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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio woman has pleaded guilty just before trial to having a role in the death of her 3-year-old son. Janie Altamirano's son, Ethan, was found dead in December 2010 with bruises all over his body and a bite mark on his arm. An autopsy found that Ethan...
MT. PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) - Stress, anxiety and panic attacks are on the rise at many U.S. high schools, due to heightened academic expectations and troubles at home made worse by the shaky economy. So some schools are trying unconventional methods to help students cope. Those...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Many parts of Texas have scheduled events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster that killed its seven crew member, but the University of Texas at Arlington has a very personal reason to mark the date. Kalpana Chawla, who...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans for the Arts will be lobbying lawmakers for continued funding for the Texas Commission on the Arts in the next budget cycle. The non-profit group says the arts and culture industry resulted in $4.6 billion in taxable sales last year resulting in $290...
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a North Texas county employee has been shot by two unknown suspects outside a courthouse building. We are now hearing one person had died. http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/county-employee-shot-outside-courthouse-in-downtown-kaufman...
HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a Houston-area man who saw a neighborhood couple fighting outside their home has shot and killed the husband to protect the injured wife. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the 44-year-old husband was dead at the scene Tuesday night. The...
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting case is to decide this week whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Pretrial hearings are scheduled Wednesday...
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area man charged in a 2011 mutilation attack that left his girlfriend needing more than 500 stitches says she was the aggressor in earlier fights. Jose Arreola returns to the stand Wednesday in his Dallas aggravated sexual assault trial. He also faces...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A former South Texas high school teacher has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for having child pornography at his home. Prosecutors in Corpus Christi say 41-year-old Jesus Orta was sentenced Tuesday. Orta, who was an English...