Posted: Sep 10, 2012 4:05 PM
Updated: Sep 10, 2012 4:05 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Longtime Democratic lawmaker Bob Gammage has died at 74. Gammage served in the Texas House from 1971 until 1973. He was part of the "Dirty 30" in the early 1970s that rallied against the speaker of the House and other officials investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A family member says the cause of death is believed to be a heart attack.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) An Air Force instructor charged in a sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base has admitted to having a tryst with a boot camp graduate. Staff Sgt. Kwinton Estacio pleaded guilty today to charges of violating Air Force rules that prohibit personal relationships with trainees. He pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault charge. Military prosecutors have investigated more than a dozen instructors at Lackland and charged six with crimes ranging from rape to adultery.
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) A federal jury has convicted a South Texas man on drug trafficking charges, but he was nowhere to be found to hear the verdict. Federal prosecutors say Edgar Hinojosa (ee-noh-HOH'-sah) of Brownsville was convicted today of conspiracy and cocaine possession charges. They say he hasn't appeared in court since the final day of testimony on Thursday. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A once prominent California Muslim religious leader recently released from prison has been taken back into custody. An FBI spokesman says Rafic Labboun was arrested in Mexico over the weekend on suspicion of a probation violation. He was transported to a prison in Houston and appeared in court today. Labboun was convicted in 2010 of defrauding credit card companies of $100,000. He was released from prison in June.