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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An alleged coordinator for an Ecstasy organization in Vietnam is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday to answer charges that he conspired to send more than 1.1 million tablets of the illegal drug from Canada to Baton Rouge, La. Vinh Van Trinh was...
ODESSA, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man is in custody on accusations that he killed his ex-wife and critically injured her son in a shooting on Christmas Eve. L.C. Davis Jr. led police on a high-speed chase from Midland to Odessa. The 55-year-old Davis is accused of shooting his...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A white rhino at the San Antonio Zoo has died. The zoo says Gertrude suffered from chronic kidney failure caused by old age. She was 46. Gertrude came to the San Antonio Zoo in 1970. The zoo says she was one of the 11 oldest white rhinos in any zoo in the...
HOUSTON (AP) - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital. Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said late Wednesday that the former president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday at Methodist Hospital, "following a series of...
KEMAH, Texas (AP) - A harmless device spotted in the water off a Southeast Texas marina led to the area being evacuated for several hours. The device was spotted late Wednesday off the Kemah Boardwalk, southeast of Houston on Galveston Bay. Kemah emergency management coordinator...
DALLAS (AP) - A city slaughterhouse and two officials have been indicted after being accused of flushing pig's blood into a creek feeding into the Trinity River. The grand jury returned a total of 18 indictments against Columbia Packing and two officials, Joseph Carl Ondrusek...
HOUSTON (AP) - A tanker truck has crashed and exploded on a Houston freeway. Authorities say the driver has been killed at the wreck on U.S. Highway 59 east of Bush Intercontinental Airport and hazardous material crews have been trying to determine the nature of the cargo. A...
High winds have taken off the top of a dead cottonwood tree at Lake Waco where a pair of nesting eagles has been building a home. Now federal and local officials say they're thinking about accelerating their plans to construct a more sturdy 40-foot tower intended to provide a...
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Amarillo are investigating a Christmas Day fatal shooting at a motel. Police were summoned to the motel along Interstate 40 after receiving a call about shots fired and someone screaming. Officers found a man dead outside a room and then...