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A Houston man has been indicted on charges that accuse him of sex-trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. A federal magistrate in Houston on Thursday ordered Jeremy Jacobi Scott detained until trial on the single count. If convicted, the 28-year-old defendant could get life...
A defense attorney says a Texas plastic surgeon intends to fight the allegation that he paid someone thousands of dollars in silver bars to kill a fellow doctor who was dating his ex-girlfriend. Lubbock attorney Dan Hurley said Tuesday that the affidavit accusing Dr. Thomas...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, weighing in on whether Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release more tax returns, says he believes all candidates should be as transparent as possible when it comes to tax returns and other aspects of their lives. In remarks to...
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven states that sought to block a contraception coverage rule within the federal health care law. U.S. District Court Judge Warren K. Urbom ruled Tuesday that the states had no standing because they failed to prove they would...
An electrician has pleaded guilty to tax fraud and will avoid retrial on allegations he overbilled a Southeast Texas school district. A federal magistrate in Beaumont on Tuesday accepted the plea agreement from Calvin Gary Walker. Walker pleaded guilty to failure to pay income...
A female Air Force airman has testified that a basic training instructor sexually assaulted her in his office at a Texas base and told her to keep quiet. The woman told jurors at Staff Sgt. Luis Walker's court-martial Tuesday that he ignored her pleas to stop while pulling her...
HOUSTON (AP) - The Coast Guard has called off its search for a boater who went missing after two boats collided near Baytown in Southeast Texas. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Kendrick said Sunday officials don't believe the boater is alive. Kendrick says a Baytown Police dive...
LIMON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was driving a tractor-trailer that struck and killed two Texas women who were changing a tire on Interstate 70 near Limon. The Colorado State Patrol says a 37-year-old man who was with the teen initially claimed to have been...
WAKE VILLAGE, Texas (AP) - An escapee from a county jail in Texarkana has been recaptured in Wake Village, Texas. Bowie County, Texas, Chief Deputy Larry Parker told the Texarkana Gazette (http://bit.ly/NqUIoW ) that Marquis Tervon Franklin of Texarkana, Texas, was arrested...