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Days After Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Some Residents Return Home

Days After Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Some Residents Return Home

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WEST, Texas) — After small fires were contained at the site of the massive West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, a town official said on Saturday that some residents are being allowed to return to their homes.”…

Obama, Lawmakers Vow to Ease Suffering from Texas Blast

Obama, Lawmakers Vow to Ease Suffering from Texas Blast

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and lawmakers in Washington, D.C., expressed their condolences Thursday after the devastating explosion in West, Texas, pledging federal resources to help.”Today our prayers go out to the peop…

Rescuers Searching for Survivors, Missing People After TX Explosion

Rescuers Searching for Survivors, Missing People After TX Explosion

Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WEST, Texas) — Search and rescue teams in Texas are looking for survivors and missing people amid buildings where walls and roofs have been torn away and other buildings have been flattened by an explosion at a …

Former Justice of the Peace Charged With Making ‘Terroristic Threat’

Former Justice of the Peace Charged With Making ‘Terroristic Threat’

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas) — A former Kaufman County, Texas, justice of the peace was charged with making a “terroristic threat” after authorities searched his home as part of the ongoing investigation into the killings of two pr…

Texas Sheriff’s Office ‘Taking Precautions’ to Protect Elected Officials After District Attorney, Wife Slain

Texas Sheriff’s Office ‘Taking Precautions’ to Protect Elected Officials After District Attorney, Wife Slain

Hemera/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — After the second murder of a prosecutor in the past two months in Kaufman County, Texas, the sheriff said his department was “taking precautions” to protect elected officials, but stopped short of saying he believed they we…

Texas DA, Wife Found Shot to Death in Their Home

Texas DA, Wife Found Shot to Death in Their Home

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — The Kaufman County, Texas, district attorney and his wife were found shot dead inside their home on Saturday, police said, nearly two months to the day that the county assistant district attorney was murdered in …

Texas School District to Arm Teachers

Texas School District to Arm Teachers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LUBBOCK, Texas) — Educators in a Texas school district will soon be permitted to carry guns in the classroom, assuming they get approval from the school superintendent, pass a training course and obtain a concealed-handgun licen…

Parolee, Saudi National Eyed as Possible Suspects in Colorado Shooting

Parolee, Saudi National Eyed as Possible Suspects in Colorado Shooting

Colorado Department of Corrections(MONUMENT, Colo.) — Law enforcement authorities in two states are investigating whether a parolee who was gravely wounded Thursday after a high-speed car chase in Texas is connected to Tuesday night’s shooting d…

Texas Shootout Suspect ‘Evil Evan’ Dies From His Wounds

Texas Shootout Suspect ‘Evil Evan’ Dies From His Wounds

Colorado Dept of Corrections(FORT WORTH, Texas) — The man identified as the shooter who opened fired at police in Texas when they pulled him over during a traffic stop Thursday died from his wounds Friday.
Evan Spencer Ebel was involved in a high spe…

Driver in Texas Shootout Possibly Linked to Colorado Prison Chief Murder

Driver in Texas Shootout Possibly Linked to Colorado Prison Chief Murder

Colorado Dept of Corrections(FORT WORTH, Texas) — A high speed chase and shootout that spanned two Texas counties and ended with the death of the driver Thursday may be connected to the murder of Colorado’s prisons chief earlier this week, police said…

Adopted Russian Boy’s Death Ruled Accidental in Texas

Adopted Russian Boy’s Death Ruled Accidental in Texas

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The death of an adopted 3-year-old Russian boy has been ruled an accident in Texas.  This just a week after Russian officials accused the boy’s adopted parents of killing the child. Authorities said Friday that …

Hyundai Allegedly Takes Teen on ‘Nightmare’ Ride

Hyundai Allegedly Takes Teen on ‘Nightmare’ Ride

ABC News(ROCKWALL COUNTY, Texas) — A Texas teenager suffered several broken bones after his Hyundai allegedly took him on a terrifying ride on a Texas Highway with, he claims, no way to stop the car.Elez Lushaj, 16, was driving on Highway 183 in Rockw…

Rick Perry Invites Gun Manufacturers to Set Up Shop in Texas

Rick Perry Invites Gun Manufacturers to Set Up Shop in Texas

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas Governor Rick Perry is sending a recruitment message to gun and ammunition manufacturers — set up shop in Texas.Perry sent letters to 26 gun and ammunition manufacturers earlier this month inviting …

Texas Teen Wins Right to Give Birth Despite Parents’ Objections

Texas Teen Wins Right to Give Birth Despite Parents’ Objections

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A pregnant teen who sued her parents, claiming they were coercing her to have an abortion, will be able to give birth to her baby.Attorneys representing the 16-year-old girl were granted a long-term injunction against the…

Texas Mom Delivers Quadruplets: Two Sets of Identical Twins

Texas Mom Delivers Quadruplets: Two Sets of Identical Twins

Gina Sunseri/ABC News(HOUSTON) — A Texas couple trying to give their son a little sibling gave him four brothers instead, beating the odds to deliver quadruplets — two sets of identical twin boys conceived at the same time.Tressa Montalvo, 36, g…

Texas Manhunt Continues for Escaped Convict

Texas Manhunt Continues for Escaped Convict

Thinkstock/Getty Images(DALLAS) — A manhunt continues in the metropolitan Dallas-Ft. Worth area for Alberto Morales, an escaped convict from Florida who stabbed a Miami-Dade detective who was transporting him to Nevada with a second law enforcement of…

Investigators Working 24/7 to Solve Texas Prosecutor’s Murder

Investigators Working 24/7 to Solve Texas Prosecutor’s Murder

Hemera/Thinkstock(KAUFMAN, Texas) — Investigators are working around the clock to find information leading to the killers of Texas prosecutor Mark Hasse, who was gunned down execution-style outside of the Kaufman County Courthouse last Thursday.Author…

Reward Raised to $70,000 In Execution-Style Slaying of Prosecutor

Reward Raised to $70,000 In Execution-Style Slaying of Prosecutor

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(KAUFMAN, Texas) — State and federal authorities have upped the reward for information leading to the killers of Texas prosecutor Mark Hasse to $70,000, but said Sunday they do not have a motive or suspects in Thursday’s sh…

Wounded Man Charged in Texas College Shooting

Wounded Man Charged in Texas College Shooting

ABC News(HOUSTON) — One of three men wounded in a shooting at a Houston college campus has been charged with assault.Detectives identified the alleged shooter as Carlton Berry, 22, and charged him with aggravated assault.  Berry remains in the ho…

Texas Woman’s Legs, Fingers Amputated After Dog Bite

Texas Woman’s Legs, Fingers Amputated After Dog Bite

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — A Texas woman is in the intensive care unit at an Austin hospital after doctors were forced to amputate her legs and fingers after a dog bite infected her with rare bacteria. Robin Sullins, a dog lover and mothe…

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