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Monday, Apr 23, 2018

Woman Sets Car on Fire With Children Inside: Police

Woman Sets Car on Fire With Children Inside: Police

Authorities in Houston have taken a woman into custody after witnesses reported she set her car on fire as she sat inside with her three children.

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

More Crosses Added to Texas Memorial Site for Murder Victims

More Crosses Added to Texas Memorial Site for Murder Victims

It's been 20 years since Amy Robinson's lifeless body was found on a remote road in far east Fort Worth, the victim of two savage killers.

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Pediatrician Kept Child Porn in Locked Drawer: Authorities

Pediatrician Kept Child Porn in Locked Drawer: Authorities

A Central Texas pediatrician has been arrested after authorities reported finding child pornography at his office. John Middlemiss Palmer, 55, faces one count of possession of child pornography and could...

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Teen Fugitives Caught After Escaping Juvenile Prison

Teen Fugitives Caught After Escaping Juvenile Prison

Two teen inmates have been caught a day after escaping from a juvenile prison in Giddings, Texas, about 100 miles northwest of Houston.

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

No Charges in Death of El Paso Boy During School Walkout

No Charges in Death of El Paso Boy During School Walkout

No charges have been filed in the death of an 11-year-old boy struck by a pickup truck in El Paso during a school-organized walkout to protest gun violence.

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Poster From 1955 Elvis Show in NC Sells for More Than $42K

Poster From 1955 Elvis Show in NC Sells for More Than $42K

A rare vintage poster of a 1955 Elvis Presley show in North Carolina has sold at auction for more than double what was expected.

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

'Fixer Upper' Woodworker Lands His Own Show

'Fixer Upper' Woodworker Lands His Own Show

Great news for "Fixer Upper" fans dealing with withdrawal, the show based in Waco has a spin-off of sorts.

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018

Texas Sheriff Fires Deputy Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Man

Texas Sheriff Fires Deputy Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Man

A Texas sheriff has fired a deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man during a confrontation in Houston.

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

Former NFL Player's 1952 Mantle Card Sells for $2.88 Million

Former NFL Player's 1952 Mantle Card Sells for $2.88 Million

A Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 was sold at auction for $2.88 million, falling just short of setting a record.

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

Texas 8th-Graders Asked to List Positives of Slavery

Texas 8th-Graders Asked to List Positives of Slavery

A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.

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Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

Guilty Plea in Stolen Fajitas Worth $1.2M

A South Texas man who pleaded guilty to stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas with taxpayer funds was sentenced Friday, a report says.
Twitch: Explained

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Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

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N. Carolina Reporter Takes on Tarantula Burger Challenge

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A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

A Mummified Monkey Was Found in a Minn. Department Store, and Even the Governor Has a Theory

The mummified carcass of a monkey found in the air ducts of a century-old downtown Minneapolis department store has triggered a mystery. The monkey quickly had his own Twitter account, the state's governor...
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