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  1. Ex-West Texas deputy gets 15 months for game rooms extortionRead the original story

    Friday Aug 18 | KTEN-TV Denison

    An ex-West Texas sheriff's deputy must serve 15 months in federal prison for extorting money from game room operators and tipping the businesses off to investigations. Limon in May pleaded guilty to affecting commerce by extortion.

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  2. Records: Texas family killed man to gain custody of childRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 17 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Court records say three members of a West Texas family conspired to kill an Abilene man and kidnap his daughter in an effort to gain custody of her. Arrest affidavits obtained Wednesday by the San Angelo Standard-Times allege 34-year-old Stephen Jennings and his wife, 28-year-old Kristen Jennings, conspired with his father and two others in the July death of Eric Torrez.

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  3. Judge returns 10 children to parents pending welfare probeRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A West Texas judge has decided to return 10 children to their parents pending results of a child welfare investigation 10 months after they were placed in foster care. Foster Care Court Judge Kevin Hart ruled that William A. and Claire Rembis, who have moved to a new home in Lubbock, have complied with court orders for providing a safe home for their children.

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  4. 20 immigrants found locked in a semitrailer in West TexasRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 15 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A Border Patrol spokesman says the immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala were in good condition after being found early Monday at the Interstate 10 checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, about 85 miles southwest of El Paso. The spokesman says they appeared to be in the United States illegally.

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  5. Sex abuse gets ex-West Texas detective 20 years in prisonRead the original story

    Friday Aug 11 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A former West Texas police detective has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after his conviction of sex crimes against children. A Howard County jury sentenced former Big Spring police detective Joel Rojo on Friday after convicting him on multiple counts of indecency with a child and other sex crimes.

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  6. New Mexico land office goes after Texas 'dirt bandits'Read the original story

    Friday Aug 11 | KTEN-TV Denison

    The New Mexico State Land Office is going after a West Texas county after it was learned that loads of dirt, sand and gravel were disappearing from a parcel of state trust land along the border. Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says an investigation found that Hudspeth County crews have been using material from the site for road improvements.

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  7. Texas rains bring power outages, street flooding, rescuesRead the original story

    Monday Aug 7 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A record-setting amount of rain has fallen in parts of Texas, knocking out power to thousands, flooding streets and forcing high-water rescues. National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Treadway said Monday the storm system began forming in West Texas over the weekend and over the course of 24 hours brought up to 7 inches of rain to some parts of Hill Country.

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  8. Texas police arrest robbery suspect who fell asleep at sceneRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 6 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Police in West Texas have arrested a sleepy robbery suspect after investigators say he was caught snoozing at the scene. Taylor County jail records show 20-year-old Kanyoni Sedekiya of Abilene was being held Sunday on an aggravated robbery charge, with bond set at $60,000.

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  9. Portales man in cockfighting case says it was 'poultry show'Read the original story

    Saturday Aug 5 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A New Mexico man facing charges in connection with a break up of an alleged cockfighting ring in West Texas says the busted event was just a private "poultry show." The Eastern New Mexico News reports Kenny Grubbs of Portales, New Mexico, says Hockley County Sheriff's deputies got it wrong when they raided a house near Levelland, Texas.

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  10. West Texas water pipeline to oilfield gets approvalRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 3 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A 60-mile pipeline intended to carry 5.4 million gallons of water daily from a West Texas desert aquifer to the Permian Basin oilfield has won approval despite objections of ranchers, farmers and environmentalists. The Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District on Wednesday voted to allow the multimillion-dollar Agua Grande project proposed by Dan Allen Hughes, who owns the 140,000-acre Apache Ranch near Van Horn and runs his father's San Antonio-based oil company, Dan A. Hughes Co.

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  11. More than 100 birds seized in West Texas cockfighting bustRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 2 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Authorities have arrested two men and seized more than 100 birds to break up an alleged cockfighting ring in West Texas. The Hockey County Sheriff's Office says both men were charged with felony cockfighting counts following last Friday's search of property near Levelland .

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  12. West Texas groundwater site added to federal Superfund listRead the original story

    Monday Jul 31 | KTEN-TV Denison

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given a West Texas site a federal Superfund designation marking it as one of the most hazardous waste sites in the country. The EPA said in a statement Monday that a portion of the Santa Rosa Aquifer in Kermit has been added to the Superfund program's National Priorities List.

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  13. Pilot, passenger survive West Texas crash of vintage planeRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 25 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Federal authorities say the fuselage of a restored Korean War-era plane came apart as the aircraft crash-landed just short of the runway at a West Texas airport, but that the pilot and passenger survived.

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  14. 2 West Texas elected officials arrested on federal chargesRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Federal authorities say two West Texas elected officials have been arrested on charges they received kickbacks for directing a county contract to a private company. Authorities said in a statement that Presidio County Commissioner Lorenzo Padilla Hernandez was arrested Thursday in Midland. 1 comment

  15. Texas fisherman reels in 45-year-old walletRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A fisherman isn't telling fish tales when he says he fished a 45-year-old wallet out of a West Texas lake. The San Angelo Standard-Times reported that John Riley reeled in the wallet Thursday while fishing in Lake Nasworthy near San Angelo.

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  16. Warrant: Texas man person of interest in 1988 death of teensRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Investigators say a man recently arrested on a drug charge is a person of interest in the 1988 shooting deaths of two West Texas teenagers. A search warrant obtained by the San Angelo Standard-Times says hair, fingernails and other items found in the San Angelo home of 47-year-old John Cyrus Gilbreath link him to the teens.

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  17. Another bout of rain engulfs much of Texas on heels of CindyRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Another round of rain is engulfing much of Texas, swelling rivers, flooding streets and bringing warnings of flash flooding in several areas. Up to 5 inches of rain, more in isolated areas, fell Saturday in the Houston metro region but the storm system covered a stretch of the state extending from West Texas into North and East Texas.

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  18. Driver charged after wreck leaves 3 dead in OdessaRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A 23-year-old West Texas man has been arrested and charged with five felonies for a traffic wreck that left three people dead and he and three others hurt. Odessa police say Mark Garrett was intoxicated and driving at a high rate of speed Thursday night when his car collided with a van, causing both vehicles to erupt in fire.

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  19. 3 killed in West Texas wreck police blame on drunken driverRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    Three people have died and another four injured in a two-vehicle collision in West Texas that police say involved a drunken driver.

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  20. Texas oil company opens regional headquarters in New MexicoRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | KTEN-TV Denison

    A Texas-based oil company has opened a new regional headquarters in southeastern New Mexico as activity in the Permian Basin heats up. Officials with Mewbourne Oil say the new office represents the company's commitment to the region and its interest in expansion in the years to come.

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