Statewide News

Robbery suspect falls to death from crane on SMU campus

CNN Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 08:51(CNN) -- A nearly 15-hour standoff ended early Tuesday morning when a robbery suspect who climbed atop a construction crane on the campus of Southern Methodist University fell 150 feet to his death, a school official

2 murder suspects escape from Texarkana jail

Two suspects awaiting trial on murder charges used a hacksaw to escape from an Arkansas jail early Monday, authorities said.

Top pick Claiborne working out with Cowboys

Former LSU Tiger Morris Claiborne is getting his first taste of professional football. The Shreveport native is now just a couple hours from home playing for the Dallas Cowboys.

ETX mother who stoned children released from court-ordered mental health facility

SMITH COUNTY — The East Texas woman who stoned two of her children to death and seriously injured another has been released from her court-ordered mental health facility, according to Smith County court documents obtained by KWKT.

Red Cross Offers Tips on How to Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN, TX, Thursday, May 24, 2012 — Memorial Day weekend is just ahead and for many it may mean taking to the highway for a quick vacation, breaking out the grill for some outdoor cooking, or taking that first dip in the pool.

Private spacecraft prepares for historic link to space station

(CNN) -- A private spacecraft has maneuvered closer to the International Space Station in preparation for what would be a historic rendezvous Friday, the company behind the project announced.

Mother Neff State Park Set to Almost Double in Size

The state’s first official Texas State Park will grow to almost 400 acres thanks to action taken today by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

East Texas college employees terminated by email

Almost all employment at Lon Morris College has been terminated.

Historic launch of private rocket heralds new era

(CNN) -- A new era in space exploration dawned Tuesday as a slender rocket shot into the dark Florida sky before sunrise, carrying the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.

Community plans candle light vigil for missing cyclist

LAFAYETTE, LA — A community that banded together to finding a missing woman has sparked the attention of a national audience.