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    What's going around? Mosquito-borne illnesses

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    Mosquitoes are out in full force. Their bites can transmit a variety of viral illnesses. These viruses have been creating epidemics in some countries, and travelers are now bringing them closer to home. More>>

    4 dead in Texas Panhandle car wreck

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    Police say three adults and one toddler have died in a Texas Panhandle car wreck.
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    Suspect in Texas police shooting `presumed dead'

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    Authorities say a man suspected of shooting two South Texas police officers is "presumed dead" after an assault by officers on the house in which he was barricaded.
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    Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

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    A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ... More>>

    City of Texarkana, Texas considers an impound ordinance Video included

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    The City of Texarkana, Texas is considering a plan to develop an ordinance that would allow police officers to tow and impound vehicles for driving without proof of insurance. More>>

    NOW HIRING -- Get Paid to Scare People!

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    Join the Runaway Fright Train Haunters.  Auditions and interviews are now being held for haunters and support personnel at the historic Jefferson Railway in Jefferson, Tx as they make plans for Halloween. More>>

    DEVELOPING STORY - Several reported injured in Texas home explosion

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    A house has exploded in Central Texas and emergency responders are trying to determine how it happened. More>>

    Texas man gets 16 years for injuring officer

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    A Texas man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a car crash that caused a San Antonio police officer's leg to be amputated.
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    Baby dies while in foster care at East Texas home

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    Officials say a 2-month-old girl has died at an East Texas home as the woman with whom she was living ran an errand and left several other adults to watch the baby.
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    Sheriff: Mother tells police she killed her 4-year-old daughter

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    A Henderson County woman is jailed and charged with Capital Murder after she walked into the Athens Police Department Monday, telling officers she killed her 4-year-old daughter. More>>

    Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

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    A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border. More>>

    Dallas police use civilian workers at county jail

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    The Dallas Police Department is using civilian employees at the county jail to help free up its officers.
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    14-year-old Texas girl dies in go-kart crash

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    Police say a North Texas teenager died Sunday when her go-kart crashed near the Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Planned Parenthood plans $3 million Texas campaign

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    The political arm of Planned Parenthood expects to spend $3 million on an aggressive campaign to support Texas Democrats in the 2014 general election.

     

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    Scams aimed at relatives of child immigrants

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    Federal authorities are warning the public about fraud schemes aimed at exploiting relatives of unaccompanied children who've recently entered the United States.

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    Inmates injured when roof collapses at East Texas jail

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    DIBOLL, Texas (AP) -- The roof of a privately run East Texas jail has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 10 inmates to nearby hospitals. More>>

    Texas mortuary owners charged with abuse of corpse

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     North Texas police have filed criminal charges against two owners of a funeral home where eight decaying bodies were discovered earlier this week.

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    Bowie County Commissioners meet to pay bills Video included

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    Bowie County officials are still working to get a grip on their financial crisis. More>>

    Gym renovation at Panola College well underway

    Alan Moon, Director of Maintenance, Dr. Greg Powell, President, and Steve Williams, Vice President of Physical Affairs of Panola College listen to Cody Stonger from Hunt Construction, project manager, regarding the remodel process  of Arthur Johnson Gym. Alan Moon, Director of Maintenance, Dr. Greg Powell, President, and Steve Williams, Vice President of Physical Affairs of Panola College listen to Cody Stonger from Hunt Construction, project manager, regarding the remodel process of Arthur Johnson Gym.
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    The future is looking bright for Panola College in Carthage, Texas. The first phase of a $35 million bond passed last spring to build a new student life center and science/health science building includes a renovation of the existing Arthur Johnson Gymnasium. More>>

    Sheriff's office: Oklahoma infant safe in Texas Video included

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    Authorities say an infant has been found unharmed in West Texas after she was abducted in Oklahoma.
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    Police: Texas man stabbed daughter 21 times

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    Police have arrested a South Texas man accused of stabbing his 11-year-old daughter 21 times.
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    Official: Fewer kids detained recently at border

