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Ex-football player convicted of killing Texas man

Oct. 4, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former college football player has been convicted of killing a North Texas man from whom he was trying to steal marijuana. Twenty-one-year-old Dontrell Dock was found guilty Thursday after jurors deliberated for about three hours in Tarrant County. Dock was a running back with...

Third accuser comes forward against Houston priest

Oct. 4, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A third person accused a Houston-area Catholic priest on Thursday of sexually touching him when he was a teenager, in a case that has brought unwelcome attention to the high-profile cardinal leading the American church's response to sexual abuse. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of...

Biker gang's president sentenced to life imprisonment

Sep. 26, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The national president of the notorious Bandidos biker gang was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 10 years in prison for directing a violent racketeering and drug trafficking enterprise. Jeffrey Faye Pike of Conroe, Texas, was sentenced in federal court in San Antonio. The 63-year-old...

Man to return to Louisiana prison after escape 15 years ago

Sep. 22, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

CLINTON, La. (AP) — It's been 15 years since inmate Lonnie Payne called Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish Prison his home, but a sheriff's official says that's about to change. Criminal Deputy Greg Phares said late Friday that Payne escaped the prison in Clinton in 2003 while serving time for burglary. He...