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  • 'Tourniquet Killer' execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

    'Tourniquet Killer' execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:36:30 GMT

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing.  

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing.  

  • Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

    Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 8:49 AM EDT2017-10-18 12:49:40 GMT
    SILSBEE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home.    Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis says the fire was reported at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday near Silsbee, which is about 80 miles northeast of Houston.    He says the family's home, which he described as an apartment, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. He told KFDM-TV that the home is right behind the children's grandparents'...
    SILSBEE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home.    Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis says the fire was reported at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday near Silsbee, which is about 80 miles northeast of Houston.    He says the family's home, which he described as an apartment, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. He told KFDM-TV that the home is right behind the children's grandparents'...
  • North Texas man pulls off sky-high proposal

    North Texas man pulls off sky-high proposal

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-10-17 12:17:24 GMT
    A North Texas man had his head in the clouds as he proposed to his girlfriend over the weekend literally, proposing 1,000 feet from the ground. Nick Cannan had just received his pilot's license a few days prior and asked his girlfriend, Kerryn Beattie, to go on a ride with him. Cannan video recorded the moments that followed. Below the couple was a field with large white signs spelling out 'Kez I (heart) U! Will you marry me?' The proposal caught Beattie off-guard but once she...
    A North Texas man had his head in the clouds as he proposed to his girlfriend over the weekend literally, proposing 1,000 feet from the ground. Nick Cannan had just received his pilot's license a few days prior and asked his girlfriend, Kerryn Beattie, to go on a ride with him. Cannan video recorded the moments that followed. Below the couple was a field with large white signs spelling out 'Kez I (heart) U! Will you marry me?' The proposal caught Beattie off-guard but once she...
  • Semi-truck driver pleads guilty to deadly immigrant smuggling run

    Semi-truck driver pleads guilty to deadly immigrant smuggling run

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:56:46 GMT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has pleaded guilty to making the deadly smuggling run. 

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has pleaded guilty to making the deadly smuggling run. 

  • Woman gets 50-year prison sentence in San Antonio child abuse case

    Woman gets 50-year prison sentence in San Antonio child abuse case

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:34:48 GMT
    Photo Crtsy: Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's OfficePhoto Crtsy: Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - One of three people accused of injuring children at a San Antonio house has pleaded guilty. Porucha Phillips agreed to a 50-year prison sentence in return for her guilty pleas to charges of injury to a child and serious bodily injury to a child. 

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - One of three people accused of injuring children at a San Antonio house has pleaded guilty. Porucha Phillips agreed to a 50-year prison sentence in return for her guilty pleas to charges of injury to a child and serious bodily injury to a child. 

  • San Antonio woman accused of beating teens, locking them in garage

    San Antonio woman accused of beating teens, locking them in garage

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:19:10 GMT
    Photo Crtsy: CBS 7 Midland, TXPhoto Crtsy: CBS 7 Midland, TX

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 38-year-old San Antonio woman has been arrested on charges alleging that she used an aluminum bat to beat two teenage brothers in her home and locked them in a garage. 

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 38-year-old San Antonio woman has been arrested on charges alleging that she used an aluminum bat to beat two teenage brothers in her home and locked them in a garage. 

  • Astros trying to give Houston a boost in wake of Harvey

    Astros trying to give Houston a boost in wake of Harvey

    Sunday, October 15 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-10-15 21:56:24 GMT
    By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer      HOUSTON (AP) - Every time the Astros suit up, they wear a simple patch as a reminder of what Houston lost to Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding.      The city is determined to rebuild, and the Astros are careful to honor Houston with every game as they chase a second trip to the World Series in the franchise's history.      "I hope we're representing the city well and for our fan base...
    By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer      HOUSTON (AP) - Every time the Astros suit up, they wear a simple patch as a reminder of what Houston lost to Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding.      The city is determined to rebuild, and the Astros are careful to honor Houston with every game as they chase a second trip to the World Series in the franchise's history.      "I hope we're representing the city well and for our fan base...
  • Texas fast-food worker fired for refusing to serve officers

    Texas fast-food worker fired for refusing to serve officers

    Saturday, October 14 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-10-14 22:50:01 GMT
    PHOTO: Whataburger restaurant, Photo Date: September 7, 2008PHOTO: Whataburger restaurant, Photo Date: September 7, 2008

    DENISON, Texas (AP) - A worker at a popular Texas-based fast-food chain has been fired after refusing to serve two police officers. Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says in a Facebook post that his officers were trying to get something to eat at the Whataburger early Saturday when an unidentified female employee declined to serve them.

    DENISON, Texas (AP) - A worker at a popular Texas-based fast-food chain has been fired after refusing to serve two police officers. Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says in a Facebook post that his officers were trying to get something to eat at the Whataburger early Saturday when an unidentified female employee declined to serve them.

  • Police asking for footage in search of missing Texas girl

    Police asking for footage in search of missing Texas girl

    Saturday, October 14 2017 2:51 PM EDT2017-10-14 18:51:54 GMT

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Authorities are asking the public for any surveillance video that might show a vehicle which could be connected to a missing 3-year-old suburban Dallas girl who disappeared after she was made to stand outside her home in the middle of the night as punishment. 

