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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 05:33 PM CST

Grand Prairie Domestic Violence Dispute Turns Deadly

Grand Prairie Domestic Violence Dispute Turns Deadly

A possible domestic violence dispute in Grand Prairie claimed one life Monday night and may claim another.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 07:59 PM CST

Texas Can't Slash Planned Parenthood's Medicaid Dollars

Texas Can't Slash Planned Parenthood's Medicaid Dollars

Federal judge blocks Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over 2015 anti-abortion videos.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 04:50 PM CST

Princeton Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Sexual Assault

Princeton Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Sexual Assault

32-year-old Matthew Allen from Princeton, Texas will serve 35 years without parole for the continuous sexual assault of a minor.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 05:13 PM CST

Houston Police Chief: No Injuries Amid Gunfire Reports

Houston Police Chief: No Injuries Amid Gunfire Reports

No one was found injured and there was no evidence that a shooting happened amid reports of gunfire Tuesday inside a hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 02:35 PM CST

Texas Wildflower Forecast: Hold onto Your Hats!

Texas Wildflower Forecast: Hold onto Your Hats!

It's nearly March, which means Texas' annual bluebonnet/wildflower season is right around the corner.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 01:42 PM CST

Texas Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Texas Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Violence on College Campuses

An Austin Democratic state senator has filed a package of bills requiring Texas colleges to adopt "affirmative consent" policies for sexual contact and create anonymous online reporting tools for assault...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 01:32 PM CST

Texas Easing out of Oil Downturn: Report

Texas Easing out of Oil Downturn: Report

Texas' oil and natural gas industry added 4,700 new jobs between September and December last year and is starting to "ease out of the dramatic downturn."

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:16 PM CST

Stolen Tom Brady Jersey Valued at $500,000: Report

Stolen Tom Brady Jersey Valued at $500,000: Report

Houston police release an official report on the theft of the jersey New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wore during Super Bowl LI, valued at $500,000.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:22 AM CST

Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Bust Near Amarillo

Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Bust Near Amarillo

A woman is in custody and more than 145 pounds of marijuana was seized after a recent traffic stop near Amarillo, authorities say.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 09:25 AM CST

Disaster Declaration for Tornado-Damaged San Antonio

Disaster Declaration for Tornado-Damaged San Antonio

The mayor of San Antonio has issued a disaster declaration for the city of 1.4 million during cleanup after four tornadoes touched down in the area.

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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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