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Posted: Jan 3, 2014 6:01 AM

Updated: Jan 3, 2014 6:01 AM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A man has died following a North Texas apartment fire that investigators say likely was started by food left cooking on a stove. The Fort Worth Fire Department says the fatal fire appears to have been an accident. Emergency personnel located an unresponsive man at the burning home. Authorities say the unidentified man later died at a Fort Worth hospital.

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) A South Texas county has confirmed six deaths from swine flu since Thanksgiving. Officials with the Hidalgo (hih-DAL'-goh) County Health and Human Services in Edinburg says the six deaths from the H1N1 influenza strain. Officials say the victims included five adults and one child age 7. All six victims had previous health conditions such as diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A Tampa steel plant is building two giant arches that will tower nearly 300 feet over a Dallas river. The arches are part of the new Margaret McDermott Bridge over Dallas' Trinity River. The $40 million project will soar over new bicycle and pedestrian walkways that will run along each side of the Interstate 30 bridge. The bridge is part of an $800 million bridges overhaul in Dallas.

HONDO, Texas (AP) Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent led deputies on a high speed chase after fatally shooting a Central Texas man who allegedly was having an extramarital affair with the agent's wife. Investigators say Adam Garibay tied up his wife in their Corpus Christi home yesterday and forced her to reveal the name and address of the man she was involved with. Authorities say Garibay then drove about 160 miles northwest to a home near Hondo, where he shot Keith Martin.

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