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Cowboys welcome McClain despite issues with knee, suspension - Jacksonville Daily Progress
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Rolando McClain's surgically repaired right knee isn't ready for training camp, and the Dallas linebacker will miss the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Meantime, simply having ...
Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud - Jacksonville Daily Progress
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A special prosecutor says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on felony charges accusing the Republican of misleading investors before taking office. Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to ...
Rangers add Cole Hamels to the roster - Jacksonville Daily Progress
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels was officially added to the Texas Rangers' active roster on Saturday. The three-time National League All-Star is scheduled to make his American League debut on Saturday night at home against the San Francisco Giants.
Plano woman who drowned 2 kids released from program - Jacksonville Daily Progress
PLANO, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a mother found guilty of drowning her two young daughters by reason of insanity 11 years ago no longer must participate in court-ordered mental health services. Lisa Ann Diaz drowned her 3- and 5 ...
Dallas mayor critical of sex exposition on city property - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DALLAS (AP) — An upcoming sex exposition in Dallas that's billed as the largest of its kind in the U.S. and is expected to draw more than 15,000 people is being criticized by a mayor who says it goes against the city's position on the exploitation of women.
Records: Uber driver charged with assault has prior record - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DALLAS (AP) — A 56-year-old Uber driver who served time in federal prison on a weapons conviction has been charged with sexual assault. The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1JXyTtd) reports that police have accused Plano man Talal Ali Chammout of ...
Man becomes unresponsive, dies in Dallas County jail lobby - Jacksonville Daily Progress
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a panic-stricken man who dashed into a Dallas County jail lobby shouting that his wife was chasing him to kill him has died after being handcuffed and losing consciousness. Dallas County sheriff's spokesman Raul Reyna says ...
NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition - Jacksonville Daily Progress
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg and it got ...
Connie Stovall - Jacksonville Daily Progress
Funeral services for Connie Stovall, age 78, of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Jerry Carroll officiating. Interment will be at Still Waters Memorial Gardens in ...
Jeanne Travis Brandenberger - Jacksonville Daily Progress
Graveside services for Jeanne Travis Brandenberger, age 91, of Dallas formerly Jacksonville, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Jacksonville City Cemetery with Father Patrick Hartnett officiating. Services are under the direction of ...
Rising through the ranks - Jacksonville Daily Progress
As many people are attempting to get away from their jobs a little this summer, Keith Fortner is doing just the opposite. Named as the official Jacksonville Fire Department chief on June 1, Fortner has been busy putting out fires, you might say. "I had ...
Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash - Jacksonville Daily Progress
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks. One check, from ...
Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits - Jacksonville Daily Progress
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold.
Armadillo'd and Dangerous: Bullet ricochets off armadillo and into Texas man's face - Jacksonville Daily Progress
It's official—MythBusters can skip the episode on whether or not an armadillo's shell is strong enough to repel a bullet. Because it happened early Thursday morning—again. For the second time this year a person firing a gun at an armadillo ...
Jacksonville Police reports - Jacksonville Daily Progress
All information is provided to the Progress by the police department. These reports are not an admission of guilt for parties involved. July 24-29 Burglary of habitation was reported at Jacksonville Pine Apartments, 421 Talley Nichols Dr. A residence was ...