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  • OFFICIALS: 5 dead following tornadoes in Van Zandt County

    OFFICIALS: 5 dead following tornadoes in Van Zandt County

    Sunday, April 30 2017 1:40 AM EDT2017-04-30 05:40:26 GMT
    Photo courtesy Twitter: @SkySPOT97Photo courtesy Twitter: @SkySPOT97

    Tyler, Texas (KETK-TV) - During a press conference Saturday night, the Canton Fire Department said there were five confirmed fatalities following Saturday night's storms. 

    Tyler, Texas (KETK-TV) - During a press conference Saturday night, the Canton Fire Department said there were five confirmed fatalities following Saturday night's storms. 

  • Ex-Baylor athletic director denies mishandling assault claim

    Ex-Baylor athletic director denies mishandling assault claim

    Saturday, April 29 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-04-29 19:52:50 GMT
    Former Baylor athletic director, Ian McCaw defended himself in court by denying that he failed to properly respond to sexual assault allegations. Graphic: MGNFormer Baylor athletic director, Ian McCaw defended himself in court by denying that he failed to properly respond to sexual assault allegations. Graphic: MGN

    (AP) - A former athletic director for Baylor University defends himself in a court filing by denying that he failed to properly respond to sexual assault allegations against a football player.

    (AP) - A former athletic director for Baylor University defends himself in a court filing by denying that he failed to properly respond to sexual assault allegations against a football player.

  • 3 killed when air ambulance crashes in Texas Panhandle

    3 killed when air ambulance crashes in Texas Panhandle

    Saturday, April 29 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-04-29 13:57:22 GMT
    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight in Texas just south of the airport in Amarillo.AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight in Texas just south of the airport in Amarillo.

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight in Texas just south of the airport in Amarillo.      

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight in Texas just south of the airport in Amarillo.      

  • Murder suspect missing since 2013 arrested in Laredo

    Murder suspect missing since 2013 arrested in Laredo

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:38:59 GMT
    Eusebio De Leon is accused of beating his wife to death in 2012 in Falfurrias. He is in a Laredo jail.Eusebio De Leon is accused of beating his wife to death in 2012 in Falfurrias. He is in a Laredo jail.

    A murder suspect who has been on the run since 2013 was arrested in Laredo, according to officials.

    A murder suspect who has been on the run since 2013 was arrested in Laredo, according to officials.

  • Dog food recalled because it may contain euthanasia drug

    Dog food recalled because it may contain euthanasia drug

    Friday, April 28 2017 2:21 PM EDT2017-04-28 18:21:29 GMT
    Photo courtesy Party AnimalPhoto courtesy Party Animal

    Pet food maker Party Animals is recalling two lots of its Cocolicious dog food. Some cans in Texas tested positive for pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize animals. 

    Pet food maker Party Animals is recalling two lots of its Cocolicious dog food. Some cans in Texas tested positive for pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize animals. 

  • Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws

    Take that, Washington! Texas looks to nullify federal laws

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-04-28 11:50:33 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republicans who control Congress and the White House have promised to slash the size of the federal government while easing regulations on guns, the environment and energy production.

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republicans who control Congress and the White House have promised to slash the size of the federal government while easing regulations on guns, the environment and energy production.

  • Texas asking president for hurricane wall

    Texas asking president for hurricane wall

    Friday, April 28 2017 5:29 AM EDT2017-04-28 09:29:08 GMT

    A Texas lawmaker is asking President Donald Trump to build a different type of wall. This one would protect the cities of Houston and Galveston from a hurricane's powerful storm surge.

    A Texas lawmaker is asking President Donald Trump to build a different type of wall. This one would protect the cities of Houston and Galveston from a hurricane's powerful storm surge.

  • TX House passes ban on cities that offer protections to undocumented immigrants

    TX House passes ban on cities that offer protections to undocumented immigrants

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-04-28 00:24:00 GMT

    The Texas House of Representatives has approved a ban on cities that offer protections to undocumented immigrants. The bill passed after 15 hours of heated and emotional debate that started yesterday and finished early this morning.

    The Texas House of Representatives has approved a ban on cities that offer protections to undocumented immigrants. The bill passed after 15 hours of heated and emotional debate that started yesterday and finished early this morning.

  • 205 students absent from Humble ISD after illness outbreak

    205 students absent from Humble ISD after illness outbreak

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:48:17 GMT
    Photo courtesy KPRC-TVPhoto courtesy KPRC-TV

    (KPRC-TV) - The Humble Independent School District is investigating the reason why 205 of its 581 students, and five staff members were absent from an elementary school Thursday. 

    (KPRC-TV) - The Humble Independent School District is investigating the reason why 205 of its 581 students, and five staff members were absent from an elementary school Thursday. 

  • Exxon fined $20 million for emissions from Texas plant

    Exxon fined $20 million for emissions from Texas plant

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:26:00 GMT

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years...

