News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 04:03 PM CDT

Texas Man Gets 50 Years for Scalding Child

Texas Man Gets 50 Years for Scalding Child

A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for forcing a 2-year-old boy into scalding water because the child urinated on himself.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 03:19 PM CDT

Additional Charges Filed in Death of 2-Year-Old

Additional Charges Filed in Death of 2-Year-Old

Austin police say additional charges have been filed in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a shallow grave last month.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:55 PM CDT

US Rig Count up 9 to 1,927

US Rig Count up 9 to 1,927

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,927.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:46 PM CDT

Louisiana Man Jailed for Groping Woman on Flight

Louisiana Man Jailed for Groping Woman on Flight

A Louisiana man who admitted that he groped a sleeping woman aboard a cross-country flight has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:42 PM CDT

AF Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Houston

AF Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Houston

A U.S. Air Force refueling jet returning to California following maintenance has made a safe emergency landing in Houston after smoke was reported in the cockpit.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM CDT

Remains of French Ship to be Reassembled in Texas

Remains of French Ship to be Reassembled in Texas

Archaeologists are beginning to reassemble the remains of a French ship recovered more than 300 years after it was lost in a storm off the Texas coast.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 01:08 PM CDT

Ex-Quarterback Young Learning his New Job at UT

Ex-Quarterback Young Learning his New Job at UT

Former UT quarterback Vince Young is almost two months into his job as development officer for alumni relations in the university's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 08:32 AM CDT

Officials: Pre-K Student Brought Loaded Gun to School

Officials: Pre-K Student Brought Loaded Gun to School

South Texas school officials say a teacher confiscated a loaded gun from a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student Thursday.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 07:03 AM CDT

Police: Man Attacked His Dog With Hammer

Police: Man Attacked His Dog With Hammer

Brownwood police say a pit bull is recovering after his owner tried to kill him with a hammer Tuesday.

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 09:08 PM CDT

Police: Sex Offender Infects Teen, Toddler With HIV

Police: Sex Offender Infects Teen, Toddler With HIV

Houston police say they charged a registered sex offender with raping 14-year-old and 2-year old girls and infecting them with multiple sexually transmitted diseases.

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