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  • 2 dead, several hurt after Fort Worth dance studio shooting

    June 25, 2016 3:19 PM

    FORT WORTH - Texas authorities say two people are dead and at least five others were injured following a shooting outside a nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Police Spokesman Daniel Segura says in a statement Saturday that East Division officers responded to reports of a shooting at... more »
  • Louisiana and Texas authorities working to find info on abandoned cattle trailer

    June 23, 2016 1:42 PM

    FORT WORTH – Texas authorities are now joining Louisiana law enforcement in seeking information about an abandoned trailer containing 18 head of cattle . The trailer was found on June 20 along I-12 heading east near Hammond. The trailer the cattle were abandoned in is a gray 24-foot 1997 Circle... more »
  • LSP: Texas man had child porn on his cell phone

    June 21, 2016 10:07 PM

    HOUMA - State Police arrested a Texas Man in Terrebonne Parish Tuesday and charged him with possession of child pornography. The investigation began earlier this month when law enforcement began searching for Thomas Walker, 20, for violating the terms of his probation. After troopers arrested Walker, he was extradited... more »
  • Restoration done on vessel that sank more than 300 years ago

    June 18, 2016 3:44 PM

    AUSTIN - A team of archeologists has finished restoring the partial remains of a frigate that was carrying French colonists to the New World when it sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago. Texas A&M University released a statement saying the restoration of the... more »
  • Parents of black girl, 12, with rope burn sue Texas school

    June 17, 2016 4:22 PM

    WACO - A lawsuit has been filed against a private school in Texas by the parents of a 12-year-old black girl who suffered severe rope burn around her neck during an overnight field trip. The Dallas Morning News reports that the family is seeking $3 million in damages. The lawsuit... more »
  • 5-year-old girl bitten by shark in Galveston

    June 15, 2016 3:06 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - A young girl is recovering in Texas after she was bitten by a shark in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday evening. KIAH-TV reported Galveston EMS responded to the scene near Pirates Beach on the west side of Galveston Island to find a 5-year-old girl with significant... more »
  • Man faces attempted murder charges after wild chase from Texas

    June 5, 2016 9:32 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – Police say a Texas man is facing a slew of serious charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, after he led authorities on a chase from Texas into Louisiana Sunday. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers joined Orange County Sheriff’s Office in a pursuit around... more »
  • Texas teacher impregnated by student, 13, turns self in

    June 1, 2016 3:17 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston-area teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy who impregnated her has surrendered at a suburban jail. Harris County authorities had issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Alexandria Vera, an English teacher in the Aldine School District. The boy was an eighth-grader she... more »
  • Mother of 'Affluenza' teen charged with hindering apprehension, money laundering

    May 26, 2016 3:08 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch, has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of hindering apprehension of a known felon and money laundering, court documents show. "The defendant did harbor or conceal Ethan Couch, or provide or aid... more »
  • Texas man sentenced for taking girl to La for prostitution

    May 8, 2016 11:01 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Prosecutors say a 27-year-old Texas man faces nearly 15 years in prison for bringing a 14-year-old Dallas girl to northwest Louisiana for prostitution. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says federal District Judge Elizabeth Foote sentenced Larry Bluitt of Dallas last week to 14 years and 10 months in prison.... more »
  • Teen who died after being ejected from carnival ride is identified

    May 2, 2016 10:34 PM

    EL PASO, TX - A teenage girl who was killed when she was ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival has been identified by police. El Paso police on Monday identified the 16-year-old girl as Samantha Aguilar. Police say Aguilar and two 17-year-old girls were at... more »
  • Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

    April 29, 2016 2:16 PM

    DALLAS - A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to be outdone, school officials near Houston next year plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan. And a district north of Dallas is considering... more »
  • No Soup For You: Man upset after restaurant runs out of soup

    April 23, 2016 9:14 PM

    MANSFIELD, Texas - A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup. Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for the time spent drafting a... more »
  • Tiger wearing collar with leash caught in South Texas city

    April 22, 2016 10:30 AM

    CONROE, Texas - Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a South Texas city. The Conroe Police Department says it received several phone calls Thursday from residents who saw the young, female tiger wandering around the city. Animal control officers... more »
  • Texas police say stolen steaks lead to high-speed chase

    April 21, 2016 11:36 AM

    LONGVIEW, Texas - Police say a man stole steaks from an East Texas Wal-Mart then tossed some of the meat from his vehicle as authorities pursued him in a high-speed chase. Police say the pursuit began around 11 a.m. Wednesday after the suspect fled the store in Longview, in Gregg... more »
  • Shell to move some jobs from New Orleans to Houston

