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Construction Worker Hurt In Texas Hospital Natural Gas Explosion Sues Energy Company

GATESVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A worker severely burned in a 2018 deadly natural gas explosion at a hospital in Central Texas has sued a Dallas-based utility seeking more than $1 million.


Area man who killed neighbor over ‘bad vibe’ pleads guilty to murder

GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas man charged in a deadly shooting on Nov. 17, 2017 in a neighborhood just outside of Copperas Cove who told investigators “he didn’t get a good vibe” from the victim pleaded guilty to murder Friday in Gatesville.


North Texas Man Arrested 2nd Time For Exposing Himself To A Child

COPPELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Out on bond for allegedly exposing himself to a child last year in Duncanville, Courtney Poole, 34, has been arrested for the same crime, this time in Coppell.


Prisoner transporters, used in Texas fugitive's escape, widely employed with scant oversight

Weeks after a double-murder suspect's daring getaway, authorities still have few answers to how Cedric Marks was able to escape from a private prisoner transport van north of Houston despite being shackled by restraints.


Trump's border national emergency plan draws outrage and legal threats from some in Texas

President Donald Trump didn't get everything he wanted from Congress for his long-promised border wall, so he signaled Thursday that he's going to declare a national emergency to make it happen. That announcement prompted outrage from Democrats, ambivalence from Republicans and a legal threat from o


Survivor of Gatesville hospital explosion files suit against Atmos

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A survivor of the Coryell Memorial Hospital explosion in Gatesville filed suit Wednesday against Atmos Energy. The unnamed survivor suffered severe, debilitating, third degree burns from the blast on June 26, the suit filed by Harrison Davis Steakley Morrison Jones, P.C., says.


Texas Nurse Accused of Killing Up to 60 Children Found Competent to Stand Trial

BEXAR COUNTY (NBC News) - A Texas judge has determined a former nurse, accused of killing as many as 60 children, is competent to stand trial. The ruling came down Thursday in the murder case of 68-year-old Genene Jones following a psychological evaluation.


Pedestrian killed on Highway 116

An auto-pedestrian accident claimed the life of a Gatesville man on Sunday, Feb. 10. According to Gatesville Police Chief Nathan Gohlke, at 6:38 p.m., dispatchers received a call of a pedestrian that was struck while walking along the shoulder of the road in the 100 block of Highway 116.


Why do we use terms like golf balls and softballs to describe hail? Curious Texas investigates

When it’s pea-size, hail is more of a nuisance. Pea-size hail might ding your car, but overall it isn’t too damaging. But when hail gets to the size of a softball or a grapefruit, that’s when it’s really concerning.


Ex-Bell County judge Claudia Brown who set $4B bond says 'supporters call me their Rosa Parks'

TEMPLE, Texas — Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown, a judge who was removed from the bench, in part, for setting a $4 billion bond, said Friday that her supporters are comparing her to Rosa Parks.


Migrants brave the Rio Grande, looking toward Eagle Pass, Texas

Having traveled more than a thousand miles, the immigrants in Piedras Negras, Mexico -- mostly from Honduras -- come to this: the banks of the Rio Grande River. Just beyond is Eagle Pass, Texas, and the broader U.S.


Central Texas Digest for Feb. 15

A fatal wreck involving three tractor-trailers early Thursday morning shut down southbound Interstate 35 at Big Elm Road (mile marker 311) in Troy, said Hal Pagel, safety officer for Troy Volunteer Fire Department.


Wife of accused killer of Temple man, woman released on bond

(KWTX) The wife of the Central Texas MMA fighter who’s charged with capital murder in the deaths of two longtime friends was released on bond Friday, more than month after her arrest in Michigan.


How the government abused eminent domain the last time it built a border fence in Texas

Once again, the Rio Grande Valley is seeing the signs that more border fencing is coming: construction equipment gathering near the Rio Grande, brush being cleared, residents receiving letters from the government asking to survey their property and possibly claim some of it through eminent domain. T


Jury hears testimony before deciding sentence in Heights murder case

BELTON — A Bell County jury reconvened on Friday morning in the 264th Judicial District Court to hear testimony in the sentencing phase of a murder trial after finding a man guilty on Thursday of a 2017 Harker Heights murder.


Bell County attorney arrested, charged with DWI

BELTON — Bell County Attorney Jim Nichols confirmed Wednesday to the Telegram the arrest of one of his department’s attorneys, Chris Wohleb. Wohleb was arrested Sunday by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and booked into the Bell County Jail just past midnight, jail records indicated. He w


Lawsuit: Atmos failed to keep odor in its gas before deadly hospital blast

A worker injured in the Coryell Memorial Hospital explosion last June is suing Atmos Energy Company, claiming the natural gas firm failed to maintain the "rotten egg" odor that would alert them to a dangerous leak.


Will Texas and its big cities be ready for the 2020 Census? Some think a statewide effort is needed

Texas is expected to have gained about 4.5 million residents between 2010-2020 thanks in large part to the growth of the native-born Latino population and migration from other states.


Former North Texas Loan Officer Sentenced To 10 Years For Bank Fraud

SHERMAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A former loan officer in North Texas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and must repay more than $2 million for executing a fake documents and bogus borrowers scam.


Fire at Executive Inn apartments in Killeen

Firefighters and police responded to a fire at a Killeen apartment building around 11 a.m. Friday. The fire appeared to come from an apartment on the bottom floor at Executive Inn & Suites, 1601 E. Central Texas Expressway, next to the Hooters along Interstate 14.