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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned, Attorney Says Faulty GM Part Is To Blame

A judge in Van Zandt County has reversed a guilty plea and manslaughter conviction for a woman who was the victim of one of General Motor’s faulty ignition switches.

11/24/2014

Ricardo Lugo (credit: Hurst Police Department)

Hurst Child Porn Suspect To Be Transferred

One of the suspects in a Hurst child pornography case could be moved to another jail on Monday. Ricardo Lugo is one of two men who were arrested in connection with this case.

11/24/2014

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Teen Charged As Adult In Hit-And-Run Case

A teenager who is accused of hitting and killing a woman while driving will be tried as an adult.

11/21/2014

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Man Gets 45 Years Jail For Friend’s Death

A man from Fort Worth has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for his role in the drug-related robbery and slaying of a childhood friend, and the injury to that man’s girlfriend.

11/21/2014

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City Of Dallas & DPD Facing Federal Civil Rights Complaint

There could be problems ahead for the Dallas Police Department. Leaders with a local organization say they’re preparing to file a federal civil rights complaint against the force and the City of Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–11/20/2014

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Former McLennan County Judge Gets 9 Months For Theft

An ex-judge judge already on probation in a mileage reimbursement scam must serve nine months in federal prison for stealing a dead Texan’s Social Security benefits.

11/20/2014

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North Texas Men Sentenced In Cocaine Case

Six North Texas men have been sentenced to federal prison for their role in a cocaine distribution operation.

11/20/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Woman On Texas Death Row Loses State Court Appeal

Texas’ highest criminal court denied an appeal Wednesday from a woman who was sentenced to death for the killing of her developmentally disabled babysitter four years ago.

11/19/2014

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Judge Weighs Fairness Of NFL Concussion Deal

The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management.

11/19/2014

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Judge Refuses To Toss Perry Case On Technicalities

A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue.

11/18/2014

Mugshot of Brice Alexaxon Johnson. (credit: Parker County Jail)

Springtown Man Sentenced To Prison For Beating Gay Man

A federal judge has sentenced a North Texas man to more than 15 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and severely beat a gay man he met through an online service.

11/17/2014

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Firearms Expert Testifies In Kaufman Murder Case

Kaufman County murder suspect Eric Williams was in court Friday to hear testimony from a state firearms expert who was tasked with matching bullets from the crime scene.

11/14/2014