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Woman indicted for Denison manslaughter

Denison, Tex. (KXII) - A woman accused of killing a man in car crash in June has been indicted. Keri Benedict charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after veering into the left lane and hitting an oncoming driver.


You can eat and sleep at the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' gas station

AUSTIN, Texas — If you're cruising down Highway 304 and head just south of Bastrop, you'll probably pass by a quiet — and familiar — building. The original 1974 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed at a gas station along the highway.


Radar service could be coming to NTRA

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) - The North Texas Regional Airport took their first step in applying for a radar service program. Airport director Bob Torti says radar service would give air traffic controllers a better tool to maintain airplane traffic.


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Cause discovered in Denison bus fire

DENISON, Tex. Denison Fire Rescue officials say mechanical failure was the cause of Monday's fire that destroyed a Denison Independent School District bus on Highway 75. Denison EMS says there were no children on the bus as it was a holiday and schools were closed. The driver was unharmed.


Texas Children Who Didn't Know Their Own Names Were Found Living in Home that 'Reeked of Feces,' Police Say

A Texas man is facing criminal charges after police said his four children were found living in a filthy Dallas home and did not appear to know their own names. Robert Preston, 31, was arrested last Saturday and taken to Dallas County jail after officers responded to a call at around 6:30 p.m. that


Charter school looking at Sherman, Denison

A new charter school is taking public input to gauge interest in bringing a new campus to either Sherman or Denison. Responsive Education Solutions recently began looking into bringing one of its charter schools to the area. The nonprofit organization currently runs over 70 charter schools in Texas,


Texas representative proposes bill to end tolls on toll roads

A Texas representative has filed a House Bill that will end tolls on toll roads once they are paid off. House Bill 436 was filed in November 2018 by representative Matt Shaheen from Plano.


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


Man steals packages of dog food from Denison porch

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -- Police are looking for a man who was caught on camera stealing packages off a front porch in Denison. He probably thought he was getting away with a lot, but he walked away with a couple packages full of dog food.


Man Indicted For Duping North Texas School District Out Of Nearly $2M

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man accused of duping a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million which he then used to buy a BMW and Rolex watches.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Body found near Sherman food processing plant

SHERMAN, Texas -- A body was discovered Thursday morning near the Tyson Foods plant. Police said the remains were found in the 4700 block of Howe Drive. Investigators said they ware working to determine the identity of the body and the circumstances surrounding the death.


Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut

A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code.


Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.


South Texas 8-year-old dies from flu-like symptoms just hours after diagnosis

A South Texas family is seeking answers after their son suddenly died from flu-like symptoms. Relatives of 8-year-old Martin Campbell said he started feeling sick on Sunday -- he was dead just hours later.


Massive kids consignment sale returns to Sherman

SHERMAN, Texas -- Just Between Friends calls itself North America's leading children and maternity consignment event. The sale is held twice a year in Sherman. Parents are able to get necessary items for their kids at extremely reasonable prices.


Woman accused of stealing $2,000 worth of Kate Spade goods in Texas City

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman with a taste for high-end handbags and wallets is wanted in Texas City. Surveillance video captured a woman stealing from the Kate Spade store at the Tanger Outlets on Tuesday evening.


Student polls show overwhelming support to bring back Texas A&M-Texas football game

COLLEGE STATION -- Student polls at both Texas A&M and Texas show an overwhelming percentage of current students are in favor of bringing back the Aggies-Longhorns football game, which hasn't been played since 2011.


A+ Athlete: Riley Westervelt, Pottsboro

This week's A+ Athlete is Riley Westervelt of Pottsboro High School. Riley is ranked in the top 10 percent of her class, has a 4.2 G.P.A. She's a member of national honors society where she served as the vice president, she takes college classes, and says her school work is a top priority.