Statewide News

Fighting pain, with lasers!

(KPRC) More than half of Americans live with chronic pain. It's one of the most common reasons for missed work and has fueled a billion dollar prescription drug industry.

Laredo man who fled to Mexico indicted for kidnapping

A federal grand jury has indicted Raul Ochoa-Perez, 42, of Laredo, on charges of conspiracy to kidnap and kidnapping, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

TWC Commissioner honors small employers for Small Business Week

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Commissioner Representing Employers Hope Andrade marked this year’s Small Business Week by speaking at a Small Business Week celebration at Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Waco.

Popular baby names in Texas for 2013

The Social Security Administration announces the most popular baby names in Texas for 2013. Jacob and Sophia topped the list. The top five boys and girls names for 2013 in Texas were:

Corpus Christi man sentenced for producing child pornography

Michael Paul Torres, 34, has been ordered to prison following his conviction of sexual exploitation of a child, more commonly referred to as production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

"Just keep the fight"

(KPRC) It was a typical Major League Baseball game Monday: Mascots, excited fans and well-paid athletes.

TripAdvisor ranks Texas BBQ third in the nation

Texans take great pride in their BBQ, as many others do in the south, but where does it rank against the best smoky, deliciousness in the land?

Texas woman finds 12-foot python in bathroom

How does one lose a 12 foot python? That's the question neighbors in College Station are asking after a woman found a massive snake in her bathroom, Kevin Quinn has the story and the unnerving picture of the snake.

Appeals court stays Texas execution after intellectual disability claim

(CNN) -- A federal appeals court has stayed the Texas execution of a convicted rapist and murderer, saying that his defense team should have more time to make their case that Campbell is intellectually disabled.

House of Horror: Immigrants tortured

(WOAI) Authorities in Dimmit County, Texas say they've rescued six undocumented immigrants being tortured as they were held for ransom.

Boating safety open house at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas

The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and other maritime partnering agencies will be providing a National Safe Boating Week Open House at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas Saturday.

TxDMV puts brakes on title fraud, starts using national database to check title applications

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is using a national title database system under the U.S. Department of Justice to help stop title fraud while urging consumers to learn how to protect themselves when buying a used vehicle.

Wildfire destroys as many as 100 homes in the Texas panhandle

Hundreds of people fled to shelters as a wildfire threatened an entire town outside Amarillo. Firefighters believe the fire destroyed more than 100 homes, but Andrew Spencer reports the fire is now 75 percent contained.

Man drives car into crowd gathered at murder scene

A car barrels into a crowd of people near a murder scene in Houston. News crews already on the scene caught it on video. The car goes right through the crowd as people dive out of the way.