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Code red! App would warn you about angry messages

(CNN) -- Would it help you manage your stress level to get a warning that the text message you're about to read is your boss or partner chewing you out? The creators of a new mobile app think so.

Man arrested for duct taping young boy, locking him in trunk

LAKE CHARLES, LA — A 19 year old man is locked up tonight after admitting to duct taping the hands, feet and mouth of a 12 year old boy and then locking him in the trunk of a car.

East Texas man stabs friend over $7 dispute

Waskom — A petty cash argument left one person with a large stab wound in Harrison County.

Remaining charges dropped against John Edwards

The Justice Department has formally dismissed the remaining charges against former presidential candidate John Edwards.

Two arrested after 56 bruises and bites found on dead child

BATON ROUGE, LA — East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man and a woman Tuesday evening for second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after they discovered bruises and bites on their deceased 8-year-old son.

Texas Comptroller Conservation Plan Keeps Dunes Sagebrush Lizard off Endangered List

(AUSTIN) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced today that a listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard (DSL) as a threatened or endangered species is not warranted.

Harris County sex offender added to Most Wanted list

AUSTIN –The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Mark Anthony Gasaway Jr., 26, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list, and a $2,000 cash reward is now offered for information leading to his capture.

Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter

(CNN) -- A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said. The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Ha

Hearing postponed over Fort Hood shooting suspect's beard

A military judge on Friday postponed a hearing on whether the government should pay for an expert neurologist for Maj. Nidal Hasan, the military psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood.

Judge mulls issue of expert neurologist for accused Fort Hood shooter

CNN -- A military judge will consider Friday whether the government should pay for an expert neurologist for Maj.