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Port Arthur man sentenced 50 years for keeping woman as his sex slave

PORT ARTHUR (KBMT) -- A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in the state penitentiary after prosecutors say he locked a 44-year-old woman in a small garage apartment where he repeatedly assaulted her and forced her to have sex. Timo

Photo of Lumberton High School students wearing burqas sparks controversy

Lumberton, TX (KBMT) -- The Lumberton Independent School District is taking heat from parents over a photo of five Lumberton High School girls dressed in traditional Middle Eastern robes called burqas.

Deadly mice to rain down on Guam snakes

(CNN) -- If you're a brown tree snake, those dead rodents that will soon be falling from the sky over Guam's Andersen Air Force Base could be your last meal. That's because the U.S.

Police seek killer in Coastal Carolina University shooting

(CNN) -- Coastal Carolina University students returned to class Wednesday, a day after someone killed a student at a campus dormitory.

Phillip Phillips' single, "Gone, Gone, Gone," named goodbye song on Season 12 of "American Idol"

Quadruple-platinum, Billboard chart-topper and AMERICAN IDOL winner Phillip Phillips will perform his second single, “Gone, Gone, Gone,” from his debut album, “The World From The Side Of The Moon,” on AMERICAN IDOL Thurs

California gunman dead after killing two police detectives

(CNN) -- A man suspected of killing two police detectives in California on Tuesday has been fatally shot, authorities said.

Justices offer split views on Voting Rights Act enforcement

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A predictably divided Supreme Court appeared ready to strike down -- at least in part -- the key enforcement provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, with many conservative justices on Wednesday suggesting it was a con

Former Rep. Jackson will continue to serve, father says

(CNN) -- His son, the former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., spiraled from a position of promise to one of disgrace over the past year.

Shell halts Arctic drill plans for 2013

(CNN) -- Royal Dutch Shell says it will "pause" its closely watched project to drill for oil off the Alaskan coast this year, instead spending 2013 preparing for future exploration. The company began work in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in the re

McLennan County commissioner decides to use inmates to fix up local communities

More inmates out working in the community could benefit taxpayers, or at least that’s what county officials anticipate.