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A West Texas man has pleaded guilty to starting eight fires in which he sometimes was at the scene before emergency personnel arrived. No sentencing date has been set for 64-year-old Jimmie Doyle Farris of Odessa, who remains in custody. Farris pleaded guilty Monday in Midland...
Investigators believe a 90-year-old man intentionally set a North Texas house fire that killed him and his disabled 67-year-old nephew. Fort Worth Fire Department officials say Robert "Bobby'' Hubbard apparently succumbed to the smoke while trying to flee the Feb. 4 blaze...
The last five survivors of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid gather this week in Ohio for their 70th anniversary reunion and some reminiscing. The list includes 96-year-old retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole. The Dayton, Ohio, native lives in Comfort, Texas. The celebration at the National...
Some volunteers in South Texas have come up empty again in the search for where the Battle of Medina was fought almost 200 years ago. Experts say nothing definitive was found in the weekend search of some private land just south of San Antonio. This time volunteers were looking...
A nonprofit Central Texas cat rescue organization is volunteering to neuter feral cats that have overrun a nearby state women's prison. The explosion in the population of aggressive feral cats at the Crain Unit state prison in Gatesville has prompted prison officials to adopt a...
The body of a 30-year-old Dallas man who was participating in a so-called mud run has been recovered from the Trinity River. Fort Worth police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of Tony Weathers. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday. The Original Mud Run DFW,...
Some alleged members of a Texas-based drug ring accused of shipping more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana to St. Croix have been arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Authorities say 11 people arrested Thursday during early morning raids, including a court officer. Six other people...
A Roman Catholic priest from Nevada is due at a low-security federal prison in Texas to begin serving three years and one month for embezzling $650,000 from his Las Vegas parish to support a gambling habit. Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe's lawyer, Margaret Stanish, tells The...
A $31 million new main bus terminal has opened at a South Texas border city. Ceremonies were held Thursday in Brownsville to dedicate La Plaza. Backers say federal funds paid for about $24 million of the project first envisioned a decade ago. Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez says...