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DESOTO, Texas (AP) - The bodies of a suburban Dallas couple have been found in a house in an apparent murder-suicide on the day their divorce became final. DeSoto police on Tuesday night received a 911 call about a break-in at a house and minutes later discovered the bodies...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the neglect-related death of her diabetic 9-year-old daughter. A judge in Dallas on Monday sentenced 31-year-old Georgia Jones. Jones pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child in the May 2008 death of...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas House members are to discuss a proposed ban on school districts from requiring student ID badges embedded with locator chips. The bill by influential Republican Rep. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham would allow voluntary use of such IDs, but wouldn't let...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers are planning to hear testimony on who decides the terminally ill patient's fate when the family and doctors disagree. The hearing in the Texas Senate on Tuesday will hear from those who want to revise the current rules and others who think the...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Nobody has been hurt in a fire that knocked a San Antonio television station off the air. Firefighters early Tuesday responded to the blaze at the building housing WOAI-TV at a time when the station does morning newscasts. Flames were seen on the second story...
A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed one lawsuit from people who bought tickets to the February 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, but had to watch it on TV because their seats weren't properly installed in time for the game. U.S. District Judge David Cercone dismissed the fraud...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A military judge has sentenced an Air Force instructor to four years in prison for raping a female trainee at the South Texas base where he worked. Lt. Col. Matthew Van Dalen also sentenced Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto to a dishonorable discharge after convicting him...
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - An exhibit of personal items from the life and work of Pope John Paul II has opened in West Texas amid the fascination with new Pope Francis. The exhibit called "I Have Come to You Again" runs through May 31 at the Catholic Renewal Center in Lubbock. It's...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some Republican and Democratic legislators have joined forces on measures aimed at curtailing Gov. Rick Perry's power, benefits and number of terms. At least six bills, proposed constitutional amendments and budget decisions would reduce the governor's power...