News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 07:26 PM CDT

South Texas Toddler Falls into Septic Tank, Drowns

South Texas Toddler Falls into Septic Tank, Drowns

Investigators say a one-year-old boy is dead after he fell into a septic tank and drowned.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 07:14 PM CDT

Tiger Seen Wandering Near Houston Captured: Police

Tiger Seen Wandering Near Houston Captured: Police

Police say a tiger that was seen roaming around the city of Conroe in Montgomery County has been captured.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 02:39 PM CDT

Austin Leaders Approve $1.2M for Rape Kit Tests

Austin Leaders Approve $1.2M for Rape Kit Tests

The Austin City Council has approved a nearly $1.2 million contract to have a forensic lab analyze a backlog of about 2,000 rape kits.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 12:07 PM CDT

Good Samaritan Slain Trying to Help Woman

Good Samaritan Slain Trying to Help Woman

Houston police say a good Samaritan has been fatally shot while trying to protect a woman as her boyfriend allegedly attacked her.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 08:59 AM CDT

Officer Gave Ride to Teen Later Charged in UT Slaying

Officer Gave Ride to Teen Later Charged in UT Slaying

An off-duty Central Texas police officer gave a teenage runaway a ride to Austin about 10 days before a college student was slain and the youth was later charged in the killing.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 05:42 PM CDT

Drenched Houston Area Gets More Rain, Flooding

Drenched Houston Area Gets More Rain, Flooding

Thunderstorms raced through the Houston area Thursday, aggravating flooding in already drenched parts of the city as mandatory evacuations were ordered for low-lying neighborhoods in a community about 50...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 09:58 AM CDT

Man Charged With Killing One of His Ex-Wives

Man Charged With Killing One of His Ex-Wives

An Amarillo man has been charged in the 2014 beating and shooting death of one of his ex-wives.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:50 PM CDT

Texas Gas Prices Hold at $1.90

Texas Gas Prices Hold at $1.90

Texas retail gasoline prices held steady this week at $1.90 per gallon.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 09:17 AM CDT

Officer's Fatal Shooting of Teen to Go to Grand Jury

Officer's Fatal Shooting of Teen to Go to Grand Jury

Travis County prosecutors say they plan to present evidence in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked 17-year-old by an Austin police officer to a grand jury for possible criminal charges.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 09:09 AM CDT

Car Dealer Accused of Killing Customer Over Bad Check

Car Dealer Accused of Killing Customer Over Bad Check

A 47-year-old used car dealer is arrested in the fatal shooting of a customer who allegedly paid for a vehicle using a bogus check, according to San Antonio police.

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Dust Devil in China Throws Student Through the Air

Dust Devil in China Throws Student Through the Air

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Divine Surprise in Indiana Woman's Ultrasound

Divine Surprise in Indiana Woman's Ultrasound

An Indiana woman was in for a divine surprise during a recent prenatal checkup when she says an image of Jesus on the cross appeared.

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

A woman from Wales cannot name her baby daughter Cyanide, a British court ruled Thursday. The woman, whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, has infant twins and wants to name her son Preacher and her...

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

'Inky' the Octopus Escapes New Zealand Aquarium

'Inky' the Octopus Escapes New Zealand Aquarium

Inky the octopus waited until it was dark and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand before making his move.

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