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WELLS, Texas (AP) - A twin-engine Cessna 421 en route from West Houston Airport to Tulsa Riverside Airport in Oklahoma has crashed, and a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says there appears to be no survivors. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft about...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at an East Texas motorcycle clubhouse. Tyler police say murder and aggravated assault warrants have been issued for 32-year-old Marquel Jermon Scott of Tyler...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Police say a shoplifting suspect in Central Texas has been caught after allegedly stealing an ambulance and crashing at a fast-food drive-thru. College Station police say Coty Joe Lohse of Bryan is facing a felony theft charge. Authorities on...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge will hear a motion Dec. 18 to dismiss the case against John Langworthy, a former school teacher and church music director accused of molesting young boys several years ago in Mississippi and Texas. Langworthy's attorney says the motion...
DALLAS (AP) - Early childhood education is to be the topic of the day as Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to the Dallas Regional Chamber. The top federal education official will appear at a chamber luncheon Tuesday. Also appearing will be Jacqueline Jones, Duncan's deputy...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says planes and boats will spray herbicide to kill giant salvinia on Toledo Bend this week. Spokeswoman Ashley Wethey says aerial spraying on Thursday will concentrate on shallow, treeless backwaters. She...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has appointed his chief of staff to the Texas Supreme Court. Jeffrey Boyd will join the state's highest civil court Dec. 3 and finish a term that expires at the end of 2014. He replaces Dale Wainwright, who resigned Sept. 30 to join Bracewell...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio school district's website has been hacked to protest its policy requiring students to wear microchip-embedded cards tracking their every move. A teenager purportedly working with the hacker group Anonymous claims he took down the Northside school...
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A jury in Bryan listens to opening statements and begins hearing testimony in the case of a convicted killer already serving a life term and now accused in the death of a corrections officer. Forty-five-year-old John Ray Falk Jr. could wind up with a death...