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TYLER, Texas (AP) - Samuel L. Jackson would have been cursing up a storm. An East Texas man has pleaded guilty to smuggling snakes on several planes from South America to the United States. During a court hearing Wednesday in Tyler, William Lamar pleaded guilty to importing...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A dental office manager has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for embezzling $353,000 from her employer and using the money for such things as Beyonce and Lil Wayne concert tickets, a limousine rental to take her to church and replenishment of her boyfriend...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas dentist has pleaded guilty to health care fraud and agreed to forfeit more than $829,000. A federal magistrate in Beaumont on Tuesday accepted the plea from 70-year-old Terrence Ewing Syler. He ran Syler Orthodontics in Beaumont...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a South Texas teenager who appears to have been run over by her own vehicle. Authorities in Rio Grande City were called to a home around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday. Police Chief Dutch Piper says that responding officers...
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA...
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - The Texas child welfare agency under investigation for its mishandling of a toddler's death last year has disciplined two caseworkers after discovering that one of them had "an inappropriate relationship" with the child's father. Texas Department of Family...
SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) - Two North Texas men are facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly neglecting a Shetland pony that was malnourished, suffering from an infected wound and living in squalid conditions. The owner of the pony, Jesse Ray Cross, and the pony's caretaker,...
DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas woman who fled her trial after being convicted of child sex trafficking and compelling prostitution has been sentenced in absentia to 25 years in prison. Jasmine Lanette Johnson was sentenced Monday after being convicted last week. Authorities...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A Southeast Texas school district says it will cooperate fully with a state investigation that will review several areas of its operations. The Beaumont Independent School District announced Monday the Texas Education Agency is launching a special...