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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Fire officials say one man was killed and another injured in an explosion at an Arlington garage while they were tampering with illegal consumer-grade fireworks. Firefighters were called to the home late last night. They found a man on the lawn suffering from burns. Jared Backus was dead inside the garage.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Police suspect a murder-suicide in the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in the bedroom of a Fort Worth house. Police believe Wednesday's shootings were a murder-suicide but are awaiting rulings by the medical examiner's office. The man and woman had each been shot in the head.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Austin City Council has approved a law banning the use of hand-held cellphones and many other portable electronic devices while driving. The law takes effect next year. Police will be able to cite motorists and bicyclists caught chatting, texting or tapping on smartphone applications while moving.

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities have charged a Bastrop youth minister they say had sex with a 16-year-old girl. Isahiah Arellano is charged with three counts of sexual assault. Arellano tells authorities he only had sex with the teen once. She tells them it happened three times.

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