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DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has arrested a woman accused of illegally transferring the gun authorities say was used to kill Colorado's prisons chief. The agency said late Wednesday that the 22-year-old woman is suspected of buying the firearm from a...
Two people have suffered burns in an explosion at a Central Texas apartment complex. Austin police are trying to determine that led to the blast late Wednesday morning. Authorities say a man and a woman have been transported to an Austin hospital with second-degree burns over at...
Big Tex is getting a new look at next year's Texas State Fair - and a new voice. The longtime voice of the iconic 52-foot-tall cowboy welcoming visitors tells KRLD-AM in Dallas that his contract wasn't renewed. Bill Bragg served as Big Tex's voice for the last 11 years. Bragg...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A South Texas judge has ruled that a 16-year-old boy should be prosecuted as an adult for allegedly killing nine illegal immigrants in a crash while fleeing Border Patrol. A Hidalgo County judge issued his ruling Wednesday for Junior Benjamin Rodriguez,...
Authorities investigating the death of a 3-year-old Russian boy adopted by a West Texas couple found more than 30 bruises on his body and signs that he routinely hurt himself. An autopsy report released to the Odessa American (http://bit.ly/XaJUoU ) says that Max Alan Shatto had...
A Louisiana man has pleaded not guilty to extorting money from a Texas A&M University professor about a week before the professor jumped to his death from a campus building in January. A Houston judge on Tuesday ordered the 37-year-old Metairie, La., man to remain jailed...
Dallas Cowboys guard Josh Brent faces trial Sept. 23 on an intoxication manslaughter charge in a car wreck that killed a teammate. Prosecutors in Dallas on Monday confirmed the trial date over the Dec. 8 crash in Irving that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. Police...
Officials at the University of Texas at El Paso say they've reopened the campus hours after a reported bomb threat led to a full evacuation. UTEP said in a statement Tuesday night that the campus was reopened at 7 p.m. MDT. Students and staff were told at 2 p.m. that a bomb...
The chief investigator for the Texas prison system says a threat against the Texas state senator who leads the committee in charge of state prisons was a scam by an inmate looking to gain some cash and reduced prison time. He says the lawmaker wasn't in danger. Texas Department...