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An El Paso attorney is expected to plead not guilty to charges he laundered over $600 million in Mexican drug cartel money. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lawyer Charged With Laundering $600M In Drug Cartel Money

A West Texas lawyer is expected to enter a no guilty plea at a detention hearing for charges that he laundered more than $600 million in drug profits for a Mexican drug cartel.

11/08/2012

An El Paso superintendent is being sentenced this week for accepting federal money and failing students to do better on standardized tests. (Photo credit should read SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/GettyImages)

Superintendent Could Get 3.5 Years For Failing Students For Federal Money

A former superintendent is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for his part in a scheme to fraudulently improve high-stakes school testing scores in the El Paso Independent School District by getting rid of students likely to fail.

10/05/2012

File photo of Sherman Hemsley.(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Judge Orders DNA Test On Main Claiming To Be Sherman Hemsley’s Brother

A probate judge in West Texas has ordered DNA testing on a man who claims to be the brother of actor Sherman Hemsley.

09/25/2012

File phot of a computer. (Credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking School District Computers

A man from Mississippi has pleaded guilty to hacking the computers of a West Texas school district.

09/20/2012

File photo of Sherman Hemsley. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Controversy Brews Over Sherman Helmsley’s Will, Burial

The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television’s George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at an El Paso funeral home until a local court rules on the validity of his will.

08/30/2012

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Ex-county Commissioner Pleads Guilty In Drug Case

A former El Paso County commissioner has pleaded guilty to drug charges in a federal drug trafficking case.

08/18/2012

File photo of a jail. (credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Foster Parent Charged In Death Of Infant

Police say a foster parent in West Texas has been charged with the death of an infant in his care.

08/01/2012

File photo of marijuana. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Driver On Bus Found With 860 Pounds Of Marijuana

A passenger bus from Mexico with only the driver on board has yielded nearly 860 pounds of marijuana at a Texas border crossing.

07/17/2012

File photo of the El Paso border. (credit: Nisian Hughes/GettyImages)

Mexican Man Accused In Bomb Hoax At Border Bridge

Authorities say a 73-year-old Mexican man has been arrested for trying to enter the U.S. with an object designed to look like a bomb in an incident that led to a four-hour shutdown at a West Texas border crossing.

06/20/2012

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Superintendent Pleads Guilty For Misuse Of Money Intended For School Programs

A former El Paso schools superintendent has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges from a probe into alleged misuse of federal money intended for school programs.

06/13/2012

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