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A jury has convicted a former Houston police officer in the videotaped beating of a black teenage burglary suspect. Drew Ryser was convicted Wednesday of official oppression, a misdemeanor. He will serve two years' probation and pay a $1,000 fine. The 32-year-old is the last of...
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - The Texas man whose wife is accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an attempt to frame him says the experience has been "like a really bad dream." Nathan Richardson of New Boston told the...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The FBI and police in three states are searching for a bank robber they call the "Loan Ranger Bandit." The man is suspected of robbing at least 10 banks at gunpoint in Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi from January 2009 to October 2012. The FBI says he...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people. According to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, FEMA says it...
A federal appeals court judge has refused a request from lawyers for a convicted killer facing execution this week that she take herself off his case because she's biased against him. Elroy Chester is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening for killing a Port Arthur...
A house explosion near a Houston-area town has left an infant and two adult women with life-threatening injuries. In a statement, the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office says the explosion early this morning destroyed the house in Dobbin. The officials say the 8-month-old...
A West Texas woman who claimed her military husband's deployment overseas left her too stressed to care for their children, including a 22-month-old daughter who died, wants her trial to be moved. Tiffany Klapheke (klah-PEEK') of Abilene is set to go on trial July 15 for three...
State prison system officials have decided to not renew contracts for operating the privately managed Dawson State Jail in Dallas and the Mineral Wells Pre-Parole Transfer Center. Jason Clark, who's a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, says the contracts...
Defense attorneys ordered to help the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage say they're being asked to cross ethical lines. Maj. Nidal Hasan is representing himself at his upcoming murder trial. The judge last week said his previous attorneys would...