News from around the state of Texas

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:57 PM CST

Landry's Restaurant Chain Reports Data Breach

Landry's Restaurant Chain Reports Data Breach

The Landry's Inc. restaurant chain has reported a customer data breach with unauthorized charges at some of its more than 500 properties.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 02:46 PM CST

Bland's Lawyers Press Court for Investigation Files

Bland's Lawyers Press Court for Investigation Files

Sandra Bland's family is asking a judge to reject arguments from Texas that state Department of Public Safety reports related to the black woman's arrest, jailing and death last summer should be withheld...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 01:47 PM CST

Indicted Texas AG Denied OK to Use Donors

Indicted Texas AG Denied OK to Use Donors

A state ethics board has declined to support Texas' attorney general using political donors to pay his mounting legal bills on criminal charges of defrauding investors.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 02:34 PM CST

Weekend West Texas Wildfire Destroys 7 Homes

Weekend West Texas Wildfire Destroys 7 Homes

A wildfire destroyed seven homes in a rural area near the West Texas town of Eula. Meanwhile, a wildfire burned almost 3 square miles of ranchland north of Amarillo.

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 06:50 AM CST

Man Accused of Scaling Texas State Capitol Scaffolding

Man Accused of Scaling Texas State Capitol Scaffolding

A 26-year-old man is been arrested after the Texas Department of Public Safety says he was caught climbing on scaffolding outside the Texas State Capitol early Sunday.

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 at 07:36 AM CST

TX Court Sides With Cheerleaders in Bible Banner Suit

TX Court Sides With Cheerleaders in Bible Banner Suit

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of high school cheerleaders who had argued that their free speech was trampled by their school district when it ordered them not to display banners emblazoned...

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 01:14 PM CST

Texas Man's Massive Beer Can Collection

Texas Man's Massive Beer Can Collection

A man in Texas has turned his old barn into a museum of beer cans of all shapes, ages and sizes.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:52 AM CST

Fired Officer Guilty in Human Smuggling

Fired Officer Guilty in Human Smuggling

A now-fired Houston police officer and his wife have pleaded guilty in a South Texas human smuggling case involving one of her relatives.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM CST

1 Killed in Double Shooting in Fort Worth Thursday Night

1 Killed in Double Shooting in Fort Worth Thursday Night

One person was killed and another is in critical condition after a double shooting in South Fort Worth Thursday night, police say.

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:51 AM CST

Louisiana Jury Convicts Businessman for Bribery

Louisiana Jury Convicts Businessman for Bribery

A Louisiana jury has convicted a Mexican businessman of trying to bribe a judge in Texas to get a lesser sentence in a drug case.

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Drone Hits Empire State Building: NYPD

Drone Hits Empire State Building: NYPD

A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing, authorities said. Police said a New Jersey man was flying the drone in an attempt to...

Birds Trained to Pluck Drones From the Sky

Birds Trained to Pluck Drones From the Sky

Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.

20 Exotic Animals Found in Michigan Home: Report

20 Exotic Animals Found in Michigan Home: Report

Two people are accused of animal abandonment and cruelty after investigators Friday discovered 20 exotic animals in “squalid” conditions at a rural Michigan home, according to a report. Animal Control...

72 Years Later, New Jersey Man Finds Overdue Library Book

72 Years Later, New Jersey Man Finds Overdue Library Book

A central New Jersey man says he must have lost track of the book about football that he checked out of his local library. That's a little bit of an understatement, since Frank Ryan has had the book for...

Sea Lion Wanders Into San Diego Store

Sea Lion Wanders Into San Diego Store

A San Diego store had to refuse service to a whiskered customer who wandered in from the sea. A curious little sea lion climbed 145 steps to reach the Cave Store in La Jolla, manager Rachelle Agosti told NBC 7...

Infected Body Parts Rented Out for Medical Training: Officials

Infected Body Parts Rented Out for Medical Training: Officials

A Detroit-area couple marketing body parts for medical training failed to disclose that heads and necks came from bodies infected with disease, according to a federal indictment unsealed Friday.

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