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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 05:23 PM CDT

Austin Bans Electronic Cigarettes in Public Areas

Austin Bans Electronic Cigarettes in Public Areas

Officials in the Texas capital have banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public areas.

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 05:17 PM CDT

Man Indicted for Hate Crime for Texas Mosque Fire

Man Indicted for Hate Crime for Texas Mosque Fire

A man has been indicted on a hate crime charge for a January fire that destroyed a Texas mosque, authorities announced on Thursday.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 06:41 PM CDT

Austin Cop Suspended After Suspect Kills Self in Squad Car

Austin Cop Suspended After Suspect Kills Self in Squad Car

A Texas police officer has been suspended for 20 days without pay after an internal investigation of a handcuffed suspect who killed himself in the back of the officer's patrol car.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:33 PM CDT

2nd Boy, 16, Charged in Slaying of New Braunfels Youth, 17

2nd Boy, 16, Charged in Slaying of New Braunfels Youth, 17

Police say a second South Texas boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male during a disturbance in a neighborhood.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 05:03 PM CDT

Triple-A Team Moving From Colorado Springs to San Antonio

Triple-A Team Moving From Colorado Springs to San Antonio

Colorado Springs' Triple-A baseball team is moving to San Antonio for the 2019 season, part of a series of moves by Elmore Sports Group that will cost Helena, Montana, its Pioneer League franchise.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 01:25 PM CDT

Ex-Texas Nurse Accused of Killing Dozens Charged with Murder

Ex-Texas Nurse Accused of Killing Dozens Charged with Murder

A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children has been indicted on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 04:12 PM CDT

Johnson Scores 25 Points, Wings Beat Winless Stars 81-78

Johnson Scores 25 Points, Wings Beat Winless Stars 81-78

Glory Johnson scored 25 points in the Dallas Wings' 81-78 comeback victory over the winless San Antonio Stars on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:29 PM CDT

Houston to Join Lawsuit Against Texas Sanctuary City Law

Houston to Join Lawsuit Against Texas Sanctuary City Law

Houston city leaders have voted to join a lawsuit trying to halt a Texas law that would crack down on "sanctuary cities."

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:14 AM CDT

Texas Murder Suspect Took Officer's Gun to Fire on Others

Texas Murder Suspect Took Officer's Gun to Fire on Others

A South Texas police chief says a murder suspect who wounded three police officers in an exchange of gunfire had taken the service weapon of one officer to fire on the others.

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 08:28 AM CDT

4 Killed in Fiery 2-Car Crash Northwest of Houston

4 Killed in Fiery 2-Car Crash Northwest of Houston

Authorities say four people were killed when their car was struck by another vehicle and burst into flames northwest of Houston.

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