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Charges filed in Houston garage-turned-prison case

The grandson of the owner of a house in Houston where four malnourished men were found Friday has been charged with two felony counts in the case, police said Saturday.

Witnesses: Woman dies after fall from Texas roller coaster

A woman died while riding a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, witnesses said.

POLICE: 8 people held captive in Houston, some for as many as 10 years

According to CNN, eight people have been held captive in a north Houston home, and some for as many as 10 years, police said Friday.

Texas man accused of pulling gun near White House

A man suspected of pulling a pistol out of a holster near the White House on Tuesday told police "I was only going to fire a couple of shots if no one confronted me," according to court documents.

Extraordinary dog helps put child predators behind bars

One special dog is helping detectives in Tangipahoa Parish put child predators behind bars. Hayward the dog comes to work every day at the Child Advocacy Center in Hammond to do one important job.

Online auction places $50 million with Louisiana banks

The Louisiana Department of the Treasury completed its 50th Bid Louisiana auction by auctioning $50 million worth of certificates of deposit (CDs) today to provide much-needed capital to 16 community banks across the state, according to State T

Planned Parenthoods closing immediately as Abortion Bill takes effect

With the signing on the abortion bill by Governor Rick Perry on Thursday, Planned Parenthood began closing its doors in Texas towns.

Planned Parenthood responds to Abortion Bill signing

On Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed wildly unpopular legislation that could virtually end access to safe and legal abortion in Texas.

'Loan Ranger Bandit' strikes in Central Texas

The "Loan Ranger Bandit" struck again, this time in Central Texas.

Louisiana students' ACT scores increase

The Department of Education today announced an increase of 3,600 public high school seniors posting scores of 18 or higher on the ACT, allowing thousands more students the opportunity to attend four-year and two-year colleges without the requir