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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a high-ranking female member of a Mexican cartel has been charged in a cocaine conspiracy case in Arkansas. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 57-year-old Idalia Ramos Rangel and more than a dozen others are charged with conspiracy to...
Fifteen people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, when an escalator packed with people at San Antonio's convention center malfunctioned and jerked to a stop, causing a tumble of bodies down the steps. The incident happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez...
A 17-year-old Nimitz High School student was jailed Tuesday on a charge of human trafficking. Irving police said Travis Lekas was arrested Monday after a 15-year-old Nimitz student told investigators she was allegedly held against her will under the influence of drugs and...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether his execution for killing a Houston police officer 14 years ago this week should be blocked. Jeffrey Demond Williams is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. The...
DALLAS (AP) - The man in the cowboy hat handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot by Jack Ruby, is set to receive the police commendation award. A ceremony is set for Tuesday morning to present the award to retired Dallas police detective Jim Leavelle (leh-VEHL'). Dallas...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Parts of a storm-flooded Central Texas city hall will remain closed a few more days as cleanup continues. A spokesman for the city of College Station says affected staffers will likely be able to move back into their offices around the end of the...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is scheduled to give the keynote address at Santa Fe Community College's commencement ceremony. The 38-year-old is slated to speak May 22 in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Castro, whose twin brother is...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A contentious bill requiring politically active nonprofits to make the names of major donors public is on the verge of clearing the Texas Legislature. The measure faces a final vote in the House Tuesday. If approved, it heads to Gov. Rick Perry, who will...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Officials and community leaders are this week commemorating 19 individuals who died in what became America's deadliest human smuggling attempt. Tuesday marks the incident's 10th anniversary. More than 70 people who had entered the country illegally from...