegations that he used a stun gun on a City Council member while arresting him in a small, predominantly black college town in Texas. The Waller County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Prairie View Officer...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says that hundreds of state public water suppliers failed to test for lead and copper in their systems last year. About 1,000 out of 2,245 water suppliers failed to fulfill the testing protocol in summer 2015. Local, state and...