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.
A musician from Tennessee has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for trying to entice minors into having sex with him in Texas.
Authorities in South Texas are seeking a 19-year-old man suspected in the fatal shooting of his parents allegedly after an argument.
Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a criminal enterprise that orchestrated a killing and distributed methamphetamine in East Texas.
The Texas prison system is paying $750,000 for climate-controlled barns for use in its pig farming program.
An Ellis County jury sentenced Ryan Keith Mason, 41, of Italy, to 68 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
At the ripe old age of 8, Paco is already facing retirement.
Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been resentenced to 14 years as part of a court-ordered reduction that closes one of the country’s most notorious financial scandals.
An advocacy group has sued the Texas prison system blaming 13 inmate deaths since 2007 on hot conditions in units without air conditioning.
A man charged with forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and advertising her services online has pleaded guilty in a North Texas sex trafficking case.