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Woman Convicted of Killing Infant Dies 2 Months After Plea

Woman Convicted of Killing Infant Dies 2 Months After Plea

A baby sitter who spent years on death row for an Austin-area infant's death dies less than two months after pleading guilty to murder.

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 09:50 AM CDT

Texas Bar Called Hemingway's Can't Use Author's Name

Texas Bar Called Hemingway's Can't Use Author's Name

The owner of a year-old Galveston Seawall beach bar called Hemingway's has to come up with a new name for his place after attorneys for the holders of the Ernest Hemingway trademark demanded a licensing fee...

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 08:42 AM CDT

Northwest Texas Farmers Have New Bug Problems

Northwest Texas Farmers Have New Bug Problems

Sorghum growers in northwest Texas are getting hit with sugarcane aphids that can hurt the quality or even kill the sweet plants used in cattle feed production.

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 05:19 AM CDT

Woman Tries to Hire Man to Kill Son's Dad

Woman Tries to Hire Man to Kill Son's Dad

A College Station woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to hire an undercover officer to kill her 7-year-old son's father.

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 at 04:35 PM CDT

Teen Arrested After Patrol Car Set on Fire

Teen Arrested After Patrol Car Set on Fire

Authorities say a 16-year-old man torched a patrol car and then led deputies on a chase through two Southeast Texas counties before being arrested.

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 at 06:55 PM CDT

Texas Troops in Major Training Exercise

Texas Troops in Major Training Exercise

About 500 active-duty soldiers from Texas are training with a National Guard unit from north Mississippi at Camp Shelby, a 134,000-acre National Guard training center in Hattiesburg.

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Flying Upside Down Over Illinois, Skydivers Break Record

Flying Upside Down Over Illinois, Skydivers Break Record

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down have built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation on July 31, 2015 over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.

Texas Bar Called Hemingway's Can't Use Author's Name

Texas Bar Called Hemingway's Can't Use Author's Name

The owner of a year-old Galveston Seawall beach bar called Hemingway's has to come up with a new name for his place after attorneys for the holders of the Ernest Hemingway trademark demanded a licensing fee...

Man Throws Chain Saws at Deputy During Chase

Man Throws Chain Saws at Deputy During Chase

Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included chain saws being tossed at...

Raccoons Invade Garland Home

Raccoons Invade Garland Home

A total of six raccoons were captured on a nightvision camera stealing catnip from inside a Garland home. They're cute and frightening at the same time! Thanks to NBC 5 viewer Pat Stone who sent us this...

Meth Pills Were in In-n-Out Drink, Man Claims in Lawsuit

Meth Pills Were in In-n-Out Drink, Man Claims in Lawsuit

In-n-Out Burger has been sued by a man who alleges he found meth in his drink, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. Two capsules allegedly found at the bottom of the cup later tested positive for meth.

Wandering Turkey at University of Michigan

Wandering Turkey at University of Michigan

A wandering turkey is causing a stir at the University of Michigan. The Ann Arbor News reports that a turkey has captured the attention of university students and staff as it roams wooded areas, chases...

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