AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX
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TEXAS SHOOTING DEATHS-LAWSUIT
DALLAS — Relatives of several people slain in 2017 gunfire that claimed eight lives have sued a North Texas bar and bartender accused of serving the shooter before he began the killings. Police records show the suspect’s behavior at a Plano bar prompted employees to call 911, but it wasn’t soon enough to prevent him from fatally shooting eight people, including his estranged wife, before officers killed him. By Ryan Tarinelli. UPCOMING: 400 words.
SEATTLE — More than 1,600 people arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border, including parents separated from their children, are being transferred to federal prisons, U.S. immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. They’re running out of room at their own facilities amid President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it needed to acquire access to more than 1,600 beds in Bureau of Prisons Facilities. Those include about 230 beds in La Tuna, Texas. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 580 words, with photos. Also moved on the wire Thursday night.
— DEADLY WRECK-AFFLUENZA — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck is back in jail, accused of taking drugs in violation of the conditions of her release on bond. With photos.
— DEPUTY-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY — A former Harris County sheriff’s deputy must serve 27 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in a Texas child pornography case with ties to Wisconsin.
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