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Dallas Cowboys aim to bust Super Bowl host jinx

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Super Bowl used to be a simple enough event that NFL owners could decide in the spring where to put next season's championship game.

Escaped Texas sex offender captured in Florida

Billy Twayne Gibson, a registered sex offender who escaped from custody in Dallas last Saturday, was arrested this morning in Miami Springs, Florida, after police there received a tip about his whereabouts.

Water, car safety urged for summer

Summer weather is upon us and the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is urging all Texans to be on guard against one of the leading causes of death among infants, toddlers, and young children: accidental drowning and hypertherm

President Obama stopping by UT-Austin

President Obama plans to hold an education related event at the University of Texas on Monday. The president will make the stop while taking part in fundraising events in Austin and Dallas.

6 LA teen drowning victims identified

Six teenagers who drowned while swimming in the Red River on Monday have now been identified.

Orange policeman under investigation for murder

Police in Orange, Texas are investigating an incident involving an off-duty police officer who alledgedly killed a man. The incident happened Monday afternoon outside an auto parts store in Orange.

Death of Coppell mayor, daughter ruled murder-suicide

Police say the mayor of Coppell shot her daughter and herself in the head Tuesday night. Officials began to search the home of Mayor Jayne Peters Tuesday after peters failed to show up to a meeting.

Bomb blows up in Houston woman's face

A small bomb sent to a woman and disguised in a box of chocolates in Houston blew up.

Attorney General Abbott leads multi-state coalition in defense of prayer

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott leading a multi-state coalition of 29 attorneys general today took legal action to defend the annual National Day of Prayer. An amicus brief authored by Attorney General Abbott urges the U.S.

President Obama declares federal disaster for south Texas

Tropical storm Alex has been upgraded to a category one hurricane Tuesday night with 80 mile-per-hour winds. President Obama issued a pre-emptive federal disaster declaration for south Texas as well Tuesday.