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    U.S. Border Patrol officials say a region in South Texas overwhelmed by immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S. has detained fewer minors in the last 10 days.
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    USCG: Search for missing Longview doctor suspended

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    The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who disappeared during a commercial shark diving venture in the vicinity of West End, Bahamas, Sunday night. Missing is John E. Petty, 63, a chiropractor from Longview, Texas. More>>

    Ex-sheriff to be sentenced for money laundering

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    A former South Texas sheriff is to be sentenced after pleading guilty to money laundering. Former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino (treh-VEEN'-yoh) could receive up to 20 years in prison Thursday for his April 14 plea about two weeks after resigning as sheriff. His former commander, Jose Padilla, could receive up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced Thursday in McAllen for accepting a bribe. Trevino admitted to laundering campaign contributions tied to a convicted drug trafficker. Hi... More>>

    Ex-prosecutor asks for pardon in fatal GM crash

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    A former prosecutor has asked a Texas agency to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance but which her attorney says was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch. Candice Anderson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of probation for the death of her fiance, Gene Mikale Erickson, in an East Texas crash. Robert Hilliard, Anderson's attorney, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in May confirmed to Erikson's mother the c... More>>

    Texas processing center for child migrants to open

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     A 55,000-square foot warehouse converted to process immigrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally will open July 20.

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    Shannon Richardson sentenced to 18 years in ricin letter case Video included

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    A New Boston, Texas, woman who mailed ricin-laced letters to President Obama and others last year is sentenced to 18 years in prison. More>>

    Shoppers smash windows when children are left in hot car Video included

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    (KHOU-TV) -- Some brave shoppers jump into action, smashing open a car, after spotting children inside.It happened Monday in Katy, Tx as temperatures hovered above 90 degrees.As Rucks Russell shows us, the rescue was caught on camera. More>>

    Order issued in suit by Texas gun rights group

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    A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order preventing a North Texas city from enforcing an ordinance that a gun rights group says violates its free speech rights.
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    Regent: officials received threatening messages

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    The chairman of the University of Texas System's regents complained that regents and the chancellor have been subjected to personal and "threatening" attacks.
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    Obama ties to shift border crisis political debate

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    President Barack Obama is seeking to recast the political debate over young migrants arriving at the border as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.
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    Reminder: Reward increased to $13,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender in Texas

    Jerry Don Holmes, 42 Jerry Don Holmes, 42
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    The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public that the reward for Jerry Don Holmes, 42, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to this capture if the tip comes in during the month of June.  More>>

    Two men arrested accused of felony possession of marijuana

    Brandon Jefferson (source: Texarkana Texas Police Department) Brandon Jefferson (source: Texarkana Texas Police Department)
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    Two Texarakana men are behind bars after allegedly being caught with a significant amount of marijuana. More>>

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    • Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

      Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:37:07 GMT
      A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ...
      A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ...
    • Lonoke County man sentenced in child porn case

      Lonoke County man sentenced in child porn case

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:25:26 GMT
       A Lonoke County man arrested last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child porn charges.
       A Lonoke County man arrested last year has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child porn charges.

    • Responders take part in chemical leak drill

      Responders take part in chemical leak drill

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:46 GMT
       Emergency responders have participated in a chemical leak drill at Beaver Water District.
       Emergency responders have participated in a chemical leak drill at Beaver Water District.
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    • Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

      Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:28:29 GMT
      We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c...
      We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c...
    • Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

      Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:14:50 GMT
      So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
      So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
    • Shreveport V.A. Whistleblower: "This behavior is built into the foundation."

      Shreveport V.A. Whistleblower: "This behavior is built into the foundation."

      Thursday, July 10 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:18:48 GMT
      Ever since allegations that veterans died waiting for care came out of phoenix, we've all been asking, why, and how could an organization aimed at helping our servicemen and women foster an atmosphere where this has gone on for so long? 
      Ever since allegations that veterans died waiting for care came out of phoenix, we've all been asking, why, and how could an organization aimed at helping our servicemen and women foster an atmosphere where this has gone on for so long? 
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