Posted: Oct 30, 2012 6:03 AM
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 6:03 AM
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) A South Texas pharmacist and a drug store worker have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to defraud Medicaid. Prosecutors say 56-year-old Sara Garza was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison, and 39-year-old Valerie Flores was sentenced to 18 months behind bars. Both women pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud.
DALLAS (AP) A robber who tried to swap dye-stained cash after a Dallas bank heist has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. Thirty-one-year-old Kenslesl Williams received his punishment yesterday. Authorities say Williams robbed a bank in January, then hours later tried to exchange some of the stolen, dye-stained bills at a pawn shop.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The first national monument to military dogs will be unveiled in California and eventually placed in Texas. The public will get a sneak peek of the U.S. Working Dog Teams National Monument at the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's Day. The monument will go on tour as it heads to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A five-foot-long rat snake has been removed from a North Texas jail. Mike McNicholas of the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office helped remove the snake from some overhead pipe space. McNicholas says the reptile probably got into the jail through exhaust fans or air conditioning ducts.