News from around the state of Texas

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 07:20 AM CDT

Texas State Trooper Injured in Wreck

Texas State Trooper Injured in Wreck

A Texas State Trooper is trapped in his cruiser between the vehicle that crashed into his and the semi-trailer he had pulled over Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 06:37 AM CDT

Texan Gets 10 Years, Stole Dead Father's Benefits

Texan Gets 10 Years, Stole Dead Father's Benefits

A Texan has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing Social Security benefits meant for her father whose body was found in a storage unit in Kentucky.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 05:41 AM CDT

Baltimore Man Gets 10 Years in Cocaine Case

Baltimore Man Gets 10 Years in Cocaine Case

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for dealing crack cocaine obtained from sources in Arizona and Texas.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 05:29 AM CDT

Report: San Antonio Hospitality Industry Booming

Report: San Antonio Hospitality Industry Booming

The economic impact of San Antonio's hospitality industry has tripled in two decades and funneled $13.4 billion into the city's coffers last year, according to Trinity University researchers.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 05:12 AM CDT

Ex-Houston Hospital Executive Convicted in Fraud

Ex-Houston Hospital Executive Convicted in Fraud

The former president of a Houston hospital and three other employees have been convicted in a Medicare scheme to steal $158 million from the federal government.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 03:11 PM CDT

Former Dewhurst Aide Pleads Guilty to Taking Funds

Former Dewhurst Aide Pleads Guilty to Taking Funds

An Austin political consultant said he will enter a guilty plea after federal authorities charged him with embezzling nearly $1.8 million from the campaign of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 04:58 AM CDT

Police: El Paso Officer Shot, Hospitalized

Police: El Paso Officer Shot, Hospitalized

El Paso police are searching for a man who they said shot an officer.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 06:00 PM CDT

Suspected Indiana Serial Killer Has Texas Connection

Suspected Indiana Serial Killer Has Texas Connection

Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there...

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:54 PM CDT

Police: Girl, 9, Killed in Crash

Police: Girl, 9, Killed in Crash

Victoria police say a 9-year-old girl has been killed after the SUV she was in was hit by a suspected drunken driver.

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:51 PM CDT

Police: Man Accidentally Shoots, Kills Teen Brother

Police: Man Accidentally Shoots, Kills Teen Brother

Corpus Christi police say a 24-year-old man accidentally shot and killed his 16-year-old brother in front of their mother Sunday.

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Drunk Woman Arrested, Mistook Jail for Bar: Police

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Florida Man Accused of Stealing Restaurant Plumbing Parts

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Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. St. Petersburg police said Friday that they arrested...

Burglar Finds $10,000 Hidden in Coffee Cans

Burglar Finds $10,000 Hidden in Coffee Cans

State police say someone got away with a lot of change when they burglarized a rural western Pennsylvania home. About $10,000 worth. The homeowner had the money stored in six or seven red plastic Folgers coffee...

PHOTO: Man Plays With 2 Snakes on NYC Subway

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