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1 dead, 17 injured in Greyhound bus crash in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Texas — A woman died Sunday morning after the vehicle she was traveling in stalled on a North Texas interstate after crashing into a barrier and was hit by a Greyhound bus. More than a dozen people on the bus and the other occupant of the vehicle were injured, authorities said.

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Apartment residents say presents stolen after fire

HOUSTON — A fire at a Houston apartment complex was made worse when residents who lost their homes say thieves later stole Christmas presents that had managed to survive the blaze.

KTRK-TV reports (http://abc13.co/1OhdCfR ) that residents from the four burned or damaged apartments had to leave their homes Saturday to seek warm shelter following the fire the night before.

Residents say that thieves later rummaged through their apartments and that the few items, mainly wrapped Christmas presents, that survived the fire were stolen.

Complex resident Daniella Escalante says the thieves were "people without a heart" and "they took things I was going to give as a gift."

The American Red Cross is assisting the families affected by the fire.

Authorities believe the fire started in one of the apartment's bedrooms.

Judge finds Texas’ foster care unconstitutionally ‘broken’

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the Texas foster care system for nearly 30,000 children is unconstitutionally broken, saying that kids rescued by one of the largest child protection agencies in the U.S. often leave state custody in worse shape than before.

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Texas jobless rate increases to 4.6 percent

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas unemployment rate for November rose to 4.6 percent, the third straight month of statewide higher jobless figures, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Arlington junior high student accused of bomb threat against school

ARLINGTON, Texas — A Sikh junior high student of Indian descent has admitted threatening to detonate a bomb at school, police in North Texas said Thursday.

While a young woman who claims on social media to be the boy's cousin says he was falsely accused by a bully, police said the suspect never mentioned being bullied into making the threats.

Arlington police Lt. Christopher Cook said the boy, listed as 13 by police, was arrested last week on a charge of making a terroristic threat at Nichols Junior High School.

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