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A Texas man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for trying to buy movie theater hot dogs with counterfeit cash. Charles Cleveland Nowden was sentenced Friday, two days after being convicted of forgery. He must serve at least 15 years before he's eligible for parole. Two...
The Texas attorney general has blasted a federal court over proposed maps for the state House and Senate districts. A federal court invited parties to comment on the redistricting maps on Friday. Attorney General Gregg Abbott blasted the San Antonio-based judges, saying the...
Several suspects accused of forcing women into prostitution in West Texas are facing more serious charges in the case. Seven of the 10 defendants linked to the ring were re-arraigned Thursday in El Paso, more than a month after they were arrested in Baltimore and extradited to...
More than 200 Occupy Austin demonstrators rallied at the Texas state Capitol, focusing on education issues. Speakers called for more spending on education, particularly for public school teachers. Others repeated slogans calling for an end to bank bailouts and the normal Occupy...
The state has stepped in to prosecute a South Texas elementary school counselor accused of sexting a 15 year old boy she allegedly met online. Federal prosecutors have dropped their case against 43 year old Cynthia Stewart, saying a state charge of online solicitation of minor...
A Nebraska bill aimed at the Keystone XL oil pipeline is set for second-round legislative debate. Lawmakers are scheduled to convene Friday for new debate on a measure (LB4) that would allow Nebraska officials to conduct their own environmental review of the Keystone XL. The...
Grand Prairie police are asking the public for help in finding a nuclear density device that was stolen out of the back of a pickup. Police say the device that uses gamma radiation to check the density of a foundation before a structure is built was stolen Tuesday from the...
A former Houston police officer has been convicted by a federal jury on corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson says 46-year-old Leslie Aikens of Houston was convicted Tuesday. The 19-year veteran of the Houston police had been charged with aiding and abetting...
Officials say four Galveston students and an adult received minor injuries when a motorist lost control of a car and hit the back of a school bus. School district officials say the motorist swerved into the lane of the school bus on Tuesday afternoon, hitting the bus. Officials...