Statewide News

Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender caught in Nevada

Sean Michael Smith, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after his capture in Washoe County, Nevada.

Man locks self in cockpit at Baton Rouge airport

UPDATE: An American Eagle jet pulled into the gate at the Baton Rouge airport to get on board to clean the plane. That's when the man rushed the jetway and locked himself in the cockpit.

Court rules Texas can ban Planned Parenthood from health program

A federal court has ruled in favor of Texas, which wants to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates participating in a health program for low-income women because the family planning network performs abortions.

Government asks court to allow Fort Hood murder case to continue

The government has asked an appeals court to allow the trial against Maj.

West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S.

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

UPDATE: 5 children killed in Van Zandt County crash

An afternoon crash yesterday left five children dead and another three injured in Van Zandt County near the city of Canton.  The crash occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m.

Equipment en route to drill relieve well at Louisiana sinkhole

Throughout the day the Louisiana State Police will be assisting Texas Brine in moving equipment needed to drill a relief well at the location of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.

Fire destroys Shreveport funeral home

A fire destroyed the Patterson Funeral home Wednesday morning on the 1200 block of North Hearne Avenue.

Powerball jackpot reaches $320 million

Jackpot fever is again sweeping the state as lottery players in Texas and across the country play to win the fourth largest Powerball® jackpot in the history of the game.