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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...
Authorities in Eastland believe they have captured the rattlesnake that bit a second-grader last week as the student reached into a cabinet at an elementary school. Eastland school district Superintendent Donald Hughes says he thinks the snake captured Monday afternoon was the...
A federal judge has refused to grant an order sought by Occupy Dallas demonstrators to prevent the city from closing their campsite. Protesters failed to get a temporary restraining order Tuesday. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a statement that no action will be taken...
A federal judge in Lubbock has pushed back until May the trial date for a Saudi man accused of trying to make a weapon of mass destruction. U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings on Tuesday set a May 14 trial date for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari. He had been set to go to trial on Jan. 9...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, looking to breathe new life into his bid for the Republican nomination, opened an Iowa campaign telling activists not to settle for a candidate who will just propose incremental change. Perry told about 300 activists that he is proposing a fundamental...
State Rep. Jerry Madden says he won't seek another term. The Republican from Richardson who was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 1992 made the announcement on Monday. He says he'll serve through his current term, which ends in January 2013. The 68-year-old is chairman...
The devastating Texas wildfire season has now been going on for a year, and there's no end in sight. A few fires have flared up recently _ unlike the numerous massive blazes this spring and summer. But the Texas Forest Service says more large fires are expected this winter...