Gov. Perry signs drug screening legislation

Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individuals. The governor was joined by bill author Sen.

Man pleads guilty in latest Waco food stamp fraud case

A Waco man has pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge for his reported role in fraudulent food stamp usage conducted in his store.

Outlook for successful harvests in CenTX looks good so far this year

They say sometimes a little can go a long way, and that seems to be the case with the rainfall that's been coming to the Central Texas region.  

West ISD reorganizing after FEMA denial

The independent school district for West took a big blow this week when news spread that FEMA would not be helping them. The superintendent is now planning on organizing in an effort to reapply.

Bell County fire started with an electrical short

The Wednesday morning fire that left a Oenaville family of three homeless was ignited by an electrical short.

D.A.R.E., TASRO to hold joint conference in Waco

The Texas D.A.R.E. Officers Association(TDOA) and the Texas Association of School Resource Officers ( TASRO) will have their first annual joint conference in Waco, Texas from June 17-21, 2013.

Thrifty shoppers rediscover secondhand fashion

Keren Charles remembers how embarrassed she was the first time she set foot in a thrift store more than 20 years ago to buy black pants for her first job. "I didn't want anyone to see me," said Charles, a 37-year old administrative assistant from

Bald eagle seized from Greencastle man's apartment

Greencastle, IN (WXIN) -- A Putnam County man has been issued a court summons after Indiana Conservation officers found a bald eagle inside his apartment.

Antiviral drugs help prevent HIV infection in IV drug users

Treating intravenous drug users with antiviral drugs many reduce their chances of HIV infection, according to a new study published Wednesday in the British medical journal The Lancet.

The pope said what? Six stunners from Francis

Pope Francis has encouraged his flock of 1 billion Catholics not to be "starched Christians" who chat about theology over tea. He's been taking his own advice. Since his election in March, Francis has shown a penchant for delivering blunt and u