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - Authorities are asking the public for any surveillance video that might show a vehicle which could be connected to a missing 3-year-old suburban Dallas girl who disappeared after she was made to stand outside her home in the middle of the night as punishment. 

  • Charges dropped against ex-cop accused of faking his death

    Charges dropped against ex-cop accused of faking his death

    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-10-14 14:23:20 GMT
    Photo: Coleman Martin (Dallas Police Department Photo)Photo: Coleman Martin (Dallas Police Department Photo)

    A judge has dismissed a misdemeanor charge against a former Texas police officer accused of faking his own death and fleeing to Mexico. The false-alarm charge against 29-year-old Coleman Martin was dismissed Friday at the request of the Travis County District Attorney's Office.

    A judge has dismissed a misdemeanor charge against a former Texas police officer accused of faking his own death and fleeing to Mexico. The false-alarm charge against 29-year-old Coleman Martin was dismissed Friday at the request of the Travis County District Attorney's Office.

  • Newly discovered artifacts tell story of the old, iconic East Texas rail line

    Newly discovered artifacts tell story of the old, iconic East Texas rail line

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-10-13 17:58:27 GMT
    In the late 1800s, prisoners from Rusk Penitentiary started building a railroad to help transport raw materials to support the institution's iron smelting operations.      The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports the line reached Palestine in the early 1900s and services along the 50-mile round trip route were expanded along the way to include freight and passengers.      When profits began to lag, services ceased and eventually the rail system in the 1970s ...
    In the late 1800s, prisoners from Rusk Penitentiary started building a railroad to help transport raw materials to support the institution's iron smelting operations.      The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports the line reached Palestine in the early 1900s and services along the 50-mile round trip route were expanded along the way to include freight and passengers.      When profits began to lag, services ceased and eventually the rail system in the 1970s ...
  • Austin man sentenced to prison for threatening Obama, FBI

    Austin man sentenced to prison for threatening Obama, FBI

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-10-12 01:37:59 GMT
    Photo Credit: CBS 7 Midland, TXPhoto Credit: CBS 7 Midland, TX

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 21-year-old Central Texas man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison after admitting that he made threats against President Barack Obama and the FBI. 

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A 21-year-old Central Texas man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison after admitting that he made threats against President Barack Obama and the FBI. 

  • Texas student charged with murder in campus officer's death

    Texas student charged with murder in campus officer's death

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-10-10 13:03:31 GMT

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Authorities apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station.    University officials issued an alert saying the suspect was taken into custody Monday night and that the campus lockdown order had been lifted.    In an earlier statement, the university identified the suspect as Hollis Daniels.    According to a university statement, campus police made...

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Authorities apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station.    University officials issued an alert saying the suspect was taken into custody Monday night and that the campus lockdown order had been lifted.    In an earlier statement, the university identified the suspect as Hollis Daniels.    According to a university statement, campus police made...

  • The Latest: Suspect in Texas Tech campus officer killing captured

    The Latest: Suspect in Texas Tech campus officer killing captured

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-10-10 03:30:02 GMT

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at the Texas Tech University Police Department headquarters (all times local):   

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at the Texas Tech University Police Department headquarters (all times local):   

  • Texas Tech campus police officer killed; campus on lockdown

    Texas Tech campus police officer killed; campus on lockdown

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-10-10 02:43:08 GMT

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at the Texas Tech University Police Department headquarters (all times local):

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at the Texas Tech University Police Department headquarters (all times local):

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  • Mother of Miller HS teen allegedly beaten by adult speaks out

    Mother of Miller HS teen allegedly beaten by adult speaks out

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:16:31 GMT

    The video is hard to watch. It begins with the adult female in blue shorts beating and hitting a teen in the courtyard of Miller High. 

    The video is hard to watch. It begins with the adult female in blue shorts beating and hitting a teen in the courtyard of Miller High. 

  • Miller High enjoying success on the field and the future looks even brighter

    Miller High enjoying success on the field and the future looks even brighter

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:57:37 GMT

    Right now the Miller Bucs have  3 wins and 3 losses on the year. This greatly exceeds expectations.  "They work so hard. We came in late. Right now you are seeing the fruits and  we are excited about the future," said Millers head coach Justen Evans. Even more exciting is some of these kids are freshmen. That's right 14 year old kids. This pass play, the quarterback, Freshman Andrew Body and the receiver Freshman Marlon Crockett, who makes a great on...

    Right now the Miller Bucs have  3 wins and 3 losses on the year. This greatly exceeds expectations.  "They work so hard. We came in late. Right now you are seeing the fruits and  we are excited about the future," said Millers head coach Justen Evans. Even more exciting is some of these kids are freshmen. That's right 14 year old kids. This pass play, the quarterback, Freshman Andrew Body and the receiver Freshman Marlon Crockett, who makes a great on...

  • Obama campaigning in Va, NJ, as he returns to political life

    Obama campaigning in Va, NJ, as he returns to political life

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-10-18 22:04:00 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for this fall's elections.  

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for this fall's elections.  

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