    April 19, 2016 4:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Shell says it plans to move some jobs from New Orleans to Houston as part of plans to cut its global workforce. The company said that relocations this year would affect less than 5 percent of its New Orleans workforce. The oil company has about 1,900 workers based... more »
  • Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

    April 16, 2016 3:29 PM

    GUN BARREL CITY, Texas - A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress - a $1,000 tip. Alesha Palmer says she was so stunned by the gift she began crying in the middle of Vetoni's Italian Restaurant in Gun Barrel City,... more »
  • 2 dead in shooting at Lackland Air Force base apparent murder/suicide

    April 8, 2016 10:39 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Texas authorities say that 2 are dead in apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force base in Texas after a shooting on Friday morning. Bexar County sheriff's spokesman James Keith said two bodies were found Friday morning inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Keith... more »
  • La steps up program after deer disease found in Texas, Ark

    April 7, 2016 4:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana is stepping up its program to test deer for a lethal, incurable brain disease that's been found in neighboring states. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries veterinarian Jim LaCour told the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday in Baton Rouge that the state should be on guard... more »
  • Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico

    April 2, 2016 5:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red crowned parrot - a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade that the population may now rival that in its native country. The research comes... more »
  • Missing Texas mom found dead in SUV; 3 children alive

    April 1, 2016 3:39 PM

    FRISCO, Texas - A Texas mother reported as missing with her children for three days has been found dead in her car with the three children alive beside her. Frisco police spokesman Colby Hill says detectives are trying to determine how long the children had been in the SUV with... more »
  • Flooded Interstate 10 near Beaumont closed through Monday

    March 17, 2016 11:21 AM

    BEAUMONT, Texas - Highway officials say flooded Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas will stay closed through the weekend. The Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday said I-10 near Beaumont remains closed in both directions. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes because I-10 is not expected to reopen until Monday... more »
  • Third day of I-10 closure at Louisiana-Texas border

    March 17, 2016 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Interstate 10 remains closed at the Texas-Louisiana border. Traffic officials are keeping the interstate closed due to flooding from the Sabine River. This is the third consecutive day the road has been closed. The Department of Transportation and Development advises people traveling west to use I-49 North to... more »
  • I-10 remains closed at the Louisiana-Texas state line

    March 16, 2016 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Louisiana State Police say Interstate 10 is closed in both directions at the Texas state line. Sgt. Gary Smith with Troop D in Lake Charles says rising flood water from the Sabine River is covering the interstate Wednesday morning on the Texas side. Troopers say drivers should use... more »
  • UPDATE: DOTD closes I-10 La./Texas state line

    March 15, 2016 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that is has closed I-10 West (before Texas/Louisiana State Line) to traffic due to flooding. The closure comes on the heels of a flood warning that was issued for the area by the National Weather Service. DOTD did not initially... more »
  • Federal appeals court to rehear Texas voter ID case

    March 9, 2016 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has decided to hold a new hearing on whether a Texas voter ID law has a discriminatory effect on minorities. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled in August that it does. But an order... more »
  • Supreme Court puts hold on Louisiana abortion clinic law

    March 4, 2016 4:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that could force all but one of the state's abortion clinics to close, a sign that a similar law in Texas also could be in peril. The justices on Friday are effectively reversing an order by the... more »
  • Texas IHOP receipt identifies customers as 'BLACK PPL'

    March 3, 2016 11:38 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas couple is outraged after they found the words “BLACK PPL” at the top of their International House of Pancakes receipt when they settled up for their meal early Monday morning. Rolman Sparkman and his girlfriend Arainia Brown said they were shock when they saw... more »
  • Nevada provides new test of Trump's unorthodox campaign

    February 23, 2016 6:13 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Donald Trump's efforts to build a get-out-the-vote effort in Nevada don't appear to match those put together by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who won Iowa's lead-off caucuses on the strength of his ground game. Nevada's caucus model demands more of a time commitment... more »
  • Texas private colleges are saying no to guns on campus

    February 21, 2016 3:02 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - When the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring public universities to allow concealed guns on campus, it gave private colleges the chance to follow suit. None has so far. The opposition announced by more than 20 private schools has not surprised top Texas Republicans who championed the... more »
  • 'Affluenza' teen's case moved to adult system

    February 19, 2016 11:12 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas judge says the case of a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck will be moved to adult court. Ethan Couch was 16 at the time of the 2013 crash that killed four people near Fort Worth. During his... more »
  • Texas couple accused of waterboarding 13-year-old boy

