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PLANO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a federal jury in North Texas deliberated six minutes before finding a 58-year-old man guilty of defrauding investors as part of an $11 million investment scheme. Gary Lynn McDuff of the Houston suburb of Pasadena was found guilty Wednesday of...
FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) - Authorities say the Freestone County sheriff has been indicted and a sheriff's captain arrested for submitting fraudulent information to the state agency that oversees law enforcement training standards. Freestone District Attorney Chris Martin says...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are looking into how much the woman accused of buying the gun used to kill Colorado's corrections chief knew about the slaying. Twenty-two-year-old Stevie Marie Vigil made her first appearance in court Thursday in Centennial after being...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Senate Education Committee has referred to the full Senate a modified version of a bill that would make it easier for parents to urge school boards to close failing schools - or convert them into charters. Currently, schools rated "Academically...
ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for using Molotov cocktails to start a fire at the convenience store where his ex-wife worked then shooting her as she fled the flames. Prosecutors say Kenneth Mark McWilliams of Abilene was...
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has arrested a woman accused of illegally transferring the gun authorities say was used to kill Colorado's prisons chief. The agency said late Wednesday that the 22-year-old woman is suspected of buying the firearm from a...
Two people have suffered burns in an explosion at a Central Texas apartment complex. Austin police are trying to determine that led to the blast late Wednesday morning. Authorities say a man and a woman have been transported to an Austin hospital with second-degree burns over at...
Big Tex is getting a new look at next year's Texas State Fair - and a new voice. The longtime voice of the iconic 52-foot-tall cowboy welcoming visitors tells KRLD-AM in Dallas that his contract wasn't renewed. Bill Bragg served as Big Tex's voice for the last 11 years. Bragg...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - A South Texas judge has ruled that a 16-year-old boy should be prosecuted as an adult for allegedly killing nine illegal immigrants in a crash while fleeing Border Patrol. A Hidalgo County judge issued his ruling Wednesday for Junior Benjamin Rodriguez,...