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The body of a South Texas attorney sentenced to federal prison for bribing a judge has been found after a driver said he saw the man jump from the Queen Isabella Causeway in an apparent suicide. Authorities say a taxi driver reported seeing a man jump into Laguna Madre about 4 a...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A police officer in a Texas border city faces up to 10 years in prison for having a stolen rifle. Prosecutors in Del Rio say Eagle Pass Officer Eriberto Leija (ehr-ee-BEHR'-toh LAY'-huh) pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of a stolen firearm. Police...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - A scientist says fireballs that streaked over the East Texas skies before dawn were likely pieces of a rocket booster that launched a Chinese satellite into orbit. Shanyn Beason of Beckville, about 25 miles southeast of Longview, told KLTV-TV of Tyler that...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal jury in Corpus Christi is to begin deliberations in the trial of an Austin lawyer charged in a South Texas judicial corruption case with racketeering. Marc Rosenthal's case goes to the jury Thursday morning. The prosecution completed...
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say the body of a man reported missing several weeks ago has been found in a creek bed and he may have been killed by a falling tree. Construction workers on Wednesday discovered the body of 36-year-old Vashana Eugene Mims. Officials say tree branches...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An attorney for the adoptive parents of a Russian boy who died last month in West Texas says they're not responsible for the death of the 3-year-old. Michael J. Brown said Wednesday that Laura and Alan Shatto "sure as heck" didn't kill Max Shatto, who the...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The ex-owner of a law enforcement uniform shop in West Texas has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for smuggling ammunition into Mexico. A judge in El Paso on Wednesday also ordered Hector Ayala to forfeit about 8,600 rounds of ammo and $1...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for weapons and drug trafficking convictions. Prosecutors in Tyler say 39-year-old Spencer Garod Elam of Longview was sentenced Tuesday. Elam was arrested in May 2011 during an investigation...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A South Texas transit system has rolled out three electric buses for downtown San Antonio routes in a more environmentally friendly way to travel. VIA (VEE'-uh) Metropolitan Transit has begun offering service known as the Arc. The new buses were purchased as...