News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 03:21 PM CDT

2 Sentenced in Synthetic Marijuana Case

2 Sentenced in Synthetic Marijuana Case

Two Indiana brothers have been sentenced in a synthetic marijuana ring involving North Texas smoke shops and convenience stores.

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 10:12 AM CDT

Man Kidnapped, Confused for Drug Dealer

Man Kidnapped, Confused for Drug Dealer

Authorities say three men mistakenly kidnapped an Austin man they apparently confused for a suspected drug dealer.

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 10:35 AM CDT

Boyfriend Gets Life in Pregnant Teen Girlfriend's Slaying

Boyfriend Gets Life in Pregnant Teen Girlfriend's Slaying

An 18-year-old man faces life in prison after Southeast Texas jurors convicted him of killing his teenage girlfriend who was pregnant with twins.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 09:24 PM CDT

Amendment Tosses Fetal Abnormality Exception

Amendment Tosses Fetal Abnormality Exception

Republican Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, has filed an amendment that would eliminate a woman’s right to have an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy if it is determined that the fetus has severe abnormalities.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 06:57 PM CDT

Chief Defends Officer's Takedown of Drunken Woman

Chief Defends Officer's Takedown of Drunken Woman

A Texas police chief is denying that one of his officers used excessive force when he tackled a drunken woman in a parking lot.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 06:33 PM CDT

Wrong Fuel Blamed for Crash-Landing Along Hwy

Wrong Fuel Blamed for Crash-Landing Along Hwy

An East Texas official says the use of improper fuel is believed to have caused the crash landing of a private plane last week that injured the pilot and two passengers.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 03:53 PM CDT

Retail Gas Prices Jump 8 Cents Across Texas

Retail Gas Prices Jump 8 Cents Across Texas

Retail gasoline prices across Texas and nationwide have jumped 8 cents per gallon this week.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 04:13 PM CDT

Report Critical of Texas Prison Plagued by Riots

Report Critical of Texas Prison Plagued by Riots

A federal prison that has been the scene of several inmate uprisings in West Texas has come under fire for lack of staffing and other issues.

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 04:59 PM CDT

Popeyes Manager Fired After Robbery Offered Job Back

Popeyes Manager Fired After Robbery Offered Job Back

A manager of a fast-food restaurant in Texas has been offered her job back after saying she was fired because she wouldn't pay back the nearly $400 she turned over from the store's register during an armed...

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 12:56 PM CDT

Griner, Fiancee Johnson Arrested After Fight

Griner, Fiancee Johnson Arrested After Fight

Phoenix Mercury standout player Brittney Griner and fiancee and fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in suburban Phoenix.

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Weird News
Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Promposal, Gets Suspended

Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Promposal, Gets Suspended

A Washington teen who was suspended after he strapped a fake bomb to himself in a stunt to ask a date to prom says his school's administration overreacted because he is Middle Eastern. “It was really unfair, and

HS Drops Policy to Approve Prom Dresses

HS Drops Policy to Approve Prom Dresses

A Houston-area high school says it will no longer ask girls to submit a photo of them wearing their prom dress before the night of the dance.

Distillery to Launch Bottle of Moonshine Into Space

Distillery to Launch Bottle of Moonshine Into Space

A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. It will be the first time a full-sized bottle of liquor leaves the earth’s atmosphere.

Alligator Spotted in Cedar Hill

Alligator Spotted in Cedar Hill

Neighbors are alarmed after an alligator was found roaming in their area.

Lost Tortoise Found in Dallas Returns Home

Lost Tortoise Found in Dallas Returns Home

There's a tortoise on the run in Dallas.

Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant

Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant

It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while executing a search warrant: an alligator.

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