Crime

Retired army officer gets prison in guns case

A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and convicted felon must serve 18 months in federal prison for having dozens of guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in Texas. Robert D. Whittington III was sentenced Thursday in Texarkana. Whittington pleaded…

Houston man and Nigerian get prison for $10M housing fraud

A Houston man and a Nigerian national have been sentenced to prison for what investigators in Texas call a $10 million scam over funds meant for title companies to close on homes. Prosecutors say James Campbell was sentenced Tuesday to…

Appeals court halts Texas death row inmate's execution

A state appeals court has halted this week's scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate condemned for the shooting death of an 81-year-old woman nearly 30 years ago. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Monday granted a request by…