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Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 11:44 AM CST

Former Baylor Basketball Coach Menefee Dies at 95

Former Baylor Basketball Coach Menefee Dies at 95

Bill Menefee, whose tenure as Baylor athletic director included a Southwest Conference football championship and five bowl trips for the Bears, has died. He was 95.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 09:53 AM CST

County Claims 'Mismanagement' Led to Prison Riot

County Claims 'Mismanagement' Led to Prison Riot

A South Texas county claims in a federal lawsuit that "abysmal mismanagement" by a prison operator led to a 2015 inmate riot that destroyed much of the prison facility in the county.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 07:37 PM CST

Balloon Pilot Was on 10 Medications: Experts

Balloon Pilot Was on 10 Medications: Experts

The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas in July, killing 16 people, was taking medications that should have precluded him from flying, medical experts testified at a federal hearing on Friday. Exp...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:25 PM CST

Child Advocates Say Texas Contradicts Itself on Foster Care

Child Advocates Say Texas Contradicts Itself on Foster Care

An advocacy group that successfully sued Texas on behalf of children in long-term foster care says state objections to reforms recommended by court-appointed experts don't square with official statements out of...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 05:11 PM CST

West Texas City Comes Under Fire for Cross in Public Park

West Texas City Comes Under Fire for Cross in Public Park

A West Texas city is coming under scrutiny for a cross that sits in a public park.

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Bear Moves Into Man's Home

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A heated Twitter war among U.S. senators from Texas and Arkansas boiled down to a blind taste test in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

Rock-Loving Orangutan Causes $220K Damage at St. Louis Zoo

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A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit. Zookeepers say the 12-year-old...

Lost in the Shuffle: Fla. Half-Marathon Runner Goes Missing for 12 Hours

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Melissa Kitcher had full intentions of completing her first half-marathon Sunday, but it's safe to say she pictured it ending a little bit differently. Kitcher went missing for nearly 12 hours after running off...

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