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Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 01:29 PM CDT

Woman Accidentally Shoots Niece During Gun Lesson

Woman Accidentally Shoots Niece During Gun Lesson

Police say a woman in Houston accidentally shot and injured her 14-year-old niece while teaching her how to use a gun.

Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 at 05:52 PM CDT

Texas High School Football Scores: Oct. 4-6

Texas High School Football Scores: Oct. 4-6

High school football scores from Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 4-6.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 09:05 PM CDT

DA: Border Agent May Have Used Service Handgun to Kill Women

DA: Border Agent May Have Used Service Handgun to Kill Women

Prosecutors say crime scene evidence suggests a U.S. Border Patrol agent used his service handgun to kill four women whose bodies were found along remote roadsides in South Texas.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 12:40 PM CDT

Ex-Texas Officer Gets Probation in Theft of Christmas Cash

Ex-Texas Officer Gets Probation in Theft of Christmas Cash

A former Texas City police officer must serve 10 years of probation in a plea deal over more than $2,000 in Christmas present money stolen from a man who suffered a fatal heart attack.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 05:05 AM CDT

Texas School Holding Gender-Neutral Homecoming

Texas School Holding Gender-Neutral Homecoming

A Texas high school is ending its tradition of crowning a homecoming king and queen following a discrimination complaint.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 05:52 AM CDT

Lawsuit Accuses Facebook of Enabling Human Traffickers

Lawsuit Accuses Facebook of Enabling Human Traffickers

A human trafficking survivor from Texas sued Facebook this week, alleging the social media platform provides human traffickers an unrestricted way to "stalk, exploit, recruit, groom ... and extort children into...

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 09:01 AM CDT

Texas Police Shooting Overshadowed

Texas Police Shooting Overshadowed

Five days after O'Shae Terry's shooting, police released footage and the case was starting to gain momentum. But hours after the video images of Terry's fatal traffic stop made headlines, attention was...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 08:12 PM CDT

AP: Security Industry Sells Lawmakers on School 'Hardening'

AP: Security Industry Sells Lawmakers on School 'Hardening'

Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from "ballistic attack-resistant" doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 06:35 PM CDT

Ted Cruz's Office in Houston Evacuated After Delivery

Ted Cruz's Office in Houston Evacuated After Delivery

A spokeswoman for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says a package addressed to Cruz's Houston campaign headquarters caused a lockdown, which was later lifted.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 02:57 PM CDT

Man Sentenced 80 Years in Separate Fatal Crashes

Man Sentenced 80 Years in Separate Fatal Crashes

A Houston man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for causing the deaths of a military veteran and a 6-year-old boy in separate traffic collisions while under the influence of drugs.

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Calif. Teen Baked Grandfather's Ashes Into Cookies: Police

Calif. Teen Baked Grandfather's Ashes Into Cookies: Police

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Watch Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Florida Keys

Watch Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Florida Keys

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Sale on for Banksy Painting That Self-Destructed at Auction

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Gun Range Selfie Lands Men Lifelong Ban

Gun Range Selfie Lands Men Lifelong Ban

Two men in Houston are banned from a local gun range for life after they tried to take a selfie, with one of the men holding a gun to his buddy's head. Video courtesy of Top Gun Range.
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