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Family Shares Story Of Abuse; Hopes To Help Others

At a park in Mineral Wells, Peggy and Robert Crutsinger say they’re healing slowly alongside their two young sons. Both boys were molested by a close family friend.

01/10/2014

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Sculptor Pays Homage To Prisoner Wrongfully Convicted Of Rape

Sculptor Eddie Dixon is creating a bronze sculpture of a man wrongfully convicted of rape and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

12/29/2013

Ethan Couch, 16, has been sentenced to 10 years probation for a June 2013 drunk driving crash that killed four people and severely injured two others.  (credit: CBS 11 News)

Lt. Gov. Calls For Tougher Sentences After Couch Case

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Thursday called on a state Senate committee to study sentences for intoxication manslaughter cases after a teenager received probation for a wreck that killed four people.

CBS 11–12/19/2013

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Inmate Guilty Of Trying To Have North Texas Judge Killed

A federal inmate has been found guilty of trying to hire someone to kill a North Texas federal judge.

12/11/2013

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Texas Man Who Killed HIV-Positive Mistress Gets 40 Years

A Dallas jury has handed down a 40-year prison sentence to a man who admitted to killing his mistress after finding out she was HIV positive.

11/05/2013

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Fort Worth Jury Sentences Ex-Con To 70 Years For Robbery

A 54-year-old parolee was sentenced to 70 years in prison for robbing two Fort Worth businesses – a phone store and a pharmacy – on separate occasions earlier this year.

10/31/2013

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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

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