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    Man sentenced for stabbing, hiding body under bed

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     A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for fatally stabbing his girlfriend and then stuffing her body underneath his bed.

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    Texas couple sentenced in child death case

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     A Pasadena man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and his wife has received probation for injuring their 10-month-old son who died after being scalded.

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    Hooks family searches for answers in unsolved murder case Video included

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    A year after the suspicious death of a Hooks, Texas, woman, her friends and family are fighting to keep her unsolved murder case alive. More>>

    Brownsville cathedral to reopen after repairs

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     A Roman Catholic cathedral in Brownsville is reopening a year-and-a-half after closing to undergo repairs.

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    Texas woman dies in creek after saving dog

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     A 32-year-old woman's body has been recovered from a creek after she died trying to save her dog's life.

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    10 injured after rear-end bus collision in Dallas

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     Authorities say 10 people have been hospitalized after two Dallas city busses collided.

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    UPDATE: Shooting suspect turns himself in to police Video included

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    Wiley College student Wesley Blackmon, 22, was fatally shot during an unsanctioned off-campus function on Friday night.  More>>

    One dead, another injured in Marshall, Tx shooting

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    One person is dead, and another injured, after a shooting in Marshall, TX early Saturday morning. More>>

    Officials: Veteran suffering from PTSD struck, killed by car on ETX highway Video included

    (Photo source: KYTX CBS 19) (Photo source: KYTX CBS 19)
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    The Gregg County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man struck by a vehicle in Lakeport late Friday. More>>

    Marshal: Man dies in police shootout near Houston

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    A federal agent says officers have fatally shot a murder suspect and captured another after a shootout near Houston.
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    Texas abortion restrictions at US appeals court

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    A federal appeals court that has already upheld one Texas restriction on abortions is hearing arguments about an even tougher part of the same law: the requirement that all abortion clinics adopt costly hospital-level operating standards.
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    FAA allows drone to search for missing Texas woman

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    Federal authorities have authorized the use of a drone to search for a North Texas woman who disappeared more than a week ago.
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    Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother

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    Texas has executed a man for killing his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston.
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    FAA allows drone to search for missing Texas woman

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     Federal authorities have authorized the use of a drone to search for a North Texas woman who disappeared more than a week ago.

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    Young child and elderly woman recovering from dog attack in East Texas

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    An eight year old child, and elderly woman are recovering from wounds they received after an attack by two pit bull dogs. More>>

    No charges for Texas officer who shot 93-year-old

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    A Texas jury has declined to indict a former Hearne police officer who fatally shot an armed 93-year-old woman during a confrontation.
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    Condemned killer of 2 set to die in Texas

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    Attorneys for convicted killer Willie Trottie are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to save him from the Texas death chamber.
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    Texas still in competitive mode on Tesla bid

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     Aides to Texas Gov. Rick Perry say they are still treating the bid for Tesla Motors' $5 billion "gigafactory" as an open competition.

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    Texas gay marriage ban hurts kids, attorneys argue

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     Lawyers for two same-sex couples challenging Texas' gay marriage ban are refuting state claims the prohibition promotes raising children in "stable, lasting relationships."
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    Flare gun blamed for two arson fires in Lufkin

    (source: KYTX/Crime Stoppers of Lufkin) (source: KYTX/Crime Stoppers of Lufkin)
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    Investigators in Lufkin have determined two recent house fires were caused by a a flare being shot into the homes. More>>

    Arkansas authorities stop armed suspect Video included

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    An Arkansas sheriff says his deputies were forced to disable an armed suspect's truck. More>>

    Order prohibiting outdoor burning issued by Harrison County Judge

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    The Commissioners Court issued an order prohibiting outdoor burning for Harrison County in Texas.Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor signed the order on Monday and states that because of the circumstances in the area, it would be a public safety hazard. More>>

    Texas teen injured while playing game in street

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    Texas authorities say a 15-year-old teenage girl has been hospitalized after being struck while playing a game with cars in the street. More>>

    San Antonio officials woo Final Four committee

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    San Antonio officials hope a marching band, cheerleaders and plans to upgrade the Alamodome will impress the men's basketball Final Four selection committee.
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    Wendy Davis says memoir was not written to aid bid

