News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 09:27 AM CST

Medical Emergency Diverts Dallas to Sydney Flight

Medical Emergency Diverts Dallas to Sydney Flight

A Qantas flight from Dallas to Sydney was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport after a passenger had a medical emergency.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:53 AM CST

Former Central Texas Judge Gets 9 Months for Theft

Former Central Texas Judge Gets 9 Months for Theft

An ex-judge already on probation in a mileage reimbursement scam must serve nine months in federal prison for stealing a dead Texan's Social Security benefits.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:42 AM CST

About 50 Rosenberg Homes Evacuated after Gas Leak

About 50 Rosenberg Homes Evacuated after Gas Leak

Nobody has been hurt in a sewer system natural gas leak that prompted the evacuation of about 50 homes near Houston.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:34 AM CST

Abilene Man Gets 10 Years in Fatal Stabbing

Abilene Man Gets 10 Years in Fatal Stabbing

A West Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally stabbing a man and injuring the man's adult son.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:27 AM CST

Galveston Man Convicted in Fatal Carjacking

Galveston Man Convicted in Fatal Carjacking

A Galveston man has been convicted of murder after killing an area baker during a carjacking last year.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:17 AM CST

Texas Man Gets Life in Prison for Kidnapping Convenience Store Clerk

Texas Man Gets Life in Prison for Kidnapping Convenience Store Clerk

A Montgomery County jury has sentenced a man to life in prison for kidnapping a convenience store clerk.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 07:56 AM CST

Houston Man Pleads Guilty in Attempted ATM Robbery

Houston Man Pleads Guilty in Attempted ATM Robbery

Prosecutors said a Houston man who shot an armored car guard eight times during an attempted robbery faces up to 30 years in prison.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 07:49 AM CST

Ex-Prison Guard in Texas Gets 2 Years for Bribery

Ex-Prison Guard in Texas Gets 2 Years for Bribery

An ex-corrections officer in South Texas and his wife are going to prison for taking bribes and slipping tobacco and other banned items to an inmate.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 07:13 AM CST

Fake Fort Hood Soldier Gets 2 Years in Bank Scam

Fake Fort Hood Soldier Gets 2 Years in Bank Scam

A Texas man who faked being a Fort Hood soldier has been sentenced to two years in federal prison in a bank scam targeting new Army enlistees.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:52 AM CST

Texas Worker Crushed to Death Under Semitrailer

Texas Worker Crushed to Death Under Semitrailer

Authorities in West Texas say a worker has died after being crushed under a semitrailer that he was working on.

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Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video

Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video

A mysterious "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wednesday.

Hot Dog Champ Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey to Win Contest

Hot Dog Champ Eats 9.35 Pounds of Turkey to Win Contest

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

City's "Ugly" Christmas Tree Prompts Public Outcry

A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce...

Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League...

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