    February 18, 2016 1:12 PM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - A North Texas woman and her boyfriend are accused of tying a rope around her 13-year-old son's genitals and subjecting him to waterboarding as a punishment. Kaufman County spokesman Fred Klingelberger said Thursday they each face a charge of felony injury to a child. The charge carries... more »
  • Study: Texas birth control fell after Planned Parenthood cut

    February 3, 2016 5:40 PM

    AUSTIN - A new study finds that Texas saw a drop in women obtaining long-acting birth control after Republican leaders booted Planned Parenthood from a state women's health program in 2013, which researchers say may explain an increase in births among some poor families. The research examined the effects of... more »
  • Anti-abortion activist indicted in Texas turns herself in

    February 3, 2016 1:09 PM

    HOUSTON - One of the anti-abortion activists indicted after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood has turned herself in to Texas authorities. Sandra Merritt appeared in a Houston courtroom Wednesday and posted bond, which was reduced from $10,000 to $2,000. The other indicted activist, David Daleiden, is scheduled to turn... more »
  • Johnny Manziel being investigated following altercation

    January 30, 2016 4:08 PM

    FORT WORTH - Police in Texas are investigating allegations that troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel might have assaulted his former girlfriend. Fort Worth police issued a statement saying officers went to an apartment complex at about 2 a.m. Saturday to investigate a report of a possible assault. The... more »
  • Texas dad who took away daughter's phone not guilty of theft

    January 27, 2016 11:49 AM

    DALLAS - A Texas father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge. A judge in Dallas found Ronald Jackson not guilty Tuesday, citing insufficient evidence. Grand Prairie police arrested Jackson a few hours after... more »
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    January 25, 2016 5:47 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood has indicted two anti-abortion activists who covertly shot videos of the organization. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Monday that Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record... more »
  • Texas dispute over nearly $1B Benson estate trust settled

    January 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A legal battle in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports a settlement in the lawsuit involving control of the estate trust was reached Friday. Terms... more »
  • Attorneys: 'Affluenza' teen to return to Texas within weeks

    January 20, 2016 7:12 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Attorneys for a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck say he'll return to Texas from Mexico within weeks. Ethan Couch has been challenging his deportation. But attorneys Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn said in a statement Wednesday that paperwork was... more »
  • Who let the dog out? Chihuahua from Texas found in Georgia

    January 16, 2016 5:22 PM

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Humane Society says a lost dog from Texas has been reunited with its owner after being found 800 miles away in Georgia. Local news media report that the five-pound Chihuahua named Coco was reunited Friday evening with his owner Amanda Benton, who traveled from Arlington,... more »
  • Grand jury indicts trooper in Sandra Bland traffic stop

    January 6, 2016 5:47 PM

    HEMPSTEAD - A Texas state trooper has been charged with perjury for conduct related to a contentious traffic stop of a black woman who was eventually arrested for assault and then died three days later in jail. A grand jury indicted Trooper Brian Encinia on Wednesday with the misdemeanor charge.... more »
  • New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

    December 30, 2015 12:29 PM

    TRENTON- Laws taking effect in the new year illustrate how states are diverging on some hot-button issues. Texas will allow licensed owners to carry handguns openly in public places, while California will allow people to ask a judge to have weapons taken away from relatives who are believed to pose... more »
  • Nearly 900 flights canceled, 500 delayed in US

    December 28, 2015 10:01 AM

    UNDATED- Nearly 900 flights have been canceled across the U.S. and another 500 have been delayed due to the large storm system moving through the middle part of the country. Flight-tracking service FlightAware showed that more than a third of the cancellations were at Chicago's two main airports. Another large... more »
  • Activists predict abortion will be a hot issue in campaigns

    December 27, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEW YORK - The divide between Republicans and Democrats over abortion is deeper than ever. Activists on both sides foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections. Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in key Senate... more »
  • 'Jesus Christian' pleads guilty to bringing cocaine to La.

