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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Police say GPS programs in computer tablets reported stolen from a West Texas business during the weekend led them to three men accused of stealing them. Quinton Quontrail Brown, Kendrick Raynard Johnson and Kendrick D. Lawton are charged each with five...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A longtime investigator for the district attorney's office in Austin has died in a motorcycle crash. Sgt. Lorraine Kerlick died just after 4 p.m. Sunday after a crash west of Bee Cave, near Austin. The Texas Department of Public Safety could not immediately...
HOUSTON (AP) - The University of Houston's chancellor has agreed to higher wages for English department teaching fellows after they staged a sit-in outside her office. Renu Khator committed $1 million a year Monday to roughly 70 teaching fellows, five days after they began their...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man is accused of using a "medieval-type" sword to threaten a woman trying to mediate a fight between him and his wife. Jamie Lewis Wehunt was charged with waving the weapon in the woman's direction. A police spokesman says the woman reported...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas convict with a lengthy criminal history is to die in the state death chamber in Huntsville for the fatal shooting of a man 22 years ago during a home break-in. The murdered man's fiancee also was raped. Rickey Lynn Lewis already had been in and...
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Several South Texas residents charged in a federal drug conspiracy that included the wounding of a federal agent are scheduled to return to court. The initial indictment charged a father and son with shooting a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent...
KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Two Central Texas men are accused of illegal dumping after a giant junk pile was found in their yard. Killeen police say they saw a 4-foot-high pile of items between the street and sidewalk that extended the length of the house. They say the junk pile...
A man who said he was speaking for the family of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland called for additional resources Saturday to find the person or persons who killed McLelland and his wife one week ago. The appeal was issued by Chris Heisler of The Honor Network ,...
A private foundation linked to the state's troubled cancer agency and under state investigation says it will cease operations. The announcement came Tuesday as lawmakers heaped fresh anger and criticism surrounding the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. The...