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TX man arrested after holding woman hostage with BB gun at restaurant

Waco, Tx — A China Springs man remains in jail on a $30,000 bond, along with a credit card abuse charge and a charge of assault/ family violence with a motion to revoke probation.

Agents recover 30 pounds of marijuana after high speed chase down I-10

A Tennessee man was arrested for possession of 30 pounds of marijuana last night after he took law enforcement on a high speed chase down I-10.

DPS airplane named in honor of fallen agent

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today commissioned its newest airplane, a Cessna 208 Caravan, at a ceremony in Austin.

Second suspect arrested for throwing concrete onto motorists traveling I-10

A second suspect has been arrested for allegedly throwing large pieces of concrete and debris from an overpass onto I-10. The duo are accused of causing damages in excess of $10,000 and injuring several people.

One arrested for killing Baton Rouge man; second suspect wanted

One man has been arrested and a second suspect is wanted for allegedly shooting a Baton Rouge man to death while he was sitting on his front porch.

'Dope House' closed after ETX drug bust

On March 29, 2013, Sergeant Jacob Richardson and deputies with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence on CR 1676 in the Alba area.

UPDATE: 2 dead, dozens injured in Irving bus turnover

UPDATE (4:35pm) - CNN - Two people were dead and dozens of others were taken to hospitals after a charter bus bound for Oklahoma casinos overturned on a Dallas-area turnpike Thursday morning, officials said. At least 36 people were transported to hospitals after the crash on President George Bush Turnpike in Irving, Texas, said Dr. Paul Pepe, Irving Fire Department's medical director. At least three were in critical condition, Pepe said. Because many of the passengers were elderly, medical personnel are monitoring even those with minor injuries closely, said Pepe, who also is chair of emergency medicine at Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital. The bus went off the right side of the road, hit a barrier, swerved left across lanes of traffic and struck a concrete median in a grassy area, Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lonny Haschel told CNN. "It rode up on top of that concrete barrier, and then rolled on its right hand side where it came to rest," Haschel told CNN affiliate KTVT. It was the only vehicle involved in the crash, he said. The bus driver survived and was sent to a hospital, Pepe said. The bus, owned by a Dallas-area charter company, was taking people to casinos in Oklahoma, said Nick Robison of Irving's emergency management office. Video from KTVT showed a bus on its side, surrounded by numerous emergency personnel. Traffic on part of the toll road was halted as responders tended to the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board said it has sent a team of investigators to the scene of the wreck. CNN's John Branch and Jim Barnett contributed to this report. The-CNN-Wire/Atlanta/+1-404-827-WIRE(9473) ™ & © 2013 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

How to avoid ticks and fleas this season

(StatePoint) Warm weather means barbeques, baseball and trips to the park with family and pets. But for pet owners, warm weather can also mean fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying bugs.

Seven tips to make home painting projects easier

(StatePoint) Painting your home yourself? Don't be intimidated.

Homeless man arrested on drug charges while playing video poker

Houma police have arrested a homeless man on multiple charges after he punched an officer while attempting to evade a drug-related arrest.