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DALLAS — A memorial service was scheduled Thursday for a black man killed in his home by a white off-duty Dallas police officer who says she mistook his residence for her own. The officer has been charged with manslaughter. The service was scheduled at a church in suburban Richardson. By Ryan Tarinelli. UPCOMING: 400 words, with photos. Service begins noon CDT.



DALLAS — As his mother describes it, Botham Jean was only a teenager when he presented a plan to evangelize his home country of St. Lucia. He came forward with a map of the small island nation, which he had sectioned off into pieces, and pointed to the communities he wanted to impact first. "Botham did everything with passion ... God gave me an angel," Allison Jean said at a prayer vigil last weekend. Friends and family described Jean as a devout Christian throughout college in Arkansas and during his life in Texas. Jean was killed last week when a white off-duty police officer shot the 26-year-old inside his own apartment, leading the officer to be charged with manslaughter. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 530 words, with photos.


SANTA FE, Texas — The parents of a teenager accused of killing 10 people at a Southeast Texas high school say they were not negligent and that they did as much as they could for their son, according to their attorney. The Galveston County Daily News reports the comments involve the May gunfire at Santa Fe High School. The suspect remains in custody. UPCOMING: 300 words.


— GAS PRICES — Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are down a penny this week.

— ONLINE GAMBLING-BOOKIE — A convicted online bookie in West Texas must serve three years in federal prison and pay $7 million in what prosecutors call an illegal sports gambling and tax scam. Sent on sports & news lines.




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