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Texas prosecutor shot multiple times in broad daylight

An assistant district attorney for Kaufman County, Texas, just east of Dallas, was shot multiple times in broad daylight on Thursday morning just before 9 a.m. as he walked from his vehicle into the courthouse. Police told NBC DFW they are searching for two suspects in a silver Ford Taurus,…

Bleeding man breaks into Goodwill then leaves in drag after rampage

Convicted sex offender Adam Mabery didn’t waste any time getting back into trouble upon his release from prison.  According to Huffington Post, early Monday morning Mabery drunkenly smashed the window of his hotel room in Sherman, Texas, getting cut on head and arm in the process. Naked, the man then…

Powerful tornadoes strike Texas

WASHINGTON — At least two tornadoes ripped across northern Texas Tuesday, flipping huge trucks like toys, tearing off roofs and grounding flights but apparently causing only minor casualties. One twister touched down in a parking lot full of tractor-trailers — large trucks that move shipping-container sized cargos, and television images…

Racism and Vigilante Justice in Pearland, Texas

[This story was submitted by a user on iReport, CNN's citizen-journalism website, and has not been vetted or fact-checked yet by anyone at CNN. -ABL] Trayvon Martin’s killer still has not been arrested, and neither has this woman: It was just another Tuesday evening in a normally quiet neighborhood in Pearland,…

Dallas police hunt for body of boy starved to death by parents

Police in Dallas, Texas are still hunting for the body of an 11-year-old boy who they say was starved to death by his parents over the course of six months. The mother and father of Jonathan Ramsey are both behind bars, accused of keeping their son in a small bedroom…

Hacker hit with marijuana felony en route to SXSW

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The first hacker to break through the security of Apple’s iPhone and Sony’s PlayStation 3 was arrested earlier this month while en route to Austin for an anticipated talk at this year’s South by Southwest conference, police in a remote west Texas county have confirmed to Raw…

Texas man allegedly killed soldier for not believing in God

Can being an atheist in America get you killed? If police in the small Texas town of Petrolia are to be believed, the answer to that question is yes. Officials in Clay County, Texas revealed this week that human remains uncovered near the Oklahoma border last month were those of…

Gunman opens fire outside Texas courthouse ahead of sexual assault trial

During a lunch break ahead of a major trial in Beaumont, Texas, a man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter allegedly opened fire with a high powered rifle, reportedly killing at least one person and wounding several others. Police in Jefferson County told reporters that Bartholomew Granger, 41, engaged officers…

Stratfor CEO: WikiLeaks ‘makes war more likely’

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Speaking to an audience on Tuesday at this year’s South by Southwest convention, Strategic Forecasting CEO George Friedman suggested that by publishing archives of U.S. diplomatic cables, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks actually “makes war more likely.” And in a surprising claim, Friedman added that his company tended…

Obama admin. blocks Texas voter ID law

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday that it objects to a law in Texas which requires voters to present a state-issued photo identification before they may cast a ballot. The department said that Texas failed to show how the voter ID law would not disenfranchise thousands of Latino…

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