Posted: Feb 27, 2014 2:30 AM
Updated: Feb 27, 2014 2:32 AM
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Authorities have found a missing East Texas teenager who had been the subject of a multistate Amber Alert. Lubbock police say 15-year-old Nomei "Mimi" Valazquez has been found unharmed. Police Sgt. Jason Lewis said the Nacogdoches, Texas, girl was found at a Lubbock residence on Wednesday. A 28-year-old construction worker has been taken into custody. There was no word on if he had been charged Wednesday. Velazquez has been missing from Nacogdoches since Monday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The state's top criminal appeals court has ruled that investigators must have search warrants to search the cellphones of suspects and other persons of interest. The 8-1 ruling Wednesday of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a lower-court order in the case of a Huntsville student arrested and charged with a minor misdemeanor over a disturbance aboard a school bus.
(Information in the following story is from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com)
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) Three Southeast Texas developers plan to rebuild the legendary Balinese Room on a pier extending from the Galveston seawall as it was before Hurricane Ike smashed it in 2008. One of the project managers, Doug Thomas says plans are to be open by 2016.
PLANO, Texas (AP) A federal judge has allowed a North Texas man to withdraw his guilty plea to trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline with a homemade bomb last year. U.S. District Judge Richard Schell allowed Anson Chi (CHEE) to withdraw his plea Wednesday at a court hearing in Plano. That's after he allowed the 34-year-old Plano man to fire his legal team and represent himself.