    December 24, 2015 11:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT - U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says two men from Brownsville, Texas, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell more than 60 pounds of powder cocaine. She says in a news release that 28-year-old Ricardo Garcia and 34-year-old Jesus Christian Martinez pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to... more »
  • Hundreds of leads in search for 'affluenza' teen

    December 21, 2015 1:06 PM

    DALLAS - Authorities say they've received hundreds of leads in their search for a Texas teen who disappeared after video surfaced showing he may have violated his probation from a deadly drunken car crash. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said Monday that the tips about 18-year-old Ethan Couch's disappearance... more »
  • Texas extends National Guard order amid new border crossings

    December 15, 2015 1:17 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is extending the deployment of the National Guard troops at the border with Mexico due to a spike in the number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the state. Abbott, a Republican, criticized federal officials Tuesday in the wake of U.S. Border Patrol figures... more »
  • Supreme Court torn over Texas affirmative action program

    December 9, 2015 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information. Several justices asked about the value of ordering more hearings in a case from Texas that they've now heard twice. Additional evidence might... more »
  • Syrian refugees in New York await Texas decision

    December 4, 2015 4:45 PM

    AUSTIN - Three Syrian refugee families have arrived in New York City after Texas sued to try to stop their resettlement there. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday New York "will welcome them with open arms" during what's expected to be a temporary stay, until the outcome of the Texas... more »
  • Expert says 'almost impossible' for Texas refugee lawsuit to succeed

    December 3, 2015 2:26 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is suing the U.S. government in an attempt to block six Syrian refugees from being resettled in Dallas this week. Here's what preceded the lawsuit and what it means: WHAT'S THE SIGNIFICANCE? Texas is the first state in the nation to ask a federal court to... more »
  • Texas sues feds to block resettlement of 6 Syrian refugees

    December 2, 2015 6:22 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has sued the U.S. government in an effort to block six Syrian refugees from resettling in Dallas this week. The lawsuit filed Wednesday comes after the nonprofit International Rescue Committee defied orders from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to halt the arrival of Syrian refugees in Texas... more »
  • Miles gets win in LSU home finale, 19-7 over Texas A&M

    November 28, 2015 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Leonard Fournette ran for 159 yards and a touchdown and LSU beat Texas A&M 19-7 on Saturday night to give embattled coach Les Miles a victory in what might have been his last game with the Tigers. After the game, the players lifted Miles on their shoulders... more »
  • Planned Parenthood sues Texas over blocked Medicaid dollars

    November 23, 2015 2:16 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Planned Parenthood is suing Texas over attempts to block Medicaid dollars, beginning another courtroom fight between the nation's largest abortion provider and a Republican-controlled state. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Monday the lawsuit aims to protect health care access for 13,500 patients statewide. Texas moved to... more »
  • 8 Syrian refugees turn themselves in at US-Mexico border

    November 19, 2015 3:09 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Federal officials say eight Syrians have turned themselves over to immigration authorities along the Texas-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that two families - two men, two women and four children - presented themselves Tuesday in Laredo and are being held by U.S. Immigration... more »
  • Texas rejects letting academics vet public school textbooks

    November 18, 2015 5:45 PM

    AUSTIN - Texas has rejected allowing university experts to fact-check its public-school textbooks in the wake of a 9th grade world geography book mistakenly calling African slaves "workers." The Republican-controlled Board of Education approves textbooks for statewide use. It defeated 8-7 on Wednesday a proposal that would have included scrutiny... more »
  • Cruz says he, not Trump, is race's true conservative

    November 12, 2015 3:58 PM

    CONCORD - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is making a more forceful case that he - not Donald Trump - is the candidate true conservative voters will coalesce behind in the 2016 presidential race. Cruz worked to align himself with Trump earlier in the campaign and isn't smacking the billionaire with... more »
  • Alligator torments Texas shoppers

    November 9, 2015 8:37 AM

    Houston, TX.- A massive alligator spent the weekend terrorizing some shoppers in Texas. Parks and Wildlife officials had to be called to remove the reptile from a Home Depot parking lot. The animal was so big it had to be lifted out of the shopping center with a forklift. Texas... more »
  • More bodies found after severe Texas storms

    October 31, 2015 1:15 PM

    HOUSTON - The death toll from flooding in Texas has reached at least six after authorities found the body of an elderly woman who had been swept away from her home in the Austin area. Travis County Emergency Services spokeswoman Lisa Block says the woman's body was found Saturday afternoon.... more »
  • Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

    October 20, 2015 6:24 PM

    DALLAS - The family of a 14-year-old Muslim student from Texas who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb has announced they're moving to the Middle East for him to attend school there. Ahmed Mohamed's family said in a statement... more »
  • Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

    October 19, 2015 11:34 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue - potentially triggering legal battles like the one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana. In a letter Monday, Texas health officials informed Planned Parenthood affiliates statewide that all Medicaid funding was... more »
  • Gun advocates challenge zoos' bans on possession around US

    October 12, 2015 11:16 AM

    DALLAS - Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack a little something extra besides a camera. The nearly century-old institution recently lifted its longtime firearms ban amid a broader push by gun-rights advocates who are pressuring zoos in Texas and elsewhere around the U.S. to do the same.... more »
  • El Paso abortion clinic reopens amid Texas court battles

