News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 01:45 PM CDT

Man Shot When Boy Picks Up Fallen Gun

Man Shot When Boy Picks Up Fallen Gun

A man was shot in the face when he lunged for a handgun after it fell from his pocket while he slept and was picked up by a 3-year-old boy.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 01:41 PM CDT

Allen, Carroll. Aledo Lead State Polls

Allen, Carroll. Aledo Lead State Polls

Here is The Associated Press high school poll.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:34 AM CDT

Coastal Parks Explore Accommodating SpaceX Viewings

Coastal Parks Explore Accommodating SpaceX Viewings

Park officials in South Texas are working on a master plan to provide tourists with better views of rocket launches from the world's first commercial orbital spaceport, which is being developed by SpaceX.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM CDT

Residents: Damaged Complex Had Gas Odor Problem

Residents: Damaged Complex Had Gas Odor Problem

A Texas Panhandle apartment building that was heavily damaged by a deadly explosion this weekend had problems for months with gas odors at the structure, according to residents.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM CDT

Down in Polls, Texas' Davis Recalls Own Comebacks

Down in Polls, Texas' Davis Recalls Own Comebacks

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Sunday urged reliable Democratic voters at black churches to turnout in the face of predictions that she needs a miracle to win.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 08:18 AM CDT

Police: Man Confessed Sexually Abusing Kids to Pastor

Police: Man Confessed Sexually Abusing Kids to Pastor

Central Texas police say they arrested a 37-year-old man who confessed to sexually abusing multiple children to his pastor.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 03:43 PM CDT

Chihuahua Recovering After Being Thrown Against Window

Chihuahua Recovering After Being Thrown Against Window

A man is arrested and charged with cruelty to animals after police say he threw a Chihuahua against the window of a Houston Starbucks.

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 08:28 AM CDT

Plastic Surgeon Accused of Hiring Hit Man Faces Trial

Plastic Surgeon Accused of Hiring Hit Man Faces Trial

The trial of a 50-year-old plastic surgeon accused of hiring a hit man to kill the man dating his ex-girlfriend in 2012.

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 10:42 PM CDT

High School Football Scores: Oct. 23-25

High School Football Scores: Oct. 23-25

Here are the sorted high school football scores from Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 23-25, 2014.

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at 11:51 AM CDT

Man Who Admitted to Killing 2 Boys to be Released

Man Who Admitted to Killing 2 Boys to be Released

A Texas man who unexpectedly pleaded guilty to killing his two adopted stepsons in 1986 after years of claiming his innocence was set to be released from prison and sent to an Austin halfway house on Monday.

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'Teletubby' Breaks Into Home, Steals Food: Police

'Teletubby' Breaks Into Home, Steals Food: Police

A Lehigh University student, dressed as the Laa-Laa character from the "Teletubbies" children's series, is facing charges after breaking into a friend's Pennsylvania home and stealing leftover food.

Man Claims to Be Denzel Washington During Arrest

Man Claims to Be Denzel Washington During Arrest

A Tennessee man being arrested on charges of illegal marijuana possession told police he was Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, The Associated Press reported. Officers told 21-year-old Justin...

"Hello Kitty" Arrested on DUI Charge

"Hello Kitty" Arrested on DUI Charge

Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Man Discovers Stranger Sleeping Next to Him: Cops

Man Discovers Stranger Sleeping Next to Him: Cops

A Clinton man woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger sleeping next to him overnight into Saturday. Police arrested Tyler Sullivan, 26, on charges including criminal trespass. Sullivan was still in

Woman With Last Name "Crook" Arrested for Burglary

Woman With Last Name "Crook" Arrested for Burglary

A woman with the last name of Crook was arrested for burglary at a Los Angeles area department store Friday night, police said. Josephine Crook, 49, was arrested at a Kohl’s department store and is suspected of...

America's First Cat Cafe Opens in Oakland

America's First Cat Cafe Opens in Oakland

America’s first cat café opened its doors Saturday in Oakland, California. At the Cat Town Café, people can buy a latte and an hour of playtime with adoptable felines. The owners hope this new business will help...

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