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{FD} Costs mount despite Waco motorcycle gang trials on hold

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Costs are mounting for the Central Texas county where a fatal gunfight involving two motorcycle gangs and police led to the indictments of 155 bikers. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas athlete dies during swimming portion of Ironman competition

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A Texas man died Saturday during the swimming portion of an ironman event, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Three Texas sixth graders help police catch burglary suspect

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Three sixth graders from Glencrest Sixth Grade School in Fort Worth were lauded as heroes Thursday for helping Fort Worth police catch a burglary suspect. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas house explosion wounds 5

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Five people were rescued after a home explosion in Navarro County, Texas, Thursday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas fire department hires first female firefighter in its history

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For the first time in its 105-year history, a fire department in southern Texas has hired a woman as one of its firefighters. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas police officer plays hopscotch with girl while on break

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A Texas detective “skipped” out on his lunch break, opting Wednesday to play a quick game of hopscotch with a little girl. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas teen shot dead in park after game of Russian Roulette, police say

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A game of Russian Roulette killed a 13-year-old boy in a park in Texas, according to police who said another teen was charged with manslaughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Video captures firebombing attack on home and car in Texas

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Authorities are still searching for the suspects behind the attack. Continue reading

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{FD} 13-year-old boy shot and killed at Texas park

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy at a Freeport park. Police have now identified the victim as Juan Borja, a 7th grader at Freeport Intermediate School. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI arrests Austin man said to be planning ‘mass shooting’

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According to a criminal complaint document, an FBI agent with the Joint Terrorism Task Force received information that 50-year-old Austin man Steven Boehle, identified as “Duke,” was planning a mass shooting. Continue reading

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{FD} Young man with neurological disorder gets prom he never had

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21-year-old Jamarcus Byrd has a rare neurological disorder called SCA type 2 that limits his speech and movement. Because he has been homeschooled since junior high, he never had the chance to experience things most high schoolers take for granted. But… Continue reading

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{FD} Inspector who tried to rein in illegal logging was fired

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Rolando Navarro, still in his 30s, had no illusions when he took the top job in Peru’s forest inspection agency in 2012. Continue reading

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{FD} AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging

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When Houston customs agents halted almost 1,800 metric tons of Amazon rainforest wood, it was enough to cover three football fields. Continue reading

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{FD} Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston

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Former President George H.W. Continue reading

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{FD} Baylor hires 1st female president amid sex assault scandal

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Baylor University has hired its first female president as the nation’s largest Baptist school faces several lawsuits stemming from a sexual assault scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas daycare worker facing charges after tossing toddler

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A Plano, Texas daycare worker is facing charges after video surfaced showing her tossing a child onto the ground. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas mom accused of shooting video, photos of child’s abuse

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Court records show a Houston-area woman is accused of placing a plastic bag over the head of her 1-year-old son and sending video of the abuse to relatives because she was upset that the child’s father had a new girlfriend. Continue reading

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{FD} Border wall could leave some Americans on ‘Mexican side’

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The border wall President Donald Trump has imagined could seal some Americans on the “Mexican side” — technically on U.S. soil, but outside of a barrier built north of the river separating the two countries. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas toddler dies after being left inside hot car

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Texas police say a toddler has died after being left in a hot car for up to five hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Executing multiple inmates the same day was common, now rare

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The last time a state put more than one inmate to death on the same day was more than 16 years ago when Texas executed two condemned killers in back-to-back lethal injections. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas A&M is first US university requiring staff to take military competency training

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San Antonio, Texas, often called “Military City, USA,” is a prime landing zone for military families and veterans parachuting into civilian life and transitioning to higher education. Continue reading

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{FD} Transgender immigrant sentenced in Texas for illegal reentry

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A transgender woman who was arrested by border patrol while at a courthouse for a protective order was sentenced in Texas to time served. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas court denies ‘affluenza’ teen’s appeal

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“Affluenza teen” Ethan Couch will stay behind bars and won’t get any help from the Texas Supreme Court. Continue reading

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{FD} Molly Matheson murder: Police find no sign of forced entry into apartment where woman was strangled

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Authorities in Texas said Wednesday there were no signs of forced entry into a woman’s garage apartment where she was found strangled to death in her bathroom. Continue reading

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{FD} Police launch investigation after Korans found in toilet at Texas college

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Authorities launched an investigation Thursday after two copies of the Quran were found inside a toilet bowl at a Texas college. Continue reading

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{FD} Wife of Texas church bus driver killed in crash found dead in home

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The wife of the Texas bus driver killed in a crash last month was found dead in her home Tuesday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Wife of Texas church bus driver killed in crash is found dead in home

