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  • Killer of 2 Henderson County deputies loses appeal

     An East Texas man sentenced to death for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff's deputies dead seven years ago has lost a federal court appeal, moving him a step closer to execution.

    June 30, 2014

  • Bond set at $1M for ex-cop in suitcase deaths

    ELKHORN, Wis. (AP) — Two women whose remains were found stuffed in suitcases dropped along a rural Wisconsin highway may have died accidentally, perhaps during consensual sex, the defense attorney for a former police officer suspected in their deaths said Friday.

    June 27, 2014

  • Texas DMV prepares for sticker shock of losing inspection tag

    In less than nine months Texas windshields are going to start looking different, and Department of Motor Vehicles officials are gearing up to avoid a sticky situation when car owners transition from having two state-required tags to one.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lovato leaving TVCC

    Trinity Valley Community College head women’s basketball coach Elena Lovato has announced her resignation to join the staff of Mississippi State University.

    June 23, 2014

  • Texas jobless rate for May slips to 5.1 percent

    The Texas unemployment rate has declined for a third straight month to settle at 5.1 percent for May.

    June 20, 2014

  • One arrested, murder investigation continues

    Athens Police have reported the arrest of one person related to the June 8 murder of Cedrick Collins.

    June 19, 2014

  • Judicial vacancies in Texas among highest in US

    The number of federal judicial vacancies in Texas is among the highest in the nation and the problem is compounded by budget cuts and a growing volume of felony cases that are being delayed, federal officials say.

    June 17, 2014

  • New study aims to rapidly test lung cancer drugs

    A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene profile.

    June 16, 2014

  • Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

    Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54.

    Gwynn's sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed "Mr. Padre" during his 20-year major league career.


    June 16, 2014

  • State: 81 percent of Class of 2015 has passed all exams

      Nearly one student in five in Texas' Class of 2015 is off-track to graduate — despite a dramatic reduction in the standardized tests now required to pass high school.

    June 11, 2014

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