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TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Attorney General's office is suing a Texarkana pawn shop for allegedly charging interest rates as high as 240 percent on car title loans. The lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court names Tri-State Pawn of Texarkana Inc. and the company...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The general manager of a Texas water district says he's disappointed with a U.S, Supreme Court decision that sides with Oklahoma in a water rights dispute. The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected the Tarrant Regional Water District's claim that it...
Federal officials are offering low-interest disaster loans to property owners damaged by severe weather and flooding that hit the San Antonio area last month. The Small Business Administration announced the assistance Wednesday for Bexar (BAYR) County property owners hurt by the...
Texas senators have acted quickly on Gov. Rick Perry's call to approve a new punishment for 17-year-olds convicted of capital murder. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee met Wednesday and approved a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole for at...
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...