Posted: Jan 10, 2013 2:31 AM
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 2:31 AM
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) A grand jury has declined to indict the driver of a parade float involved in a train collision that killed four military veterans. The panel decided yesterday that Dale Hayden won't face charges in the deadly accident in November in Midland. The flatbed truck Hayden was driving was struck by a train traveling around 60 mph.
HOUSTON (AP) A Texas boy who was kidnapped as an infant will be reunited with his siblings. A Houston judge ruled yesterday that eight-year-old Miguel Morin should be removed from foster care and given to a couple caring for his four siblings. Miguel has been in foster care since authorities found him last March living in East Texas with his former baby sitter.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) A British businessman has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for trying to buy missile parts and resell them to Iran. Sixty-six-year-old Christopher Tappin learned his sentence yesterday. Tappin pleaded guilty in November after reaching a plea deal that opened the door for him to serve part of his sentence in Britain near his wife.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas House will adjourn next week and remain out of session for six days in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the presidential inauguration. House Speaker Joe Straus says the break will occur between January 17th and January 23rd. Both the holiday and inauguration fall on January 21st.