News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 08:10 AM CDT

Texas Man Faces Murder Charge in Alabama Wreck

Texas Man Faces Murder Charge in Alabama Wreck

Police say a 36-year-old San Marcos man faces a murder charge after a wreck that killed a man in Alabama.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 07:31 AM CDT

Ex-Military Dogs Get New Jobs as Drug Sniffers

Ex-Military Dogs Get New Jobs as Drug Sniffers

Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 07:40 AM CDT

Texas Teen Found, R.I. Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

Texas Teen Found, R.I. Man Charged with Sex Trafficking

A missing 17-year-old Texan is reunited with her family after being found with a 34-year-old Rhode Island man, who police say is charged with sex trafficking.

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 at 07:08 AM CDT

70 Birds Rescued from Possible Cockfighting Compound

70 Birds Rescued from Possible Cockfighting Compound

San Antonio officials have confiscated at least 70 birds after searching a possible cockfighting compound.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 06:56 PM CDT

Shared Child Custody Awarded to Divorcing Same-Sex Couple

Shared Child Custody Awarded to Divorcing Same-Sex Couple

A state district judge has awarded shared custody of a 2-year-old girl to her same-sex parents, who are divorcing.

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 02:46 PM CDT

Texas Creates Website for Special Needs Kids

Texas Creates Website for Special Needs Kids

A Texas task force has created what officials call a first-of-its-kind website designed to help families who have children with disabilities and special needs.

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NY Woman Uses Twin's ID to Spend $12K

NY Woman Uses Twin's ID to Spend $12K

State police allege a 28-year-old Long Island woman used her twin sister's Social Security number to open several credit cards and charged more than $12,000 on them.

Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake

Move Over Vanilla, Burger Chain Adds Bug-Flavored Shake

What began as a burger chain's April Fools Day trick might soon be a mainstay on the menu. Cricket milkshake, anyone?

South Texan Stung to Death by Bees

South Texan Stung to Death by Bees

A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.

Texans Perpetually Plugged In

Texans Perpetually Plugged In

If you look to your left and to your right, there's a good chance someone is using their smartphone to text, email or play Candy Crush.

Man Forgets Glasses, Mistakenly Buys Winning Lottery Ticket

Man Forgets Glasses, Mistakenly Buys Winning Lottery Ticket

A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier.

Town of Bikinis, Texas Renamed Over Noise Concerns

Town of Bikinis, Texas Renamed Over Noise Concerns

The town of Bikinis, Texas is no more. The privately owned 1.6-acre town in rural Gillespie County has reverted to Bankersmith.

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