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U.S. Marshals track, arrest Texas man in Coeur d'Alene

Apr. 2, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

COEUR D' ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A 47-year-old Texas man was arrested in Idaho on charges of interference with a child custody order after he was accused of taking his 6-year-son on an 1,800-mile (2,900-kilometer) trip during a scheduled visitation, authorities said. Ronald Whitted of Fort Worth, Texas, had a...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2012, file photo, Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie celebrates with fans after defeating Oklahoma in an NCAA college basketball game in Lubbock, Texas. Gillispie was named head coach at Tarleton State, taking over a program making the transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. The move Monday, March 30, 3030, came two years after Gillispie had a successful kidney transplant, and eight years after his last Division I job. (Zach Long/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP, File)

Gillispie back in Division I close to home at Tarleton State

Mar. 31, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Billy Gillispie said he had other opportunities to get back in NCAA Division I basketball during a successful stint as a Texas junior college coach. The West Texas native accepted one close to home, far from the overbearing pressure of trying to reach the Final Four or win a...

In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 photo, Rev. Dr. Robert Pace walks his dog outside of his home in Brenbook, Texas. Pace was the first known case of COVID-19 in Tarrant County. He has recovered and received his second negative test on March 19. (Amanda McCoy/Star-Telegram via AP)

Fort Worth rector beat coronavirus after a two-week battle

Mar. 30, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As he sat in an isolation room at a hospital in Fort Worth, the Rev. Robert Pace felt humbled. Days earlier, he thought he had the flu. His body ached and he woke up with a deep cough and fever. He visited his doctor, who sent him home with a Tamiflu prescription and directions to...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gestures to boxes of personal protective equipment during a press conference about the state's response to the coronavirus on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

More big Texas cities order residents to stay home

Mar. 24, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Several more major Texas cities issued orders telling their residents to stay in their homes on Tuesday, even as Gov. Greg Abbott continued to resist calls for a statewide order. Houston, Austin, El Paso and Fort Worth all issued stay-at-home orders, following the lead of local...

FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, Kevin Na, front left, is congratulated by Charles Schwab after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas. The Colonial on May 21-24, 2020, is the next event on the PGA Tour schedule. The tournament is trying to prepare without knowing if the new coronavirus will lead to it being canceled. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)

Column: Colonial plans for tournament that might not happen

Mar. 24, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

Michael Tothe was supposed to be at the World Golf Championships event this week in Austin, Texas, to resume recruiting players for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial. Even though the tournament is still two months away, this is the time to beef up advertising and fill out the roster of its 1,500...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...

Air Force base decision raises F-35A noise debate in Tucson

Mar. 22, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Voices are being raised in Tucson about the possibility of a squadron of new F-35A fighters being stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base where the multirole aircraft would replace relatively quiet A-10 attack jets. The southern Arizona base is a dark horse in the Pentagon's...

NWS: Confirmed tornado caused damage in rural North Texas

Mar. 19, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A tornado is to blame for damage in parts of rural North Texas, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday. A weather service survey team ex amined damage caused by the storm late Wednesday night south of Graham, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth. Team...

In this March 16, 2020, photo an NYPD officer wearing a protective face mask monitors the outside of the NYU Langone Hospital Emergency room entrance in New York. Brooklyn’s district attorney announced Tuesday, March 17, that because of the crisis his office is declining to prosecute low-level offenses that don’t jeopardize public safety. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Health and safety: Police shift priorities as crisis grows

Mar. 19, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police officers in Fort Worth and Denver have stopped arresting people for some low-level crimes. The district attorney in Brooklyn is declining to prosecute them. And many courthouses across the U.S. are closing their doors, delaying trials and canceling jury duty, as the coronavirus...

Unconfirmed tornado tears through rural North Texas

Mar. 18, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — At lease one unconfirmed tornado tore through part of rural North Texas on Wednesday night, damaging numerous roofs and outbuildings, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Storm spotters reported that a suspected tornado tore through a rural area just south of Graham,...