News from around the state of Texas

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 05:10 PM CDT

Man Steals Truck, Tries to Run Over Deputy: Police

Man Steals Truck, Tries to Run Over Deputy: Police

Police across North Texas are searching for a man who almost ran over a sheriff's deputy with a stolen truck, police say.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 05:11 PM CDT

Gov. Abbott Releases Tax Return

Gov. Abbott Releases Tax Return

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released his tax return for 2014, as promised.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 01:18 PM CDT

Ships Executive Gets Prison, Embezzled $4.7M

Ships Executive Gets Prison, Embezzled $4.7M

A former financial executive with an international maritime company must serve five years in a U.S. prison for embezzling nearly $4.7 million.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 01:43 PM CDT

Texas Looking Again for Execution Drug Supply

Texas Looking Again for Execution Drug Supply

Texas' prison chief says his agency is continuing the search for a new supply of execution drugs to replenish pentobarbital that will be exhausted again if two lethal injections scheduled over the next two weeks...

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:40 AM CDT

Texas Man Charged in Iowa Lottery Case Contests Extradition

Texas Man Charged in Iowa Lottery Case Contests Extradition

A Texas businessman charged with helping a lottery official try to claim a rigged $14 million jackpot has been released from jail while he fights extradition to Iowa.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:37 PM CDT

Watchdog: ICE Could Have Saved Millions on Detainee Flights

Watchdog: ICE Could Have Saved Millions on Detainee Flights

A Homeland Security Department internal watchdog says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have saved millions of dollars on charter flights carrying deported immigrants to their home countries by not...

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 07:46 PM CDT

Plane Makes Crash Landing Along Texas Highway

Plane Makes Crash Landing Along Texas Highway

Authorities say a pilot and two passengers have been slightly hurt when a private plane bound for Houston made a crash landing along an East Texas road.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:55 AM CDT

Texas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2 Percent

Texas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2 Percent

The Texas unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in March, putting it at the lowest level since July 2007.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:52 AM CDT

Manziel Hopes to "Regain Everyone's Trust"

Manziel Hopes to "Regain Everyone's Trust"

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has apologized to the team and its fans and asked for privacy during his recovery from an undisclosed substance problem.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 09:41 AM CDT

Aquariums Rally After Parasite Devastates Collection

Aquariums Rally After Parasite Devastates Collection

Other aquariums have offered to donate animals as the Texas State Aquarium assesses the death toll in a fish kill blamed on a chemical targeting parasites.

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Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant

Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant

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Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito

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Florida Officials Shut Down School for Strippers

Florida Officials Shut Down School for Strippers

If it wasn't for the loud parties, the owner of a $2 million mansion in northwest Hillsborough County might have continued operating a training school for strippers next door to an exclusive gated community.

WATCH: Cat Cam Captures Apartment Break-In, Robbery

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