Statewide News

DPS boosts DWI patrols for July 4th

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 10-day period that includes the July 4th holiday.

Governor Jindal signs two anti-human trafficking bills into law

Governor Bobby Jindal signed two bills into law that will help guard against human trafficking across Louisiana by strengthening protections for victims and enhancing penalties for wrongdoers.

Texas town sues fertilizer supplier after blast

The Texas town devastated by an April fertilizer plant explosion is suing the company that supplied the plant with ammonium nitrate, arguing the supplier sold the volatile compound "blindly" to a firm that didn't handle it properl

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. The girl's mother faces a second-degree murder charge, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement.

VIDEO: TX woman arrested for throwing dog feces at neighbors, spitting in face

A Texas woman is facing felony charges for losing control at a neighborhood dog park in Austin. Police say the woman attacked two of her neighbors and their dogs, even throwing one of the dog's feces at its owner.

$10,000 reward offered for violent Dallas fugitive

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Larry Valdez, 42, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $10,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

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.