Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. It marked the second time a jury was unable to reach a decision on her punishment — a disappointment for prosecutors who argued for the death…

UPDATE: 2nd person dies from head-on crash

(UPDATED March 5, 2015 at 10:13 am CT) -- The two people killed in Wednesday's head on crash have been identified as Dana Regester and Pasha Zapolskyy, our news partners at KYTX CBS 19 are reporting. Regester was an employee of the Brook Hill School.

Longview shooting victim identified Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -- The victim involved in Tuesday night's shooting on Aurel Boulevard has been positively identified as 21- year-old Dacoreyan Antonio Blankenship of Longview. At this point in the investigation, police have not determined that any gang affiliation was involved in this shooting.

Clearing but colder tonight Video

KYTX CBS 19 meteorologist Scott Fossey has the weather forecast.

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Drilling Report for Feb. 22-28, 2015

The following is a report of drilling permit activity for Feb. 22-28, 2015. Information is from the Texas Railroad Commission. DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Henderson; CICO Oil & Gas Co.; George 1; Wildcat; Anderson, W.R./871;…

05 March 2015 [01:54 PM]
Florida dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday. Tampa Police received three calls around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing gunshots. Then they…

05 March 2015 [01:35 PM]
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Sheriffs from Colorado, elsewhere sue state over legal pot

DENVER (AP) — Ten sheriffs from three different states sued Colorado Thursday for legalizing marijuana. The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado's 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law and shouldn't be permitted. "A state may not…

05 March 2015 [01:23 PM]
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Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. It marked the second time a…

05 March 2015 [01:09 PM]
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Dallas police say man fatally shot while taking snow photos

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are seeking suspects in the apparent random fatal shooting of a man who was taking photos of newly fallen snow. Investigators say the 36-year-old victim was in a parking lot before dawn Thursday snapping photos…

05 March 2015 [12:06 PM]
Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and sending passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves sliding down an…

05 March 2015 [12:01 PM]
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Longview shooting victim identified Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -- The victim involved in Tuesday night's shooting on Aurel Boulevard has been positively identified as 21- year-old Dacoreyan Antonio Blankenship of Longview. At this point in the investigation, police have not determined that any gang affiliation was…

05 March 2015 [10:12 AM]
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UPDATE: Accumulation reported in Wood, Henderson counties

UPDATED March 5, 2015 at 5:26 am CT: Crews are busy treating roads covered by snow and ice as necessary this morning, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Here is what has been reported so far but motorists in other…

05 March 2015 [10:05 AM]
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Fire in Houston parking lot burns ambulances, limos

HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say at least eight vehicles, including private ambulances and limousines, have been destroyed in a Houston parking lot fire. Authorities say nobody was hurt in the blaze early Thursday at a lot also used to store…

05 March 2015 [09:49 AM]
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Ringling Bros. Circus eliminating elephant acts Video

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated…

05 March 2015 [09:37 AM]
Pa. man accused of buying auto insurance from scene of car wreck

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy. The Altoona Mirror reports that the insurance fraud…

05 March 2015 [09:01 AM]
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Marathon bombing survivors offer grisly testimony

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say survivors of the attacks shouldn't have been allowed to give such gruesome testimony, but the judge disagrees. Defense attorney David Bruck is objecting to the extent of testimony Wednesday…

05 March 2015 [08:52 AM]
Syracuse frat members charged after pledge suffers frostbite

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A Syracuse University pledge may lose four fingers after being forced to crawl in the snow and perform late-night pushups, and two fraternity members face charges for the hazing stunt. Three young men pledging the Nu…

05 March 2015 [08:48 AM]
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NYC Mayor to business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking prominent New York City business leaders to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour. De Blasio appeared Thursday at a gathering of city business leaders known as Association…

05 March 2015 [08:15 AM]
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Report: Texas truancy policies are inconsistent, unfair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' truancy policies are a "flawed and inequitable patchwork" that led to the criminal prosecution of 115,000 children for not going to school in 2013, and the state prosecutes twice as many teens for truancy than…

05 March 2015 [08:02 AM]
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Flights canceled, some schools close across Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Thousands of students in Texas have a day off after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow, canceled hundreds of flights and left roads icy. Schools in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton and about 200 miles…

05 March 2015 [07:39 AM]
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Freezing precipitation has moved east of Tyler

KYTX CBS 19 reports snow is expected to end later this morning followed by decreasing cloud cover. Lows today will be near freezing with highs near 37 degrees. It will be cold Friday morning with lows in the mid- 20's.…

05 March 2015 [07:24 AM]
10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MARATHON BOMBING JURY HEAR GRAPHIC TESTIMONY Jurors heard three victims, two of whom had leg amputations, describe the horror they felt when…

05 March 2015 [06:57 AM]
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Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at…

05 March 2015 [06:20 AM]
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Dallas school trustees want carbon monoxide detectors districtwide

DALLAS (AP) — Several Dallas school trustees are calling for the installation of carbon monoxide detectors districtwide after high levels of the gas prompted the evacuation of an elementary school. The Dallas Morning News reports a school nurse raised concerns…

05 March 2015 [04:50 AM]
Fort Worth officer arrested on suspicion of drunken driving

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Fort Worth Police Department says an officer suspected of drunken driving has been placed on restricted duty. The 28-year-old officer was arrested on suspicion of DWI after officers responded to a single-vehicle accident early…

05 March 2015 [04:32 AM]
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Interactive map of current Texas road conditions

Texas Department of Transportation offers an interactive online map of current road conditions at DriveTexas.org . This Wednesday evening, we are watching the "Ice/Snow" markers creeping eastward.…

05 March 2015 [03:00 AM]
Proposed legislation to provide tax relief

State debt payments and tax relief would not count against the state’s budget spending cap, according to legislation authored by Senate leadership to amend the Texas Constitution. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, flanked by Sens. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen,…

05 March 2015 [12:04 AM]
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Clarkston Elementary specialist teaching sign language class Video

Jennifer and James Tyler are taking a community sign language class at Clarkston Elementary School as a step toward being able to communicate with their son. The 7-month-old infant, Ben, was born with meningitis and since then has been diagnosed…

05 March 2015 [12:03 AM]
Cornyn files reciprocity bill in U.S. Senate

Concealed handgun instructor Paul Johnson takes his pistol when he travels out of state. Most journeys don’t take him into states that don’t reciprocate acknowledgment of his license to carry a concealed weapon. Texas and its neighbors recognize their respective…

04 March 2015 [11:58 PM]
Bible verse, March 5

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)…

04 March 2015 [11:56 PM]
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Chuckwagon race set for Neches Video

From target shooting on horseback to trail riding and authentic Dutch oven cooking lessons, Diamond B Ranch in Neches is host this week to a variety of outdoor recreation in the 1836 Chuckwagon Race. For the past three years, event…

04 March 2015 [11:54 PM]