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  • Texas lawmaker (accidentally) twice proposes naming highway after cop killer

    AUSTIN – When you want to pay tribute to a fallen Texas hero by naming a stretch of highway after him, this is the exact opposite way to do it. In March, Houston lawmaker Rep. Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton) got names mixed up and accidentally proposed a bill to rename a stretch of Texas highway after Ronald Ray Howard, a man executed in 2005 for the murder of Texas Department of Safety Trooper Bill Davidson in a tiny town outside Houston. Bill Davidson died in April […]

  • Boys caught on video deciding ‘the right thing to do’

    LAYTON, Utah – If you found money on the ground, would you keep it or turn it in? Fox 13 viewer Becky Squire shared this video of her boys, Eli and Bronx, doing the right thing. Squire said her boys found cash outside a neighbor’s house. Jennifer Arismendi captured their adorable discussion about what to do with their recent windfall. Eli: “Do you want to do the right thing to do or keep it?” Bronx: “Do the right thing to do.” […]

  • Dog food recalled nationwide after Texas retailer finds euthanasia drug in it

    A Texas dog food supplier has forced a nationwide dog food recall after two products tested positive for pentobarbitol, a drug used for euthanasia in people and animals. Party Animal Dog Food announced the recall after being notified by a Texas retailer that a customer had presented Texas A&M lab results showing the products tested positive for the potentially lethal drug, according to the company announcement. Party Animal, Inc. has requested the lab results and is conducting independent lab tests as well. The specific products […]

  • San Antonio scientists trick the body into curing diabetes in mice

    SAN ANTONIO – Researchers in San Antonio have cured diabetes in mice, and they say all it takes is playing a trick on the body. UT Health Science Center at San Antonio biologists Dr. Ralph DeFronzo and Dr. Bruno Doiron found a way to not only ‘wake up’ and program cells in the pancreas to create insulin, but also to do it at the correct levels for what the body needs. “We’re taking a cell that is already present in the […]

  • Arrest made in murder of 81-year-old DeSoto man

    DeSOTO – An arrest has been made in the murder of an 81-year-old DeSoto man. T.G. Grady was murdered April 14 while sitting in his car in front of his home in the 400 block of Summertree Lane in DeSoto. Neighborhood security video showed a man carrying a handgun walk up and shoot Grady. A still image and clip from the video released by DeSoto police to the public brought in tips leading detectives to 29-year-old Milton Davis III of DeSoto, […]

  • Man kills his boss, then himself in North Dallas office shooting

    DALLAS – Two people are dead after a Monday morning shooting at an office tower in north Dallas. Dallas police say a man shot and killed his female supervisor before killing himself; neither of their identities have been released pending contact with next of kin. They are described only as a deceased white female and a deceased white male. Police say officers responded around 10:45 a.m. to the officer tower at 8330 LBJ Freeway, off Schroeder Road in the Lake Highlands […]

  • ‘I don’t understand!’ 10-year-old with autism recorded being arrested at school

    OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn’t know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. “I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t understand,” he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while […]

  • Watch this Grand Prairie cop play hopscotch with a little girl 😍

    GRAND PRAIRIE – A Grand Prairie police officer made a little girl’s day this week when he stopped to play a round of Hopscotch with her — and the internet fell in love. Detective Lyle Gensler was driving by Wednesday when he and a little girl he calls ‘Claire Bear’ waved to each other. Gensler noticed the girl hopping along the sidewalk without a lagger (we commoners call it a rock),  so he stopped, grabbed a rock, and showed her how the […]

  • Emergency supplies are tax-free in Texas this weekend

    AUSTIN – This weekend, Texans have their annual chance to stock up on emergency preparedness supplies without having to pay sales tax. The 2017 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday runs April 22-24 in Texas and is expected to save shoppers an estimated $1.5 million in local and state sales taxes. “Unfortunately, we can’t predict when the next fire, flood or tornado may strike,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said in a new release. “But we can be prepared, and this tax holiday helps Texans […]

  • Cuba Gooding, Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES – Soul singer and father of Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. has died. The 72-year-old was found dead in a car Thursday on Ventura Avenue in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles. Gooding was lead singer for the 70’s soul group The Main Ingredient. The group’s biggest hit was Everybody Plays the Fool. Police are still investigating the cause of death, but say foul play is not suspected. TMZ is reporting that police suspect a possible overdose […]