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Mims, Sanders, Davis are TSWA Class 5A players of the year

Feb. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EST

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Frisco Lone Star senior wide receiver Marvin Mims was the offensive player of the year on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State Football Team announced Friday. Denton Ryan junior lineman Ja’Tavion Sanders and Abilene Cooper senior defensive back Dylon...

Fire truck flips, killing West Texas fire chief

Feb. 13, 2020 5:41 PM EST

FORT HANCOCK, Texas (AP) — The fire chief of a small West Texas town was killed when the fire truck he was driving flipped, ejecting him from the driver's seat, authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Fort Hancock Fire Chief Manuel Galindo Jr. died about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when the...

FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. The government has filed hate crime charges against Crusius, who said he was targeting Mexicans and shot to death 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, last summer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

Man charged in Walmart shooting appears in federal court

Feb. 12, 2020 6:07 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Lawyers for the suspect in a shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people waived a federal bond hearing and the reading of the indictment Wednesday, as survivors of the attack teared up and consoled one another. Patrick Crusius, of Allen, Texas, is already being held without...

Forrest City, Ark., Mayor Cedric Williams, left, holds a news conference after two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in eastern Arkansas Monday morning Feb. 10, 2020. Williams said that the officers were hospitalized soon after the shooting at the store about 45 miles west of Memphis. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Gunman dead, 2 officers hurt in shooting at Arkansas Walmart

Feb. 10, 2020 6:28 PM EST

FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — Two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in eastern Arkansas, authorities said. Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee said one of the officers was taken to a hospital about 45 miles (70 kilometers) to the...

Cuban asylum seeker remains detained by ICE without parole

Feb. 9, 2020 1:02 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Cuban Ariel Guzman waited four months in a Mexican border town for his turn to seek asylum in the U.S., legally. Immigration agents placed Guzman — whose anti-communist views made him a target of the Cuban government — in handcuffs and chains and bused him to federal...

FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, writer and activist Luis J. Rodriguez poses for a photo at his independent bookstore and community center

Focus turns to Latino authors amid 'American Dirt' debate

Feb. 9, 2020 12:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey endorsed the novel “American Dirt” for her book club last month, many Latinos took to social media to decry the selection for its stereotypes and caricatures. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border had been...

Three sponsors of red flag gun legislation confer during a floor debate at the New Mexico state Senate on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. They are Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, right, and Reps. Daymon Ely, center, D-Corrales, and Joy Garratt, left, D-Albuquerque. The gun proposal would allow law enforcement officers to petition a state district court to order the temporary surrender of firearms by people who appear to pose a danger to themselves or others. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico Senate endorses red-flag gun bill

Feb. 7, 2020 8:04 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico state Senate on Friday endorsed a red-flag gun bill that has been prompted by concerns about a mass shooting last year in El Paso, Texas, and suicide prevention efforts. The bill won Senate approval on a 22-20 vote with Republicans and four Democrats voting against it....

The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue team brings a couple and their 3 dogs to safety after the Shadrack Campgrounds flooded Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Bristol Tennessee. (Andre Teague/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

Feb. 6, 2020 9:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got stuck in high water, but couldn't reach a person whose...

FILE - In the is Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. The government has filed hate crime charges against Crusius, who said he was targeting Mexicans and shot to death 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, last summer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

Walmart shooting suspect charged with federal hate crimes

Feb. 6, 2020 9:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more in a shooting that targeted Mexicans in the border city of El Paso, Texas, has been charged with federal hate crimes. Patrick Crusius, 21, has been charged with 90 counts under federal hate crime and firearms laws for his...

Snow can be seen on palm trees while mail carrier Pablo Salinas delivers letters on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. Salinas said his commute took an extra hour due to road closures following four inches of snow falling overnight. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Snowfall blankets Texas, Oklahoma; Deep South to see storms

Feb. 6, 2020 7:42 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A powerful winter storm in the central United States dropped snow as far south as El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday while areas of the Deep South had severe weather through the night, including tornadoes and torrential rains. Winter storm warnings or advisories were in effect from ...