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High court avoids larger ruling on university's affirmative action admissions policy

The Supreme Court side-stepped a sweeping decision on the use of race-conscious school admission policies, ruling Monday on the criteria at the University of Texas and whether it violates the equal protection rights of some white applicants.

5-year-old girl in New Orleans dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 5-year-old girl in New Orleans died Sunday after, police believe, she accidentally shot herself in the head.

5 TX construction workers shocked with 480-volts of electricity

Five utility workers were rushed to the hospital Thursday after they were shocked at a Houston construction site. The crew was working on an electrical vault when it caught fire and shocked them.

Man arrested for trying to walk into State Capitol with a BB rifle

A Greenwell Springs man was arrested after he brought a BB rifle to the State Capitol yesterday, officials say.

VIDEO: Unemployed TX teacher finds $20,000, returns it

What would you do if you were unemployed and found a bag stuffed with cash? Would you keep it or give it back? Candace Scott found $20,000 in cash.

VIDEO: TX nuns rooting on the Spurs

It all comes down to Thursday night. The San Antonio Spurs take on the Miami Heat in game seven of the NBC Finals. A group of unlikely Spurs fans are calling on a higher power to help them win.

Louisiana rapper Lil Snupe killed in Winnfield

A Louisiana-based rapper was shot killed last night in Winnfield, La.

TX officer shoots dog after warrant

A Texas family is demanding action after they say a police officer shot their dog while trying to serve a warrant.

Adoption registry reconnects adoptees with biological families

Adoptees and birth families who wish to reconnect with, or find information about, their biological families can easily join the Adoption Reunion Voluntary Registry through the Department of Children and Family Services' (DCFS) website.

Homicide investigation underway in 5 year old's death

On June 16, 2013, around 1:30 PM, our officers were dispatched to a medical roll at 733 Carollwood Village Apt. 113, in Terrytown.