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Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 03:56 PM CDT

Texas Official Won't Be Charged for 'Jesus Shot' Trips

Texas Official Won't Be Charged for 'Jesus Shot' Trips

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller won't face criminal charges over allegations he used taxpayer funds to obtain a "Jesus shot" in Oklahoma.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 04:45 PM CDT

Texas Bomb Plot Thwarted

Texas Bomb Plot Thwarted

Federal prosecutors said a Houston man now in custody tried to buy explosives online so he could blow up a truck and later blow up a building used as an apartment. Federal prosecutors charged Cary Lee Ogborn,...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 06:54 PM CDT

Texas: No Settlement with Sandra Bland Family Over Training

Texas: No Settlement with Sandra Bland Family Over Training

Texas law enforcement officials Tuesday would not confirm that nearly 4,000 troopers will receive de-escalation training despite an attorney for Sandra Bland's family saying the state made that deal as part of a...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 04:37 PM CDT

Ron Paul Aides Avoid Prison for Campaign Violations

Ron Paul Aides Avoid Prison for Campaign Violations

Two top aides to Ron Paul's 2012 presidential bid were sentenced Tuesday to probation and home confinement rather than prison for their roles in a scheme to cover up campaign payments to a former Iowa state...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 03:40 PM CDT

Loss of Leg Can't Stop Fort Hood Officer

Loss of Leg Can't Stop Fort Hood Officer

Retired Sergeant William Fisher lost his leg after an accident in Iraq. Now he's back on the job as a Fort Hood police officer.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 03:33 PM CDT

Ray LaMontagne Cancels UT Show Over University Guns Law

Ray LaMontagne Cancels UT Show Over University Guns Law

Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has canceled a Thursday show at the University of Texas in protest of a new state law that allows concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public college...

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM CDT

Whole Foods Reaches $3.5M Environmental Waste Settlement

Whole Foods Reaches $3.5M Environmental Waste Settlement

Whole Foods Market reaches a $3.5 million settlement with regulators over disposal of products once for sale but later classified as hazardous waste.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 09:57 AM CDT

South Texas Police Officer Arrested on Drug Counts, Fired

South Texas Police Officer Arrested on Drug Counts, Fired

A South Texas police detective is arrested on drug trafficking charges after investigators say he tipped off dealers to law enforcement activity.

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 06:25 AM CDT

Texas Deputy Shoots, Kills Armed Woman

Texas Deputy Shoots, Kills Armed Woman

A Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman says a deputy fatally shot a woman in Spring who refused orders to drop a gun.

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 07:49 PM CDT

Houston Man Arrested on Federal Explosives Charge

Houston Man Arrested on Federal Explosives Charge

Federal authorities say a 50-year-old Houston man has been arrested on charges he tried to transport explosives to be used to injure people or destroy property.

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