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2 plead guilty to involvement in Fort Worth sex trafficking ring using Backpage.com


May 23, 2019

Two men face up to life in prison after pleading guilty this month to trafficking charges in connection with a human-trafficking ring operating in Fort Worth and Northlake, federal officials say. Joshua Glaze, 30, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to commit sex trafficking through force, fraud or coercion. Faizal Sabar, 34, pleaded guilty to the same charge May 13, according to …

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Man wanted on parole violation punches through drywall during 7-hour standoff with Carrollton police


May 23, 2019

Carrollton police led a 41-year-old man away in handcuffs Tuesday night after a seven-hour standoff at a residential complex. Police were called to the Rosemeade Townhomes in the 1100 block of East Branch Hollow on a tip that a man wanted on a parole violation was there with a motorcycle that had allegedly been stolen, KTVT-TV (Channel 11) reported. The man, Marvin James Jr., punched …

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Here’s how ‘Go Topless’ Jeep weekend enforcement could change in response to problems this year


May 23, 2019

Galveston County officials plan to bolster law enforcement efforts for next year’s “Go Topless” Jeep weekend after deputies responded to nonstop calls for service and vehicle collisions at this year’s event. The event typically attracts hundreds of Jeep owners to Crystal Beach, but this year’s crowd appeared to be the largest in more than a decade, said Galveston County Sheriff …

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Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings


May 23, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure approved Wednesday night by the state Senate changes the 6-year-old school marshal program that had limited the number of armed marshals, and instead opens …

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Lawyer: Police shot Texas woman in stomach, chest and face.


May 23, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — A private autopsy shows a Houston-area police officer shot a mentally ill woman in the stomach, chest and face when the two struggled during an attempted arrest, a lawyer for the victim’s family said Wednesday. Attorney Ben Crump presented the autopsy report at a press conference. He and Pamela Turner’s family said Baytown police must be held …

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Girl, 10, 6th known child to die after US border detention


May 23, 2019

  HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities say a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died last year after being detained by border authorities in a previously unreported case. The death marks the sixth known case in the last year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that she died on Sept. 29 at an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital of …

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Teen fatally shot after paintball attack on Houston house


May 23, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a 19-year-old man was shot and killed outside a house that came under attack from people armed with a paintball gun. Police said in a news release Wednesday that the resident told investigators he believed the attackers were shooting at his home late Tuesday night, so he opened fire. Police have not released the …

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Census: Big cities in US aren’t growing like they used to


May 23, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Big cities in the U.S. aren’t growing like they used to. Most of the nation’s largest cities last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade, according to population and housing unit estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The previous growth big cities had experienced in the first …

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