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Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

Pipeline Spill in South Dakota Twice as Big as First Thought

Pipeline Spill in South Dakota Twice as Big as First Thought

A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November has turned out to be nearly twice as big as first reported.

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

Report: Officers Killed Hostage in San Antonio-Area Standoff

Report: Officers Killed Hostage in San Antonio-Area Standoff

A Texas Department of Public Safety report says the agency's SWAT officers killed an 84-year-old woman last month after mistaking her for her son who had engaged authorities in a standoff at their San...

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

Officials Search for Boy, 13, Suspected in Texas Slaying

Officials Search for Boy, 13, Suspected in Texas Slaying

Authorities are searching for a 13-year-old boy who they say fatally shot a man at a Houston-area home and then fled.

Friday, Apr 6, 2018

Houston-Area Residents Sue for Flooding Brought by Harvey

Houston-Area Residents Sue for Flooding Brought by Harvey

Hundreds of residents in Fort Bend County have sued an engineering company alleging that it was negligent in the design of a stormwater management system for a community that flooded during Hurricane Harvey.

Friday, Apr 6, 2018

NASCAR Daniel Suárez and STANLEY Race For $1 Million

NASCAR Daniel Suárez and STANLEY Race For $1 Million

NASCAR driver Daniel Suárez and the STANLEY race team head to Texas Motor Speedway to race for not just a win, but a million miracles on Sunday April 8.

Friday, Apr 6, 2018

Texas Professor Found Dead Amid School Policy Controversy

Texas Professor Found Dead Amid School Policy Controversy

A University of Texas professor at the center of a scandal over the school's failure to discipline employees for off-campus crimes has been found dead.

Friday, Apr 6, 2018

Barkley, Chubb, 4 Quarterbacks Attending NFL Draft

Barkley, Chubb, 4 Quarterbacks Attending NFL Draft

Six first-team All-Americans, including Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, are among 22 players who will attend the NFL draft.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

Harvey Worsens Overcrowding at Harris County Jail

Harvey Worsens Overcrowding at Harris County Jail

Overcrowding at Harris County jail has been exacerbated in part by a loss of beds and a court backlog in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

Indicted Oklahoma City Officer Faces New Conspiracy Count

Indicted Oklahoma City Officer Faces New Conspiracy Count

An Oklahoma City police officer charged with concealing a federal crime and lying to investigators looking into an interstate theft ring now faces an additional charge of conspiracy.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

Report Criticizes Texas Jail in Wake of Escape by 3 Inmates

Report Criticizes Texas Jail in Wake of Escape by 3 Inmates

A state report has found deficiencies in the operation of the Bexar County jail in the wake of three murder suspects who escaped the facility in March.

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