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A South Texas jury has convicted a former police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of his estranged common-law wife. Jurors in Corpus Christi convicted ex-Alice police Officer Jose Gonzales the Third of capital murder. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty so Gonzales...
Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Coahuila say police found the bodies of four men hanging from a highway overpass in the capital city of Saltillo. Coahuila state security spokesman Sergio Sisbeles says the victims found Friday had been tortured and had their feet and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott are urging the passage of a new federal law to fight child pornography, sexual predators and human trafficking. The two Republicans are expected to call for the passage of the new Child Protection...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Decades of work are about to come to fruition for the family of a World War II veteran injured when he was struck by a German tank in France. The U.S. Army is scheduled to award a posthumous Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars Friday to Pvt. Juan C. Marquez,...
HOUSTON (AP) - A Texan has pleaded guilty to enticing a 9-year-old Minnesota girl he met online into posing nude and emailing him the photo. Prosecutors in Houston say 33-year-old Steve Correa-Franco of Spring remains in custody until sentencing in March. He faces up to life in...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to review a former Texas businessman's conviction in a $100 million life insurance fraud scheme. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Christian Allmendinger's case...
HOUSTON (AP) - An Iranian man living in the Houston area has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for stealing mail, setting up fake identities and financial fraud. Prosecutors in Houston say Hassan Ali Pejouhesh took advantage of the U.S. postal system and about 500...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An ex-official at a West Texas school district where the state has taken more control amid a testing scandal is being fired after an audit showed possible cheating attempts at his new job. Canutillo Independent School District trustees on Thursday night...
PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix judge is scheduled to sentence a Tempe woman who was convicted in her young son's disappearance nearly three years ago. Elizabeth Johnson could face two to nine years in prison on Friday for her convictions in the Christmastime 2009 disappearance of her...