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Court Reinstates Most Of Texas’ New Abortion Rules

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

10/31/2013

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No Show Officers Lead To Code Compliance Violation Dismissals

Hundreds of citations for code compliance violations in Fort Worth have been dropped this year, when officers failed to show up for court dates.

CBS 11–10/29/2013

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Trial Of Father Charged For Open Carrying Rifle Draws Attention

A trial has begun in Central Texas that’s drawn the attention of gun-rights advocates who question why a police officer confronted a man legally carrying a semi-automatic rifle as he hiked with his son.

10/16/2013

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Planned Parenthood Files Suit Over Texas Abortion Law

As expected, the abortion battle launched in the Texas Legislature with House Bill 2 is now headed to the courts. More than a dozen health care providers filed a federal lawsuit in Austin Friday challenging key provisions of the bill.

CBS 11–09/27/2013

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Prosecutors Rest In Fort Hood Shooting Trial

Military prosecutors rested their case Tuesday against the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

08/20/2013

U.S. Army doctor Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is the lone suspect in the shooting death of 13 people and wounding of 31 others at Fort Hood in 2009. (credit: Bell Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Hasan: ‘I Would Still Be A Martyr’ If Executed

The Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood told mental health experts after the attack that he “would still be a martyr” if convicted and executed by the government, according to a newspaper report Tuesday.

08/13/2013

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Jury Given Time Amid Rapid Pace Of Fort Hood Trial

Testimony has been moving so quickly during the military trial of the soldier accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that the judge decided to give jurors extra time between witnesses on Monday to finish their notes.

08/12/2013

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Examining Texas’ Castle Doctrine Law

The “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman murder in Florida case has national some groups calling for review of so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws.

07/17/2013

U.S. Army doctor Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is the lone suspect in the shooting death of 13 people and wounding of 31 others at Fort Hood in 2009. (credit: Bell Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Fort Hood Suspect, Defense Attorneys At Odds

Defense attorneys ordered to help the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage say they’re being asked to cross ethical lines.

06/11/2013

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Tarrant Co. Jury Gives Man 45 Years For Sexually Abusing 10-Week-Old

A 40-year old man was sentenced by a Tarrant County jury to 45 years in prison for sexually abusing his girlfriend’s 10-week-old daughter in July 2012.

05/10/2013

Erica Moore enters the courtroom for her trial. Moore has been accused of beating her son after finding him engaged in a homosexual act with a relative. (credit: Chuck Schechner/KRLD)

Mom Going To Trial For Whipping Son For Homosexual Act

A Forest Hill mother is in court today for a pre-trial hearing on a family assault case. Erica Moore is the woman who admitted beating her son with an electrical cord for engaging in a homosexual act.

CBSDFW.COM–04/30/2013

Texas State Capitol

Senate Approves Rules On Sex Offender Prosecution

New tools for prosecutors in cases of sexual assault against children are advancing through the state Capitol.

03/26/2013

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