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A jury has found Gene Vela not guilty of aggravated assault of public servant. After the prosecution presented its case last week, the defense called witnesses for two days. The jury returned the 'not guilty' verdict Wednesday afternoon. Vela's lawyer, Skip Davis, maintained his...
A young mother is raising her 18-month-old child in a converted single-car garage -- a snapshot of the extreme, sky-high rental rates in the Northern California Bay Area. Nicole Jones lost her job while she was pregnant with her first child. After losing her apartment because...
A Colorado boy, six, was given a one-day suspension after aiming his fingers at a classmate in the shape of a gun while saying 'you're dead'. Elijah Thurston, a first grade student, was given the punishment from Stratton Meadows Elementary School for threats against peers...
After receiving phone calls from parents concerned about a rat problem at one of Austin ISD's schools, KVUE went to the district to find out what is being done to get rid of the rodents at Winn Elementary School in Northeast Austin. One mother said her son's backpack was chewed...
A single Silicon Valley mother says out-of-control rental prices have forced her to move into a garage, for which she pays $1,000 a month. The tiny abode has a bed, a toilet, a microwave and a toaster oven. Nicole Jones lives there with her 18-month-old daughter. "I didn't know...
JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state...
Senate leaders unveiled a handful of proposals Tuesday to boost failing schools in Texas, including assigning letter grades to campuses and creating a statewide district to manage failing schools. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor also...
Congressional Republicans are proposing long and short-term alternatives to ObamaCare as the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments Wednesday in a case that has the potential to unravel the health care law. The plaintiffs, four Virginia residents, argue that Americans who...
Students in Round Rock can use what’s probably already in their pocket — a cellphone — to battle bullying in their hallways. Round Rock Independent School District officials have launched the Anonymous Alerts® program at its middle and high school campuses in an effort to...