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Photo courtesy of WFAA Taking inspiration from the fear of Ebola, a Dallas-area man has stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine." "There's negative people everywhere...
Federal prosecutors say the former treasurer of a Houston-based health care system embezzled nearly $3 million that was used for private jet travel, gambling in Las Vegas and to pay off credit card bills. Prosecutors announced Thursday that 41-year-old Joseph S. Antonucci of...
El Nino is proving to be finicky. The rain-producing weather pattern was expected to arrive in Texas by now. But the outlook for rain across much of the state through the end of October and into early November doesn't look promising. National Weather Service meteorologist Victor...
South San Antonio school police have arrested an employee who they say brought brass knuckles and a methamphetamine pipe onto school property. KENS-TV reports South San Antonio Independent School District officers arrested Jake Contreras on Wednesday after receiving a tip the...
A Texas Panhandle man wanted in a gun theft case faces additional charges after a seven-hour standoff with police. Borger police say the 22-year-old suspect barricaded himself inside his home after authorities tried to serve a warrant for felony probation violation. They say the...
An East Texas jury has convicted a man who forced a 2-year-old boy into scalding water because the child urinated on himself. Jurors on Wednesday found 25-year-old Timothy Choice of Tyler guilty of first-degree felony injury to a child. Choice faces up to 99 years in prison when...
The former lover of accused serial killer Darren Vann has opened up for the first time about the horrific night he poured a can of gasoline over her, threatening to burn them both alive and take an apartment block down with them. After a decade of terrified silence, Ceritha...
WASHINGTON — The University of Texas will spend nearly $6 million a year to comply with a string of recent legal rulings requiring colleges to be more generous to their scholarship athletes. That won’t break the bank, Athletic Director Steve Patterson said Tuesday at a forum on...
A third person has pleaded guilty in a Houston-based tax fraud scam that investigators say cost the government more than $2 million. Federal prosecutors say the scheme involved electronic submission of tax returns and falsely claimed first-time home buyer credits that resulted...