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Troubled St. Louis county jail gets new director

Nov. 13, 2019 9:29 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The troubled St. Louis County jail has a new director after a series of inmate deaths raised concerns. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Raul Banasco will begin work on Nov. 25 at the St. Louis County Justice Center. He is a former jail administrator at county jails in San...

Group stops search for UFC fighter’s missing stepdaughter

Nov. 13, 2019 8:54 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A Texas-based nonprofit that works to find missing people across the country has called off its search for UFC heavyweight Walt Harris’ missing stepdaughter. Destinie Duvall of Texas EquuSearch tells WRBL-TV the horse-mounted search group is heading home after using “every...

Spotlight on Texas' '10-day rule' in life support cases

Nov. 13, 2019 12:04 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas law that gives families 10 days to find a new hospital if they disagree with doctors who decide to take a patient off life support is once again under the spotlight after a judge halted a Fort Worth hospital's plan to remove a 9-month-old girl from a ventilator against her family's...

Williams scores 19 to lift UTEP over New Mexico St. 65-50

Nov. 13, 2019 12:02 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Bryson Williams scored 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting as UTEP topped New Mexico State 65-50 on Tuesday night. Jordan Lathon had 13 points for UTEP (2-0), which made 23 of 49 shots (47-. Trevelin Queen had 21 points for the Aggies (1-1), who were held to 37-% shooting and converted...

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Nov. 12, 2019 11:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. That outcome would "destroy lives,"...

Sasser guides Houston past Alabama State 84-56

Nov. 12, 2019 11:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Sasser scored 14 points off the bench and Houston breezed to an 84-56 victory over Alabama State in the Cougars' season opener on Tuesday night. Quentin Grimes had 13 points for Houston, while Dejon Jarreau and reserve Justin Gorham scored 11 apiece. Fabian White Jr. pitched in with...

Arkansas defense chills upset-minded North Texas 66-43

Nov. 12, 2019 11:32 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bud Walton Arena's rims have been unkind to opposing teams through two games. Arkansas limited North Texas to 2 of 17 shooting from behind the arc and 33 percent overall in a 66-43 triumph on Tuesday night in front of 12,001 fans. "I thought we played with great defensive...

Ramey leads Texas past California Baptist 67-54

Nov. 12, 2019 11:30 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — During Shaka Smart's first four seasons as Texas coach, the Longhorns lost four games at home to mid-major opponents, including Radford last November. Courtney Ramey would not allow that to happen again. After Texas led California Baptist by only four points at halftime, Ramey rallied...

Pearson carries Texas St. over Prairie View A&M 75-48

Nov. 12, 2019 11:30 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 23 points as Texas State rolled past Prairie View A&M 75-48 on Tuesday night for coach Danny Kaspar's 100th win with the Bobcats. DeShawn Davidson had 11 points with three 3-pointers for Texas State (2-1), which never trailed. Isiah Small added nine rebounds...

Murray Jr. carries Incarnate Word over Texas Lutheran 86-60

Nov. 12, 2019 11:19 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dwight Murray Jr. came off the bench to score 15 points to carry Incarnate Word to an 86-60 win over Division III-member Texas Lutheran on Tuesday night. Vincent Miszkiewicz had 12 points for Incarnate Word (1-2). Drew Lutz and Bryce Davis added 10 points apiece. Sebastian Andrade had 11...