The move by the Justice Department comes after an appeals court on Thursday night left in place the law known as Senate Bill 8, which bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks. That is before some women know they are pregnant.
After hours of deliberations by the jury on Thursday in the Bart Reagor bank fraud trial, the jurors came to a conclusion “there’s no way we can be unanimous. Can we at least be dismissed for the day?” and the jurors told the judge they were deadlocked. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk entered the courtroom at 10:09 a.m. on Friday and quickly called in the jury.
Federal documents show 58-year-old James Paul Wean Jr. of Lubbock has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sending obscene material to a 12-year-old girl in Michigan.
A Lubbock man and woman are facing federal charges after they were accused of stealing more than $2.3 million in checks from the mail over the course of two days while working for Cargo Force, Inc. at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.
Under House Bill 25, K-12 student-athletes would be prohibited from competing on school sports teams aligned with their gender identity. The bill will now head to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.
The Texas Panhandle Poison Center (TPPC), managed by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, will provide local residents with an opportunity to properly dispose of all expired, unwanted or unnecessary medications.
Closing arguments began Thursday morning in Bart Reagor’s bank fraud trial at the Amarillo Federal Courthouse. As of 10:18 a.m., the case was handed to the jury. If he is convicted, he faces up to 90 years in federal prison.
One suspect is in custody and Lubbock police are investigating after an officer fired his weapon while responding to a domestic call near the Omni Apartment complex at 53rd & Salem on Wednesday afternoon.
This was the first sting operation since Texas increased charges for solicitation of a prostitute, making it a felony. Police staff say through these changes, as well as a recent partnership with Voice of Hope, they are identifying true victims of sex trafficking.
The investigation will examine whether Texas provides children confined in the facilities reasonable protection from physical and sexual abuse by staff and other residents, excessive use of chemical restraints, and excessive use of isolation. The investigation will also examine whether Texas provides adequate mental health care.