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Fugitives accused of shooting Texas cop arrested in Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. (KAIT) - U.S. marshals and local law enforcement arrested a couple accused of shooting a Texas police officer. Acting on a tip, officers arrested 43-year-old Royce Wood and 32-year-old Tiffany Caswell at a Mountain View motel early Thursday morning. According to the Wise County, Texas Sheriff’s Office,...
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Eight arrested in Operation Fallen Angel

CORYELL COUNTY, Texas – Operation Fallen Angel has led to the arrest of eight individuals. The Coryell County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team – along with the Texas State Attorney’s Office’s Human Trafficking Division, Copperas Cove Police Department’s SWAT Team, and Gatesville Police Department – executed four arrest/search warrants Wednesday in the City of Gatesville.
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Texas man who ran child obscenity website sentenced to 40 years in prison

MIDLAND, Texas — A Texas man was given a 40-year prison sentence on Tuesday after being convicted of running a website that published ghastly materials depicting sexual abuse against children. According to the Justice Department, Thomas Alan Arthur started the website, called “Mr. Double,” in 1996 and began charging member...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes slate of Democratic-led bills

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shot down a total of 20 bills over this year's legislative session, including a number of Democratic-led legislative priorities with bipartisan support: two criminal justice reform bills, a bill that would have banned the use of heavy chains to keep dogs tethered and a bill that would have required middle school students to learn about how to identify domestic abuse in their family and dating lives.
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365 Days of Texas True Crime: Stolen Youth

On Friday, June 18th at around 10 a.m. a land owner in Wharton County clearing some fields came across what he thought to be remains, human or animal he wasn't sure. To be safe he reported it to the authorities and they determined it to in fact be human. Laying in his field, in a remote part of Wharton County was what was once a teenage girl. Wharton County Sheriff’s office responded to an area off County Road 225, east of County Road 216.
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Texas asks judge to halt 'catch-and-release' border policy

The state of Texas is asking a federal court to order the Biden administration to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's rules limiting the admission of people looking to enter the U.S. illegally or without proper documentation due to the coronavirus pandemic, and to stop releasing the vast majority of migrants without having them quarantined or tested for COVID-19.
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‘Bloods’ Gang Member Found In Texas With Cash, Illegal Substances

Illegal substances like methamphetamine, digital scales, marijuana, packaging supplies, and extensive drug ledgers were recently discovered in the custody of a known ‘Bloods’ gang member. Pleasanton Police stopped Billy Ray Truelove, 45, for a minor traffic violation on the 1000 block of US Highway 281 in Texas on Monday, May...
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Texas lawmakers decline to expand air conditioning in state prisons

GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) - Only about one in four Texas prison beds are cooled, and state lawmakers declined to expand air conditioning this legislative session. That has led criminal justice advocates to question the budget priorities of the state’s leaders. “There are people in the Texas Legislature who think that...