News from around the state of Texas

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 08:42 PM CDT

Officials: Mom Didn't Stop Sex Assaults on Daughter

Officials: Mom Didn't Stop Sex Assaults on Daughter

The mother of a disabled teenager found dead in February is being held in the Lubbock County jail on allegations that she knew the teen's stepfather was sexually assaulting her yet did nothing to protect...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 01:40 PM CDT

Texas A&M New Campus Will Focus on Research

Texas A&M New Campus Will Focus on Research

Texas A&M University plans to open a new campus that will focus on research and development while also providing an education center that will allow students to earn an A&M degree from another school in...

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 01:34 PM CDT

Aldridge Has 38 points, Spurs Rout Thunder in Game 1

Aldridge Has 38 points, Spurs Rout Thunder in Game 1

The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder -- in a hurry.

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 08:28 PM CDT

Texas Police Chief on Vacation Helps NYPD Arrest Alleged Shoplifter

Texas Police Chief on Vacation Helps NYPD Arrest Alleged Shoplifter

A Texas police chief vacationing in New York City intervened in a fight between an alleged thief and a store security officer on the street, and helped arrest the suspect, the NYPD said.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:02 PM CDT

Flooding Flushes Oil, Chemicals Into Texas Rivers

Flooding Flushes Oil, Chemicals Into Texas Rivers

Recent floods across Texas have inundated oil wells and fracking sites, flushing crude oil and toxic fracking chemicals into the state's rivers.

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 at 02:25 PM CDT

1 Teen Killed, 1 Hurt; Ejected From Carnival Ride

1 Teen Killed, 1 Hurt; Ejected From Carnival Ride

One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival.

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Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

Oklahoma Neighbors Welcome Wolf 'Dog'

Oklahoma Neighbors Welcome Wolf 'Dog'

A so-called wild "wolf" is claiming a Choctaw, Oklahoma neighborhood as her home. Wild in nature, it is nearly impossible to get close to her. Animal Control Officer Kenneth Grant said, after more than...

Body Found in a Barrel Behind Home: Police

Body Found in a Barrel Behind Home: Police

Court documents are revealing information about possible human remains found inside a barrel in Bedford County, Virginia. The remains were located by a woman who said she heard strange noises coming from...

Man Arrested 32 Different Times

Man Arrested 32 Different Times

Thirty-two times. That's how many times a Wisconsin man has been cited for operating a vehicle after suspension.

Black Cat Crosses NHL Rink, Brings Home Team Luck

Black Cat Crosses NHL Rink, Brings Home Team Luck

The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As...

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported. The...

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