TxDOT announces free, year-round safety seat inspections to help protect children

In an effort to help Texas drivers keep their child passengers properly secured, the Texas Department of Transportation today announced it is offering free, year-round child safety seat inspections conducted by certified technicians.

VIDEO: 'Hiccup girl' now on trial for murder

The "hiccup girl" is on trial in Florida for first degree murder charges. Jennifer Mee, 22, who made national news after she hiccuped continuously for five weeks is accused of murdering Shannon Griffin in 2010.

Northwestern State has fall enrollment of 8,944

Northwestern State University’s fall enrollment is 8,944 students, according to Registrar Lillie Frazier Bell. The student population declined by 503 from last fall’s total of 9,447.

Shreveport-Bossier City ranks dead last in economic growth

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently released new data on the economic growth in metropolitan areas for 2012. The numbers shine a light on positive and negative movement for some Louisiana cities.

Emmys 2013: Bryan Cranston, man of the moment

Right now, Bryan Cranston is The Man.

U.S. court says 'liking' something on Facebook is free speech

A U.S. court of appeals gave Facebook a thumbs up on Wednesday when it ruled that "likes" on the social network are protected as free speech under the Constitution.

Rangers can’t shut down Rays

Desmond Jennings singled home Sam Fuld with one out in the 12th inning, and Tampa Bay snatched a 4-3 victory from the Rangers on Wednesday night.

Texas aiming to avoid first 1-3 start since 1956 Saturday night

Texas will be trying to avoid some long history when the Longhorns meet Kansas State Saturday night in Austin. If UT loses Saturday night, it would the Longhorns’ first 1-3 start since 1956.

Houston DB fined for hit on NFL star Kendall Wright

Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson has been fined $42,000 by the NFL for his hit on Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright during Sunday’s 30-24 victory at Reliant Stadium.

Two killed in tour bus accident in East Texas

Two people were killed and another injured following an early morning wreck in Panola County, TX. The wreck happened around 1:00 a.m. on Highway 59 near the FM 1974 intersection, which is between Marshall and Carthage.