President Hugo Chavez 'fighting for his life'

The official government line on Hugo Chavez' health has taken a darker tone as political allies and opponents squabble over the handling of the bad news.

Florida calls off search for man swallowed by sinkhole

Authorities in Florida ended the search Saturday for a man presumed dead after a sinkhole opened beneath the bedroom of his family's suburban Tampa home, swallowing him up.

Welcome to the year of the comet (we hope)

First a meteor exploded over Russia, followed closely by an asteroid fly-by. Now, two comets are expected to put on a naked-eye spectacle for sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere.

Texas Most Wanted featured fugitive reward increased to $20,000

The reward for Jose Angel Cabral, 58, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive has increased to $20,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of March.

Controversy: Austin plastic bag ban goes into effect

Austin, Texas is the latest city to implement a ban on plastic bags Friday. Several other cities in Texas also have bans or fees on plastic bags.

Ryan Swope vying for EA Sports NCAA Football game cover

First it was "Heismanziel" mania and now it's "Vote for Swope."

Bryan man convicted of murder

The second of three co-defendants in a 2011 drug deal murder case has been convicted. A Brazos County jury found 22-year-old Christopher Hernandez guilty for his role in the October 2011 shooting death of Billy Menard Jr.

Local company donates surveillance to Oakwood Cemetery

It has been more than a month since vandals destroyed dozens of headstones and figurines at the Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. And this week, a local surveillance company has donated a system of cameras to prevent future crime.

Purse snatcher arrested on theft, drug charges

A 19-year-old Waco man is in the McLennan County Jail after allegedly snatching a ladies purse and fleeing cops on foot.

Hasan trial date set

It has been almost three and a half years since the Fort Hood shootings that claimed the life of 13 people. And now it seems as if the trial is set to begin this summer.