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Texarkana has declared a state of emergency because of an increase in cases of West Nile virus. The Board of Directors voted Thursday to declare an emergency, which allows the city to begin spraying immediately for mosquitoes. The spraying began at 10 p.m. Thursday. The city...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A man wrongly convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl after she identified him as her attacker is expected to be freed from prison after more than two decades. David Lee Wiggins was convicted in 1989 of attacking the girl, who was home alone one night in...
A 45-year-old West Texas man has pleaded guilty in a child pornography case that police say involved six girls. Lyle Shane Johnson of Lubbock pleaded guilty Thursday to six counts of production and attempted production of child pornography. A federal judge in Lubbock did not...
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) - A Texas judge has set bond at $500,000 for an Illinois man who drove to the Houston area allegedly to abduct a girl he met online. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says James Wean Jr. was being held Thursday on a charge of attempted aggravated...
DALLAS (AP) - Police in Dallas say they're changing how 911 calls are logged after two officers didn't forcibly enter the home of a caller found dead there two days later. Officers went to Deanna Cook's home and knocked on the door Friday after she called 911. When they got no...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - There's a pay cut coming for a South Texas judge suspended after his daughter posted a video online showing him beating her when she was a teenager. Aransas County commissioners say they're trimming County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams' 2013...
TYLER, Texas (AP) - A sport utility vehicle taking 10 children to a water park veered out of control and overturned on an East Texas interstate highway, killing five children and injuring the other seven occupants of the vehicle. The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. Monday on...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has rejected a clemency petition from a condemned prisoner facing execution this week for a triple killing in Amarillo almost 15 years ago. John Balentine is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. The...
HOUSTON (AP) - The University of Houston has partnered with two groups to create an online map for people in an eight-county region to get real-time pollution information. The map was released Monday on houstoncleanairnetwork.com. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/...