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  • Lubbock man indicted in laser shining at aircraft

    DALLAS (AP) — A 23-year-old former suburban Dallas man has been indicted on a federal count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft in the laser shining on a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter. A U.S. attorney's statement says FBI agents arrested Steven Alexander Chavez on Friday in...

  • Correction: Oil Spill-Land Conservation story

    HOUSTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about a new state park planned for southeast Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money from a BP and Transocean fund that was used to buy the land. It was $34.5 million, not $32 million. The AP also misidentified the Texas Parks and...

  • Austin police search for bicycle thief

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say they are investigating nearly 40 nighttime burglaries in which more than 115 "high end" bicycles were stolen from garages. Police say one suspect, whose image was captured on a homeowner's surveillance camera, is responsible for multiple burglaries. They...

  • Texas man gets 6-year term for health care fraud

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man has been sentenced to six years in prison for a fraudulent health care scheme that netted him about $1.2 million in federal payouts. Lawrence Tyler of Humble was sentenced Friday after earlier being found guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, money...

  • Ex-teacher sentenced in fatal hit-and-run of boy

    DALLAS (AP) — A 54-year-old former suburban Dallas teacher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a 6-year-old boy last year. A Dallas County jury Friday imposed concurrent sentences against Tammy Lowe of 10 years for manslaughter and eight years for failing to...

  • Texas Gov. Perry's team will ask judge to end case

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney for Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday that he will ask a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. Those intentions are unsurprising given that Perry has...

  • Southwest jet makes emergency landing in Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet has made a safe emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said Friday that Flight 8 was bound for Austin but returned to Dallas Love Field after the tire blew. Hawkins says the captain of the Boeing 737 flew...

  • Chikungunya virus confirmed in Tarrant County

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the North Texas county's first case of chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus disease. Officials at Tarrant County Public Health say a resident of Mansfield, about 20 miles southwest of Fort Worth, has been...

  • South Texas man sentenced for sex abuse of child

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexually abusing a child over eight years. A Cameron County jury sentenced Dick Weaver of Harlingen (HAR'-lin-juhn) on Thursday. He will not be eligible for parole. The jury on Wednesday convicted Weaver of...

  • SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches to the southernmost tip of Texas. The county's governing board on Thursday also approved a draft of...

  • Sheriff: Houston officer arrested in drug bust

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas authorities have jailed a Houston Police Department officer who they say transported a kilogram of cocaine while her 6-year-old son was in the car. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office charged 26-year-old Jasmine Bonner with manufacturing or delivering a controlled...

  • Fire officials: Austin babysitter charged in arson

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin authorities say a 57-year-old babysitter intentionally set a man's house on fire while watching his twin 5-year-old boys. Fire department investigators charged Martha Carolyn Dreher with felony first-degree arson on Thursday in connection to the Aug. 9 fire....

  • Police: Off-duty Dallas officer shoots gunman

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say an off-duty officer shot an armed man outside of a Montessori open house after the man critically wounded a woman. Deputy Chief Gil Garza says the officer was out of uniform and headed to a family function Thursday night when he saw an altercation between two...

  • North Texas funds spring up for Dr. Kent Brantly

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former colleagues and fellow congregants are raising money and accepting donations for Dr. Kent Brantly, the Texas-trained doctor who survived Ebola. A fund established by JPS Health System, where Brantly completed his family medicine residency, has attracted more than...

  • Dallas Police: Man killed himself in shooting

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a man killed himself after police who saw his gun opened fire. The incident late Wednesday night ended in the death of 52-year-old Terence Michael Groessel. Police Maj. Jeff Cotner said Thursday that a preliminary autopsy indicated Groessel killed himself....



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