News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 03:19 PM CDT

Additional Charges Filed in Death of 2-Year-Old

Additional Charges Filed in Death of 2-Year-Old

Austin police say additional charges have been filed in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a shallow grave last month.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:55 PM CDT

US Rig Count up 9 to 1,927

US Rig Count up 9 to 1,927

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,927.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:46 PM CDT

Louisiana Man Jailed for Groping Woman on Flight

Louisiana Man Jailed for Groping Woman on Flight

A Louisiana man who admitted that he groped a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:42 PM CDT

AF Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Houston

AF Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Houston

A U.S. Air Force refueling jet returning to California following maintenance has made a safe emergency landing in Houston after smoke was reported in the cockpit.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM CDT

Remains of French Ship to be Reassembled in Texas

Remains of French Ship to be Reassembled in Texas

Archaeologists are beginning to reassemble the remains of a French ship recovered more than 300 years after it was lost in a storm off the Texas coast.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 01:08 PM CDT

Ex-Quarterback Young Learning his New Job at UT

Ex-Quarterback Young Learning his New Job at UT

Former UT quarterback Vince Young is almost two months into his job as development officer for alumni relations in the university's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

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Thief Poses as DA to Steal Beer, Pizza: Police

Thief Poses as DA to Steal Beer, Pizza: Police

Pennsylvania state police say they're looking for a man pretending he's Pittsburgh's district attorney to steal beer, pizza and other goods. Police say the man went to at least three stores Wednesday...

Man Busted With 500 Pairs of Stolen Panties, Firearms

Man Busted With 500 Pairs of Stolen Panties, Firearms

Felony charges are pending against Benjamin Hawkins, 18, after police discovered 500 pairs of stolen panties along with firearms in his bedroom, according to the Argus-Courier in Pataluma, California. Police say

Lady Liberty to Don Halloween Costume: Report

Lady Liberty to Don Halloween Costume: Report

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Cappuccino-Flavored Potato Chips Rejected

Cappuccino-Flavored Potato Chips Rejected

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

Drunk Woman Arrested, Mistook Jail for Bar: Police

Drunk Woman Arrested, Mistook Jail for Bar: Police

One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail

Florida Man Accused of Stealing Restaurant Plumbing Parts

Florida Man Accused of Stealing Restaurant Plumbing Parts

Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. St. Petersburg police said Friday that they arrested...

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