Statewide News

House: A vote for cloture is a vote for ObamaCare

Twenty-one conservative House members, including a Louisiana representative, have sent a bill to Senator Mitch McConnell warning Senate Republicans not to vote for cloture.

Fort Polk soldier pleads guilty to sexually abusing a pre-teen

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Eric Britton, 19, of Fort Polk, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi to sexually abusing a minor.

Waco PD on the lookout for teen missing since September 1, last seen in ETX

Detectives with the Waco Police Departme are working a missing erson case reported on September 1, 2013.

New and improved 'Big Tex' to be revealed on Friday

The State Fair of Texas kicks off on Friday, and with it, the much-anticipated return of a Texas icon - "Big Tex". His popular booming voice has welcomed Fair Park visitors for decades in Dallas.

Rangers looking for more after sweeping Astros

The Rangers will take a step up in class to finish the season with four games against the Los Angeles Angels, who are 23-9 since Aug. 23.

Alabama woman rescued from Lake Charles hotel; man, woman accused of human trafficking

A man and a woman have been arrested for human trafficking after they allegedly forced a young woman from Alabama into prostitution and threatened her life.

$3,000 reward now offered for most wanted sex offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jose Luis Rodriguez, 58, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Arkansas colleges, universities see decrease in headcount, increase in FTE

The number of students enrolled in higher education in Arkansas is down slightly at 170,056, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Monday, but full-time equivalent enrollment (FTE) is up as compared to last fall

TEA reminder: Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013

The Texas Education Agency today issued a reminder to those seeking a high school equivalency credential that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013 and be replaced with the new 2014 Series GED test.

Auburn fan accused of stealing truck, kidnapping woman, hitting 9 parked cars in Baton Rouge

One Auburn fan who visited Baton Rouge never got the chance to see the big match-up. That’s because he was behind bars after he allegedly stole a truck, kidnapped a woman, and hit several parked cars.