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Nov 2, 2018

Police: Texas Man Fatally Shoots Relief Worker in Florida

Police: Texas Man Fatally Shoots Relief Worker in Florida

Police say a Texas man fired from his hurricane relief job fatally shot a co-worker at a bus station in Florida.

Jul 16, 2018

West Texas Woman Charged With Capital Murder for Baby Death

West Texas Woman Charged With Capital Murder for Baby Death

A 19-year-old West Texas woman has been jailed and held on $250,000 bond on a capital murder charge for the death of her 3-month-old daughter.

Jul 3, 2018

San Marcos: 20 Accused in Heavy Equipment Theft, Crime Ring

San Marcos: 20 Accused in Heavy Equipment Theft, Crime Ring

Investigators say 20 people have been indicted for allegedly being part of a Texas crime ring that stole heavy equipment and sold the expensive items for cash or drugs.

Jun 18, 2018

Texas Deputy Arrested on Allegation of Child Sexual Assault

Texas Deputy Arrested on Allegation of Child Sexual Assault

A Texas sheriff's deputy is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening the child's mother, an undocumented immigrant, with deportation if she reported him.

Jun 7, 2018

20 Years Later: Hate Crime Still Haunts Texas Town

20 Years Later: Hate Crime Still Haunts Texas Town

The term “hate crime” was not widely heard before Byrd’s murder. His suffering, and name, inspired the Texas James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act and the federal Hate Crimes Prevention act of 2009, which is also named...

Jun 5, 2018

Police: Reported Abduction of Boy, 13, Didn't Happen

Police: Reported Abduction of Boy, 13, Didn't Happen

No charges were filed. Police spokesman Kese Smith said the department would have no further comment.

Apr 5, 2018

Indicted Oklahoma City Officer Faces New Conspiracy Count

Indicted Oklahoma City Officer Faces New Conspiracy Count

An Oklahoma City police officer charged with concealing a federal crime and lying to investigators looking into an interstate theft ring now faces an additional charge of conspiracy.

Feb 8, 2018

1 Dead, 3 Wounded After Texas Church Stabbing

1 Dead, 3 Wounded After Texas Church Stabbing

One man has died after he and three others were stabbed during a church service at a private home in Texas, police said Thursday.

Dec 15, 2017

Retail Chain Sued for Selling Guns to Texas Church Shooter

Retail Chain Sued for Selling Guns to Texas Church Shooter

Relatives of three people killed in the November shooting rampage inside a Texas church are suing a sporting goods chain that sold two firearms to the gunman.

Sep 21, 2017

Cross-Border Slaying: Can Dead Teen's Family Sue US Agent?

Cross-Border Slaying: Can Dead Teen's Family Sue US Agent?

Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation's boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about the...

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