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Recusal Hearing Set For Peterson Case Judge

A hearing is set on whether to remove the judge in the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson.

10/22/2014

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Former Dewhurst Aide Pleads Guilty To Stealing Campaign Funds

A former top adviser to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing $1.8 million in campaign funds from the powerful Republican.

10/21/2014

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Gov. Rick Perry’s 1st Court Appearance Delayed

Gov. Perry’s first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7.

10/21/2014

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Waco Man Admits Setting 1986 Fire, Killing 2 Boys

A Texas man has admitted to setting a backyard fire in 1986 that killed his two stepsons, ending a yearslong fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully put him behind bars.

10/21/2014

(L-R) Javier Hernandez, Joseph Sisk, William Sisk, Rocksan Winterberg (Image via Tarrant Co. D.A.)

Fort Worth Foursome Sentenced In Murder, Attempted Cover-Up

Four Fort Worth individuals were sentenced to prison for their roles in a July 2012 murder and attempted cover-up.

10/20/2014

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Marine Reservist Sentenced To 45 Years For Fatally Stabbing Teen Girlfriend

North Texas prosecutors say a 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally stabbing his teenage girlfriend after she told him she no longer wanted to date him.

10/17/2014

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Williams Murder Trial Resumes After Judge Refuses To Move Trial

Jury selection in the Kaufman County murder trial has resumed in Rockwall after the judge refused to move the trial a second time.

10/17/2014

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Former Vice Detective Convicted Of Obstruction

A federal jury has convicted a former Dallas vice detective on obstruction charges for passing unauthorized tips about police raids and investigations into prostitution.

10/17/2014

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Texas Asks Supreme Court To Preserve Voter ID Law

Attorney General Greg Abbott is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the state’s voter ID law in place with early voting starting next week.

10/16/2014

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Former Denton HS Teacher Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

A former North Texas high school journalism teacher faces up to 60 years in federal prison for soliciting teens for child pornography.

10/15/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Man Condemned For Killing 3 Children Loses Appeal

A 35-year-old man sentenced to die for the deaths of his daughter and two other young girls in an east central Texas house fire 14 years ago has lost a federal court appeal, moving him a step closer to execution.

10/15/2014

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Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas voter ID law that the U.S. Justice Department describes as the state’s latest tool to suppress minorities in elections.

10/14/2014