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The wife of the Texas bus driver killed in a crash last month was found dead in her home Tuesday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: Top US Catholic bishop plans for Trump meeting

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The top Roman Catholic bishop in the U.S. lauds President Donald Trump for his anti-abortion views, for comments on the importance of Catholic schools and for promising to defend religious liberties. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas attorney general’s criminal trial moved to September

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s new trial date on criminal securities fraud charges is set for September. Continue reading

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{FD} Review: Dozens of errors by Houston crime-scene investigator

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A review of crime-scene work shows a Houston police investigator made errors in 65 cases, including homicides and officer-involved shootings, dating back to October 2015. Continue reading

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{FD} Condom-clogged pipe leads police to Austin prostitution ring

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Police say they cracked an Austin prostitution ring they were led to by a drainage pipe clogged with condoms. Continue reading

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{FD} Pipes clogged by hundreds of condoms prompts prostitution investigation in Texas

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Austin police say they discovered a prostitution enterprise after a waste disposal was “clogged and destroyed by hundreds of condoms,” according to the arrest affidavit. Continue reading

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{FD} Records: Driver who collided with church bus had taken pills

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A 20-year-old man whose pickup collided with a church minibus last month in rural Texas, killing 13 people, told state troopers he had taken prescription medication before driving and had marijuana in his truck, according to court records. Continue reading

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{FD} Man convicted of triple murder at Houston car lot, gets life

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A Houston man will serve life in prison after being convicted of capital murder in a shooting rampage at a used car dealership that left three men dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas church bus crash: Truck driver admitted texting, taking medication before accident, records say

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Department of Safety records show that Jack D. Young was texting while driving when he crashed into the church bus that killed 13 people on March 29. Continue reading

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{FD} 5th person dies of wounds from Texas murder-suicide

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A fifth person has died of wounds from a multiple homicide and suicide at different locations in the Houston area last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas deputy’s killer committed suicide the next day, police reveal

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The man who shot and killed a deputy constable outside Houston one week ago, sparking a manhunt, actually killed himself the next day with the same weapon, police revealed Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Hackers to blame for sounding tornado sirens in Dallas, officials say

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Hackers were responsible for tornado sirens sounding across Dallas Friday night, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands march for immigrant rights in Dallas

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Thousands of people marched and rallied in downtown Dallas on Sunday to call for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system and end to what organizers said is an aggressive deportation policy. Continue reading

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{FD} Alleged iPhone thieves take selfies posted onto owner’s iCloud

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A Dallas woman has a pretty good idea who may have stolen her phone in Uptown a few days ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Appeals court stays convicted killer’s Wednesday execution

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An appeals court has stayed the execution of a North Texas man until it can review whether he received a fair trial in the killing of a Fort Worth-area amusement center manager during a 2006 robbery. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 4 dead, 1 critical after murder-suicide in Texas

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Investigators say they believe a woman fatally shot her stepfather, critically injured her mother and killed two other people at different locations in the Houston area before killing herself. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Pregnant 15-year-old killed by step-father was weeks from giving birth

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A pregnant teenager who was killed by her step-father – who was also the baby’s father – was fewer than two weeks away from giving birth to their second child together, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Man wielding samurai sword arrested in Texas

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A man waiving a samurai sword refused to go quietly Thursday and had to be taken down using non-lethal force by Texas police. Continue reading

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{FD} Manhunt underway in Texas for suspect accused of striking 3 officers with car

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Law enforcement in Lubbock is actively searching for a suspect accused of injuring three officers responding to a domestic disturbance. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas grandma gets nearly 60 years in prison for boy’s scalding death

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A Haltom City woman who pleaded guilty to murder in the scalding death of her 2-year-old grandson was sentenced to 57 ½ years in prison on Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Slain Texas deputy remembered as ‘smartest guy in the room’

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A law enforcement commander has told thousands of mourners that a Houston-area deputy constable who was shot to death this week “was always the smartest guy in the room.” Continue reading

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{FD} Amber Alert canceled for missing West Texas teen

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An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 13-year-old who was believed to have been kidnapped in the Abilene, Texas area on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Small plane makes emergency landing along Texas highway

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A small plane made an emergency landing on a road Thursday morning in Plano, Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Slain Texas lawman remembered as ‘smartest guy in the room’

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A law enforcement commander has told thousands of mourners that a Houston-area deputy constable who was shot to death this week “was always the smartest guy in the room.” Montgomery County sheriff’s Lt. Tim Cannon said Thursday during a funeral service… Continue reading

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