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A couple accused of forcing their 9-year-old child to live at times in a locked wooden box have been extradited back to South Texas after being apprehended in Nevada. The 49-year-old stepmother of the boy, now 10, bonded out of the Galveston County jail by Tuesday morning. The...
A 25-year-old Odessa woman has been charged with arson in connection with three fires authorities say she set back-to-back on one day. Odessa police say Alison Marie Postelle was arrested Tuesday for setting three fires blocks apart on Sunday. Firefighters were called to a home...
Lawyers for a Houston man accused of capital murder for killing a bystander during a shooting rampage outside a Southeast Texas courthouse have wrapped up their case. Jurors are to begin deciding Tuesday after closing arguments by attorneys whether 42-year-old Bartholomew...
The Texas House has scheduled a vote this week on a bill allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns into college classrooms. The bill has been placed on Saturday's House calendar, a significant move on an issue that died without a vote in that chamber two...
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say Dallas emergency responders helped look after eight children who were taken to a fire station after their mother had left them alone for hours. Child Protective Services took custody of the youngsters, ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old, and the...
A suburban Dallas man has been arrested and charged with multiple fraud counts that accuse him of devising and participating in a scheme to stage fraudulent vehicle crashes. A U.S. attorney's office statement says Leroy Nelson was arrested Monday on six counts each of mail fraud...
Musicians are working to help a Texas town decimated in a deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Officials with the Texas Thunder Festival on Monday announced next month's performances will benefit emergency responders and schools in West, where 14 people were killed in a blast on...
Authorities say four people have been killed in a North Texas auto accident triggered when one vehicle crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. The Texas Department of Public Safety says a Volkswagen driven southbound Sunday afternoon on Highway 281 by 18-year-old Courtney...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A contract worker critically hurt in a fire at a Southeast Texas refinery has died. An official with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Sunday confirmed the death of Dustin Creekmore. Spokeswoman Kristen Hensley says Creekmore died...