Adventure Playground opens in Hewitt

The city of Hewitt opened a brand new playground today designed for kids of all ages and abilities. The $150,000 project was funded with tax payers' money as well as a generous $20,000 donation from the Waco Kiwanis Club.

Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Violations

A 47-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations, according to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Project aims to reduce wildfire risks in Dallas suburb

Texas A&M Forest Service crews soon will begin removing potentially hazardous vegetation at selected sites in the community of Cedar Hill in an effort to reduce the wildfire risk facing the Dallas suburb.

Attorney General Abbott Recovers $36.34 Million for State of Texas, U.S.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced that two civil Medicaid fraud settlements secured by the Attorney General’s Office will yield more than $36 million for the State of Texas.

UK newspaper hits back over Argentinian claim to Falklands

(CNN) -- A British newspaper waded into the argument between Britain and Argentina over sovereignty of the Falkland Islands on Friday, publishing an open letter in a Buenos Aires newspaper saying "hands off" the disputed territory.

France's Brigitte Bardot cites plan to kill elephants, may seek Russian passport

(CNN) -- Famed French actress and animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot will request Russian nationality Friday if plans to euthanize two elephants at a zoo in the French city of Lyon go ahead, her foundation said. The move comes a day after Ru

Shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala discharged from UK hospital

LONDON (CNN) -- Nearly three months after she was rushed to Britain for life-saving treatment for gunshot injuries, Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has recovered enough strength to be discharged, a hospital said Friday.

Heavy snow hampers efforts to reopen portions of west Texas interstate

(CNN) -- Blizzard conditions hampered efforts early Friday to reopen large sections of Interstate 10 in west Texas that were closed following crashes. Portions of a 240-mile stretch of the interstate were closed in both directions from El Paso to

Defense battles social media blizzard in Ohio rape case

(CNN) -- Images and messages posted to social media that appear to depict the sexual abuse of a girl in Steubenville, Ohio, have been taken out of context, the attorney for one of the teenagers charged in the incident said Friday. "One of the main

Aggie raises funds for bulletproof vests for Bryan K9 unit

Every day police officers are put into dangerous situations to help keep our community safe but often times it's their four-legged counterparts that go in first to ensure the officer's safety, putting their own lives at risk.