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A 37-year-old Houston man convicted of killing a police officer 14 years ago has been put to death. Jeffrey Demond Williams' execution Wednesday evening came just over an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal from his attorneys. Lawyers contended Williams...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a high-ranking female member of a Mexican cartel has been charged in a cocaine conspiracy case in Arkansas. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 57-year-old Idalia Ramos Rangel and more than a dozen others are charged with conspiracy to...
Fifteen people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, when an escalator packed with people at San Antonio's convention center malfunctioned and jerked to a stop, causing a tumble of bodies down the steps. The incident happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry B. Gonzalez...
A 17-year-old Nimitz High School student was jailed Tuesday on a charge of human trafficking. Irving police said Travis Lekas was arrested Monday after a 15-year-old Nimitz student told investigators she was allegedly held against her will under the influence of drugs and...
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether his execution for killing a Houston police officer 14 years ago this week should be blocked. Jeffrey Demond Williams is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. The...
WACO, Texas (AP) - A former first-responder in the Central Texas town devastated by a deadly plant explosion is to appear in court on allegations that he possessed materials for a pipe bomb. Authorities haven't linked Bryce Ashley Reed to the April 17 blast that killed at least...
DALLAS (AP) - The man in the cowboy hat handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot by Jack Ruby, is set to receive the police commendation award. A ceremony is set for Tuesday morning to present the award to retired Dallas police detective Jim Leavelle (leh-VEHL'). Dallas...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Parts of a storm-flooded Central Texas city hall will remain closed a few more days as cleanup continues. A spokesman for the city of College Station says affected staffers will likely be able to move back into their offices around the end of the...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is scheduled to give the keynote address at Santa Fe Community College's commencement ceremony. The 38-year-old is slated to speak May 22 in the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center. Castro, whose twin brother is...