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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...
A Texas sheriff's deputy says he never saw the driver he stopped before he was shot by someone now suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief and another man. Montague County Deputy James Boyd told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/ZsO5u6) he just saw a gun and...
An East Texas man has been arraigned and is being held without bond for allegedly killing his wife after finding her at the home of another man. Authorities said Monday that 44-year-old Larry Maples of Ben Wheeler was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a...
An arrest affidavit says a man accused in the hit-and-run death of a woman in an Austin vehicle collision exchanged punches with a witness and left in a getaway vehicle before being arrested. The 20-year-old Christian Gonzalez-Martinez, who remained Monday in Travis County Jail...
DALLAS (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a former state trooper who allegedly performed body cavity searches on two women along a Dallas-area highway. The Dallas Morning News reports (http://dallasne.ws/X8pRYc ) Kelly Helleson was indicted Monday on two counts of sexual assault...
Investigators say gun evidence links a Colorado parolee fatally shot in Texas with the death of Colorado's corrections' chief. The El Paso County sheriff's office said Monday that "unique and often microscopic markings" found on shell casings in Texas and Colorado leads...
A Houston-area family of four has been killed in an auto collision so violent that the engine of one of the vehicles was thrown from its frame. Investigators say a Dodge Ram crossed the center line about 5:45 a.m. Saturday and struck an oncoming Volkswagen Jetta. Driving the...
The personal stories of those who in the 1950s were part of one of the earliest generations of Chicano barrio gangs in San Antonio are being gathered for an oral history project. Mike Tapia, a University of Texas at San Antonio criminologist leading the academic study, told the...
Authorities say an East Texas man has been arrested for allegedly fatally shooting his wife after finding her at the home of another man. Forty-four-year-old Larry Maples of Ben Wheeler was charged with murder Sunday. He was being held at the Van Zandt County jail. Sheriff...