Two-headed rat snake gets new home at Central Texas zoo

WACO, Texas (AP) - A two-headed rat snake found this month in a Central Texas yard has a new home at a zoo. Officials with the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco on Wednesday provided details on the nearly foot-long snake. The unnamed snake remains under a mandatory 90-day quarantine before visitors have a chance to view the creature. Zoo supervisor Brian…

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

HOUSTON (AP) - A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Nine people were injured during Monday morning's shootings on the street in

Court hears case of Texas officer immune from manslaughter charge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday in a Texas case in which the state is trying to prosecute a white Texas officer who a judge earlier said was immune from prosecution in the shooting death of a black man. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing the case in New Orleans.Charles Kleinert was an Austin police

Police shoot 'active shooter' at strip mall in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say several people have been shot at a strip mall in the city's southwest and that officers shot the gunman. Police said via Twitter Monday that an "active shooter at Weslayan & Bissonnet has been shot by our officers" and that there are no reports of other suspects "at this time." Police say several people have

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Feds propose endangered tag for Texas hornshell mussel

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Federal officials have proposed designating the Texas hornshell as endangered to protect the freshwater mussel that's also found in New Mexico.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced the recommendation and sought public input about…

11 August 2016 [07:42 AM]
Infant's death is first Zika-related fatality in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas reported its first Zika-related death Tuesday after a baby girl whose mother traveled to El Salvador while pregnant died shortly after birth in a suburban Houston hospital. The girl, who died a few weeks ago, had…

10 August 2016 [07:40 AM]
Dallas-based AT&T to pay nearly $7.8M in 'cramming' cases

DALLAS (AP) - AT&T has agreed to pay nearly $7.8 million to settle government allegations of unauthorized third-party charges for directory assistance services not provided. The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced the settlement with the Dallas-based telecommunications giant. Billing…

09 August 2016 [08:06 AM]
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