Statewide News

TX oil spill audio tapes

Following up on the oil spill in the Houston ship channel last month, NBC News has obtained audio tapes of the captain to captain conversation that occurred just moments before impact, reporter Joel Eisenbaum has more.

Sex offender indicted for transporting minors across state lines for prostitution

A 31-year-old convicted sex offender from east Texas was indicted Wednesday on child exploitation charges, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bale, Eastern District of Texas.

'Deaf & Dumb' written on deaf couple's airline bag receipt

A deaf couple in Texas wants an apology after they say an airport worker left an insensitive message on their luggage, Jessica Willey has the story.

Canadian businessman ordered to prison in $3 million telemarketing fraud

Ragavan Thamby, 53, a Canadian citizen, has been sentenced to federal prison following his conviction of one count of conspiracy to commit telemarketing fraud, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Acting Special Agent in

$5,000 reward offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender from East Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Eric Lapaul Mosby, 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

Armed career criminal handed 15+ year prison sentence

Joel Sanchez Jr., 44, of Corpus Christi, will now be serving 188 months in federal prison following his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. He entered a plea of guilty Nov.

Laredo resident arrested for threatening to blow up Federal building

Cristina Lara, 43, has been charged with threatening to blow up the building that houses the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Laredo, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Affluenza crash victim refuses settlement from parents of Ethan Couch

A young survivor of a drunken driving crash is seeking a trial to settle a civil lawsuit against the driver.

Cameron County one of the lowest paying large counties in the U.S.

The Southwest Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday released, County Employment and Wages in Texas–Third Quarter 2013.

Texas family fights for euthanasia laws after daughter's death

A Texas family is fighting to make euthanasia of terminal patients legal in the state. They don't want other families to go through the pain that they have endured.

Dallas man, convicted of murder, scheduled for execution

Pursuant to an order from Criminal District Court No. 3 of Dallas County, Anthony Doyle is scheduled for execution after 6 p.m. on March 27, 2014.

Major publishing houses agree to pay nearly $13M to Texas E-book customers

Texas residents will begin receiving account credits or checks this week as a result of settlements with five of the nation’s largest publishers of electronic books (E-books).

New canine teams join DPS crime fighting efforts

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) graduated two troopers and canines from a multi-week training program.

Nacogdoches County teens arrested for killing animals in satanic type ritual

Two Nacogdoches County teenagers have been arrested for allegedly killing animals in a satanic type ritual.