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Texas man charged with threatening family of suicide victim

Nov. 8, 2019 5:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Texas man who allegedly had an online relationship with a 16-year-old Virginia girl has been charged with cyberstalking and threatening the girl's family following her suicide. Adrian Raul O'Dell, of Odessa, was arrested this week in Texas. Prosecutors said O'Dell, now 19,...

Texas officials testify to lawmakers about mass violence

Oct. 30, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials and experts testified Wednesday before a Texas legislative committee evaluating issues related to mass violence in the wake of two August shootings that left nearly 30 people dead in the state. The Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety...

Texas man killed by poisonous gas; wife dies checking on him

Oct. 28, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A 44-year-old Texas oil company worker died after being overcome by poisonous gas at a pump house, and his 37-year-old wife also was killed by the fumes when she went to check on him. The Ector County Sheriff's Office says Jacob and Natalee Dean died Saturday night after inhaling...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Oct. 10, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, Oct. 10, 2019 What the killing of Guyger witness Joshua Brown has to teach us now When a witness in a murder case is himself murdered just days after a high-profile trial, it is both right and appropriate for a community to...

Odessa man accused of fatally shooting man whose car stalled

Oct. 1, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A man has been arrested after authorities say he killed one person and injured another when he opened fire several times last week on people whose vehicles stalled in the Odessa area of West Texas. Troy Lee Wilson of Odessa was arrested and charged Friday with murder and evading...

Police raised concerns about gunman 8 years before shooting

Sep. 29, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Police reports describe concerns eight years ago that the gunman who killed seven and wounded 25 last month in West Texas might have been planning an attack. Officers in Amarillo, Texas, went to the home of Seth Ator's mother in February 2011 after she told them he had refused to...