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thumbnail favicon chron.com —  6+ hour, 25+ min ago

North Texas shooter kills 2, wounds 3 cops, takes own life

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...He said the Texas Rangers -- the state's elite police force -- would take over the investigation.... ..."The main focus is on how and why this happened," Spillane told The Associated Press. A woman was found dead inside a house and a man was found dead outside, Sgt. Rick Alexander said , speaking at a news conference late Saturday. A woman who called 911 was also wounded, he said....

thumbnail favicon chron.com —  1+ day ago

Uvalde schools police Chief Pete Arredondo resigns from City Council

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...Chief Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that he has decided to step down for the good of the city administration. He was elected to the District 3 council position on May 7 and was sworn in -- in a closed-door ceremony -- on May 31, just a week after the massacre.... ...Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, told a state Senate hearing last month that Arredondo -- the on-site commander -- made "terrible decisions" as the massacre unfolded on May 24 , and that the police response was an "abject failure."...

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Texas Supreme Court approves enforcement of 1920s abortion laws

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...The Texas Supreme Court on Friday overruled a Houston judge's temporary block on prosecutions of Texas abortion providers and recipients based on state statutes from 1925.... ...A Harris County district judge issued the restraining order, which blocks abortions in several Texas counties from being prosecuted immediately based on laws established decades before Roe v. Wade overrode Texas state law....

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Texas' border mission grows, but crossings are at the highest in two decades

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...Greg Abbott ordered state troopers to inspect more trucks -- again expanding a border security mission that has cost billions, given the National Guard arrest powers and bused migrants to Washington, D.C.... ..."Greg Abbott, all he wants to do is gotcha phrases and gotcha stunts without any real solutions," said state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat whose district includes the back road in San Antonio where the truck was found abandoned...

thumbnail favicon chron.com —  2+ day ago

Uvalde victims' loved ones plead for answers from City Council as school district police chief a no-show yet again

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...Parents and loved ones of the victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary School pressed Uvalde City Council members Thursday for details on the official investigation into the tragedy -- but their requests for more information were, once again, denied.... ...At Thursday's scheduled council meeting in Uvalde, Mayor Don McLaughlin said the Texas Department of Public Safety and Uvalde County District Attorney's Office said releasing such information would jeopardize the investigation....

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Report: Russia hints at prisoner exchange swapping Brittney Griner for notorious Russian arms dealer

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...Russia has recently hinted at potentially trading WNBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner for Victor Bout, a notorious Russian arms dealer known by some as the "Merchant of Death" in a prisoner swap with the U.S.... ...Last month, state-owned Russian news service Tass reported that the two nations had begun talks concerning a potential prisoner exchange involving the high-profile figures. Bout's New York-based lawyer, Steve Zissou, told the Times he'd recently met with Anatoly I....

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Ken Paxton pushing top Texas court to empower abortion prosecutions using pre-1920's bans

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...Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is pushing the state's highest court to remove a block on immediate criminal prosecutions for abortions, based on Texas state laws dating back to 1925.... ...However, "the general rule is you cannot appeal a temporary restraining order," explained David Levine, a professor at UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. "This motion shows Paxton's zeal for pursuing these prosecutions, that he's ready to prosecute."...

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Texas schools will be required to secure all exterior doors, train staff on safety by September, TEA says

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...Texas public schools will be required to secure exterior doors, train staff on safety procedures and review threat response plans before the next school year begins under new school safety requirements issued by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) following the deadliest school shooting in state... ..."We understand that the safety of students and staff is always the top priority of Texas public school systems," TEA Commissioner Mike Morath and Texas School Safety Center Director Kathy Martinez-Prather wrote in a joint letter Thursday....

thumbnail favicon chron.com —  4+ day ago

Texas man on death row pleads guilty in 2 cold-case killings

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...William Reece, 62, pleaded guilty in a courtroom in Galveston in the 1997 killings of 12-year-old Laura Smither of Friendswood and 17-year-old Jessica Cain of Tiki Island.... ...Also exhumed from that site were the remains of Kelli Cox, a 20-year-old University of North Texas student who was last seen in Denton in 1997. Reece is awaiting trial in Brazoria County on a capital murder charge in Cox's death....

thumbnail favicon chron.com —  3+ day ago

Texas woman accused in cyclist death captured in Costa Rica

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...Marshals Service said Thursday. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was arrested Wednesday at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, the Marshals Service said in a statement.... ...Wilson, 25, was found dead May 11, and Austin police later issued a murder warrant for Armstrong. Wilson, a competitive gravel and mountain bike racer and Vermont native known as "Mo," had been in Austin for a cycling event....



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