News from around the state of Texas

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 07:41 PM CDT

ZZ Top Postpones Shows After Bassist Injured

ZZ Top Postpones Shows After Bassist Injured

ZZ Top is postponing several dates on its tour after bass player Dusty Hill fractured his shoulder before a show last week in Texas.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 05:22 PM CDT

DPS: 4 Killed, 4 Hurt in Crash North of Houston

DPS: 4 Killed, 4 Hurt in Crash North of Houston

Investigators say four people have been killed and four seriously hurt in a fiery head-on crash north of Houston.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 07:46 PM CDT

A Look at Marijuana Laws Around the U.S.

A Look at Marijuana Laws Around the U.S.

Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:15 PM CDT

Texas Was Winter Home to 329 Endangered Whooping Cranes

Texas Was Winter Home to 329 Endangered Whooping Cranes

A federal wildlife survey has determined that at least 329 endangered whooping cranes spent the winter along the coast of South Texas.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 07:37 PM CDT

Mississippi Authorities Find 11 Kilos of Cocaine in RV

Mississippi Authorities Find 11 Kilos of Cocaine in RV

Authorities in Mississippi say a RV drifting into other lanes and onto the shoulder was stopped and 11 kilos of cocaine were found during a search.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 03:03 PM CDT

Texas Foster Care Facing Budget Shortfall

Texas Foster Care Facing Budget Shortfall

A surge of Texas foster children with serious mental or emotional problems has helped create a $20 million budget shortfall that may double by the end of 2017.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 12:04 PM CDT

Texas Prison Agency Reviewing Federal Ban of Execution Drug

Texas Prison Agency Reviewing Federal Ban of Execution Drug

Texas prison officials are reviewing what they call the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's tentative decision to block it from importing a drug that could be used in executions.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 09:32 AM CDT

Huge Snapping Turtle Rescued from Floods

Huge Snapping Turtle Rescued from Floods

Wildlife has a way of coming out from hiding during times of flooding.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 08:07 PM CDT

Board Votes to Fire TX Teacher Who Struck Student

Board Votes to Fire TX Teacher Who Struck Student

A Southeast Texas school board has voted to fire a high school teacher who was arrested on an assault charge after a video surfaced that the district says shows her repeatedly striking a student in her class.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 05:12 PM CDT

Public Help Sought in Solving Series of Austin Sex Assaults

Public Help Sought in Solving Series of Austin Sex Assaults

Austin police are appealing to the public for clues to the identity of a man suspected in a series of eight sexual assaults dating to late December.

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Dust Devil in China Throws Student Through the Air

Dust Devil in China Throws Student Through the Air

A boy was caught up and thrown through the air by a dust devil in China, and it was caught on video.

Divine Surprise in Indiana Woman's Ultrasound

Divine Surprise in Indiana Woman's Ultrasound

An Indiana woman was in for a divine surprise during a recent prenatal checkup when she says an image of Jesus on the cross appeared.

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

A woman from Wales cannot name her baby daughter Cyanide, a British court ruled Thursday. The woman, whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, has infant twins and wants to name her son Preacher and her...

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

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