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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - San Marcos police are investigating the death of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employee. Police say they responded yesterday afternoon to a report of an unconscious man at a wildlife fish hatchery. Investigators say the worker was in a chamber about 20 to 30 feet underground and apparently operating a gasoline-powered pump when he collapsed.

DALLAS (AP) - Prosecutors in Dallas say a member of a "swatting" ring that made hoax 911 calls has pleaded guilty to computer-related conspiracy and retaliation counts. Jason Neff of Nebraska faces up to five years in federal prison in a plea deal. Six other people have been convicted and sentenced to prison over bogus emergency calls that sent SWAT teams to various locations.

SEGUIN, Texas (AP) - At least 20 people have been arrested in a South Texas roundup of suspected gang members. City officials in Seguin (sih-GEEN') yesterday announced that the investigation also led to the seizure of guns, drugs and cash. The arrests that began on Monday are linked to more than a dozen indictments.

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $90,000 from a halfway house where she worked as an administrative assistant. Prosecutors say 44-year-old Ofelia Vallejo embezzled more than 600 money orders and vendor checks from the Mid Valley House between March 2012 and February 2013. Vallejo faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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