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No Delay For Accused Kaufman County Killer’s Trial

There will be no delay in the trial for a man accused of murdering three people, including two Kaufman County prosecutors.

09/12/2014

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Former Collin St Bakery Exec Faces Sentencing

The former controller of Corsicana’s Collin St Bakery faces sentencing today after he pled guilty to embezzling $16 million from the famed Texas fruitcake company over a course of 9 years

09/10/2014

The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas.  (Photo credit CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

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Cancer Patient Avoids Prison For Growing Marijuana

A dying man who grew marijuana to treat terminal cancer was sentenced to probation Tuesday, avoiding prison even as he defended his decision to violate the law. The man grew 71 marijuana plants in a trailer outside his parents’ home.

09/09/2014

Wedding cake topper figurines are seen at a bakery. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Attorneys Argue That Texas Gay Marriage Ban Hurts Kids

Lawyers for two same-sex couples challenging Texas’ gay marriage ban are refuting state claims the prohibition promotes raising children in “stable, lasting relationships.”

09/09/2014

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

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him ‘torturous’ pain.

09/09/2014

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Collin Co. Courthouse Closed Following Overnight Power Loss

According to county officials all trials and hearings at the Collin County Courthouse have been canceled for the day.

09/09/2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images for Usher's New Look Foundation)

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Reports To Federal Prison In Texas

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence.

09/08/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Bernie’ Victim’s Family Fights For Voice In Court

When the East Texas mortician who inspired the movie ‘Bernie’ was let out of prison, the family of the elderly woman he killed found out about his release from reporters.

09/05/2014

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Jury Sentences Mesquite Man To 6-Years For Killing Dog

Earlier this week, a Mesquite man was convicted on a felony charge for beating his dog, Candy, with a shovel and then drowning her – today he learned his sentence,

09/05/2014

Benjamon Ray Stewart (Arlington Police Department)

Man Guilty Of Manslaughter In Arlington Crash

A jury has found a North Texas man guilty of intoxication manslaughter in the drunken-driving crash that killed a family of three.

09/05/2014

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Officer’s Heartfelt Words For Teen Who Shot Him

Before the teen who pled guilty to murdering a 6-year-old Saginaw girl left to begin his prison sentence, he listened to statements from the girl’s parents, and the Arlington police officer he shot.

CBS 11–09/04/2014