News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 07:02 AM CDT

Aryan Brotherhood Member Sentenced for Slaying

Aryan Brotherhood Member Sentenced for Slaying

A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is sentenced to 14 years in prison for the 2008 slaying of a prospective member who supposedly stole drugs.

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 06:32 AM CDT

Man Used Library Computer to Share Child Porn

Man Used Library Computer to Share Child Porn

A Texas sex offender is sentenced Thursday for using a public library computer to share child pornography with others, including an undercover agent.

Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 05:50 AM CDT

School Bus Driver Faces DUI Charge After Wreck

School Bus Driver Faces DUI Charge After Wreck

A Central Texas school bus driver faces charges of driving under the influence after wrecking a bus with children on board Thursday afternoon, police said.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 05:07 PM CDT

Texas Asks Supreme Court to Preserve Voter ID Law

Texas Asks Supreme Court to Preserve Voter ID Law

Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the state's voter ID law in place with early voting starting next week.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 04:31 PM CDT

3 More Babies Test Positive for TB in El Paso

3 More Babies Test Positive for TB in El Paso

Three more babies have tested positive for tuberculosis after a nurse's assistant infected with the illness possibly exposed about 860 babies at an El Paso hospital's nursery.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:31 AM CDT

Former Jailer Charged Over Facebook Account

Former Jailer Charged Over Facebook Account

A former West Texas jailer is behind bars after authorities say he set up a fake Facebook account to defame a sheriff's deputy.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 07:18 AM CDT

Texas Worker Dies after Electrocution at School

Texas Worker Dies after Electrocution at School

West Texas authorities say a contractor has died after being electrocuted while working on a light pole at a school.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 07:03 AM CDT

SW Energy Snaps up Assets in Marcellus, Utica

SW Energy Snaps up Assets in Marcellus, Utica

Southwestern Energy will spend about $5.38 billion to acquire drilling assets in West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania now owned by Chesapeake Energy.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 06:25 AM CDT

Customs Finds 34 Pounds of Heroin in Laredo

Customs Finds 34 Pounds of Heroin in Laredo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they have seized $1.5 million worth of heroin and cocaine from a man crossing the border into Texas.

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 09:24 AM CDT

Belton ISD Closes 3 Schools to Assess Ebola Risk

Belton ISD Closes 3 Schools to Assess Ebola Risk

Three Central Texas schools are closed for cleaning Thursday as the CDC re-evaluates the health risk of passengers, including two students, who were on the same flight as a woman who tested positive for Ebola.

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