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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 6:00 AM

Updated: Feb 14, 2014 6:01 AM

HOUSTON (AP) Investigators will try to identify skeletal remains discovered at a Houston-area retention pond. Authorities say some people walking nearby found the remains Thursday night in the pond in northwest Harris County. The remains are so decomposed that authorities could not immediately determine the gender or age of the person.

(Information in the following story is from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com)

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) A Mississippi jury has found a 71-year-old Texas minister guilty of possession with intent to distribute 200 pounds of marijuana. The Rev. Henry Jackson Parker Jr., of Houston, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after the verdict was returned late Wednesday night. The judge suspended 10 years, leaving 10 years to serve.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Two Texas law enforcement officials are among three finalists vying to become the next police chief in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Craig Gosalski, assistant chief of Houston's Metro Police Department; Thomas W. Lawrence, assistance chief for the Dallas Police Department; and New Mexico Department of Public Safety Secretary Gorden Eden comprise the field. City officials say a decision on the police chief could come as early as Friday.

FLATONIA, Texas (AP) A stolen SUV chase in Central Texas has led to a dozen people who were crammed in the vehicle facing immigration or human smuggling charges. A Fayette County Sheriff's deputy and a Texas trooper on Thursday pursued the SUV on Interstate 10 near Flatonia (flah-TOHN'-yuh), about 80 miles east of San Antonio. The driver was detained on human trafficking and evading arrest charges. The other 11 people were turned over to federal immigration agents.

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