News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 09:30 AM CST

Nearly 2 Dozen Arrested in West Texas Crime Ring

Nearly 2 Dozen Arrested in West Texas Crime Ring

Nearly two dozen people have been arrested in a crackdown on an alleged drug and guns ring in West Texas.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 09:18 AM CST

Waco Band Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

Waco Band Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

A Central Texas band teacher is facing criminal charges after authorities say he had a sexual relationship with a female student.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 09:17 AM CST

Texan Gets Nearly 7 Years, Must Repay $4.6M in Ponzi Scam

Texan Gets Nearly 7 Years, Must Repay $4.6M in Ponzi Scam

A North Texas man must serve nearly seven years in federal prison and repay $4.6 million for running an oil and gas Ponzi scheme.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015 at 07:08 AM CST

Galveston Councilman Draws Ire Over Hitler Video Spoof

Galveston Councilman Draws Ire Over Hitler Video Spoof

A former Galveston mayor says he thinks a city councilman's use of a parody video portraying Adolf Hitler was pathetic and offensive.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 06:23 PM CST

Guardrail May Have Caused Prison Bus Wreck

Guardrail May Have Caused Prison Bus Wreck

A preliminary report on a West Texas prison bus accident that killed two prison guards and eight inmates says the bus likely hit a piece of displaced highway guardrail before it veered onto the median, went down...

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:29 PM CST

NASA Observes Day of Rememberence for Fallen Astronauts

NASA Observes Day of Rememberence for Fallen Astronauts

NASA is remembering 17 astronauts who were killed in the line of duty and dozens more who have died since the agency's beginning.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:07 PM CST

$3M in Synthetic Pot Seized in Texas Traffic Stop

$3M in Synthetic Pot Seized in Texas Traffic Stop

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has seized more than $3.7 million worth of synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 05:54 PM CST

UT Chancellor Writes GOP Leaders to Oppose Campus Carry

UT Chancellor Writes GOP Leaders to Oppose Campus Carry

The new chancellor of the University of Texas System told Gov. Greg Abbott and other top Republicans on Thursday that concealed handguns at colleges will make campus less safe.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 03:42 PM CST

Texas AG Paxton Won't Face State Corruption Charges

Texas AG Paxton Won't Face State Corruption Charges

State public corruption prosecutors have closed their investigation into possible ethics violations against new Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton without filing charges.

Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 at 06:09 PM CST

Exploding Air Bag May Have Killed Texas Man

Exploding Air Bag May Have Killed Texas Man

There apparently has been another death caused by an exploding automobile air bag made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

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Nine-Foot Tall Dinosaur Statue Stolen, Later Found Headless

Nine-Foot Tall Dinosaur Statue Stolen, Later Found Headless

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WATCH: Hot Air Ballon Lands on a SoCal Street

WATCH: Hot Air Ballon Lands on a SoCal Street

A hot air balloon landed in the middle of a street in Sorrento Valley, California, on Thursday after witnesses reported seeing it flying low overhead and clipping a tree. It wasn't immediately clear what led to...

Drug Store Thief Hops Counter, Steals Prescription Pills

Drug Store Thief Hops Counter, Steals Prescription Pills

A Southern California pharmacy was robbed Thursday when a thief hopped the counter and stole prescription drugs, San Diego Police confirm. Officers responded to the CVS on Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa...

Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD

Dismembered Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD

San Francisco police say a suitcase found in the South of Market neighborhood Wednesday afternoon contained dismembered body parts. A medical examiner confirmed the remains are human, but police said it...

UF Changing Records System Called ISIS

UF Changing Records System Called ISIS

The University of Florida is changing the name of its records management system known as "ISIS," a move being applauded by a student who is the cousin of a journalist killed by the terrorist organization of the...

Man Orders Pizza During Standoff: Irving Police

Man Orders Pizza During Standoff: Irving Police

A four-hour standoff ended with the arrest of a man with warrants for aggravated assault after an Irving pizzeria manager tipped police to his location Wednesday.

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