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US Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban

U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern handed down the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples. Kern’s ruling was immediately stayed pending appeal, meaning gay marriages won’t immediately happen in Oklahoma.

01/14/2014

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Prosecutors: Mobsters Cheated Irving, Texas Based Mortgage Firm

The trial of Nicodemo Scarfo and six other defendants started in Camden, N.J. Prosecutors say the defendants used threats to take over a publicly traded Texas based mortgage company and then kept the firm’s assets for themselves.

01/08/2014

Antonio Hales Jr mugshot via Tarrant County District Attorney

Arlington Man Who Burned Girlfriend Sentenced To Life

A 23-year-old Arlington man has been sentenced to life in prison for lighting his longtime girlfriend on fire.

12/17/2013

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Texas Woman Admits To Sending Ricin Letters To President, Officials

A Texas woman is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to both President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

12/10/2013

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Trial Begins For Drunk Driving Teen That Killed Four

The trial started Wednesday morning at a juvenile court in Fort Worth for a teenager accused of driving drunk and killing four people.

12/04/2013

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Soldier Convicted Of Interfering After Open Carrying Rifle In Central Texas

A Central Texas jury has found a Fort Hood soldier guilty of interfering with a police officer after his arrest while carrying an assault-style rifle in public.

11/19/2013

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Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Restrictions

On Tuesday the United States Supreme Court announced it refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions.

11/19/2013

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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

CODE COMPLIANCE 3

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

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