A decision by Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to allow Muslim inmates in the Dallas County Jail to receive special meals during Ramadan has sparked controversy.
A South Texas woman has been accused of ripping her 6-year-old son’s genitals during a rage and trying to repair the wound with glue.
A Dallas doctor who wrongly allowed his signature to be copied by associates to order prescriptions has been sentenced to four years in prison for medical fraud.
William Chance wants to connect to the spirits of his dead parents from his prison cell. All he needs is a lock of their hair for a Native American ritual he believes will help find them.
Two convicted killers who used forged release documents to escape their life sentences are being grilled by Florida law enforcement authorities who say they expect to make more arrests.
A former Halliburton manager pleaded guilty Tuesday to destroying evidence in the aftermath of the deadly rig explosion that spawned BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his mother and draining her bank account.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption.
An Ellis County jury has convicted a 52-year-old man of sexual assault of a child. On Thursday the jury sentenced Archie Lee Becks to 60 years in prison for assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
A Tarrant County judge sentenced a convicted felon to multiple life sentences on Friday for sexually abusing his teenage stepdaughter and raping and shooting his next door neighbor, who miraculously survived.
A judge has sentenced a 28-year-old Texas man to 1½ years in prison for pointing a green laser beam at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter.
Critics of mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders say it leads to overcrowding in prisons, including here in North Texas.