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Stories with organization: Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Correction: Reality Show-Helicopter Crash story 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:29 pm

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In a story Aug. 23 about the crash of a helicopter being used to film a reality TV show, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Houston Chronicle, erroneously reported the show's name and the age of an injured passenger. The show is "Hunt Wicked Close Television," not "A Haunting," and passenger Wayne Bomstad was listed as age 71, not 77.

  • Texas troopers increase patrols for Labor Day holiday period 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 12:31 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on the lookout for drunken drivers will increase patrols through Labor Day weekend.

  • 2 DPS troopers wounded, suspect dead in Odessa shootout 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 8:06 pm

    ODESSA, Texas - Body armor may have saved a state trooper from a life-threatening wound in a shootout at a West Texas convenience store that left a male suspect dead.

  • Long battle with mental illness marked man killed at theater story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-07-15 4:44 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The transient glared at patrons in the dark movie theater, the dyed red tips of his hair faded to a dull orange.

  • Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:38 pm

    HOUSTON - The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.

  • Key events in case of black woman found dead in Texas jail 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:45 pm

    DALLAS - The family of Sandra Bland, the black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell days after a confrontation with a white state trooper during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials. The 28-year-old woman's death comes after nearly a year of heightened national scrutiny of police and their dealings with black suspects, especially those who have been killed by officers or die in police custody. Here are some key events in the Bland case:

  • The Latest on jail death: County promises vigorous defense 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:54 pm

    HOUSTON - The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):

  • Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:46 am

    DALLAS - The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.