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    Dallas-area doctor convicted of health care fraud

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    A North Texas physician who ran a now-closed hospital near Dallas has been convicted of conspiracy, identity theft and health care fraud.
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    No Texas changes in execution procedure

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     Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.

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    TXDOT campaign urges safe driving Video included

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    The energy boom is bringing jobs and prosperity to communities in the Haynesville-Bossier Shale region, but it also is putting more traffic, work crews and trucks on local roadways.  More>>

    State hopes to trace source of intestinal parasite

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    State health officials are trying to trace the origin of an intestinal parasite that has infected 77 Texans so far this year.
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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>>

    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>>

    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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    Reminder: Reward increased to $13,000 for Most Wanted Sex Offender in Texas

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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>>

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    • No Texas changes in execution procedure

      No Texas changes in execution procedure

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:49:57 GMT
       Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.
       Texas prison officials say they plan no changes in lethal injection procedures in the wake of problems with an execution in Arizona.

    • TXDOT campaign urges safe driving

      TXDOT campaign urges safe driving

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:47:29 GMT
      The energy boom is bringing jobs and prosperity to communities in the Haynesville-Bossier Shale region, but it also is putting more traffic, work crews and trucks on local roadways. 
      The energy boom is bringing jobs and prosperity to communities in the Haynesville-Bossier Shale region, but it also is putting more traffic, work crews and trucks on local roadways. 
    • Wage petitions need at least 15K more signatures

      Wage petitions need at least 15K more signatures

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:29:54 GMT
       Arkansas election officials say a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage needs at least 15,107 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the November ballot.
       Arkansas election officials say a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage needs at least 15,107 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the November ballot.

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    • Soaring With the Eagles

      Soaring With the Eagles

      Friday, July 25 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:06:46 GMT
      Imagine soaring like an eagle and catching that next thermal to a higher altitude ... 
      Imagine soaring like an eagle and catching that next thermal to a higher altitude ... 
    • Helicopter Hog Hunting

      Helicopter Hog Hunting

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:15:01 GMT
      It's a problem that can cost local farmers thousands of dollars a year, the damage is being done by feral or wild hogs. They can do some serious damage, but now the State of Louisiana is trying to help in a way you may not have thought of.
      It's a problem that can cost local farmers thousands of dollars a year, the damage is being done by feral or wild hogs. They can do some serious damage, but now the State of Louisiana is trying to help in a way you may not have thought of.
    • East Texas families with quintuplets bond through diapers

      East Texas families with quintuplets bond through diapers

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:20:30 GMT
      The Seals family from Maud, TX stole our hearts in March when proud mother Michelle delivered quintuplets - four girls and one boy!
      The Seals family from Maud, TX stole our hearts in March when proud mother Michelle delivered quintuplets - four girls and one boy!
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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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    • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

      KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

      Friday, July 25 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:24:04 GMT
      KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.
      The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
      The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
    • Report: Adding vision, dental would cost $43M

      Report: Adding vision, dental would cost $43M

      Friday, July 25 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:43:40 GMT
      A report says that adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, but officials say they're not looking at adding on to the program.
      A report says that adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, but officials say they're not looking at adding on to the program.
    • West Nile death in Caddo Parish

      West Nile death in Caddo Parish

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:46:40 GMT
      A person from Caddo Parish has died from West Nile Virus. The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death to KTBS 3 News on Thursday afternoon. According to DHH, the victim was between 60 and 74 years of age.
      A person from Caddo Parish has died from West Nile Virus. The Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death to KTBS 3 News on Thursday afternoon. According to DHH, the victim was between 60 and 74 years of age.
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    • Parking Lot Picnic at Century Link Center

      Parking Lot Picnic at Century Link Center

      Friday, July 25 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:59:15 GMT
      Looking for some family fun and food Friday during lunch? Officials with the Century Link Center say they've got just the event for you!
      Looking for some family fun and food Friday during lunch? Officials with the Century Link Center say they've got just the event for you!
    • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

      KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

      Friday, July 25 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:24:04 GMT
      KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.
      The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
      The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
    • High chairs recalled due to strangulation risk

      High chairs recalled due to strangulation risk

      Friday, July 25 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:02:44 GMT
      Nearly 3,000 high chairs are being recalled due to a design flaw that could cause children to be strangled.
      Nearly 3,000 high chairs are being recalled due to a design flaw that could cause children to be strangled.
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