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Two murders shake Brazoria County
Three people were found dead at a home in Pearland on Wednesday night in what officers believe was a double murder suicide. The Pearland Police Department said they were called to the home in the 2000 block of Creek Run Drive at approximately 10:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Adorable 6-year-old cancer patient invited to state capitol for special presentation
FREEPORT, Texas (KTRK) -- Freeport's newest honorary officer is no stranger to fighting bad guys. Abigail Arias is 6 years old and fighting lung cancer. The Freeport Police Department has been supportive of Abigail in her fight against "the bad guys" inside of her.
Texas landowner sues over Trump's border wall plans: "It means everything to me"
The Trump administration faces new legal challenges over the national emergency declaration to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday. A group of 16 states filed a separate suit Monday that called the emergency declaration unconstitu
Dance is a ‘special bonding’ time for dads, daughters
FREEPORT — The city’s annual Daddy-Daughter Dance almost didn’t happen after the original supporters backed out, but residents’ demand for the event led city officials to task the Freeport Historical Museum with making one happen.
Texas Teen Warns of the Dangers of Trying to Get the Perfect Selfie After He Fell Off a Bridge
A Texas teen is speaking out after a selfie almost ended his life. On November 12, Triston Bailey was driving home from a Dallas Stars ice hockey game with his friends when the group decided to quickly pull over and snap a selfie off of the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas, according to Fox 4 New
Veteran softball team honored with special night
FREEPORT — Wounded veterans often receive recognition for their dedicated service, but this week they were commended for their efforts on the softball field. Sweeny community leaders honored the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team, a nonprofit group created to enhance the health of amputee vetera
Texas nurse injured in elevator accident now awake, mouths 'I love you' to family
FORT WORTH, Texas — The nurse injured in an elevator accident at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth is now out of intensive care and conscious, her attorney told WFAA on Wednesday.
Teacher arrested after alleged inappropriate relationship with student
BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas — A teacher was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student at Brazosport High School. Gianna Bednarski, 32, was arrested at a home in Freeport by Brazosport ISD police. She has resigned from her position at the high school, police sai
Could marijuana law reform come to Texas this year?
HOUSTON — Decriminalizing pot possession, expanding medical marijuana, and regulating hemp production could all be on the horizon for Texas. Those are among the ideas in nearly 30 marijuana-related bills state lawmakers have filed in the 2019 legislative session.
Texas Man Charged in Stabbing Death of 2-Year-Old Daughter
A Southeast Texas man is jailed on a capital murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death at their home. An Orange Police Department spokesman said the officers went to the home shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor had reported a child had been killed. Police Capt
Texas border agents stop truck carrying frozen strawberries, discover nearly $13M of meth
Customs agents in South Texas discovered nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of strawberries over the weekend. A 42-year-old Mexican man was stopped Saturday while driving a truck into the United States at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, according to U.S. Customs
Texas woman says 10-year-old granddaughter's organs may have been harvested without permission
LUBBOCK. Texas -- A grandmother in Lubbock says she has a lot of questions after she found out doctors may have harvested her 10-year-old granddaughter's organs without permission.
Spring’s approaching and snakes are on the move in Central Texas
(KWTX) Spring is approaching in Central Texas, snakes are on the move and Texas A&M Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Jill Heatley says that’s bad news for people and pets.
North Texas Murder Suspect Released From Jail To Have Surgery
PALO PINTO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 29-year-old murder suspect, who at six-feet-six inches tall goes by the nickname “Too Tall,” turned out to be too expensive to keep in jail.
Amid sex scandal, Southern Baptist leader puts 3 North Texas churches on notice
The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention singled out three North Texas churches for increased scrutiny this week in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal plaguing the denomination.
Police: North Texas man abused girlfriend's 8-week-old baby out of 'frustration'
Police in North Texas say a newborn baby suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. CBS DFW reports that the Parker County Sheriff's Office has charged 20-year-old Kaleb Eisenmann with injury to a child.
2 Texans caught with enough fentanyl 'to kill every person in the state of Louisiana' get 5 years in prison
Two Texas men have been sentenced to more than five years each in federal prison for transporting a massive amount of fentanyl in the U.S., apparently at the behest of Mexican drug traffickers.
State employee who abruptly resigned after working on Texas' noncitizens list may be avoiding court appearance
AUSTIN -- A federal judge weighing whether to block Texas' effort to investigate the citizenship of tens of thousands of people on its voter rolls said he wants to hear from a secretary of state employee who abruptly resigned from the office.
1,400 cases tied to officer at center of deadly raid to be reviewed
HOUSTON - More than 1,000 cases connected to the officer at the center of the investigation of a raid-turned-shootout will be reviewed, officials announced Wednesday. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said she has ordered the review of 1,400 cases connected to Houston Police Officer Gerald Goi
North Texas Officer Escapes Serious Injury After Speeding Car Hits Culvert, Goes Airborne
WILMER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Wilmer Police officer came within only a few seconds of being seriously injured or killed early Wednesday morning. An out-of-control car went airborne off a freeway and came within inches of slamming into the officer’s patrol car which captured the extremely close call