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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 05:10 PM CDT

What to Watch in the Texas Legislature This Week

What to Watch in the Texas Legislature This Week

Is it raining in Texas? That depends on who you ask. The rainy day fund contains $10-plus billion at a time when slumping oil prices have left the state facing a potential $6 billion shortfall just to...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 09:03 PM CDT

Proposal for Austin Gondola Lift Grounded by Officials

Proposal for Austin Gondola Lift Grounded by Officials

A proposal to build a gondola lift in Austin that would have been incorporated as part of the public transit system in Texas' capital city won't be flying anytime soon.

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 09:04 PM CDT

Man Detained After Accident That Kills 2 Bicyclist

Man Detained After Accident That Kills 2 Bicyclist

Authorities in Southeast Texas have detained a person of interest that they say fled the scene of a hit and run accident that killed two bicyclists.

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 01:38 AM CDT

First Trial in 2015 Texas Biker Shootout Delayed

First Trial in 2015 Texas Biker Shootout Delayed

A judge on Friday postponed the first trial over a 2015 Central Texas gunfight involving rival motorcycle gangs that left nine people dead, 20 others hurt and more than 150 bikers charged.

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 07:58 PM CDT

Texas Senate Bans Some Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Texas Senate Bans Some Insurance Coverage of Abortion

The Texas Senate has approved a bill prohibiting coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas -- despite similar efforts stalling previously.

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Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four things: human interaction, food, scent and toys.

'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California. "Heaven’s Gate" made headlines around the world. On March 26, 1997, a 911 call came into the San Diego Command Center. “This is regarding a mass suicide. I can give you the address,” the caller said. Shortly after, San Diego Sheriff’s arrived to find a grisly scene: 21 men and 18 women were found dead in the residence. They were all covered in a purple blankets and all wearing the name black Nike shoes. None of the bodies had any noticeable signs of trauma. Toxicology results showed the victims had drunk a lethal cocktail of phenobarbital mixed with apple sauce and vodka.

Connecticut Man Accused of Forging Mortician Credentials

Connecticut Man Accused of Forging Mortician Credentials

A Connecticut man is accused of hacking the system of a mortuary science school and forging paperwork that would qualify him as a licensed mortician, according to court documents. Jonathan Ryan, 22, was charged with second-degree forgery and second-degree computer crimes after police said he forged documents to make it appear like he graduated from the Mortuary Science program at Lincoln College in the town of Southington. Ryan then helped prepare dozens of bodies for burial at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, which is owned by his father.

Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed

Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed

Police in New Hampshire are looking for a man who allegedly broke a glass door at a Popeye's Chicken after he was told his order wouldn't be ready for another five to 10 minutes. Salem police said an older man with white hair entered the Popeye's on Route 28 around 6 p.m. on Wednesday and ordered some fried chicken. When he was told that his food wouldn't immediately be ready to eat, he stormed out of the restaurant and kicked the door, smashing the glass.

Man Accused of Sticking-Up McDonald's with Hairbrush

Man Accused of Sticking-Up McDonald's with Hairbrush

Police say a man clad in a leopard-print robe, black mask, orange Croc's, orange gloves and armed only with a hairbrush held up a McDonald's restaurant in Southeast Texas.

New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral

New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral

From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

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