Brendan Kirby, Abbott says bill would put Travis County official behind ‘bars that she has tried to release people from’ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday showed no sign of backing down in his high-profile battle with the sheriff of Travis County over her “sanctuary” policy. He aims to hit recalcitrant officials on multiple fronts.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is vowing to pursue legislation to “remove from office” any official who promotes sanctuary cities — potentially raising the stakes for local sheriffs and mayors who defy federal law. The proposal also could set up a legal showdown between local and state officials in the Lone Star State. Abbott announced the
The wanted murder suspect who led Orlando police on a frantic manhunt Tuesday after a shooting that killed an officer once apparently posted on Facebook that he wanted his face on one of America’s most popular crime shows. “Goals!!!! To be on Americas most wanted,” a November 2016 post on Markeith Loyd’s page read. A
Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation’s last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January. Kennedy had always been the runoff election’s front-runner in a state that overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump. He
A fire that devastated an Oakland, California, loft building during a weekend dance party has taken at least 33 lives and the toll will likely rise, authorities said on Sunday, as criminal investigators joined recovery teams at the charred ruin. Firefighters in Oakland, east of San Francisco, found the remains of nearly three dozen victims
U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans Stand for Standing Rock members will meet with Standing Rock Sioux elders to determine how the potentially 3,500
A 28-year-old man was arrested in Louisiana on charges of killing and dismembering his parents at their Tennessee home. Joel Michael Guy Jr. was arrested Tuesday on a fugitive warrant in Baton Rouge, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said. He’s accused of killing his parents, Joel Michael Guy Sr., 61, and Lisa Guy, 55. They
President-elect continues to assemble law and order administration. Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is scheduled to meet Monday in New York with President-elect Donald Trump, according to news reports quoting a Trump aide. Clarke, who runs as a Democrat, was a high-profile surrogate for Trump during the campaign. Clarke has been mentioned as a potential