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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

Derek Wilson (Mugshot via Tarrant Co. DA)

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

(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Jury Makes Decision In Deion Sanders Child Custody Case

After two weeks of mudslinging testimony, the child custody hearing is over between former Dallas Cowboy and NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and his estranged wife Pilar.

03/12/2013

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

TX Chief Justice: School Ticketing Is “Criminalizing” Children

Remember when acting out at school would get you detention? Now, state leaders say the same actions are landing to many Texas children in front of judges.

CBSDFW.COM–03/07/2013

A group of playhouses are on display at NorthPark Center as part of Dallas CASAs 17th Annual Parade of Playhouses, helping abused and neglected children in Dallas County. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Playhouse Auction Benefiting Abused Children

There are more than a dozen child size playhouses currently on display at NorthPark Center in Dallas. A raffle and auction is giving shoppers the chance to own a new playhouse while helping abused and neglected children.

CBSDFW.COM–08/03/2012

U.S. Army doctor Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was named as a suspect in the shooting death of 13 people and the wounding of 31 others at Fort Hood, Texas. (credit: U.S. Government Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences via Getty Images)

Beard Would Bar Fort Hood Suspect From Courtroom

A military judge says the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will watch his next hearing on closed-circuit television if he hasn’t shaved his new beard.

06/18/2012

Former NFL star Deion Sanders poses for a photo with his wife Pilar at the 2008 NBA All-Star Game. (credit: Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Court Hearing In Sanders Divorce Proceeding Underway

NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has arrived at the Collin County Courthouse and so has his wife, Pilar Sanders. They arrived separately for a hearing in their ongoing divorce proceedings.

05/03/2012

Three Dallas County men, (L-R) Shakara Robertson, Darryl Washington and Marcus Smith, exonerated on April 6, 2012 for a wrongful conviction in 1994. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Lawyers Prove Innocence Of 3 Dallas County Men

The Innocence Project of Texas has become famous because of their association with DNA exonerations in the state. To hear of another case of wrongful conviction unfortunately isn’t rare, but to learn the project actually located the guilty parties is.

04/06/2012

(credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Flooded Dallas County Courts Building Reopens

A water-damaged courthouse in Dallas has reopened and an inmate who fled while on cleanup duty remains at large.

03/12/2012

The letters BP, inscribed in sand and oil by a Greenpeace activist, are shown on a beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River on May 17, 2010 in near Venice, Louisiana. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

BP Settles With Maker Of Failed Blowout Preventer

BP said it was “in their mutual best interests, and the agreement is not an admission of liability by either party.” The companies are dropping all claims against one another, they said.

12/16/2011

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