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Posted: May 26, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: May 26, 2014 2:31 AM

JASPER, Texas (AP) A boating collision in East Texas has left two people dead and another person injured. Authorities say the collision occurred along a bend of the Angelina River in Jasper County. A man and a woman in one boat were killed Saturday while a man in the second boat was injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. Three children also were in the second boat but none were hurt.

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) One Central Texas police force is emblematic of a profession that officials say has a high turnover rate when compared to other jobs in the state. The Killeen police department has lost 43 officers since 2012. That includes several high-ranking officers such as lieutenants and captains. The similarly sized city of Waco has lost 21 officers over that time.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) Four men are scheduled to appear in federal court in South Texas after being indicted on charges they used dump trucks to smuggle marijuana and cocaine through the Rio Grande Valley. The four men from the border town of Zapata (zuh-PAT'-uh) are accused of concealing the drugs inside dump trucks and other utility vehicles. The four are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Authorities say rapper Wiz Khalifa has been arrested in West Texas for marijuana possession. The performer was stopped at an inspection checkpoint at the El Paso airport. El Paso police say a search was ordered because he traveled without identification. They say Transportation Security Administration agents found a canister with marijuana.

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