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7 Houston teachers under investigation for TAKS cheating

Seven teachers at a Houston Elementary School have been suspended for allegations of tampering with the TAKS test. The school district found multiple test answers changed on the standardized tests.

Waco ISD officer suspended for 3 days

A Waco ISD police officer is on a three-day suspension after firing shots at a student's car. It happened at Waco High School after an intoxicated student broke out of school and drove away.

BP capturing majority of Gulf spill

BP says the mile-long tube inserted into the blown out well is now taking in 210,000 gallons of oil a day, capturing nearly all of the escaping oil.

Waco man indicted for capital murder

WACO - A Waco man was indicted for capital murder Wednesday. 32-year-old John Ford allegedly shot his roommate and another man to death in February.

Researches hit the Gulf to find answers

While efforts are being made to contain the oil and predict it's path, other scientists work to figure out how much is spilling into the gulf.

Alleged clown robs gas station

Police are looking for a man who robbed the Cefco near Valley Mills Drive on Wednesday. One witness said the man was dressed as a clown.

BP CEO says spill will have 'modest' impact

British Petroleum officials say the amount of oil being siphoned from the busted pipe has doubled since Monday. Officials now estimate they've secured two-fifths of the leak, which is about 84,000 gallons.

Texas doctors dropping out of Medicare program

Texas doctors are dropping out of the federal health care program for senior citizens. More than 300 lone star doctor's have left the program in the last two years alone.

BP siphoning oil from spill

A mile-long tube has been collecting more than one-fifth of the oil that's spewing into the ocean from a blown-out well.

Man sentenced to life for death of nephew

MEXIA - A Mexia man will serve life in prison for beating his 5-year-old nephew to death last year. 22-year-old Christopher Mack was found guilty this weekend.