Statewide News

Texas prepares as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens Gulf Coast

Gov. Rick Perry has activated the Disaster District Committee (DDC) in Beaumont and placed state and local emergency management assets on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac makes it way towards the Gulf Coast.

Court lifts stay in Major Hasan court martial

An appellate court sitting in Washington D.C. has lifted the stay in the U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan court martial.

30 Defendants Indicted in Northeast Texas Drug Trafficking Enterprise

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 30 individuals have been identified and indicted following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.

Texas mother questions coach's punishment for player

An east El Paso mother said her teenage son was hurt at school and she's blaming a football coach who disciplined him on the field.

Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender caught in Nevada

Sean Michael Smith, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after his capture in Washoe County, Nevada.

Man locks self in cockpit at Baton Rouge airport

UPDATE: An American Eagle jet pulled into the gate at the Baton Rouge airport to get on board to clean the plane. That's when the man rushed the jetway and locked himself in the cockpit.

Court rules Texas can ban Planned Parenthood from health program

A federal court has ruled in favor of Texas, which wants to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates participating in a health program for low-income women because the family planning network performs abortions.

Government asks court to allow Fort Hood murder case to continue

The government has asked an appeals court to allow the trial against Maj.

Louisiana man found guilty of dealing meth in East Texas

A 35-year-old Zwolle, LA man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S.

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.