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DALLAS (AP) - Power outages after severe North Texas storms have closed dozens of schools and left at least two people slightly hurt when a dormitory roof was torn off. Oncor reported about 178,000 homes and businesses without electricity Friday, mainly in the Dallas-Fort Worth...
An appeals court is allowing Texas to enforce parts of a tough new law that would close all but seven of the state's abortion facilities. A panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court ruled Thursday that Texas can immediately enforce a rule making abortion clinics...
A 13-year-old Northeast Texas boy has been arrested on two warrants for capital murder in the deaths of his father and brother. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe tells The Texarkana Gazette the suspect was arrested Wednesday at his home in Hughes Springs. He is being held at an...
A Dallas officer has been fired after driving past a woman who pleaded for help as her two children were taken by their father who was later killed by police. Chief David Brown on Wednesday fired Sr. Cpl. Leslie Richardson, who'd been with the force 28 years. Richardson on Aug...
Some South Texas city leaders have endorsed a proposal to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving. The San Antonio City Council's Public Safety Committee decided Wednesday to send the plan to the full council for a vote Oct. 30. The proposal would ban dialing, viewing...
Out of an abundance of caution, Texas and Dallas County health officials have ordered four close family members of the Dallas Ebola patient to stay home and not have any visitors to prevent the potential spread of disease. “We have tried and true protocols to protect the public...
The announcement that five Dallas schoolchildren were possibly exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has some nervous parents planning to keep their kids home. Several parents on Wednesday picked up their children early from a school that's one of four that...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a handful of school-aged children who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored. Perry says health officials learned Wednesday that the children have been identified as having contact with the man and are being monitored at home...
Corpus Christi Police say a man drove a truck into Corpus Christi Bay after being pursued by police and Texas Parks & Wildlife officers. The Corpus Christi Caller Times reports 22-year-old Christian Torres was arrested and charged with reckless driving, evading arrest and...