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Convict who escaped from Oklahoma prison in 1981 arrested in Houston

HOUSTON – A convict who escaped from an Oklahoma prison in 1981 was arrested Thursday in Houston. Stephen Michael Paris was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals Thursday morning at his workplace. Paris, 58, escaped from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center when he was 22 years old. He had served about 19 months of a nine-year sentence for possession and …

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Steve Stockman, ex-Texas congressman, found guilty in fraud trial

HOUSTON – Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman was found guilty Thursday in his federal fraud trial. Stockman was accused of conspiring to violate federal election laws during his last term in office. Federal prosecutors said that the former congressman had conspired with two former employees to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars for his personal use. According to the complaint, …

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Lawsuit announced after deputy shoots man to death in north Harris County

HOUSTON – A lawsuit was announced Thursday after a Harris County deputy shot and killed a man last month. This comes after social media video surfaced showing the moments leading up to 34-year-old Danny Thomas’ death. The shooting was reported around 1 p.m. on March 22 in the 17600 block of Imperial Valley Drive. Video posted on Snapchat and Facebook shows Thomas, with …

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One Killed in Crash Along Fort Worth’s Northside Drive

One person was killed in a two-car crash along Northside Drive in Fort Worth Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred sometime around noon on the 1300 block of Northside, just north of downtown. Fort Worth police said a man driving one of the vehicles was killed at the scene. A woman in another vehicle had to be extricated and her condition …

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Fire Damages Grapevine Community Clinic Building

Firefighters are investigating what sparked a fire inside the GRACE Grapevine community clinic Wednesday night. Firefighters were called to initial reports of a smoke smell in the 800 block of East Texas Street at about 10 p.m. Nothing was found, so firefighters began a search around the area. Minutes later crews found the fire burning on East Walnut Street in …

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Texas, US Retail Gasoline Prices Up This Week: AAA

Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country are higher this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the price at the pump statewide rose 2 cents to reach an average $2.45 per gallon. Drivers nationwide are paying a penny more this week at an average $2.67 per gallon. “Drivers in every city across Texas are seeing gas price averages …

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UNT Student Finishes 59-Year Journey to Degree

College graduation season arrives in just a month, and a member of the University of North Texas Class of 2018 may walk across the stage taller and prouder than the rest. Betty Sue Davis Wright will graduate in May at the age of 77. It took her 59 years, but Betty will finally get her college degree. ‘It’s a slam …

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Good cholesterol may up gastro pneumonia risk

Good cholesterol levels may lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, a new study said. According to researchers individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was 43 per cent higher in those with very high HDL cholesterol, reported private news channel. “We found that …

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Over 4,000 families refuse polio vaccine in Punjab over ‘viral video’

Children being administered polio vaccine in Lahore. Photo: AFP/File LAHORE: More than 4,000 families refused to administer their children with polio drops during an ongoing immunisation drive in Punjab. Health department officials said that the refusals, originating from five districts of the province, stem from an anti-vaccine video being propagated on social media. They added that more than 4,000 refusal …

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Night owls risk dying younger, should sleep in: study

PARIS: People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the Sun, researchers said Thursday. A survey of more than 430,000 people in Britain found that night owls had a 10-percent higher risk of dying in the 6.5-year study period than “larks”. “This is …

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