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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 10:05 AM CDT

Texas Man Must Serve 30 Years for Beating Toddler

Texas Man Must Serve 30 Years for Beating Toddler

A South Texas man must serve 30 years in prison for the fatal beating of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 09:40 AM CDT

Man on Death Row for Killing 2 in Houston Loses Appeal

Man on Death Row for Killing 2 in Houston Loses Appeal

A federal appeals court agrees with a lower federal judge who ruled a Texas man on death row for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter 23 years ago in Houston has been faking mental illness to...

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 09:26 AM CDT

Decommissioned USS Independence to Be Towed to Texas

Decommissioned USS Independence to Be Towed to Texas

The decommissioned USS Independence will be towed from Washington to South Texas for dismantling.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:13 AM CDT

Armored Car Guard Shot, Killed in Houston

Armored Car Guard Shot, Killed in Houston

Houston police say an armored car guard has been fatally shot during a robbery while refilling a drive-thru ATM.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 06:26 AM CDT

Texas Woman Indicted in China on Charges of Spying

Texas Woman Indicted in China on Charges of Spying

An American woman detained in China for more than a year has been indicted by prosecutors on charges of spying, a court confirmed Tuesday.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 at 04:58 AM CDT

Hoax Call Leads to 5-Hour Standoff

Hoax Call Leads to 5-Hour Standoff

Authorities are investigating what might have been a hoax call in which someone reported being held hostage inside an East Texas home, resulting in a nearly five-hour police standoff.

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