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Pilar Sanders (mugshot via Collin Co.  Jail)

Pilar Sanders Jailed For Contempt In Child Custody Case

Deion Sanders’ ex-wife Pilar has been sentenced by a Collin County Judge to spend seven days in jail.

12/16/2014

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Eric Williams’ Defense Team Takes Over In Effort To Save Him From Death Penalty

Defense lawyers tried to convince a jury that former JP Eric Williams’ murderous rage was triggered by a wrongful conviction, orchestrated by a ‘cluster of powerful people’ in East Texas.

12/10/2014

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Kaufman County Murder Trial: Day 3 Updates

In the third day of Williams’ capital murder trial, prosecutors called several witnesses in an effort to tie the defendant to the Easter email – sent hours after the McLellands deaths to a Crime Stoppers tip line

12/03/2014

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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

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Feds Bust North Texas Prescription Drug Ring

Four North Texans have pleaded guilty to illegally getting their hands on prescription painkillers, then selling the pills on the streets.

11/03/2014

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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

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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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Court Refuses To Reconsider Texas Abortion Ruling

A federal appeals court dealt Texas abortion providers another blow Thursday when it refused to reconsider its previous ruling that upheld one part of tough restrictions that altogether have closed most abortion facilities.

10/09/2014

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December Trial Date Set In Peterson Abuse Case

A Texas judge has tentatively set a Dec. 1 trial date for Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson on a charge of felony child abuse for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son.

10/08/2014

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Thousands Of Homeowners May Get Damages In Chinese Drywall Lawsuit

Attorney Leonard Davis of New Orleans said Monday that notices were sent Friday to the homeowners in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, Texas and Alabama.

10/06/2014

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