    September 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    AUSTIN - An El Paso clinic closed by Texas' tough abortion law is the state's first to reopen since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked some key restrictions in June. The reopening of the Reproductive Services clinic Tuesday brings the number of Texas abortion clinics to 20. That's down from... more »
  • Principal: Texas football coach says he ordered hit on ref

    September 23, 2015 5:06 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A high school principal in Texas says the school's assistant football coach has acknowledged directing two players to a hit a referee during a game earlier this month. In an internal school district statement first reported by ESPN, John Jay High School Principal Robert Harris says assistant... more »
  • White House says Texas teen 'failed' by teachers

    September 16, 2015 3:59 PM

    IRVING, Texas - The White House says a 14-year-old Muslim boy was "failed" by his Texas teachers who thought a clock made by the teen was possibly a bomb. White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the episode involving Ahmed Mohamed a "teachable moment." Earnest's comments followed a... more »
  • Hundreds of invasive lionfish removed from Gulf of Mexico

    September 10, 2015 2:28 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - Marine experts and trained volunteers have removed hundreds of lionfish from the Gulf of Mexico off Texas in a continuing effort to control the invasive population. The Galveston County Daily News reported Thursday that the effort is meant to protect the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.... more »
  • Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

    September 9, 2015 6:29 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A second person has died in a salmonella outbreak that U.S. health officials believe stems from tainted cucumbers sold by a California company. Texas health officials on Wednesday blamed salmonella for the death of a woman in late August who had serious underlying health conditions. A 99-year-old... more »
  • Texas school district suspends 2 from school after ref hit

    September 7, 2015 12:46 PM

    MARBLE FALLS, Texas - A San Antonio school district has suspended two football players from the team and from school after one of them ran into the back of a referee watching a play and the other dove into the official. The district's athletic director Stan Laing told The Associated... more »
  • Texas police cars labeled with 'In God We Trust' decals

    September 6, 2015 11:58 AM

    DALLAS - A police department in a rural Texas Bible Belt community has placed large "In God We Trust" decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers. But a national watchdog group is contesting the decals as an unlawful endorsement of religion. The decision... more »
  • Texas HS football players target referee during play

    September 6, 2015 11:46 AM

    MARBLE FALLS, Texas - A San Antonio School district is investigating after a football player ran into the back of a referee watching a play and another player then dove into the official after he fell. Both players were ejected from the game. Northside Independent School District athletic director Stan... more »
  • Louisiana Police pay tribute to slain Houston deputy Play Video

    September 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL – Multiple Louisiana law enforcement agencies paid tribute to a fallen Texas sheriff’s deputy by lining a street in Slidell Friday. Police from around the nation were among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sherriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. ... more »
  • Woman accused of trying to hire hit man to kill husband

    September 3, 2015 7:42 AM

    TANGIPAHOA- Authorities say a woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband was arrested as she tried to climb out the rear window of a mobile home in the village of Tangipahoa. The state Attorney General's Office and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday... more »
  • Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream in Texas and Alabama

    August 31, 2015 8:34 AM

    BRENHAM, TX - Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in... more »
  • Jefferson Davis statue removed from University of Texas

    August 30, 2015 12:41 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near... more »
  • Teenager faces murder charges after pushing boy in pond

    August 29, 2015 6:59 PM

    LUFKIN, Texas - Officials say an East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home. Seventeen-year-old Bobby Woods faces a charge of capital murder of a person... more »
  • Texas child predator arrested in Alexandria

    August 26, 2015 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fugitive wanted for sexually assaulting a child in Texas was captured in Alexandria by the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit. 32-year-old Christopher Pryor is currently awaiting extradition to Texas in the Rapides Parish Jail after he was arrested by agents at an Alexandria business. ... more »
  • Texas teen has deadly infection after contact with amoeba

    August 26, 2015 1:34 PM

    HOUSTON - A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition in a hospital after coming into contact with a rare amoeba while swimming in a lake north of Houston. Relatives say Michael Riley Jr. developed a headache and fever, and later became disoriented, after swimming with friends Aug. 13. In online... more »
  • Fugitive sex offender arrested in Shreveport

    August 20, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General “Buddy” Caldwell’s office announced Thursday that a fugitive with a history of evading sex offender registration in Texas and Louisiana was captured in Shreveport. Agents with the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit captured Kentrell Debose, 27, Tuesday in Shreveport. Caldwell’s office said Debose... more »

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