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Police: Oilfield workers, truck driver killed in fiery crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

Four oilfield workers from Texas and the driver of tractor-trailer rig are dead following a fiery head-on crash on a New Mexico road in the heart of what has become the busiest oil and gas region in the United States, authorities said Friday. The crash happened Thursday morning when the driver of a pickup truck...

The Latest: Police say 5 Texans died in fiery NM crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

JAL, New Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crash in southeastern New Mexico (all times local): 10 a.m. Authorities say all five people killed in a fiery crash in southeastern New Mexico's oil country were from Texas. New Mexico State Police say the crash happened Thursday morning on a state road east of...

Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project

Jun. 11, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy. Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced it was...

Serial killer's confession resolves 1981 slaying case

Jun. 7, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Investigators who interviewed a serial killer about two victims he said he killed described him Friday as a friendly, normal-appearing person with chillingly abnormal desires. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced that Samuel Little has been indicted for the 1981 murder of Anna...

Prosecutor: More than 60 deaths now linked to serial killer

Jun. 7, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas prosecutor said Friday that investigators have linked more than 60 killings in at least 14 states to a 79-year-old California inmate who may be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Samuel Little continues to cooperate with...

Man who admitted to serial killings charged in 2 more deaths

May. 31, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who has confessed to killing more than 90 women across the U.S. was indicted Friday in Cleveland for the strangulation deaths of two women decades ago. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley said 78-year-old Samuel Little has confessed to killing 21-year-old Mary Jo Peyton in...

Odessa police say person dies after officers open fire

May. 27, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police in the West Texas city of Odessa say a person who an initial investigation indicates pointed a firearm at three officers died after they opened fire. Police said the officers encountered the person Sunday evening while responding to several calls about shots being fired. Police...

Texas man who fled after drug smuggling plea gets 18 years

May. 22, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a South Texas man who smuggled hundreds of pounds of marijuana in crates of heavy machinery must serve 18 years in federal prison after being on the run since 2013. Rene Izaguirre (ee-zuh-GAIR'-ay) was sentenced Wednesday in Brownsville. The 46-year-old Brownsville...