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Texas Opts Out Of Federal Prison Rape Law

Texas is one of several states refusing to comply with a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison, with governors criticizing the decade-old law as counterproductive and too expensive to implement.

05/23/2014

Christopher Gonzalez (Tarrant County Jail)

Man Sentenced To 43 Years For Abusing 2 Sisters

A 40-year-old Fort Worth man was sentenced to 43 years in prison without parole for molesting two sisters on separate occasions at his home.

05/23/2014

Detective Charles Dinwiddie (credit: Killeen Police Department)

Killeen Officer Shot Serving Warrant Dies

A Killeen police officer who was shot while serving a warrant died Sunday from his injuries.

05/11/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 06: Singer/Songwriter Edie Brickell performs during the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 5 presented by Shell at The Fair Grounds Race Course on May 6, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Edie Brickell, Paul Simon Arrested After Argument

Oak Cliff native Edie Brickell and her husband singer Paul Simon were arrested on disorderly conduct charges over the weekend.

04/28/2014

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Texas 10-Year-Old Suspected In 11 Burglaries

An investigation into nearly a dozen attempted burglaries in Central Texas has led to the arrest of three youths, including a 10-year-old suspect.

CBS 11–04/24/2014

Marshall Pittsinger (credit: Tarrant County Jail)

Police Arrest Man For Stealing Gas

Police in Fort Worth arrested Marshall Pittsinger, 31, for engaging in organized crime after he tried to steal gas.

04/17/2014

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

Serial Killer Executed With Texas’ New Drug Supply

A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers’ demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.

04/03/2014

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Scant Evidence Of Threats To Execution Drugmakers

State prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply Texas with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public.

04/03/2014

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Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Rape Law

Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

04/01/2014

John B. Isbell mugshot via Tarrant Co. DA

Ex-Con Sentenced To 45 Years For High Speed Chase

An ex-con is sentenced to 45 years in jail for leading police in North Texas on two wild high speed chases.

03/27/2014

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5 Texas Inmates Sickened By Synthetic Pot

Five inmates at an East Texas jail have been hospitalized after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette that was smuggled into the lockup.

03/11/2014

Timothy Earl Wesley (credit: Tarrant County Jail)

Grand Prairie Man Sentenced To 60 Years For Child Abuse

A 49-year-old Grand Prairie man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for repeatedly sexually abusing a young relative.

03/06/2014

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