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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 05:12 PM CST

Suspect in 11 Bank Robberies in 5 States Arrested in Arizona

Suspect in 11 Bank Robberies in 5 States Arrested in Arizona

Authorities arrested a man believed to be the Barrel Chested Bandit.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 03:29 PM CST

Dallas Skyline Painted Red for World Encephalitis Day

Dallas Skyline Painted Red for World Encephalitis Day

The red lights in the Dallas skyline are for World Encephalitis Day.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:57 PM CST

House Speaker Getting Firsthand Look at US-Mexico Border

House Speaker Getting Firsthand Look at US-Mexico Border

As the border wall issue gains more momentum, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shows up at the Rio Grande Valley to get his own look.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 12:19 PM CST

Husband, Wife with Autism in Denton County Enjoy Wedded Life

Husband, Wife with Autism in Denton County Enjoy Wedded Life

A Denton County couple defies the odds and finds strength in their similarities.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:44 AM CST

Man Shot by Deputies After He Kills Wife

Man Shot by Deputies After He Kills Wife

Sheriff's deputies in Houston shot and killed a man who had fatally stabbed his wife and was moving toward them Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:26 AM CST

Supreme Court Orders New Hearing for Black Texas Inmate

Supreme Court Orders New Hearing for Black Texas Inmate

A black Texas prison inmate claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:32 AM CST

Kansas State Trolls State of Texas With 'State Champs' Shirt

Kansas State Trolls State of Texas With 'State Champs' Shirt

Kansas State trolls the state of Texas with "state champs" T-shirt after beating all four Texas teams they played in football in 2016.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 09:53 AM CST

Sheriff Ends Pact With Feds Over Detention Policy

Sheriff Ends Pact With Feds Over Detention Policy

The sheriff of Harris County says he intends to end a partnership with federal immigration officials that had county jailers identify inmates who are in the country illegally.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 09:49 AM CST

Execution Date Stands for San Antonio Hit Man

Execution Date Stands for San Antonio Hit Man

A convicted hit man set for execution in two weeks has lost an appeal at a federal appeals court.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 09:35 AM CST

Texas Officer Found Dead at Shooting Range

Texas Officer Found Dead at Shooting Range

Authorities in South Texas are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a police officer whose body was found at a shooting range used by law enforcement personnel.

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Firefighter Carries Burning Gas Tank from Building

Firefighter Carries Burning Gas Tank from Building

A firefighter in China was hailed as a hero for risking his life by carrying a burning gas tank out of a residential building.

Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland

Rare Quadruplet Calves Born in Ireland

A farming family in Ireland's County Clare is celebrating the births of four nearly identical calves. The odds of this happening are quite incredible.

Man Drives Half-Mile with Police Officer on Hood

Man Drives Half-Mile with Police Officer on Hood

A man in China drove away from a checkpoint with a police officer on the hood of his car.  The incident was captured on surveillance footage.

Florida Man Claims Dog Accidentally Shot His Girlfriend

Florida Man Claims Dog Accidentally Shot His Girlfriend

Diesel the dog did it. That's the claim a 25-year-old Jacksonville man made after his girlfriend was shot in the leg while she was sleeping. Brian Murphy's girlfriend, Summer Miracle, was taken to the hospital late Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries. Murphy told police he was sleeping next to Miracle when his dog Diesel woke him up. He went outside with the dog and then came back into the home.

Caught on Video: Tiger Knocks Drone out of the Sky

Caught on Video: Tiger Knocks Drone out of the Sky

Incredible video captured at a Siberian tiger enclosure in Northeast China. China's state broadcaster released this footage showing the animals chasing a drone until one jumps up and knocks it out of the sky. Footage from a second camera shows the tigers gathering around the drone on the ground and tearing into it until they were scared away because it started smoking. Staff members say they use drone chasing to keep the tigers fit.

City Scraps Decades-Old Ban That Nixed Valentine's Day Dance

City Scraps Decades-Old Ban That Nixed Valentine's Day Dance

Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta, Oklahoma. City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing, the Tulsa World reported. The dance ordinance, with a penalty of $25, prohibited dance halls within 500 feet of a church or public school. In February, resident Joni Insabella decided to host a dance above her store, which is within 500 feet of a church. The city's Chamber of Commerce posted about the event and called Insabella a rule breaker on Facebook and accused her of getting special treatment, because of her husband, who's the city's attorney.

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