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Good dog? Or bad dog? Gemma — the canine found wandering in northern Lapeer County with a crossbow arrow sticking out of her head in March — captured the sympathy of dog lovers with people donating thousands of dollars for her care. But the lawyer defending Gemma's owner in a...
A lemonade stand operated by two young girls received national attention after police asked for a permit. Wednesday, police released the video of their encounter with the girls' mother. In the video, released by the Overton Police Department, the first question to the girls'...
The McKinney police officer whose actions at a pool party disturbance last Friday went viral in a YouTube video resigned from the force on Tuesday. "The actions of Eric Casebolt are indefensible," police Chief Greg Conley told reporters at a news conference late Tuesday...
Three weeks before an expected Supreme Court ruling that could strike down Obamacare subsidies for 6.4 million Americans, President Barack Obama and Republican foes began to blame each other for the possible damage. In recent days, Obama has given back-to-back, passionate...
A mother who was captured on camera beating a fellow Walmart shopper and calling for her six-year-old son to help has said the confrontation began when the other woman made a racist remark towards an employee. A woman named Amber called the Smiley Morning Show on WZPL and said...
The Austin Police Department is getting some backlash for a controversial arrest on 6th street over the weekend. Those who were there say there was no need for excessive force. Video from 6th Street has gone viral, bringing a lot of negative attention to the Austin Police...
More than a thousand people rallied outside Comstock Elementary School in McKinney Monday evening — braving the heat to send a peaceful message. The majority were asking for justice after they say McKinney police Cpl. Eric Casebolt — who is white — was seen on video throwing...
Texas: It’s a big state with big attitude—and a lot of money. Keep that in mind as you ponder Rick Perry's second bid for president. Campaign analysts are wondering why Perry, the former governor of Texas, would bother running again , given his lackluster performance in the 2012...
A technological breakthrough that could virtually eliminate the drunken driving that kills 10,000 Americans each year was announced Thursday by federal officials, who said it could begin appearing in cars in five years. The new equipment won’t require a driver to blow into a...