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Brad Levenson wasn't thrilled to watch the condemned prisoner die, but he believed it was his duty to his client _ and to the State-funded agency he now leads. The lethal injection earlier this year in Huntsville was the first execution he'd ever seen. And he describes the...
A newspaper reports that Parkland Memorial Hospital last year sent letters to dozens of women to let them know they may have been treated with instruments that were not properly sterilized. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has threatened eliminating Parkland...
The FBI is searching for an Oklahoma fugitive who didn't show up for a hearing on a child sexual abuse charge. The Oklahoman reports ( http://bit.ly/mXNMAG ) that 31-year-old Charles Alan Dyer was to have been in court in Stephens County on Aug. 15 but he didn't show up. The FBI...
Though the amount of freight being shipped by truck in the U.S. is up, there aren't enough drivers to meet the demand. The trucking industry has faced two driver shortages: quality and quantity. In recent years, concerns over quality have come first, with regulators scoring...
Extreme heat continued across Texas on Tuesday, leading to a second straight day of record power use and the declaration of a Level 1 energy emergency by the state's electric grid operator. No immediate relief is in sight for cities suffering with record highs, heavy water usage...
On Wednesday, July 27th Austin police displayed dozens of stolen power tools and a couple of dozen high-end bicycles for local media, all the results of an 18-month long investigation into at least two burglary rings that were working together. Some anxious Austinites who had...
As the triple-digit temperatures stretch into August, Texas residents are blasting their air conditioners — and producing record-breaking demand on the electric grid that supplies 23 million customers in the state with power. Anticipating continuing strain on the state grid, the...
Drivers on their daily commute might notice a few new faces on the road. Starting Monday, a dozen digital billboards in Bexar County began flashing the photos and names of suspected DWI offenders. The subjects of the highway wanted posters are people with active warrants out for...
With the federal debt deadline nearing, a compromise negotiated by congressional leaders and President Obama easily passed the House on a 269-161 vote tonight. Democrats, despite much liberal outrage, divided evenly and Republicans voted overwhelmingly in favor of the debt deal...