Statewide News

Coast Guard says 2 bogus mayday calls near Texas possibly linked

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A hoax mayday call that launched a massive search off the coast of New Jersey last week may be linked to a similar call made last month nearly 1,500 miles away off Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Most Wanted Sex Offender caught in East Texas

AUSTIN – Sean Michael Price, 27, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, has been captured by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in Tyler.

Texas man accused of killing girlfriend, son in hotel room

A Texas man is in custody after he allegedly killed his girlfriend and shot her two sons, killing one of them.

US Marshals arrest man accused of shooting pregnant woman

BATON ROUGE, LA — A US Marshal Task Force involving federal, state and local authorities have arrested a man they say shot his pregnant wife Tuesday.

No indictment against father who killed daughter's alleged abuser

(CNN) -- A Lavaca County, Texas, grand jury did not return an indictment against a father who killed a man he found allegedly sexually abusing his daughter, officials said Tuesday at a press conference in Hallettsville, Texas.

Prison worker caught smuggling drugs to inmate, romantic acquaintance in body cavity

LAS CRUCES, NM -- A contracted female employee at the Southern New Mexico Corrections Facility was caught smuggling heroin and cocaine into the prison on Friday.

Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car

During the hot Texas summer, the danger of children dying from being left unattended in vehicles increases, warns Deanna Franklin, Texas AgriLife Extension Service Agent, McLennan County. Safe Kids USA has launched a new campaign titled, ACT.

Most Wanted gang member captured in San Angelo

AUSTIN – Rocky Duran Ramirez, 32, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested in San Angelo.

A&M system lands major federal biosecurity contract

A Texas A&M University System-led team has won a major federal contract to develop one of three new national centers — the only one led by a public university system — for developing and manufacturing medicine and vaccines to re

DPS urges drivers to move over, slow down for tow trucks

AUSTIN – This week the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will place special enforcement emphasis on the addition of tow trucks to the Move Over/Slow Down law, which requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles