Statewide News

Inmate charged with kidnapping, rape for incident involving correctional officer

An officer at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center was held captive by an inmate and sexually assaulted, officials say.

After 33 years as UT AD, Dodds announces he will step down in August 2014

33-year University of Texas veteran Athletic Director, DeLoss Dodds, announced Tuesday, in a press conference, he will be stepping down in August 2014.

TX veterans slated to visit war memorials in D.C., Cornyn calls for Obama to open them despite government shutdown

World War II and other veterans visiting Washington this week as a part of the Honor Flight Network have been told their war memorials will be closed during their visit due to the federal government shutdown. U.S.

TX man wanted for 2012 murder arrested in LA during traffic stop

A speeding violation has led to the arrest of a Houston man who has been on the run since December of 2012.

Sulphur man arrested on murder charges after throwing baby across room

A 24-year-old man is behind bars after he confessed to throwing a 13-month-old baby across the room, causing fatal injuries.

Rays beat Rangers 5-2 in AL Wild Card tiebreaker, end season 91-72

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers, 5-2, Monday night in Arlington. For the first time since 2009, Major League Baseball needed a 163rd game to complete the regular season.

Drew Brees racks up 9th straight game of 300 passing yards in Saints victory over Dolphins

New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, had his ninth straight game of 300 passing yards, Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.

Reward increased to $13,000 for TX sex offender

The reward for Charles Leon Carr, 56, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, has increased to up to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of October.

Health officials urge vaccination before flu season strikes

With flu season set to begin and vaccine in plentiful supply, the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages everyone 6 months old and older to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their families against the flu.

Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment begins October 1

Beginning on October 1, many consumers across Louisiana will be presented with the option of making changes to their health insurance coverage for the coming year.