LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Authorities have found a missing East Texas teenager who had been the subject of a multistate Amber Alert. Lubbock police say 15-year-old Nomei "Mimi" Valazquez has been found unharmed. Police Sgt. Jason Lewis said the Nacogdoches, Texas, girl was found at a Lubbock residence on Wednesday. A 28-year-old construction worker has been taken into custody. There was no word on if he had been charged Wednesday. Velazquez has been missing from Nacogdoches since Monday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The state's top criminal appeals court has ruled that investigators must have search warrants to search the cellphones of suspects and other persons of interest. The 8-1 ruling Wednesday of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a lower-court order in the case of a Huntsville student arrested and charged with a minor misdemeanor over a disturbance aboard a school bus.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Three Southeast Texas developers plan to rebuild the legendary Balinese Room on a pier extending from the Galveston seawall - as it was before Hurricane Ike smashed it in 2008. One of the project managers, Doug Thomas says plans are to be open by 2016.
PLANO, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has allowed a North Texas man to withdraw his guilty plea to trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline with a homemade bomb last year. U.S. District Judge Richard Schell allowed Anson Chi (CHEE) to withdraw his plea Wednesday at a court hearing in Plano. That's after he allowed the 34-year-old Plano man to fire his legal team and represent himself.
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