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Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM CST

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Explosion on Gulf Platform

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Explosion on Gulf Platform

An explosion has occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing one person and injuring three.

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 10:23 AM CST

Police: Texas Man Killed Over Pool Game

Police: Texas Man Killed Over Pool Game

San Antonio police say they arrested a 79-year-old man accused of killing a 55-year-old man over a game of pool Wednesday night.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:50 PM CST

Telethons, Hotlines Set Up for Texas Immigrants

Telethons, Hotlines Set Up for Texas Immigrants

Attorneys and immigration groups in Texas are setting up telethons and hotlines to serve immigrants who may qualify under a new White House plan to protect them from deportation.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:51 PM CST

Obama to Spare 5M From Deportation

Obama to Spare 5M From Deportation

President Barack Obama says the immigration plan he's unveiling Thursday night is a commonsense, middle ground approach. To Republicans who oppose his action, he has a three-word challenge: "Pass a bill."

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM CST

Man Spends Stolen $340K at Strip Clubs

Man Spends Stolen $340K at Strip Clubs

A man has pleaded guilty to stealing $400,000 from a San Antonio company and spending the majority of it at strip clubs.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 04:11 PM CST

FSU Gunman was TX Tech Law School Grad: Officials

FSU Gunman was TX Tech Law School Grad: Officials

Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press the Florida State University alumnus who shot three people at the school's library before being killed by police was a graduate of Texas Tech University's law...

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Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates

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Lost New Mexico Kitten Found 2,300 Miles Away in Maine

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APD Searches for Suspected Glove Thief

APD Searches for Suspected Glove Thief

Police are searching for a man accused of stealing 10 pair of gloves from an Arlington Wal-Mart.

Woman Let Dog Urinate on $2K in Lane Bryant Clothing: Police

Woman Let Dog Urinate on $2K in Lane Bryant Clothing: Police

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly let her dog urinate on dozens of clothes at a New Jersey store, refused to leave when asked and then led officers on a short chase. Police say the woman allegedly let

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