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Coast Guard Helps Rescue 8 After 2 Boats Collide Off Texas

Coast Guard personnel have helped rescue eight people after one pleasure boat hit another near some jetties in South Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 26, 2017, 2:49 pm


Grass Fire Breaks Out West Of DFW

CBS 11 Storm Chaser Jason McLaughlin sent in video showing smoke and flames being whipped up by strong winds.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 5:58 pm


VIDEO: Teenager Saves Choking Friend With Heimlich Maneuver

A joke nearly turned deadly for a teenager in Wisconsin.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 4:55 pm


Middle School Teacher Arrested For Improper Relationship With Student

A Northwest ISD middle school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 3:36 pm


Another Former Baylor Player Arrested On Sex Charge

Another former Baylor football player has been arrested on charges that include sexual assault. The U.S. Marshal's Service confirmed that Shamycheal "Myke" Chatman was arrested Thursday in Houston.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 1:43 pm


Survey: 15-Percent Of Women On UT Campus Report Being Raped

A soon-to-be-released survey of University of Texas undergraduates reports that 15 percent of women reported being raped on the flagship Austin campus.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 1:41 pm


Fort Worth Man Gets Prison For Cattle-Buying Scam

Prosecutors on Friday said that Tony Eugene Lyon of Fort Worth must serve 10 years in prison for a cattle-buying scam that cost a Nebraska company more than $5 million.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 1:27 pm


Associate Church Pastor Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography

An associate church pastor has been arrested for possessing child pornography.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 12:57 pm


OK Foods Recall: Chicken Could Contain Metal And Other Materials

An Oklahoma food company is recalling more than 450 tons of breaded chicken dinners. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the food could be contaminated and contain metal.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 12:17 pm


Garland Police Arrest Suspect Who Allegedly Robbed, Raped Subway Workers

Garland Police have arrested a suspect in the robbery and sexual assault of two employees at a Subway restaurant on Wednesday night.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 11:48 am


Dallas Police Choir Raising Money For D.C. Trip

The Dallas Police Choir on Friday is trying to raise enough money to send its 28 members to sing at a ceremony in Washington D.C. that will honor fallen heroes through music.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 11:09 am


Texas Jobless Rate Up To 4.9 Percent In February

The Texas unemployment rate in February rose slightly to reach 4.9 percent. That compares to a January statewide jobless rate of 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 10:33 am


Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 8:23 am


Rowlett Murder Suspect Had Been Deported In 2012

A man from Dallas was found dead in the street early Wednesday, and the suspect had already been deported once before. Police arrested Dionicio Polanco Lopez for the shooting death.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 7:32 am


Pilots’ Union Says American Airlines Is Leaving Standby Passengers Behind

Nearly 20,000 passengers were denied boarding in February even though there were empty seats, Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said. He called it intolerable.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 6:37 am


NAACP Files Lawsuit To Close “Sick” School Until District Finds Answers

Students and staff at Nichols Junior High in Arlington have been saying that something in the school has been making them sick: Now, the Arlington NAACP has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to shutter the school until the district can provide answers.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 6:03 am


House Sets Risky Health Care Vote After Trump Demands It

House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday. At a Capitol meeting late Thursday, top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 5:51 am


Coach Killed, Students Hurt After East Texas School Bus Crash

A Mount Pleasant High School track coach was killed and 18 students hurt Thursday night in a crash involving a school bus, an 18-wheeler and a car.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 5:37 am


Frisco Man Gets 45 Years For Killing Grandmother Over Inheritance

Rich A. Schmelzer was convicted in December in the slaying of 85-year-old Mildred Darrington of suburban Chicago. He was sentenced Thursday by Kane County Judge Linda Abrahamson.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 5:32 am


High Winds Fuel 4-Alarm Irving Apartment Fire

Winds gusting up to 40 miles an hour helped fan flames from a large fire that destroyed portions of an Irving apartment complex.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 24, 2017, 2:55 am


Texas House Speaker Won’t Block Bathroom Bill Despite His Opposition

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus says he doesn't know if the Senate's controversial bathroom bill will pass in the House. "That's a good question."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 10:54 pm


Bat-Killing Fungus Found In Texas

The fungus has been detected in samples taken from three bat species in six West Texas counties — Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 8:35 pm


Speaker Straus: ‘No I Won’t’ Block Texas Bathroom Bill

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus says while he opposes the senate's so-called 'Bathroom Bill,' he won't keep it from getting a full vote in the house.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:10 pm


Texas Appeals Court Overturns Ex-Baylor Player’s Conviction

An appeals court overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case helped ignite a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 5:01 pm


Texas Judge Sued To Halt Courtroom Prayers By Chaplains

A group promoting separation of church and state has sued a Texas judge who lets volunteer chaplains of various faiths say prayers in court before daily proceedings.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 1:56 pm


Retail Gasoline Prices Across Texas Up 2 Cents This Week

Retail gasoline prices across Texas rose 2 cents this week to reach an average $2.11 per gallon.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 1:43 pm


Senate Votes To Undo Privacy Rules That Protect User Data

The Republican-led Senate has voted to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 12:36 pm


FCC: Over 12,000 911 Calls Failed During AT&T Outage

An investigation by the U.S. federal telecom regulator says about 12,600 callers couldn't reach 911 directly from their cellphones during a five-hour AT&T outage on March 8.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 12:28 pm


Gas Prices Across Texas Up 2 Cents This Week

Retail gasoline prices across Texas rose 2 cents this week to reach an average $2.11 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the nationwide price at the pump held steady at an average $2.29 per gallon.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 12:10 pm


Texas Appeals Court Overturns Ex-Baylor Player’s Conviction

An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case added to a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 11:28 am


Willie Nelson Not “Deathly Ill,” Despite Reports

Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 10:29 am


Lockheed Martin Moving F-16 Production From Fort Worth To South Carolina

The company is moving production of F-16s to South Carolina to make room for expanded production of the newer F-35 jet fighters in Fort Worth.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 8:01 am


Mickelson Says He Won’t Be Called As Witness In Trial

While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint that will be hanging over him this week or in the run up to The Masters next month.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:39 am


Bernie Tiede Appeals Lengthy Sentence For Murder

A former Texas mortician whose legal issues were the subject of the 2011 film "Bernie" is appealing his sentence of 99 years to life in prison in the killing of a wealthy widow.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:07 am


Ex-Baylor Football Player Accused Of 2013 Sexual Assault

A former Baylor football player has been arrested after a grand jury indicted him on three second-degree felony sexual assault counts arising from a 2013 incident while he was with the Bears.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 23, 2017, 5:27 am


Perry Decries Election Of 1st Gay Texas A&M Student Prez

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is suggesting that the election that gave his alma mater, Texas A&M, its first openly gay student body president was "stolen."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 22, 2017, 9:46 pm


Texas A&M Tightens Policy On Who Can Sponsor Outside Speaker

Texas A&M University has tightened its policy on who can sponsor outside speakers on campus after a December visit by white nationalist Richard Spencer caused unrest on the campus.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 22, 2017, 9:42 pm


Fire At Practice Facility Near Texas Tech Football Stadium

The fire was reported on the north part of the Texas Tech campus near Jones AT&T Stadium around 5:30 p.m.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 22, 2017, 6:24 pm


Texas Police Chief Arrested Following Domestic Disturbance

A Texas police chief was arrested following a domestic disturbance at his home during which a shot was fired.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 22, 2017, 2:15 pm


Texas Senate OKs Bill Banning Some Abortion Coverage

The Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill that would prohibit the coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas, despite similar efforts stalling previously.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:12 pm