DPS launch online program to monitor prescription drugs

CENTRAL TEXAS -- More than 15,500 people die every year from prescription drug overdose, leading the Centers for Disease Control to label drug abuse a national epidemic. And Central Texas is not immune.

Hasan contempt of court for not shaving again

FORT HOOD -- Maj. Nidal Hasan appeared in court today for another pre-trial hearing, and the beard is still there. For the second week in a row he was held in contempt of court and fined 1,000 dollars.

Vandals strike at California Chick-fil-A restaurant

Activists on both sides of the gay rights issue are putting fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A in the spotlight this week -- with day two of demonstrations calling for a same-sex "kiss-in."

Gay rights activists plan 'kiss day' at Chick-fil-A restaurants

Gay rights activists plan a "kiss day" at Chick-fil-A outlets nationwide Friday amid a controversy over a company official's stance against same-sex marriages.

Robber ties up homeowner in wheelchair during heist

Officials are searching for an alleged robber who stole cash and weapons from a handicapped man.

ERCOT urges energy conservation

WACO -- There's no escaping the August heat or your energy bill. ERCOT  announced record breaking energy usage Tuesday with 65,790 Mega Watts.

Body found near local reservoir identified

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY -- A badly decomposed body found in a local wooded area last week has been identified through dental records. 35-year-old Kirk Kuykendall of Moody was reported missing on July 24.

Local mother, two kids killed in car crash identified

ELGIN -- A Salado woman and her two young children killed in a car accident near Elgin, have been identified.

DPS launches online version of Texas prescription drug monitoring program

At the urging of the 82nd Texas Legislature, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a secure online prescription monitoring program, called Prescription Access in Texas (PAT), which provides controlled substance prescription

Struggling Richland Parish schools mired in controversy; white students can't transfer

Controversy is swirling around two Richland Parish elementary schools after parents received a note stating white children could not transfer from the struggling schools.