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    Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has said revealing in a memoir released to bookstores Tuesday that she terminated a pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality was not meant to boost her campaign in its final stretch.
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    6 vie for state Senate District 28 seat – east texas

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    Voters in much of West Texas are going to the polls to choose a state senator to succeed one who stepped down to become the Texas Tech University System chancellor.
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    Queen City under boil advisory after break in major water line

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    The City of Queen City, Texas has issued a boil advisory.The advisory comes after a contract crew broke a major water line on FM 74 and FM 785.  More>>

    Smith County Sheriff's Office holds successful sex offender round-up

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    The Smith County Sheriff's Office assisted by the United States Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force (JETF) arrested eighteen Smith County registered sex offenders for various violations, including failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements. More>>

    Perry begins economic mission to Japan, China

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    Gov. Rick Perry is opening a Texas economic mission to Japan and China as he continues to bolster his foreign policy chops for a possible second presidential run.
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    Fort Worth to hold Twitter town hall in Spanish

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    The city of Fort Worth is preparing for its first Twitter town hall in Spanish.
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    Autopsy ordered in Brazoria inmate death

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    Texas authorities have ordered an autopsy for an 18-year-old inmate who was found hanging in the Brazoria County Jail.
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    7-month tragedy claims a suburban family

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    At the end of a seven-month tragedy that claimed a family, an attorney says he's not sure the full story will ever be known.
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    San Antonio mother convicted in starvation case

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    A San Antonio woman has been found guilty of neglecting her two daughters, who doctors say were starving and dehydrated.
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    Bodies of man, woman found at home where boy died

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    The tragedy surrounding the January death of a 10-year-old suburban Dallas boy with special needs has taken another turn with the discovery of two bodies at the home of his parents.
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    Girl, 5, dies after San Angelo domestic dispute

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    A West Texas man has been charged with murder after investigators say he broke into a home and stabbed a 5-year-old girl in the neck.
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    2 found dead at Harris County apartment complex

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    Texas authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman found in separate apartments at the same complex.
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    ETBU ranked in "50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges" list

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    East Texas Baptist University has been recognized as one of the “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges in the U.S.” The website Christian Universities Online ranked ETBU at 35th. More>>

    Longview man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

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    A Longview man who allegedly set his girlfriend on fire over the weekend remains jailed as of Tuesday afternoon. More>>

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    • Man sentenced for stabbing, hiding body under bed

      Man sentenced for stabbing, hiding body under bed

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:23:21 GMT
       A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for fatally stabbing his girlfriend and then stuffing her body underneath his bed.
       A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for fatally stabbing his girlfriend and then stuffing her body underneath his bed.

    • Texas couple sentenced in child death case

      Texas couple sentenced in child death case

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:19:41 GMT
       A Pasadena man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and his wife has received probation for injuring their 10-month-old son who died after being scalded.
       A Pasadena man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and his wife has received probation for injuring their 10-month-old son who died after being scalded.

    • Ethics complaint filed against Sen. David Vitter

      Ethics complaint filed against Sen. David Vitter

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:14:28 GMT
       A Democratic group has lodged an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, alleging he violated state campaign finance restrictions.
       A Democratic group has lodged an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, alleging he violated state campaign finance restrictions.

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    • Hooks family searches for answers in unsolved murder case

      Hooks family searches for answers in unsolved murder case

      Monday, September 15 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:29:46 GMT
      A year after the suspicious death of a Hooks, Texas, woman, her friends and family are fighting to keep her unsolved murder case alive.
      A year after the suspicious death of a Hooks, Texas, woman, her friends and family are fighting to keep her unsolved murder case alive.
    • Lone Star tick posing health hazard in the Ark-La-Tex

      Lone Star tick posing health hazard in the Ark-La-Tex

      Sunday, September 14 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-09-14 12:41:01 GMT
      Source: lymedisease.orgSource: lymedisease.org
      There are some people who choose for health or personal values not to eat meat.
      There are some people who choose for health or personal values not to eat meat.
    • Ragweed Season is here

      Ragweed Season is here

      Friday, September 12 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:26:41 GMT
      Figure 1:  Ragweed PlantFigure 1: Ragweed Plant
       Fall is usually a time of relief from an unbearably hot summer here in the ArkLaTex.  Unfortunately, it's also the start of Ragweed season!  Find out what this means in this ArkLaTex In-Depth Report.


