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Man who killed Texas deputy gets life in prison, no parole

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:52 am

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A sexual assault suspect has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a West Texas deputy as he tried to serve a warrant.

Dan William Higgins of Midland pleaded guilty Thursday to capital…


Dallas ISD cited for poor background checks

Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:44 am

DALLAS (AP) — State education authorities uncovered violations in the Dallas Independent School District's background check process and recommended the appointment of a monitor to ensure procedures are followed.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Education Agency's Special…


Eltife, Marshall rep introduce Kari's Law

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:40 am

Eltife, Marshall rep introduce Kari's Law (KYTX) - State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed Kari's Law which would require businesses to have direct…


Dallas area has another quake, 3.1 magnitude near Irving

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:06 am

Dallas area has another quake, 3.1 magnitude near Irving IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas area has had another minor earthquake.

The US Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude quake happened…


Contestant not letting Cerebral Palsy keep her from pageant

Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:03 am

Contestant not letting Cerebral Palsy keep her from pageant (KYTX) - A 20- year old North Texas woman will compete for this year's title of Miss Texas, but she's not competing…


Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas issued bonds

Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:50 am

Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas issued bonds SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Immigration attorneys say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has begun issuing bonds for Central American immigrant…


More Texas troopers sought to serve along Mexican border

Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:46 am

More Texas troopers sought to serve along Mexican border AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Texas are being recruited to join the Department of Public Safety for duty mainly…


Fellow armed robber with ex-A&M rushing standout also gets prison

Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:41 am

DALLAS (AP) — A fellow armed robber who helped Texas A&M all-time leading rusher Darren Lewis hold up Dallas-area businesses is also going to federal prison.

Christopher Washington was sentenced Thursday to 25 years behind bars.

Investigators say Washington and…


North Texas man charged with killing ex-wife, DNA links case

Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:18 am

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man has been charged with killing his ex-wife after police say his DNA matched evidence in the slaying.

Frisco city jail records show 63-year-old Robert Moses was being held Friday on a murder…


Driver shot after he hits DeSoto officer with car

Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:25 am

DESOTO, Texas (AP) — DeSoto police say an officer shot the driver of a stolen vehicle after he backed up and hit another officer.

Authorities say the wounded man is expected to survive. His identity wasn't released.

A police spokesman…


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