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Lubbock man indicted in laser shining at aircraft

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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.

Austin police search for bicycle thief

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Austin police say they are investigating nearly 40 nighttime burglaries in which more than 115 "high end" bicycles were stolen from garages.

Man sentenced to 99 years in wife's death

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

A jury has sentenced a 32-year-old man to 99 years in prison for the shooting death of his wife.

Texas man gets 6-year term for health care fraud

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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.

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

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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.

Chikungunya virus confirmed in Tarrant County

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the North Texas county's first case of chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus disease.

Southwest jet makes emergency landing in Dallas

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

A Southwest Airlines jet has made a safe emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff.

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

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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.

South Texas man sentenced for sex abuse of child

|Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

A South Texas man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexually abusing a child over eight years.

Wounded Texas veterans find therapy on the water

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

People who carry on with missionary zeal about the poetry of sailing are probably not manning a bilge pump or scrubbing a hull, but the poetry is there.