       Fall is usually a time of relief from an unbearably hot summer here in the ArkLaTex.  Unfortunately, it's also the start of Ragweed season!  Find out what this means in this ArkLaTex In-Depth Report.

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    • Shreveport mayoral candidate "doubled dipped" thousands of dollars

      Shreveport mayoral candidate "doubled dipped" thousands of dollars

      Monday, September 15 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:00:14 GMT
      There's more "double dipping" trouble for a candidate for Shreveport mayor.Back in May, we showed you how Patrick Williams explained away one questionable hotel reimbursement. But our research has turned up a pattern of double dipping by the state representative. That is, he got paid back twice for the same expense.Our research from just the year 2012 shows that williams double dipped 45 times for a total amount of $4,021.88. He was paid back once by the state of Louisiana -- the taxpayers --...
      There's more "double dipping" trouble for a candidate for Shreveport mayor.Back in May, we showed you how Patrick Williams explained away one questionable hotel reimbursement. But our research has turned up a pattern of double dipping by the state representative. That is, he got paid back twice for the same expense.Our research from just the year 2012 shows that williams double dipped 45 times for a total amount of $4,021.88. He was paid back once by the state of Louisiana -- the taxpayers --...
    • Closing a "fatal gap:" How Louisiana is doing 9 months after enhanced background check laws go into effect

      Closing a "fatal gap:" How Louisiana is doing 9 months after enhanced background check laws go into effect

      Monday, September 8 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:16:54 GMT
      Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:00:26 GMT
      About one year ago, KTBS brought you a startling investigation into federal background checks for firearm purchases. Background checks are supposed to weed out felons and mental defectives. But Louisiana had reported zero mental defectives to the FBI's background check system, making us one of the worst states for keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Because of that, lawmakers passed laws to fix these broken background checks. Until this law went into effect, someone could walk...
      About one year ago, KTBS brought you a startling investigation into federal background checks for firearm purchases. Background checks are supposed to weed out felons and mental defectives. But Louisiana had reported zero mental defectives to the FBI's background check system, making us one of the worst states for keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. Because of that, lawmakers passed laws to fix these broken background checks. Until this law went into effect, someone could walk...
    • The Military’s Search for 1 little boy ends in Shreveport: "Hope you make it." ---- Gavin

      The Military’s Search for 1 little boy ends in Shreveport: "Hope you make it." ---- Gavin

      Thursday, August 21 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:31:10 GMT
      Saturday, September 6 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:02:06 GMT
      © "Hope you make it." ----Gavin© "Hope you make it." ----Gavin
       Airmen and soldiers serving in Afghanistan found laughter in difficult times, all courtesy of 4 little words in a letter from a school child – “Hope you make it. – Gavin” The troops wanted to meet the young man who inspired them so much.
       Airmen and soldiers serving in Afghanistan found laughter in difficult times, all courtesy of 4 little words in a letter from a school child – “Hope you make it. – Gavin” The troops wanted to meet the young man who inspired them so much.
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    • Insurance website up for state workers, retirees

      Insurance website up for state workers, retirees

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:57 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:57:47 GMT
       A new website is up for Louisiana's state government employees and retirees to choose their health insurance plans for next year, a choice they must make by October.
       A new website is up for Louisiana's state government employees and retirees to choose their health insurance plans for next year, a choice they must make by October.

    • Arkansas Insurance Commission to announces delays

      Arkansas Insurance Commission to announces delays

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:51:41 GMT
       Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford says the commission's conversion to a new system will mean a delay in issuing appointments, license renewals and the issuing of new licenses.
       Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford says the commission's conversion to a new system will mean a delay in issuing appointments, license renewals and the issuing of new licenses.

    • New questions over abortion coverage in health law

      New questions over abortion coverage in health law

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:47:32 GMT
       A nonpartisan report to Congress is raising new questions about a key provision of federal health care law: a compromise on abortion that allowed the legislation to pass in 2010.
       A nonpartisan report to Congress is raising new questions about a key provision of federal health care law: a compromise on abortion that allowed the legislation to pass in 2010.

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