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) - A judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to pay a penalty of nearly $20 million for releasing 10 million pounds of pollutants into the air over the course of eight years...

  • Fearless feline faces down rattlesnake

    Fearless feline faces down rattlesnake

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-04-27 11:19:56 GMT
    Photo courtesy Laguna Vista Police Dept. FacebookPhoto courtesy Laguna Vista Police Dept. Facebook

    A South Texas cat would not back down from a heart-stopping encounter with a large rattlesnake. 

    A South Texas cat would not back down from a heart-stopping encounter with a large rattlesnake. 

  • Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty

    Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:57 AM EDT2017-04-27 08:57:39 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Republican-controlled Texas House approved early Thursday a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" in the country's second-largest state...

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Republican-controlled Texas House approved early Thursday a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" in the country's second-largest state...

  • Doctor: George HW Bush dealing with chronic bronchitis

    Doctor: George HW Bush dealing with chronic bronchitis

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-04-26 15:30:22 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - A doctor who is treating former President George H.W. Bush says while the nation's 41st president has recovered from pneumonia, he is still dealing with the effects of chronic bronchitis.    In a statement issued Tuesday, Dr. Clint Doerr, a pulmonologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, said he still expects the 92-year-old Bush will be discharged by the end of the week.    Bush has been at the hospital since April 14.    Doerr says chroni...
    HOUSTON (AP) - A doctor who is treating former President George H.W. Bush says while the nation's 41st president has recovered from pneumonia, he is still dealing with the effects of chronic bronchitis.    In a statement issued Tuesday, Dr. Clint Doerr, a pulmonologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, said he still expects the 92-year-old Bush will be discharged by the end of the week.    Bush has been at the hospital since April 14.    Doerr says chroni...
  • Texas advocates push longshot pot bills with veterans, moms

    Texas advocates push longshot pot bills with veterans, moms

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:55 AM EDT2017-04-26 11:55:28 GMT
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are playing up support from non-traditional sources to push longshot legislation easing pot laws in the country's largest conservative state.    Conservative Christian mothers of autistic children and veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday, entreating the Legislature to advance two bills legalizing medicinal cannabis.    Both groups said the plant could ...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are playing up support from non-traditional sources to push longshot legislation easing pot laws in the country's largest conservative state.    Conservative Christian mothers of autistic children and veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday, entreating the Legislature to advance two bills legalizing medicinal cannabis.    Both groups said the plant could ...
  • Texas Senate OKs shuttering 'symbolic' Texas refugee office

    Texas Senate OKs shuttering 'symbolic' Texas refugee office

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:35 AM EDT2017-04-25 10:35:04 GMT
    PHOTO: Migrants walk on railway tracks after crossing the border between Hungary and Serbia, Photo Date: Sept. 7, 2015PHOTO: Migrants walk on railway tracks after crossing the border between Hungary and Serbia, Photo Date: Sept. 7, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has approved shuttering a state agency that had overseen a federal program resettling refugees in Texas - a symbolic move that comes months after Gov. Greg Abbott said the state would stop cooperating with the process.    Dallas Republican Sen. Don Huffines' bill passed 20-10 on Monday. It now heads to the state House.    Last year, Abbott said Texas would stop helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees,...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has approved shuttering a state agency that had overseen a federal program resettling refugees in Texas - a symbolic move that comes months after Gov. Greg Abbott said the state would stop cooperating with the process.    Dallas Republican Sen. Don Huffines' bill passed 20-10 on Monday. It now heads to the state House.    Last year, Abbott said Texas would stop helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees,...
  • Dallas police: Man fatally shot boss, killed self at office

    Dallas police: Man fatally shot boss, killed self at office

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-04-25 10:23:05 GMT
    Dallas officers respond to the scene of an office building shooting.Dallas officers respond to the scene of an office building shooting.
    DALLAS (AP) - A man fatally shot his female supervisor and then killed himself, leading to an evacuation of a multi-story building in the northern part of Dallas on Monday morning, police said.    The Dallas Medical Examiner identified the deceased as 40-year-old Lana Mcaree, of Sulphur Springs, and Matthew Kemf, 60, of Allen. Randy Blankenbaker, Dallas police assistant chief of investigations said that the man was a current worker in the office. "We don't know if tod...
    DALLAS (AP) - A man fatally shot his female supervisor and then killed himself, leading to an evacuation of a multi-story building in the northern part of Dallas on Monday morning, police said.    The Dallas Medical Examiner identified the deceased as 40-year-old Lana Mcaree, of Sulphur Springs, and Matthew Kemf, 60, of Allen. Randy Blankenbaker, Dallas police assistant chief of investigations said that the man was a current worker in the office. "We don't know if tod...
  • Dallas police responding to possible active shooter

    Dallas police responding to possible active shooter

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-04-24 17:37:31 GMT

    DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say officers are responding to a possible active shooter situation at an office building in the north of the city.      Police have provided no other details, including whether any shots have been fired or any injuries were reported in 911 calls Monday morning.      Television footage shows a heavy police response, including a SWAT team, at the multi-story office building along an interstate in northern Dallas. 

    DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police say officers are responding to a possible active shooter situation at an office building in the north of the city.      Police have provided no other details, including whether any shots have been fired or any injuries were reported in 911 calls Monday morning.      Television footage shows a heavy police response, including a SWAT team, at the multi-story office building along an interstate in northern Dallas. 

  • Texas cloned kitty known as Copy Cat thrives at age 15

    Texas cloned kitty known as Copy Cat thrives at age 15

    CC, or Copy Cat, as a kitten in 2001.CC, or Copy Cat, as a kitten in 2001.
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - At the end of a long gravel road in East College Station, the world's first cloned cat - now 15 years old - lives in what longtime Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science researcher Duane Kraemer describes affectionately as a "kitty barn."    The Eagle newspaper reports CC, also known as Copy Cat, was born in December 2001, the result of the 87th attempt at cloning a cat by Kraemer's lab at Texas A&M after se...
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - At the end of a long gravel road in East College Station, the world's first cloned cat - now 15 years old - lives in what longtime Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science researcher Duane Kraemer describes affectionately as a "kitty barn."    The Eagle newspaper reports CC, also known as Copy Cat, was born in December 2001, the result of the 87th attempt at cloning a cat by Kraemer's lab at Texas A&M after se...
  • Texas board OKs science curriculum compromise on evolution

    Texas board OKs science curriculum compromise on evolution

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:42:11 GMT
    (File Photo: Aug 12, 2015)(File Photo: Aug 12, 2015)

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Board of Education has given final approval to revised science curriculums, inserting compromise language that critics say diffuses concerns about casting doubt on the theory of evolution.  

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Board of Education has given final approval to revised science curriculums, inserting compromise language that critics say diffuses concerns about casting doubt on the theory of evolution.  

  • Hackers target Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites Customers

    Hackers target Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites Customers

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:58:02 GMT
    Photo courtesy NBCPhoto courtesy NBC

    A nationwide security breach could impact travelers who stayed at multiple South Texas hotels. 

    A nationwide security breach could impact travelers who stayed at multiple South Texas hotels. 

  • Ray principal appointed to state board

    Ray principal appointed to state board

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:32 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:32:45 GMT
    Governor Greg Abbott appointed principal Cecilia Reynolds-Perez to the Texas School Safety Center board.Governor Greg Abbott appointed principal Cecilia Reynolds-Perez to the Texas School Safety Center board.

    Students and staff at Ray High School will soon have their own voice at the state capitol. Governor Greg Abbott appointed principal Cecilia Reynolds-Perez to the Texas School Safety Center board.

    Students and staff at Ray High School will soon have their own voice at the state capitol. Governor Greg Abbott appointed principal Cecilia Reynolds-Perez to the Texas School Safety Center board.

  • Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

    Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

    Friday, April 21 2017 4:36 AM EDT2017-04-21 08:36:02 GMT
    Judges have again found that Texas racially gerrymandered voting maps to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities.Judges have again found that Texas racially gerrymandered voting maps to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities.

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters, a federal court found Thursday...

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters, a federal court found Thursday...

  • Certain emergency prep items tax free this weekend

    Certain emergency prep items tax free this weekend

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:34:17 GMT

    This weekend is Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. That means certain items will be tax free. 

    This weekend is Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. That means certain items will be tax free. 

  • It's an orca! Last killer whale is born at a SeaWorld park

    It's an orca! Last killer whale is born at a SeaWorld park

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-04-20 12:05:08 GMT
    Photo courtesy SeaWorld Parks and EntertainmentPhoto courtesy SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment

    MIAMI (AP) - The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio...

    MIAMI (AP) - The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio...

  • Seven Zika cases confirmed in 2017

    Seven Zika cases confirmed in 2017

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-04-05 20:56:20 GMT
    (Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus  is a mosquito-borne virus.(Cropped Photo: James Gathany / CDC / MGN) The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus.

    The Zika virus is back on the radar of Texas state health officials. Seven cases have already been confirmed in 2017.

    The Zika virus is back on the radar of Texas state health officials. Seven cases have already been confirmed in 2017.

  • DNC Day 3: Speakers discuss change, endorse Hillary Clinton

    DNC Day 3: Speakers discuss change, endorse Hillary Clinton

    Thursday, July 28 2016 6:35 AM EDT2016-07-28 10:35:03 GMT
    Mary Alice Palacios is a Hillary Clinton delegate.Mary Alice Palacios is a Hillary Clinton delegate.

    The star power was in full force Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention with a theme of "Working Together."  President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden addressed the convention to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy. 

    The star power was in full force Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention with a theme of "Working Together."  President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden addressed the convention to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy. 

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