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Crime

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Texas Executes Man Who Killed Ex-Wife, Her Brother

A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.

09/10/2014

(credit: Corsicana Daily Sun)

Former Collin St Bakery Exec Faces Sentencing

The former controller of Corsicana’s Collin St Bakery faces sentencing today after he pled guilty to embezzling $16 million from the famed Texas fruitcake company over a course of 9 years

09/10/2014

The Wynne Unit in Huntsville, one of the seven prison units in Walker County, Texas.  (Photo credit CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

In this handout image provided by the Cascade County Sheriff's Office, former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is seen in a police booking photo April 2, 2012 in Great Falls, Montana.  Leaf was arrested on charges of burglary, theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.  (Photo by Cascade County Sheriff?s Office via Getty Images)

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf Sentenced To 5 Years

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.

09/09/2014

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Police Arrest 3 Men At SMU For Off-Campus Assault

This offense does not appear to be related to the criminal assault of a female SMU student that happened on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.

09/09/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Lawsuit Argues Texas To Use Expired Execution Drug

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution this week contend in a federal lawsuit the sedative intended for his lethal injection is expired and its use could cause him ‘torturous’ pain.

09/09/2014

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Police Officer Injured During Car Chase

The chase only lasted 20 minutes, but Grand Prairie Police say a suspect left a path of damage when he stole a maintenance vehicle from a school Friday morning.

09/05/2014

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

‘Bernie’ Victim’s Family Fights For Voice In Court

When the East Texas mortician who inspired the movie ‘Bernie’ was let out of prison, the family of the elderly woman he killed found out about his release from reporters.

09/05/2014

(Courtesy of Dallas Police)

Jury Sentences Mesquite Man To 6-Years For Killing Dog

Earlier this week, a Mesquite man was convicted on a felony charge for beating his dog, Candy, with a shovel and then drowning her – today he learned his sentence,

09/05/2014

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Medical Examiner Identifies Bodies Found In House

The Collin County Medical Examiner confirmed Thursday evening the two bodies found at a home on Mountain View Lane are Sumeet Dhawan, 43, and his wife Pallavi Dhawan, 39.

09/04/2014

Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett lived for 43 minutes, then suffered a heart attack after he was given the first drug in the three drug cocktail. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Oklahoma Report: Executioners Need More Training

Oklahoma turned to a 15-year physician and a medical technician with 40 years’ experience to put Clayton Lockett to death, yet his execution still went awry.

09/04/2014

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Good Samaritan Rescues Toddler Left In Hot Car

Quick thinking and attention to detail kept an emergency from turning tragic after police say a grandmother left a child alone in the car on a sweltering day.

09/02/2014

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