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Paul Moseley / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The mother of a fugitive teen who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken crash has arrived at a North Texas jail.

Christopher Connelly / KERA News

Before Ethan Couch and his mother fled to Mexico, they held a going-away party. Then they hopped in a pick-up truck and drove to the border.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the feds join the search for the so-called “affluenza” teen; a judge rules against the Texas foster care system; a science experiment stirs up controversy; and more.

A Texas judge has rejected a request from prosecutors that she send a teenager to jail for driving drunk and causing a crash last year that killed four people and seriously wounded two others.