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DALLAS (AP) - Longtime Dallas County commissioner John Wiley Price is facing bribery charges. Federal prosecutor say Price took nearly $1 million in bribes from consultants in exchange for votes in favor of contracts for their clients. Price has been a county commissioner for nearly 30 years.

DALLAS (AP) - The case of Michael Phillip now goes to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. A judge has recommended that Phillips be cleared of rape charges dating back nearly 25 years. DNA testing has identified another man as the person who raped a 16-year-old girl at a motel where both men lived.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Lifetime TV network has scrapped a planned reality show about a Fort Worth mortuary. That's after eight decaying bodies were discovered at the Johnson Family Mortuary and two of the co-owners of the business were arrested.

HOUSTON (AP) - Funeral services for former astronaut Hank Hartsfield will be Saturday in suburban Houston. The astronaut who logged nearly 500 hours in space and led two shuttle missions died last week from complications following back surgery. Hartsfield was 80.

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