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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...
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,...
Officials at the University of Texas at El Paso say they've reopened the campus hours after a reported bomb threat led to a full evacuation. UTEP said in a statement Tuesday night that the campus was reopened at 7 p.m. MDT. Students and staff were told at 2 p.m. that a bomb...
The chief investigator for the Texas prison system says a threat against the Texas state senator who leads the committee in charge of state prisons was a scam by an inmate looking to gain some cash and reduced prison time. He says the lawmaker wasn't in danger. Texas Department...
A Texas sheriff's deputy says he never saw the driver he stopped before he was shot by someone now suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief and another man. Montague County Deputy James Boyd told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/ZsO5u6) he just saw a gun and...