News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM CST

Police: Suspect Killed by Authorities in Henderson County

Police: Suspect Killed by Authorities in Henderson County

The Texas Department of Public Safety says that suspect in a shooting has been shot and killed by law enforcement following a standoff in rural Henderson County.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:48 AM CST

Woman Steals Ambulance, Leads Police on a Chase

Woman Steals Ambulance, Leads Police on a Chase

A woman has been arrested after authorities say she led Houston police on a slow-speed pursuit in a stolen ambulance.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 09:08 AM CST

TX Could Take Stance Against Bite Mark Evidence

TX Could Take Stance Against Bite Mark Evidence

The Texas Forensic Science Commission will consider making recommendations on the reliability of bite mark analysis in criminal cases after dozens of convictions based on bite marks have been overturned...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:33 PM CST

Convicted Robber on TX 10 Most Wanted List Caught

Convicted Robber on TX 10 Most Wanted List Caught

A convicted robber and gang member on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list has been caught in Houston.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:18 PM CST

Texas AG Paxton Faces Ethics Probe Over Gay Marriage

Texas AG Paxton Faces Ethics Probe Over Gay Marriage

Already indicted on felony securities fraud charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will face an ethics investigation for advising local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 01:10 PM CST

Appeals Court Refuses to Rehear DNA Request in Slaying Case

Appeals Court Refuses to Rehear DNA Request in Slaying Case

The state's highest criminal court has refused to reconsider its ruling reversing a trial court judge's decision that would have allowed additional DNA testing of evidence a condemned killer contends could show...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 01:08 PM CST

ATPE Pushing Teachers to Get Out, Vote in Elections

ATPE Pushing Teachers to Get Out, Vote in Elections

With an increase in need for school funding and more demand for accountability, there is a new organization working to get educators to vote.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:04 AM CST

Appeals Court Upholds Austin Police Killer's Death Sentence

Appeals Court Upholds Austin Police Killer's Death Sentence

Texas highest criminal court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a 24-year-old man condemned for fatally shooting an Austin police officer almost four years ago.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:20 PM CST

Ex-Priest Arrested for 1960 Killing of Texas Teacher

Ex-Priest Arrested for 1960 Killing of Texas Teacher

An 83-year-old former priest is arrested in Arizona in connection with the 1960 slaying of a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 07:32 PM CST

3 Killed in West Texas Crash with 18-Wheeler

3 Killed in West Texas Crash with 18-Wheeler

A car slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer rig on a highway in the West Texas plains, killing three and critically injuring three others in the car.

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Woman Steals Ambulance, Leads Police on a Chase

Woman Steals Ambulance, Leads Police on a Chase

A woman has been arrested after authorities say she led Houston police on a slow-speed pursuit in a stolen ambulance.

Rare Weather Event Produces Spontaneous Snowballs in Idaho

Rare Weather Event Produces Spontaneous Snowballs in Idaho

Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks. A rare weather event caused the spontaneous snowballs at...

Man Throws Alligator Through Drive-Thru Window

Man Throws Alligator Through Drive-Thru Window

A Florida man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly hurled an alligator through a Wendy's drive-thru window, according to Palm Beach County Jail records. Joshua James, 23, threw the 3-and-a-half...

Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach. The amazing cockroach inspired scientists to create a mini-robot that can mimic those feats...

John Lennon's Hair Expected to Fetch $10K at Auction

John Lennon's Hair Expected to Fetch $10K at Auction

A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month.

Alleged Car Thief Flees, Gets Stuck in Storm Drain

Alleged Car Thief Flees, Gets Stuck in Storm Drain

A man who fled from a deputy in Canyon Country, California, after allegedly trying to steal a car was found stuck in a storm drain on Saturday, officials said. The man fled and the deputy chased after him, only...

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