Posted: Jul 14, 2014 2:31 AM
Updated: Jul 14, 2014 2:31 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) San Antonio police say a standoff has ended after several hours with a suspect in custody. Police responding to a call for an assault in progress encountered a male suspect and a female victim outside a home. He says the suspect pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers and ignored commands to drop it.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it. The trial starting today comes a year after the high court found that states with a history of voting discrimination no longer need federal permission to change elections laws.
DALLAS (AP) The Dallas chief of police wants to unite the area's four unions. Chief David Brown says it's time for the city to have one union representing all of its officers regardless of race. He says it is distracting to have to coordinate with four groups. Union leaders say Brown's idea is good but unrealistic at the moment.
FORTH WORTH, Texas (AP) A Fort Worth school district audit has deemed more than $2.7 million worth of computer equipment and technology as unnecessary or unused. The internal audit found that some of the purchases sat idle during the seven-year period that was examined. It says the district has also paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance fees for the unused equipment.