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HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a gunman has been shot and killed in a four-hour standoff that began with an argument about a dog. Police on Sunday afternoon received a 911 call about an armed man who thought his dog was taken by a neighbor. Police say the suspect barricaded...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Police say a Texas A&M University student has been struck and killed by a freight train. College Station police identified the victim as 19-year-old Garrett Cole Luce of College Station. Investigators say Luce was struck shortly before 3 a.m...
HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators say a driver in a Houston-area wreck that left his car on fire died after falling about 100 feet from an elevated highway ramp. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the accident Sunday night killed Joe Campos Jr. Authorities say Campos was...
ROANOKE, Texas (AP) - A woman who shot video of her husband landing a small plane at a Dallas-area airport captured the aircraft clipping an SUV driving near the runway. The Department of Public Safety says both people in the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries in the...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A woman who gained notoriety for accumulating the most violations on North Texas' toll roads has agreed to settle her account. A spokesman for the North Texas Tollway Authority says that Amber Young of Dallas will pay $28,684 to settle her $182,598 tab...
DALLAS (AP) - A newspaper survey finds that groups fighting over access to the courtroom and limits on lawsuits have pumped millions of dollars into usually low-spending races for the Texas Legislature. An analysis of campaign reports by The Dallas Morning News published...
ALICE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas state House race may hold clues to how successful Republicans can be at winning over Hispanic voters in the future. The tight contest for Texas House District 43 takes place in a predominantly Hispanic area west of Corpus Christi that the GOP...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Fort Worth-area pastor who was beaten to death by a guitar-wielding assailant was remembered at his funeral as a man who never allowed an argument to linger. Friends and family filled the pews at the Great Commission Missionary Baptist Church...
DALLAS (AP) - A former taxi driver in the Dallas area has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two cousins near a mall. A jury in Dallas on Thursday convicted 33-year-old Ladale Cubit of capital murder in the July 2011 fatal shootings. Prosecutors did not seek the death...