Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2013 2:31 AM
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) A grand jury will consider the case involving a train collision that killed four veterans who were riding on a parade float. Midland County assistant district attorney Eric Kalenak says a newly impaneled grand jury is scheduled to hear the case on Wednesday. The veterans died when a flatbed truck they were riding on was struck by a train in mid-November.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The Fort Worth police chief says any officers caught driving drunk will be fired. Chief Jeff Halstead made the comments yesterday, one day after a DWI enforcement officer was arrested on suspicion of DWI. Halstead said yesterday, "I will not tolerate it."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) An Austin police officer who helped stop Charles Whitman's 1966 sniper rampage from atop the University of Texas clock tower has been laid to rest. The funeral for Houston McCoy was held yesterday in the West Texas town of Menard. McCoy fired two shots from his shotgun to bring down Whitman, who killed 16 people in August 1966.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) An Air Force trainer at a San Antonio base has pleaded guilty to having illicit relationships with two women. Staff Sergeant Christopher Jackson was charged with having sex with the women at Lackland and Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The incidents are part of a widespread sex scandal at the military branch's training headquarters.