Here are some of the top headlines today in the Crime and Safety page at Star-Telegram.com:
A Euless man was in jail Wednesday charged with scalding the puppy’s back with hot water or chemicals. (By Domingo Ramirez Jr.)
Parts of the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act are too costly and step on Texas’ rights, Gov. Rick Perry tells the U.S. attorney general. The stand could cost the state federal money. (By The Associated Press).
Area firefighters from six towns battled an overnight blaze at a Mineral Wells apartment complex construction site for more than four hours before it was extinguished. (By Domingo Ramirez Jr.)
-- Bill Miller