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Scam Alert: Wichita Falls Authorities Investigate Possible Virtual Kidnapping Scams

Investigators with the Wichita Falls Police Department Financial Crimes Unit have been investigating two cases this week of a Virtual Kidnapping Scam.

The Scam is prevalent in Border States, it involves a person posing as a family member (grandchild, in most cases) stating that they are being held in Mexico against their will and need the grandparent to wire money (Western Union) so they can be released

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Woman on Texas Death Row Gets Execution Date

HOUSTON (AP) — A woman on Texas death row has received an execution date.

Suzanne Basso is set to die early next year for the 1998 beating death of a 59-year-old mentally impaired man who was lured from New Jersey to the Houston area under the guise of a marriage promise

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Texas Woman Arrested With 12 Pounds of Cocaine Hidden in Truck Battery

LA GRANGE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman faces a drug charge after about 12 pounds of cocaine turned up hidden in the battery of her vehicle bound for Houston.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says Alma R

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Man Shot and Killed on Eastside of Wichita Falls

The Wichita Falls Police Department has responded to the 700 block of Marconi in reference to a shooting around 4pm Saturday (July 20).

Officers arrived on scene and located a subject who had been shot. The victim

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Multiple People Rescued From Houston Home After Being Held Captive for Up to a Decade

There’s another crazy story of captivity and this time it’s centered around a house in Houston.

Houston police say they've rescued four homeless men who were being held captive in "deplorable co

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Narcotics Search Warrant Nets Three Arrests in Wichita Falls

On Tuesday (7/16) the Wichita Falls Police Department Organized Crime Unit and Gang Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at 206 New Moon.

A search of the residence revealed approximately 11 grams of suspected Methamphetamine, scales and large amount of packaging material

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Texas Teenager Gang Raped as Men Cheer

 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are investigating the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Central Texas who was assaulted by several men, some of whom used cell-phone cameras to record the attack.

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North Texas Authorities Search for Federal Fugitive

North Texas Law Enforcement officials are seeking information on the whereabouts of wanted person 39-year-old Stuart Ray Mitchell. Mitchell is approximately 5’11” in height and approximately 175 pounds in weight

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