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Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

San Marcos Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Arrested

San Marcos Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Arrested

A Texas police officer has died after being shot multiple times by a suspect while serving a warrant.

Monday, Dec 4, 2017

Blue Bell Ice Cream Fans Upset Over Sold Out Christmas Flavor

Blue Bell Ice Cream Fans Upset Over Sold Out Christmas Flavor

Blue Bell Ice Cream fans have taken to social media, expressing disappointment over this year's Christmas flavor that's already sold out.

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Chicago Man Arrested in Texas Human Smuggling Case

Chicago Man Arrested in Texas Human Smuggling Case

A Chicago man has been arrested and charged with transporting undocumented immigrants after federal agents near the Texas-Mexico border found 12 people inside his tractor trailer truck.

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Arrest in Houston in 2008 Fort Worth-Area Slaying

Arrest in Houston in 2008 Fort Worth-Area Slaying

Authorities in North Texas say a 24-year-old man has been arrested in Houston for a slaying near Fort Worth nearly a decade ago.

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Houston Zoo Gorilla Finds Grass Greener With Hogs

Houston Zoo Gorilla Finds Grass Greener With Hogs

A gorilla at the Houston Zoo is back where she belongs after she managed to get out of the zoo's gorilla exhibit and into an adjacent hog exhibit.

Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Austin Man Flees Mental Health Facility, Sets Home on Fire

Austin Man Flees Mental Health Facility, Sets Home on Fire

An Austin man who told authorities he escaped from a mental health facility is charged with arson after investigators say he set a fire in his family's home.

Monday, Dec 4, 2017

Woman Caught Trying to Smuggle Bologna Into US

Woman Caught Trying to Smuggle Bologna Into US

Customs and Border Protection agents in El Paso say a woman who initially told inspectors she had nothing to declare as she was entering the country from Mexico was found carrying 227 pounds of contraband...

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017

'Where's Waldo?' Among List of Banned Books in Texas Prisons

'Where's Waldo?' Among List of Banned Books in Texas Prisons

The children's book "Where's Waldo? Santa Spectacular" is among the 10,000 books banned from Texas prisons, but Adolf Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf" makes the cut.

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017

Man Gets Life Sentence for Shooting 2 West Texas Officers

Man Gets Life Sentence for Shooting 2 West Texas Officers

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after a West Texas jury convicted him of attempted capital murder in the 2015 shooting of two police officers at an apartment complex.

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017

US Executions Increase Slightly in 2017

US Executions Increase Slightly in 2017

A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed in the U.S., a figure that although up slightly from the previous year...

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Frozen Jellyfish in Russia

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