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Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 07:54 PM CDT

9 Texas High Schoolers Charged With Sex Assault in Hazing

9 Texas High Schoolers Charged With Sex Assault in Hazing

Nine Texas high school students are charged with sexual assault in a hazing scandal involving athletes, police said Monday.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 07:16 PM CDT

Houston Student Dies Days After FaceTime with Beyonce

Houston Student Dies Days After FaceTime with Beyonce

Houston high school student has lost her battle with terminal cancer days after having a dream come true in a talk with Beyonce over a video chat. Alief Independent School District spokeswoman Kimberly...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 05:40 PM CDT

Strict Texas Spending Bill Passes Senate Amid Budget Woes

Strict Texas Spending Bill Passes Senate Amid Budget Woes

Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. Greg...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 05:45 PM CDT

Texas Senate OKs Bills Opposing Rulings Limiting Open Records Laws

Texas Senate OKs Bills Opposing Rulings Limiting Open Records Laws

The Texas Senate has approved two proposals seeking to rollback recent state Supreme Court rulings that advocates say weakened open records laws.

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 05:43 PM CDT

Austin Cemetery Chapel Floor Removed in Search for Graves

Austin Cemetery Chapel Floor Removed in Search for Graves

Crews have removed the floor of the historic Oakwood Cemetery chapel in Austin as part of efforts to identify buried remains discovered last year during a restoration project, experts said.

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Martial Artist Breaks 111 Cement Blocks with His Head

Martial Artist Breaks 111 Cement Blocks with His Head

Sixteen-year-old Bosnian taekwondo martial artist Kerim Ahmetspahic performed an incredible stunt over the weekend. He smashed 111 cement building blocks with his head.

Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four things: human interaction, food, scent and toys.

'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California. "Heaven’s Gate" made headlines around the world. On March 26, 1997, a 911 call came into the San Diego Command Center. “This is regarding a mass suicide. I can give you the address,” the caller said. Shortly after, San Diego Sheriff’s arrived to find a grisly scene: 21 men and 18 women were found dead in the residence. They were all covered in a purple blankets and all wearing the name black Nike shoes. None of the bodies had any noticeable signs of trauma. Toxicology results showed the victims had drunk a lethal cocktail of phenobarbital mixed with apple sauce and vodka.

Connecticut Man Accused of Forging Mortician Credentials

Connecticut Man Accused of Forging Mortician Credentials

A Connecticut man is accused of hacking the system of a mortuary science school and forging paperwork that would qualify him as a licensed mortician, according to court documents. Jonathan Ryan, 22, was charged with second-degree forgery and second-degree computer crimes after police said he forged documents to make it appear like he graduated from the Mortuary Science program at Lincoln College in the town of Southington. Ryan then helped prepare dozens of bodies for burial at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, which is owned by his father.

Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed

Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed

Police in New Hampshire are looking for a man who allegedly broke a glass door at a Popeye's Chicken after he was told his order wouldn't be ready for another five to 10 minutes. Salem police said an older man with white hair entered the Popeye's on Route 28 around 6 p.m. on Wednesday and ordered some fried chicken. When he was told that his food wouldn't immediately be ready to eat, he stormed out of the restaurant and kicked the door, smashing the glass.

Man Accused of Sticking-Up McDonald's with Hairbrush

Man Accused of Sticking-Up McDonald's with Hairbrush

Police say a man clad in a leopard-print robe, black mask, orange Croc's, orange gloves and armed only with a hairbrush held up a McDonald's restaurant in Southeast Texas.

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