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Texas man sentenced for sexual assault of child

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

An East Texas man has been sentenced to three 99-year prison sentences for sexually abusing a 14-year-old female relative.

In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.

Police: Houston father charged in son's death

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Police say a Houston father has been charged with killing his 2-month-old son.

Texas County reaches $775,000 deal in Taser case

|Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Bastrop County has settled a federal lawsuit for $775,000 with the family of a high school student who suffered a brain injury after a deputy shot him with a Taser.

Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners.

Sternest charge over man's pot brownies dropped

|Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree felony drug charge that could have imprisoned a 19-year-old Texas man for life over brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil he's accused of making and selling.

Man shot dead in Lubbock police confrontation

|Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Police say a domestic dispute and ensuing threats led to a confrontation between a male suspect and officers culminating in the officers shooting the man dead.

Man released after Indy 500 fan slaying rearrested

|Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

A man accused in a deadly shooting near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the eve of the Indy 500 but released on a technicality is back in custody facing a murder charge.

Grand jury clears officers in teen's shooting

|Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

A North Texas grand jury has declined to indict three suburban Dallas police officers in the fatal Christmas Day shooting death of a 16-year-old suspect.

Officials: Man deliberately ruined his $1M car

|Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle.