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  • 1 Texas death row inmate gets appeal, 2nd inmate rejected March 28, 2017
    HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is allowing a 52-year-old inmate on Texas death row for nearly 25 years for a double slaying in Houston to move forward with an appeal and is upholding the conviction of a another prisoner condemned for the shooting deaths of four people in suburban Dallas in 2004.
  • Longtime fugitive pleads guilty in 1983 death of Texas woman March 28, 2017
    Longtime fugitive pleads guilty in 1983 death of Texas woman Van Wisse was named in an arrest warrant issued in 1996, charging him with murder in the 1983 strangling of 22-year-old Laurie Stout.
  • Oklahoma may legalize hog hunting from helicopters March 28, 2017
    (AP) — Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2neDl3i ) reports that aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but the work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma Department of […]
  • Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate March 28, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a Texas death row inmate who claims he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her majority opinion that Texas' top criminal appeals court ignored current medical standards and required use of outdated criteria when it decided […]
  • Supreme Court rules for Texas death row inmate March 28, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a Texas death row inmate who claims he should not be executed because he is intellectually disabled. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her majority opinion that Texas' top criminal appeals court ignored current medical standards and required use of outdated criteria when it decided […]
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Morning' game March 28, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday morning's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Morning" game were: 6-9-8-3, Sum It Up: 26 (six, nine, eight, three; Sum It Up: twenty-six)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Morning' game March 28, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday morning's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Morning" game were: 1-1-9, Sum It Up: 11 (one, one, nine; Sum It Up: eleven)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Morning' game March 28, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday morning's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Morning" game were: 01-08-09-11-13-16-17-18-19-20-22-24 (one, eight, nine, eleven, thirteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-two, twenty-four)
  • Bill proposing school finance changes headed to Texas House March 28, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bipartisan bill pumping $1.6 billion extra into classrooms as part of small but important changes to how Texas funds public education is headed to the full state House. The bill seeks to overhaul the current "Robin Hood" system, decreasing some funding that school districts in wealthy areas share with those […]
  • What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players March 28, 2017
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil has begun flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes' efforts to stop the project. The company had hoped the pipeline would be operational late last year, but resistance from Sioux tribes and a favorable order under the Obama administration blocked […]
  • Dallas using officers to ease staffing woes at 911 center March 28, 2017
    City council members have expressed concern that officers are being taken off their patrols to staff the call center at a time when the police department is facing its own staffing shortfall.
  • Houston vet charged in murder-for-hire plot leaps to death March 28, 2017
    The Harris County district attorney's office says 48-year-old Valerie Busick McDaniel jumped Monday from her seventh-floor condo. Authorities say McDaniel and her boyfriend hired an undercover police officer posing as a hit man to kill their former partners.
  • Face-tattooed Tango Blast gang member sentenced to 15 years for beating his pregnant girlfriend March 28, 2017
    Jacob Pauda, 31, on Monday was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attacking his pregnant girlfriend. He's accused of beating her, kicking her stomach and chasing her with a knife.
  • Mermaid costume-wearing swimmers in Texas make a splash March 28, 2017
    The swimming women of Siren Star Entertainment are among dozens across the state in the burgeoning mermaid industry, turning childhood fantasies into a paying profession by regularly wriggling into brightly colored tails to entertain children and adults. Inspired in part by the enduring popularity of mermaid movies, they are ready for hire for birthday parties […]
  • Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access March 28, 2017
    CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) — Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future. In Nevada, state lawmakers and health advocates say they […]
  • Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir March 28, 2017
    The announcement marks a significant development in the long battle over the project that will move North Dakota oil 2000 miles (1930 kilometers) through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. The pipeline is three months behind schedule due to large protests and the objections of two American Indian tribes who say […]
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Night' game March 28, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Night" game were: 0-2-3-8, Sum It Up: 13 (zero, two, three, eight; Sum It Up: thirteen)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game March 28, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were: 0-0-6, Sum It Up: 6 (zero, zero, six; Sum It Up: six)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Triple Chance' game March 28, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Triple Chance" game were: 08-15-17-21-23-26-35-42-44-46 (eight, fifteen, seventeen, twenty-one, twenty-three, twenty-six, thirty-five, forty-two, forty-four, forty-six)
  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Two Step' game March 28, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Two Step" game were: 07-12-18-26, Bonus: 13 (seven, twelve, eighteen, twenty-six; Bonus: thirteen) Estimated jackpot: $300,000

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