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  1. West Texas teen gets 50 years for killing father, stepmomRead the original story

    Friday Mar 24 | KRGV

    Prosecutors say a West Texas youth has pleaded guilty to killing his father and stepmother in a plea deal that carries a 50-year prison term. Flores was originally charged, as an adult, with capital murder in the September shooting deaths of Abuith Flores and Ophelia Lucio at their home near Lake Brownwood.

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  2. Bat-killing fungus found in TexasRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 23 | KRGV

    The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease to hibernating bats, has been found for the first time in Texas. The fungus has been detected in samples taken from three bat species in six West Texas counties - Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry.

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  3. Xcel plans $1.6 billion wind farms in New Mexico, West TexasRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 22 | KRGV

    Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas. The energy company announced Tuesday that it has filed proposals with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and the Public Utility Commission of Texas to construct and operate two facilities and to purchase wind under a third transaction.

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  4. Man charged with murder in Texas college student's deathRead the original story

    Friday Mar 17 | KRGV

    A West Texas man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of a college student he was dating. The remains of Zuzu Verk were found last month in a shallow grave in the wilderness near Alpine, about 200 miles southeast of El Paso.

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  5. Mexico investigates inmate hanging in Texas border jailRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 15 | KRGV

    Mexican consular officials are investigating the hanging death of a West Texas jail inmate arrested for crossing the border illegally. The El Paso Times reports Norberto Santa Cruz died Saturday after he was found hanging in the El Paso County Jail.

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  6. 2nd person charged with murder in death of West Texas womanRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 15 | KRGV

    Officials say a second suspect has been arrested on a murder charge after the remains of a West Texas were found buried at a former speedway. Sheriff David Jones says Naomi Miller was last seen alive in 2005.

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  7. Body found at former speedway in West Texas, man chargedRead the original story

    Friday Mar 10 | KRGV

    Investigators say a West Texas man faces a murder charge after remains of a woman believed to be his missing wife were found buried at a former speedway. A criminal complaint says officers March 1 interviewed a woman who said she was present during a December 2005 dispute at the Miller home and she saw Robert Miller carrying what appeared to be his wife's body.

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  8. San Angelo man gets 30 years in 2015 death of bicyclistRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 9 | KRGV

    Prosecutors say a West Texas man must serve 30 years in prison for the 2015 death of a bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle and shot. Stephano Miguel Culbreath of San Angelo was sentenced Wednesday night a day after being convicted of murder.

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  9. Trans-Pecos Pipeline protester found wanted in CaliforniaRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 2 | KRGV

    A protest organizer at the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in western Texas has been arrested after investigators confirmed he was wanted in California. KOSA-TV reports that Presidio County sheriff's officials say the man initially provided fake social security cards indicating he was Pete Hefflin.

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  10. 2 large Texas wildfires more fully contained by firefightersRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 1 | KRGV

    Firefighters have more fully contained two large wildfires in West Texas, including one that destroyed four homes and prompted the evacuation of nearly 1,200 others. Texas A&M Forest Service spokesman Phillip Truitt said Wednesday that a fire in Swisher County is now 85 percent contained after burning about 2,200 acres and threatening the town of Tulia, about 50 miles south of Amarillo.

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  11. Settlements reached in plant explosion as more cases pendingRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2017 | KRGV

    A judge has approved settlements with the families of victims of the massive fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, and trials for some of the claims remaining from more than 70 that were filed are scheduled for April. The Waco Tribune-Herald reported that partial settlements were reached Friday for 11 children and their families with defendants El Dorado Chemical Co.

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  12. El Paso man gets 35 years in prison for foster baby's deathRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | KRGV

    A West Texas foster father must serve 35 years in prison after being convicted of what prosecutors say was the 2012 stomping death of a baby in his care. Antonio Lopez of El Paso was sentenced Wednesday in a plea deal in the penalty phase of his retrial.

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  13. Man dies after detained by Ector County sheriff's deputiesRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2017 | KRGV

    Investigators in West Texas say a 47-year-old man has died after becoming unresponsive while being held in a patrol vehicle. The Ector County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday identified the man as David Shain Maestas.

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  14. $2.8B deal latest land acquisition in energy-rich PermianRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2017 | KRGV

    An Austin-based driller is purchasing about 71,000 acres of land in the energy-rich Permian Basin of West Texas from a Fort Worth oil explorer. Parsley Energy said in a statement Tuesday it's acquiring the land from Double Eagle Energy Permian for $2.8 billion.

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  15. The Latest: Man accused of hiding student's body extraditedRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2017 | KRGV

    The Latest on the investigation of the death of a West Texas college student whose remains were found scattered around a remote shallow grave: : Investigators have released documents detailing the evidence that led to arrests and charges against two men in the disappearance and death of a 21-year-old West Texas college student. Among the details in the police affidavits on Zuzu Verk's disappearance and death is the disclosure that she and her boyfriend Robert Fabian had argued at his apartment the night she went missing.

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  16. $500K bond for West Texan charged over missing girlfriendRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2017 | KRGV

    Bond was set at $500,000 for a West Texas man charged with tampering with evidence after human remains were found amid the search for his girlfriend. Alpine police Lt.

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  17. 'Critical' wildfire weather expected in Oklahoma, TexasRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2017 | KRGV

    Red flag warnings have been issued for western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and parts of West Texas. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says the area at critical risk for fires covers more than 157,000 square miles and includes the cities of Oklahoma City and Norman in Oklahoma and Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland in Texas.

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  18. Boyfriend of missing West Texas college student arrestedRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2017 | KRGV

    Police say the boyfriend of a missing West Texas college student has been arrested a day after unidentified human remains were found in a shallow grave. Alpine police Lt.

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  19. Alpine police say human remains found near West Texas townRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2017 | KRGV

    Authorities say a Border Patrol agent has found a shallow grave containing human remains in a rural area near Alpine. Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson says a Border Patrol agent servicing some equipment came upon the remains Friday morning.

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  20. West Texas train derailment closes Interstate 10 for 3 hoursRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | KRGV

    A remote stretch of Interstate 10 has reopened after a freight train derailment on an adjacent Union Pacific Railroad track closed the vital West Texas highway for about three hours. Railroad officials say that more than 20 of the railcars being towed from Fort Worth to West Cotton, California, derailed about 6:30 a.m. Monday about 40 miles east of Van Horn.

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