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First Meningitis Case Linked to Injectable Steroid Confirmed in Texas

First Meningitis Case Linked to Injectable Steroid Confirmed in TexasComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, one case has been reported of meningitis related to steroid injections produced by the New England Compounding Center.The patient, an adult female from Central...

Texas Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Gets 99 Years in Prison

Texas Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Gets 99 Years in PrisoniStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- The Texas mom who beat her two-year-old daughter and glued her hands to a wall was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison.Judge Larry Mitchell gave the life sentence to a tearful Elizabeth Escalona, 23, because "you sa...

Texas Executes 10th Inmate in 2012

Texas Executes 10th Inmate in 2012Texas Department of Criminal Justice(HUNTSVILLE, Texas) -- Convicted murderer Jonathan Green became the 10th Texas inmate to be put to death this year when he was given a lethal injection Wednesday.Green, 44, was convicted of kidnapping and killing a 1...

Pregnant Texas Mom Confesses to Killing Infant Sons

Pregnant Texas Mom Confesses to Killing Infant SonsBrazoria County Sheriff's Department(HOUSTON) -- A 20-year-old Texas mother who is now pregnant with her fourth child has confessed to killing two of her infant children, according to police, who said that she told them she thought she "had too many ki...

Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Faces Life in Prison

Mom Who Glued Daughter’s Hands to Wall Faces Life in PrisoniStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- A Texas mother who grew frustrated with her 2-year-old daughter's slow progress in potty training faces life in prison Monday for gluing the girl's hands to a wall and beating her, leaving her in a coma.Elizabeth Escal...

‘Black Magic’ Rape Suspect Arrested

‘Black Magic’ Rape Suspect ArrestedPhotodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(HOUSTON, Texas) -- Police in Texas arrested a man who allegedly lured a teenage girl into his home under the pretense he knew black magic and then sexually assaulted her.Mario Munoz-Verudes, 60, was booked into the H...

Cloud Seeders Help Make It Rain over Drought-Stricken Texas

Cloud Seeders Help Make It Rain over Drought-Stricken TexasHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Craig Funke's job is to fly a small plane to the edge of violent thunderstorms and back. The former commercial pilot is not some adrenaline junkie courting danger. He is a cloud seeder in Pleasanton, Texas, chasing menaci...

Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was ‘Weird’ to Kill His Mother and Sister

Texas Teen Tells 911 It Was ‘Weird’ to Kill His Mother and SisterJupiter Images/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- In a chilling 911 call, Texas teen Jake Evans spent 20 minutes calmly recounting how he shot and killed his mother and sister, calling himself "evil." "It's weird," an even-voiced Evans told the 911 disp...

Cheerleaders See Victory as Judge Delays Decision on Religious Banners

Cheerleaders See Victory as Judge Delays Decision on Religious BannersiStockphoto/Thinkstock(KOUNTZE, Texas) -- A Texas judge has given cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas, two more weeks to display Bible verses on banners while he decides if they are violating the First Amendment.The 32-girl cheerleading squad at Kountze Hig...

Texas Cheerleaders Fight Back over Bible Verses

Texas Cheerleaders Fight Back over Bible VersesABC News(KOUNTZE, Texas) -- Cheerleaders in a small East Texas town that worships two things -- God and football -- are now fighting back after the Bible verses they painted on banners to display at games were banned.The cheerleading squad at Kountze H...

Did Bugatti Owner Crash Car for Huge Insurance Payout?

Did Bugatti Owner Crash Car for Huge Insurance Payout?Adam Gault/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – A trial is set to begin later this month after an insurance company filed a lawsuit against a Texas man accused of intentionally driving his $1 million Bugatti car into a lagoon to collect on the insurance policy...

Teacher Who Had Group Sex with Students Says She’s the Victim

Teacher Who Had Group Sex with Students Says She’s the VictimABC News(NEW YORK) -- It was perhaps the most salacious part of one of the most scandalous student-teacher affair stories in history: a video, taken by a cellphone camera, of then-Texas high school teacher Brittni Colleps having group sex with four 18-...

Cops Used Traffic Ticket to Force Woman Into Drug Buys, Lawyer Claims

Cops Used Traffic Ticket to Force Woman Into Drug Buys, Lawyer ClaimsABC News/KTRK(FRIENDSWOOD, Texas) -- A woman in a small Texas town is alleging that police who pulled her over for a traffic ticket coerced her into making undercover drug buys to avoid paying the traffic fine, and threatened to reveal her role when sh...

Texas Soldier Dead After Friend Waves Gun to Scare Away Hiccups

Texas Soldier Dead After Friend Waves Gun to Scare Away HiccupsKilleen Police Department(KILLEEN, Texas) -- A Texas soldier has been charged with manslaughter after he allegedly killed his friend while reportedly waving around his gun to scare him and rid the friend of the hiccups.Pfc. Isaace Lawrence Young, 22, w...

Is the Texas Twang Dyin’, Y’all? Other Accents Blend In

Is the Texas Twang Dyin’, Y’all? Other Accents Blend InPhotos.com/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- J.R. and Sue Ellen had it on Dallas. The Texas twang. The "y'all" and the "howdy" -- that slow drawl that is part Southern charm, part Western swagger and pure Texas.Yes, oil is still king in Texas, and it's easy to fi...

Texas Police Officer Pushes Woman Away from Car Crash

Texas Police Officer Pushes Woman Away from Car CrashThinkstock/Getty Images(LUBBOCK, Texas) -- A quick-moving police officer saved a woman from serious injury or possible death in Texas when a van crashed into a parked police car, sending it careening toward them.Police officer Philip Standefer was inve...

Texas Police Officer Pushes Woman Away from Car Crash

Texas Police Officer Pushes Woman Away from Car CrashThinkstock/Getty Images(LUBBOCK, Texas) -- A quick-moving police officer saved a woman from serious injury or possible death in Texas when a van crashed into a parked police car, sending it careening toward them.Police officer Philip Standefer was inve...

Zetas Drug Cartel Arranged Prison Break, Say Officials

Zetas Drug Cartel Arranged Prison Break, Say OfficialsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(EAGLE PASS, Texas) -- The director and 15 other staffers of a Mexican prison on the Texas border are being held under house arrest while authorities investigate whether they helped Mexico's most violent drug cartel, the Zetas, br...

Mass Prison Break on Texas Border

Mass Prison Break on Texas BorderKevin Horan/Stone(WASHINGTON) -- Authorities have launched a massive manhunt for more than 130 inmates who made a daring daylight escape from a Mexican prison using a tunnel equipped with ropes and electric cables. More than half of those who escaped f...

Prison Break Reported Along US/Mexico Border

Prison Break Reported Along US/Mexico Border(DALLAS) -- A prison break has been reported south of the Rio Grande near Texas where 132 inmates escaped through a tunnel.The escape, according to authorities in Coahuila, took months of planning and preparation to dig a 21-foot tunnel that was 1 feet...

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