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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Forget about those big flat-screen TVs or other pricey electronics. Corpus Christi police say either the most commonly stolen items this year - or at least high among them - are fishing poles. Police Lt. Jason Brady says they're easy to swipe from...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A Justice Department review of the El Paso State Supported Living Center shows the center that houses special needs residents has flunked almost 80 percent of its compliance standards. The report is based on an inspection last summer of the 145-bed center...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is widely viewed as one of the nation's most conservative federal appellate courts, but President Barack Obama could get a chance to change that perception. Republican presidents nominated 10 of the 15 active judges...
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...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Marshals have captured a man wanted for questioning in a South Florida slaying who was also one of the agency's top 15 most wanted fugitives. Felipe Alex Torrealba was apprehended Thursday in Fort Myers. The 26-year-old is wanted by the Broward...
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas construction company owner has been charged with bribery in a continuing Maverick County corruption investigation. Investigators say Eduardo De La Garza of Eagle Pass owns Rio Bravo Construction Co. A federal grand jury in Del Rio on Wednesday...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas jailer who was fired after being accused of having sex with a female inmate must serve two years of probation for violating her rights. Jurors earlier Thursday convicted Lakerry Devonerich Bowie of violating the civil rights of a person in...