Statewide News

Bill filed in Texas targets welfare reform

The first bills of the new legislative session were filed Monday at the State Capitol. One is drawing the attention of Governor Ricky Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

Authorities recover 15 pounds of pot from vehicle near Lake Charles

Two cars traveling down I-10 caught the attention of a deputy on patrol. After observing them commit traffic violations, the vehicles were stopped and over 15 pounds of marijuana were found inside.

Texas day care owner found guilty of murdering 4 children

A jury in Houston has found Jessica Tata guilty of murder in the deaths of four children in a fire at her home day care facility in 2011.

Surveillance footage shows robber shooting worker

Police have released the full surveillance video of a robbery where an employee was shot and beaten by an unknown suspect.

Reward offered for Most Wanted Texas Sex Offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Lloyd Lester Gibson III, 67, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $5,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture.

Mardi Gras 2013: When do the good times start rolling?

Turkey and trees may be hot items for the next two months, but many have another holiday in mind: Mardi Gras.

Third offense DWI driver arrested after crashing into house

A third offense DWI driver landed in jail after he crashed his vehicle into a house. The passenger, who was also allegedly intoxicated, was issued a citation for public urination.

Violent career criminal arrested for rape of woman he met in a bar

A convicted sex offender is back behind bars for allegedly raping a woman for hours, causing her to collapse after she managed to escape.

Suspect caught hiding crack in his rear end

Officers with the Eunice Police Department made a surprise discovery while booking a repeat offender in jail. During the required strip search, they noticed that the suspect attempted to hide a bag of drugs in his posterior.

All 2012 LA Constitutional Amendments passed: What does that mean to me?

Along with casting their vote for president, mayor, and other public offices in Baton Rouge, all Louisiana voters were given nine amendments to the Louisiana State Constitution. All, but one, passed.