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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 at 07:21 AM CDT

Woman, Girl Pulled from East Texas Pool

Woman, Girl Pulled from East Texas Pool

Authorities say a woman and a young girl died after being pulled from a swimming pool at a home in the East Texas town of Longview.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 09:37 PM CDT

Hundreds of Trucks Off the Road After DPS Crackdown

Hundreds of Trucks Off the Road After DPS Crackdown

A campaign to crack down on commercial vehicle violations on Texas highways ended with nearly 2,000 citations, the Texas Department of Public Safety says.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 05:03 PM CDT

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Anyone with big plans to party on the lake in celebration of the Fourth should be aware of an invasive species that is taking over three more lakes in Texas.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 06:54 PM CDT

Bird Strike Forces Emergency Landing in Texas

Bird Strike Forces Emergency Landing in Texas

A bird crashed into a plane's windshield in Texas, which forced the pilot to make an emergency landing.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 02:52 PM CDT

Gas Prices Hold Stead Ahead of Holiday Weekend

Gas Prices Hold Stead Ahead of Holiday Weekend

As drivers prepare for the July Fourth holiday, the average price of retail gas across Texas remains steady.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 05:50 PM CDT

Texas Woman Shot Daughters to Make Husband 'Suffer'

Texas Woman Shot Daughters to Make Husband 'Suffer'

Authorities say a Houston-area mother who fatally shot her two daughters did not target her estranged husband because she "wanted him to suffer" the memory of their deaths.

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$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

$90K Worth of Stolen Beer Set to Be Thrown Away

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Gator Caught Outside Of City Hall

Gator Caught Outside Of City Hall

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Mayfly Swarm Causes Traffic Nightmares on Ill. Bridge

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Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.

Chesney Calls Apologizes for Saying Officer Died

Chesney Calls Apologizes for Saying Officer Died

An officer shot several times near Philadelphia got a call from country singer Kenny Chesney with an apology for announcing at a concert that he had died of his injuries.

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said.

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