Statewide News

AMBER ALERT DISCONTINUED: Houston PD find missing 14-year-old boy

The Texas Center for the Missing issued an Amber Alert on behalf of the Houston Police Department. Authorities were looking for Gabriel Elijah McKEndall, 14, he was abducted by his mother, Tuane McKendall, 40, at 12 p.m.

DPS offering $2,000 reward for ETX most wanted sex offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Alonzo Bradley Jr., 40, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $2,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

UT chancellor steps down to head back into medical field

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., the chancellor of The University of Texas System for the past five years announced, Monday, he would be stepping down to head back into the medical field.

Beaumont police cite man dressed as banana carrying AK-47

BEAUMONT (KBMT) -- Beaumont police were called to Eastex Freeway near Highway 105 Saturday morning by people complaining about a man dressed as a banana holding an AK-47. Derek Poe, owner of Golden Triangle Tactical, told 12News Saturday that it w

DSHS recalls Uncle Ben's infused rice products

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to be aware of a recent nationwide recall of 5 and 25 pound bags of Uncle Ben's infused rice products that were distributed in Texas and possibly other states.

Rand Paul warns his former home state, Texas, could turn blue

Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday made a prediction that plenty of Democrats would love to see come true, but Republicans hope to avoid: "Texas will be a Democratic state within 10 years if you don't change."

Recall of nearly 9 million pounds of meat not fully inspected

Some 8.7 million pounds of meat from a Northern California company have been recalled because they came from "diseased and unsound" animals that weren't properly inspected, a federal agency announced Saturday.

Houston Police officer offers jacket to homeless man on cold day

It turns out a random act of kindness by a Houston Police officer wasn't so random after all.

Give your lady the gift of safety this Valentine's Day

Does a handgun make a better Valentine's Day gift than a handbag? A Texas Police Department seems to think so.