RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Attorney General Greg Abbott says he still supports having a state-funded unit of prosecutors investigating public corruption. But he wouldn't commit to keeping the unit in its current location. Abbott says he believes the Legislature will keep the state Public Integrity Unit, even after a grand jury indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry following his veto of its funding.
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a man charged in the deaths last year of two North Texas prosecutors had intended to kill other law enforcement officials. Court documents contend former Justice of the Peace Eric Williams sought to kill Kaufman County District Attorney Erleigh Norville Wiley. Records also allege Williams had targeted former district court Judge Glen Ashworth.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An Austin man has been arrested for head-butting his neighbor and damaging the man's hand-held radio and personal drone. Steven Anthony Garza faces assault and criminal mischief charges. Police say Garza told them his neighbor had been using the equipment to spy on him. But the neighbor says he was using the amateur radio equipment to talk with his father.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Marshall, Texas, woman has notified the court of her change in plea in a Kansas adoption scheme case. Chrystal Marie Rippey is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing September 17th in Kansas City, Kansas. She is accused of pretending to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere.
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