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Texas' highest criminal court has ordered a new trial for a former Fort Worth police officer convicted of rape after his alleged victim admitted that she lied during his trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that Brian Franklin did not receive a fair trial...
A sentencing trial is underway for the East Texas mortician whose murder case inspired the dark comedy movie "Bernie." Bernie Tiede was convicted in 1999 of killing Marjorie Nugent, a widow more than 40 years his senior whom he befriended in Carthage. Tiede was sentenced to life...
SAN MARCOS, Texas – Law enforcement officials from the State Park Police, Texas Game Wardens and San Marcos Police Department Wednesday arrested two individuals in connection with defacing of the iconic Enchanted Rock. National media attention surrounding an image in a Facebook...
AUSTIN – Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the program which has been known as Disaster Recovery is now Community Development and Revitalization (CDR). This name change will reduce confusion and more accurately reflect the mission...
The case against former Texas Governor Rick Perry is dismissed. The Statesman reports an earlier Court of Criminal Appeals decision essentially ended it but the special prosecutor says he will not pursue an amended indictment. Perry had been accused of misusing his power to deny...
An elderly woman has survived being locked alone in a Central Texas library for about 36 hours after she was trapped in a bathroom stall. Waco authorities say the woman, whose name wasn't released, was unharmed when she was found Monday morning as workers arrived. The incident...
Health officials are looking for a man they say a touched a bat at a San Antonio CVS Pharmacy that later tested positive for rabies. The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District said in a news release Tuesday that a man walked into the store around 9:20 p.m. March 28 carrying a...
AUSTIN, Texas – David G. Rodriguez, 28, of the 100 block of Stony Creek Drive in Del Valle, Texas was detained by the Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM) in Monterrery, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, over the weekend without incident. Rodriguez was the subject of fugitive investigation...
United Airlines says one of its flight attendants intentionally deployed the emergency evacuation slide on an airplane after it had landed at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport. United spokesman Charlie Hobart says officials are still investigating why the flight attendant...