Waco team to attend leadership academy to address local hunger and poverty

The National League of Cities (NLC) has selected Waco as one of the 21 cities nationwide to participate in a leadership academy that will help the city reduce childhood hunger by leveraging federal funding.

OK tornado categorized as EF5, winds of 200 MPH or greater

Damage assessments show that the tornado that struck central Oklahoma on Monday was an EF5, meaning it had winds of 200 mph or greater, for at least some of the time it was ravaging an area near Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service says.

Drowning reenactment emphasizes importance of water safety

Summer is right around the corner, which means fun-filled weekends planned at local lakes.

Man killed, officer placed on leave following shooting in Bosque County on Monday

A Bosque County man is dead and a sheriff's deputy is on paid leave following a shooting Monday afternoon.

Former LaVega football star's probation is revoked, gets 5 years in prison

A former LaVega High School football star was sentenced to five years in prison Monday in Judge Ralph Strother's courtroom for violating his probation.

Convicted Killeen murderer pleads guilty to second murder

A Killeen man, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for murder on April 4, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a second murder charge.

Arias to speak to the jury deciding whether she lives or dies

Whether Jodi Arias lives or dies is now in the hands of a jury. She will address its members directly Tuesday morning. Arias said earlier this month that she would rather die than endure a lifetime behind bars.

DPS increases patrols for Memorial Day weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe.

Special Olympics 'Torch Run' to pass through BCS on Wednesday

The Gulf Coast leg of the Texas Law Enforcement Torch Run will be coming through Bryan/College Station on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The group of Law Enforcement hopes to raise awareness for the Special Olympics program.

18-year-old invents faster way to recharge cell phone batteries

A tiny device that can recharge cell phone batteries in as little as 30 seconds won 18-year-old Eesha Khare a major science award that will help fund her college education at Harvard University. Khare traveled from her California home to Phoenix l