News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 12:58 PM CST

Real Estate Heir Acknowledges Urinating at Store

Real Estate Heir Acknowledges Urinating at Store

New York real estate heir Robert Durst has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for exposing himself and urinating on candy at a Houston drug store.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 08:57 AM CST

Dogs Investigated in Woman's Mysterious Death

Dogs Investigated in Woman's Mysterious Death

Police in South Texas are working to determine if a woman found dead in her backyard was killed by her foster dogs or if she died of natural causes.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 09:32 AM CST

Texas Prison Escapee Recaptured

Texas Prison Escapee Recaptured

An ex-CEO of some Oklahoma energy companies has been caught after escaping from a minimum security federal prison in Central Texas.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 08:21 AM CST

Colorado Man Gets Prison in Texas Prostitution Case

Colorado Man Gets Prison in Texas Prostitution Case

A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison in a prostitution and online case linked to Texas and Wyoming.

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 08:04 AM CST

Texas Officer Kills Man Holding Spoon: Police

Texas Officer Kills Man Holding Spoon: Police

The Texas Rangers are investigating a police shooting after an officer killed a burglary suspect who was holding a spoon.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 10:01 PM CST

Murder-Suicide Suspected in Deaths of Officer, Woman

Murder-Suicide Suspected in Deaths of Officer, Woman

A Midland police officer and a woman are dead after what investigators suspect was a murder-suicide.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 10:42 PM CST

Texans Charged in Home Invasion Robberies

Texans Charged in Home Invasion Robberies

Authorities in New Jersey have announced charges against four Texas residents in connection with a string of home invasion robberies that targeted the Asian-Indian community in Middlesex County.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 03:18 PM CST

UT to Set Up Program to Mentor Young Athletes

UT to Set Up Program to Mentor Young Athletes

With recent incidents of domestic and sexual violence grabbing headlines in sports, the University of Texas on Monday launched a program to aid character development in young athletes and help them be positive...

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM CST

3 Charged With Trafficking Teen Runaway

3 Charged With Trafficking Teen Runaway

San Antonio police say a 27-year-old man and a couple are charged with human trafficking for trying to sell a 16-year-old runaway.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 07:33 PM CST

Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Dog From Home

Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Dog From Home

Harris County firefighters say a rescue crew extinguished a fire and resuscitated a 2-year-old Chihuahua Sunday.

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