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Dallas County Sheriff Allows Special Meals For Muslim Inmates

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.

10/28/2013

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FBI: Mom Rips Son’s Genitals; Glues Wound

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.

10/24/2013

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Dallas Doctor Gets 4 Years In Prison For Fraud

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.

10/24/2013

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Texas Inmate Denied Locks Of Dead Parents’ Hair

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.

10/23/2013

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Police: Escaped Florida Prisoners Had Inside Help

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.

10/20/2013

The letters BP, inscribed in sand and oil by a Greenpeace activist, are shown on a beach at the mouth of the Mississippi River on May 17, 2010 in near Venice, Louisiana. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Ex-Halliburton Manager Pleads Guilty

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.

10/15/2013

Thomas Grady Layton, of Granbury, was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of his 64-year-old mother. (credit: Collin Co. District Attorney's Office)

Granbury Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing His Mom

A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his mother and draining her bank account.

10/14/2013

A 2008 photo of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court for sentencing. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

North Texan & Ex-Detroit Mayor Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption.

10/10/2013

Mugshot of convicted child molester Archie Lee Becks. (credit: Ellis Co. District Attorney's Office)

North Texas Child Molester Sentenced To 60 Years

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.

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Rapist Receives Multiple Life Sentences In Tarrant County

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.

09/27/2013

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Texas Man Who Shined Laser On Customs Copter Gets Prison

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.

09/25/2013

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Overcrowded Prisons Lead To Campaign For Ending Mandatory Sentences

Critics of mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders say it leads to overcrowding in prisons, including here in North Texas.

09/24/2013

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