Statewide News

4 killed after train hits truck during Texas parade saluting U.S. troops

A train rammed into a flatbed truck carrying participants in a West Texas parade saluting U.S. troops on Thursday, killing four people and leaving at least 17 hospitalized, a police spokesman said.

Alabama man scrambles entire police force to Texas home

A Tuscaloosa, Alabama man has been indicted after allegedly causing an entire Texas police force to respond to a fake emergency. On Wednesday, Stephen Sherwin Stepho, 19, was charged with making an interstate threat.

UPDATE: Missing A&M WR Thomas Johnson has been found

UPDATE: Texas A&M University Police investigators traveled to Dallas on Wednesday November 14, 2012 attempting to locate missing Texas A&M University student Thomas Linze Johnson.

BP pleads guilty to criminal charges over Gulf oil spill

BP reached a settlement today with the federal government to pay $4.5 billion for the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas A&M WR Thomas Johnson missing since Monday

The Texas A&M University Police Department is currently seeking assistance in locating a missing Texas A&M student, Thomas Linze Johnson.

Bill filed in Texas targets welfare reform

The first bills of the new legislative session were filed Monday at the State Capitol. One is drawing the attention of Governor Ricky Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

Authorities recover 15 pounds of pot from vehicle near Lake Charles

Two cars traveling down I-10 caught the attention of a deputy on patrol. After observing them commit traffic violations, the vehicles were stopped and over 15 pounds of marijuana were found inside.

Texas day care owner found guilty of murdering 4 children

A jury in Houston has found Jessica Tata guilty of murder in the deaths of four children in a fire at her home day care facility in 2011.

Surveillance footage shows robber shooting worker

Police have released the full surveillance video of a robbery where an employee was shot and beaten by an unknown suspect.

Reward offered for Most Wanted Texas Sex Offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Lloyd Lester Gibson III, 67, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $5,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture.