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Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM CDT

15 Percent of Women on UT Campus Report Being Raped

15 Percent of Women on UT Campus Report Being Raped

A $1.7 million multi-year survey of more than 28,000 University of Texas undergraduates reports that 15 percent of women reported being raped on the flagship Austin campus.

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 01:02 PM CDT

Texas Unemployment for February Up Slightly to 4.9 Percent

Texas Unemployment for February Up Slightly to 4.9 Percent

The Texas unemployment rate in February rose slightly to reach 4.9 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Texas Senate OKs Revisions to Contentious Voter ID Law

Texas Senate OKs Revisions to Contentious Voter ID Law

The Texas Senate on Monday approved key modifications to the state's strictest-in-the-nation voter ID law, incorporating some changes ordered after federal courts previously found it discriminatory.

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Texas Senate Approves Big Cuts to Gun License Fees

Texas Senate Approves Big Cuts to Gun License Fees

The Texas Senate has approved a bill sharply reducing gun license fees.

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:38 AM CDT

Rain Helps Firefighters Contain Panhandle Wildfire

Rain Helps Firefighters Contain Panhandle Wildfire

Stiff winds quickly spread a wildfire in the Texas Panhandle across 94 square miles before rain helped firefighters contain the flames.

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 10:11 AM CDT

Woman Falsely Claims Sexual Assault by 3 Black Men: Police

Woman Falsely Claims Sexual Assault by 3 Black Men: Police

Police say an 18-year-old woman who burst into a church in northeast Texas and claimed she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three black males in ski masks has admitted she lied.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 09:46 PM CDT

Major School Voucher Bill Approved to Full Texas Senate

Major School Voucher Bill Approved to Full Texas Senate

A voucher plan offering families public money to send their children to private and religious schools is headed to the full Texas Senate.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 09:41 PM CDT

Bat-Killing Fungus Found in Texas

Bat-Killing Fungus Found in Texas

The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease to hibernating bats, has been found for the first time in Texas.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 06:22 PM CDT

Dallas, Houston Boom While Chicago, Midwest Dips

Dallas, Houston Boom While Chicago, Midwest Dips

New census data released Thursday shows Chicago losing more residents than any other U.S. metropolitan area while Dallas and Houston reported the biggest increases.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 06:09 PM CDT

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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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.

New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral

New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral

From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

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