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Texas man gets life sentence for fatal shootings

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A West Texas man has avoided a possible death sentence after accepting a plea deal in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife and her brother.

Man, 27, arrested after body found in law office

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Police have made an arrest in the death of a man whose body was found at a West Texas law office by officers checking a report of an after-hours disturbance.

Texas won't pursue criminal charges in mass graves

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The state will not pursue criminal charges against a South Texas funeral home that buried unidentified immigrants in trash bags and shopping bags in mass graves.

Texas family's dog found in Washington, returned

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

An East Texas family's dog that ran away seven years ago has been found in Tacoma, Washington, and returned thanks to a microchip implanted in the pooch.

Texas-based drug ring leader gets nearly 23 years

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Prosecutors say the leader of a Texas-based drug ring that supplied at least eight other states has been sentenced to nearly 23 years in federal prison.

Suspect in body in trunk case caught in Houston

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A suspect in a San Antonio slaying in which the victim's body was stuffed in the trunk of a car has been captured in Houston.

Texas police identify burned body found in truck

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

South Texas police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a man found dead in a burning truck.

Southwest plane makes emergency landing in Ohio

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.

House, Senate advance competing border proposals

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming.

24 arrested in North Texas human trafficking sting

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Investigators say two dozen suspects have been arrested in a North Texas human trafficking sting related to sex and juveniles.