STAAR test begins, budget cuts affect test preparation

WACO -- Starting with ninth-graders students across the state opened up the STAAR test for the first time on Monday.

Waco man behind bars after stealing car, cash and cigarettes

WACO -- A Skinny's convenient store is robbed at gunpoint and the clerk's truck stolen. Waco Police tell us Lowell green, 46, went into the store around 4 Saturday afternoon with a semi-automatic pistol.

Police search for Seley Park robber

WACO -- Waco Police still searching for an armed man who threatened two women at a park then stole a purse out of their car. It happened around 9:40 Saturday night at Seley Park near 18th and Bosque.

Local superintendent arrested for DWI

MART -- A Central Texas superintendent is arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Deadly weekend for bikers, safety reminders

WACO -- The warm weather means more motorcycles back on the road. 

UPDATE: Man arrested in murder/robbery after man's body found on Hwy 21

BRAZOS COUNTY -- Brazos County investigators believe they now know what happened to the body that was found lying on a private driveway Friday morning off Highway 21.

Bus driver charged with raping mentally handicapped student

BATON ROUGE, LA — An East Baton Rouge Parish school bus driver is locked up on Aggravated Rape charges.

Texas students face new STAAR test this week

EL PASO --- Thousands of students across the state of Texas will be taking the new Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR starting Monday.

Texas AG in D.C. to challenge health care law

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is in Washington, D.C., for three days of U.S. Supreme Court arguments on the challenge to the Obama Administration's federal health care reform law.

Ft. Hood soldier dies in Afghanistan

FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died March 24 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.