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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 4:01 PM

Updated: Feb 14, 2014 4:01 PM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Federal prosecutors say a former Central Texas police chief has been indicted for selling and pawning $4 million worth of equipment, including a machine gun, he fraudulently obtained through a federal program. Prosecutors announced Friday that former Rising Star police Chief William Jason Kelcy was indicted by a grand jury in Lubbock. He's facing charges that include theft of government property.

HOUSTON (AP) A Houston abortion provider's medical license has been suspended temporarily by the Texas Medical Board which determined he didn't have proper admitting privileges at a nearby hospital as required under a recently effective state law. The Austin-based board said Friday that Doctor Theodore Herring Junior had performed 268 unlawful abortions and continuing his practice would be a "continuing threat to public welfare."

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Leaders of the city that's home to the University of Texas have taken a step toward new limits on so-called "stealth dorms" to allow just four unrelated residents at single-family homes or duplexes. The Austin City Council early today gave initial approval to the updated limits.

ABILENE, Texas (AP) Abilene Christian University says it will use $55 million in gifts from three donors to fund a new football stadium and three new science facilities. The West Texas college announced the donations on Friday, including a $30 million gift from April Anthony, founder of a Dallas home health company, and her husband, Mark.

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