News from around the state of Texas

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 01:31 PM CDT

Suspect in Videotaped Houston Church Theft Caught

Suspect in Videotaped Houston Church Theft Caught

A suspect has been charged with stealing from a purse during a 2011 Houston church service in a theft recorded on security video.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 01:22 PM CDT

San Antonio Police Shoot, Kill Man

San Antonio Police Shoot, Kill Man

San Antonio police say a man was shot and killed by an officer responding to a car theft report.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 01:06 PM CDT

Houston Man Gets 25 Years in Child Porn Case

Houston Man Gets 25 Years in Child Porn Case

A Houston man who traveled to Maine and took sexually explicit images of a 14-year-old girl he met online must serve 25 years in federal prison.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 03:23 PM CDT

Paid Leave for New Austin Parents Proves Popular

Paid Leave for New Austin Parents Proves Popular

Paid leave for new Austin parents who are city employees is proving more popular than officials had expected.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:15 PM CDT

Thieves Make Off With Hair Extensions

Thieves Make Off With Hair Extensions

Houston police are investigating a hair heist by thieves who stole pricey extensions used for weaves.

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM CDT

Texas Worker Dies, Another Injured From Poison Gas

Texas Worker Dies, Another Injured From Poison Gas

San Marcos fire officials say two incidents of carbon monoxide exposure have killed one worker and hospitalized another.

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Rare Yellow Lobster Spared From Dinner Plate After Landing at Grocery Store

Rare Yellow Lobster Spared From Dinner Plate After Landing at Grocery Store

A rare yellow lobster nearly wound up on a dinner plate after being delivered in a Publix grocery store's daily seafood shipment.

Cop Who Failed Drug Tests Blames Sex Cream

Cop Who Failed Drug Tests Blames Sex Cream

A Miami Beach homicide detective will get his job back and back pay after he successfully argued that he tested positive for cocaine last year because he had used a sexual aid cream a few days before the...

Zoo Animals Given Thousands of Squished Bananas After Fruit Truck Flips on Highway

Zoo Animals Given Thousands of Squished Bananas After Fruit Truck Flips on Highway

Talk about not letting roadkill go to waste. The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000...

Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch

Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch

A Coral Springs couple who heard a knocking on their door got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a 9-foot gator on their front porch.

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches

Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean

Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

Lab Cancels Class to Reduce Southern Accents

A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised complaints, managers said Tuesday. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory spokesman said the class "probably...

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