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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:16 AM CDT

Cattle Thief Faked Kidnapping, Fled to Mexico

Cattle Thief Faked Kidnapping, Fled to Mexico

A convicted Texas cattle thief who faked his own kidnapping and fled to Mexico has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison, officials say.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:48 PM CDT

Texas to Study Record Maternal Mortality

Texas to Study Record Maternal Mortality

Texas -- where the rate of maternal mortality has spiked in recent years for reasons not fully understood -- is poised to take an initial step toward examining the problem.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:44 PM CDT

Boy Dies After Stepping Into Puddle With Downed Power Line

Boy Dies After Stepping Into Puddle With Downed Power Line

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy died from electrocution after stepping into a puddle containing a downed power line during a storm that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to Laredo.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:50 PM CDT

Texas' 'Second-Chance' Bill Would Seal Some Criminal Records

Texas' 'Second-Chance' Bill Would Seal Some Criminal Records

The Texas Legislature is moving closer to approving a bipartisan law letting some first-time, low-level offenders seal their criminal records -- keeping them from being made public when doing things like...

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 02:53 PM CDT

More Texas High Schoolers Who Fail Tests Could Graduate

More Texas High Schoolers Who Fail Tests Could Graduate

More Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state's mandatory tests.

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Couple Uses McDonald's Nugget to Catch Record Bass

Couple Uses McDonald's Nugget to Catch Record Bass

A couple recently caught a largemouth bass weighing 10.802 pounds at Highview Marina in Ennis County using a McDonald's chicken nugget and a fishing rod. The fish, measuring 24.5 inches long, was released...

Shocking Video Shows Sea Lion Snatch Girl From Pier

Shocking Video Shows Sea Lion Snatch Girl From Pier

A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast. It happened Saturday in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb. University student...

Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser

Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser

A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.

$15 Flea Market Ring Turns Out to Be 26-Carat Diamond

$15 Flea Market Ring Turns Out to Be 26-Carat Diamond

Some people have all the luck. Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds (about $15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry — it turned out to be a 26.27 carat white...

Sisters Give Birth to Daughters an Hour Apart

Sisters Give Birth to Daughters an Hour Apart

Two Burleson sisters gave birth less than an hour apart right down the hall from each other at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street

‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street

A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume allegedly growled at a pair of horses pulling a carriage in Charleston, South Carolina. The horses were frightened and caused the carriage to jackknife, injuring the...

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