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Posted: Jan 6, 2014 6:00 AM

Updated: Jan 6, 2014 6:01 AM

(Information in the following story is from: KTRK-TV, http://abclocal.go.com)

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) A man is facing charges after a two-hour police chase that extended over four Southeast Texas counties. Authorities in Livingston say the man took off after he was confronted at a Walmart store where he was trying to break into vehicles. Speeds hit 90 mph heading south on U.S. Highway 59 and the unidentified driver was still trying to evade police when his vehicle finally quit and he was arrested.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A man is charged with aggravated assault in a shooting and police standoff at a Fort Worth house that ended after a tear gas round started a fire in the house. Police say the four-hour standoff ended last night when SWAT officers shot several tear gas rounds into the home where the man had barricaded himself. The unidentified man was hospitalized but his condition hasn't been made available.

(Information in the following story is from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com )

DALLAS (AP) Court filings show the Justice Department is continuing to examine Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins' handling of a mortgage fraud case that ended months ago. Filings in an unrelated case indicate the FBI has asked to see documents relevant to the prosecution of millionaire Al Hill III. Fraud charges against Hill were dismissed by a state district court judge who then held Watkins in contempt for refusing to testify. Watkins subsequently was acquitted of contempt.

(Information in the following story is from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) A review finds about 240 disruptive parents have been banned from a South Texas school district's property during the past six years. Some parents visited campuses while wearing inappropriate or offensive clothing. Another issue was profanity against educators. Superintendent Scott Elliff says banning people is a way to limit unacceptable behavior on campuses.

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