Texas & Region
Authorities say a woman found slain at her North Texas home apparently was killed by her brother who then committed suicide.
The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office said the siblings shared a house with their father, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Justice of the Peace Jackie Miller Jr. said Wednesday the father was at the home near Venus when the killings happened.
Miller said 49-year-old Diane Stallings was strangled and beaten. Authorities believe 47-year-old Doil McAnally Jr. then fatally shot himself.
Police say a Dallas-area man committed suicide after shooting his wife in the chest and driving her to a hospital.
Medical City Dallas officials Wednesday said the family has asked that no additional information be released on 29-year-old Ana Porto of Garland.
Garland police said 32-year-old David Espinosa of Garland died Tuesday night.
Witnesses told police about a disturbance in a coffee shop parking lot in which a man shot a woman and forced her into his pickup, then drove away.
Gov. Rick Perry and other officials Wednesday promised to ratchet up pressure to keep eight Air Force planes used for disaster relief from being moved from Texas to Montana, a proposal Perry called “one of the worst decisions” the federal government has made in some time.
Compiled from wire reports