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Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz co-sponsor a new bill that would increase penalties for violent criminals who target cops. The minimum sentence for killing a peace officer would be 30 years with ten years for attempted murder. The Back the Blue Act also provides more...
A law enforcement official says the gunman who killed five police officers during a Dallas protest had a pistol, a handgun and a rifle on him at the time of the attack. The official says Micah Johnson had a Glock 19 Gen4 pistol, a Fraser .25-caliber handgun and a semi-automatic...
Police say a Houston-area motorcycle officer pursuing two shoplifting suspects in a car was killed when his motorcycle hit a lawn maintenance trailer parked on a street. Houston police spokesman Victor Senties says the officer from Bellaire, a west Houston enclave, died Tuesday...
Funerals are set to begin for the five officers slain by a sniper during a protest last week in downtown Dallas. Funerals will be held Wednesday for Dallas Police Sr. Cpl. Lorne Ahrens, Dallas Police Sgt. Michael Smith and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson. Ahrens...
AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today underwent a successful skin graft procedure at Brooke Army Medical Center to repair damage from significant burns on both feet. On the recommendation of doctors, Governor Abbott will extend his stay at Brooke Army Medical Center to allow for...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1990 murders of two brothers – Derrick Jackson, 12, and James Edwards, 14 – in Vernon. As part of a DPS public awareness program, one unsolved case is featured by the Texas Rangers...
When the first shots rang out, Marcus Carter was standing on a downtown Dallas street corner. Beau Nazary was tending to customers in his family's Mediterranean restaurant. And Gillian Breidenbach was in her high-rise condo, her teenage son with friends somewhere below the...
A United Airlines plane blew out two of its tires when a pilot abruptly stopped its takeoff from a Houston airport due to concerns about a possible mechanical problem. Airport officials say the Boeing 737 was taking off from Bush Intercontinental Airport to Denver at around 6 a...
More than 1,000 people have gathered in downtown Dallas to attend a candlelight vigil for the five police officers killed during a protest march. Speakers at the Monday night vigil included police officials and friends of the slain officers. Portraits of the officers were...