Statewide News

Nidal Hasan appears in court with beard, held in contempt for 3rd time

Military Judge Col. Gregory A. Gross in the case of United States vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan began the Aug. 14 hearing with another contempt proceeding as he has done in the previous three hearings.

Dallas County considers aerial spraying in West Nile outbreak

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing guidance for people concerned about potential aerial spraying to control mosquitoes in their areas.

Area residents worry drilling relief may not fix Louisiana sinkhole

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources says they've approved a permit for a relief well in Assumption Parish, but the concerns continue near Bayou Corne.

Gov. Perry Activates Texas Military Forces in Palo Pinto County

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has activated Texas Military Forces (TMF) aircraft and personnel to assist state and local firefighting efforts in North Texas.

West Nile virus prompts public health emergency in Dallas County

A West Nile virus epidemic has prompted a public health emergency in Dallas County, Texas, a judge declared Friday. The virus there has infected 175 people, said Patricia Huston of Dallas County Health and Human Services.

Army private gets 2 life sentences for plan to attack Ft. Hood soldiers

Army Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo was sentenced to life in prison Friday for planning to bomb a restaurant in Killeen, Texas, when it was filled with soldiers and their families.

Heisman hopeful, LSU football player Tyrann Mathieu kicked off team

LSU Head Coach Les Miles called a special press conference today to announce that Tyrann Mathieu has been removed from the team due to a policy violation.

Louisiana charter school changing pregnancy test requirement

A Louisiana charter school is changing a policy that required pregnant students to be removed from class and home-schooled, pending board approval, a school official said Thursday.

Texas sailor killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Country singer Randy Travis arrested on multiple charges

Country singer Randy Travis was arrested in Grayson County early Wednesday following a wreck in Tioga.