Texas news minute
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:03:59 GMT —
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Arlington police are investigating after a man with mental disabilities was found dead inside a hot car. The man was found in an SUV parked outside a group home where people with special needs were cared for. The man was in his late 20s or early 30s but had "the mental capacity of a young child."
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - Suspects in the slayings of two East Texas prosecutors and the wife of one of them will appear in court today. District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were killed in their home two months after Assistant D.A. Mark Hasse was shot to death in a parking lot. Eric and Kim Williams were indicted last month on capital murder charges.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A pilot has died after his plane crashed into a Texas Panhandle neighborhood. Ben Harned reported engine problems and was attempting to return to Tradewind Airport. Police say the crash happened near a highway interchange within the Amarillo city limits.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - An elephant born at the Fort Worth Zoo has been named Belle. Belle was the overwhelming favorite after the public was invited to vote on six possible names recommended by the zoo staff. Zoo patrons voted on social media and at the elephant exhibit. The contest received 9,820 votes.
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