EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A woman who was among 10 people arrested in Baltimore on charges of running a prostitution ring in the West Texas border city of El Paso has been denied bail after pleading not guilty.
Four other defendants also pleaded not guilty Wednesday before a federal judge, but waived their rights to detention hearings.
Three more suspects among the five men and five women, including alleged ringleader Alarcon Allen Wiggins, were awaiting attorney assignments and scheduled for initial hearings Monday. Two of the women remained in Baltimore.
A federal indictment alleges that starting in December 2009, Wiggins and his group enticed women to come to El Paso and forced them into prostitution.
It also alleges the suspects seized the women's earnings and cellphones so they could not ask for help.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.