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A Houston man will be following his son to prison over a $2.3 million Texas Medicaid fraud scheme. A federal judge on Thursday sentenced 60-year-old Bassey Essien to more than eight years in prison. Essien also must make nearly $1.5 million in restitution. Essien formerly co-...
Facing trial for murdering a Rio Grande Valley woman he met in an online chat room, medical billing specialist Amit Livingston took a plea bargain and was sentenced by a judge in Brownsville to 23 years in prison. State District Judge Abe Limas gave Livingston 60 days to get his...
The bodies of two missionaries murdered in Mexico were returned to North Texas on Sunday. Wanda and John Casias were slain at their home outside Monterrey on Tuesday. Their children flew home with their parents' bodies Sunday morning. The couple were members of a Lewisville...
former soldier in South Texas has pleaded guilty in a scheme to collect part of $244,000 in bonuses for referring recruits. The Justice Department says former Spc. Xavier Aves of San Antonio pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to aggravated identity...
The ex-chief financial officer for Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's businesses says the financier funneled millions of dollars from investors to a secret Swiss bank account that he used to pay for personal expenses, bribes to regulators and employee bonuses. James M. Davis...
The Federal Aviation Administration says a bright, streaking light seen in the skies over parts of Oklahoma and Texas likely was a meteor. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said late Wednesday the agency had received reports from people who saw the object about 8 p.m. as far north as...
A former North Texas police sergeant has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman he arrested on a traffic violations warrant. A Tarrant County grand jury Wednesday indicted ex-Dalworthington Gardens police Sgt. Bobby Beasley on a charge of sexual assault. An attorney for...
The first major metropolitan area in Texas is apparently emerging from the state's historic drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor's weekly map posted Thursday classifies the Dallas-Fort Worth area as being not in drought for the first time since July. Texas has been in the grips of...
A North Texas site once meant to host the superconducting super collider will be the new home for a chemical plant that burned last fall. Magnablend Inc. on Tuesday announced the purchase of the property near Waxahachie (wahks-uh-HA'-chee), about 30 miles south of Dallas...