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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A Dallas man has been sentenced to a year of probation after he pleaded guilty to killing a whooping crane, a federally protected species of endangered waterfowl. Worthey D. Wiles pleaded guilty in Corpus Christi on Wednesday to violating the federal...
DENTON, Texas (AP) - A North Texas pharmacist has been charged with selling prescription drugs from her home after her business closed. Esther Chinedozi Amaka of Arlington is charged with diverting controlled substances. Denton police last month raided her residence. Online jail...
HOUSTON (AP) - DNA has linked a newly freed inmate to the 2006 slaying of an alleged accomplice in a Houston-area utility and robbery scam. The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday announced Alvin Wiltz has been charged with capital murder. Wiltz was arrested Wednesday - a...
MOODY, Texas (AP) - Authorities say gusty winds have fanned a Central Texas wildfire into new life, hours after it was declared fully contained. Bell County Fire Marshal Steve Casey says winds gusting at up to 40 mph fanned the wildfire Tuesday afternoon over 200 acres in Iron...
DENTON, Texas (AP) - The president of the University of North Texas has announced plans to retire by the end of 2013. V. Lane Rawlins on Tuesday released a statement saying he will continue to lead the school in Denton until a new president is named. The 75-year-old Rawlins has...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A third South Texas man linked to a sex ring that in 2007 forced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution has been sentenced to prison in a drug-related plea deal. A judge in San Antonio sentenced 23-year-old Nicolas "Little Nicky" Davila to 15 years in prison...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man faces up to five years in prison for wrongly accepting more than $30,000 in federal help after 2011 wildfires burned a home he owned. Prosecutors in Austin say 53-year-old Manuel Hernandez of Paige falsely said the destroyed structure was...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Senate panel is considering proposed legislation prohibiting organizations linked to abortion providers from teaching sexual education in Texas schools. The contentious measure by tea party Sen. Ken Paxton was hailed Tuesday by abortion opponents as a way...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas police lieutenant has been suspended for posting a video of herself online performing a rap song that contains profanities and threats of violence. Police officials say Lt. Regina Smith, performing as Lucille Baller, "brought discredit to the department."...