McLennan County passes new county-wide smoking restrictions

McLennan County officials say they're finally "catching up with the curve", as they unanimously approved new smoking restrictions this week.  

Extraordinary dog helps put child predators behind bars

One special dog is helping detectives in Tangipahoa Parish put child predators behind bars. Hayward the dog comes to work every day at the Child Advocacy Center in Hammond to do one important job.

All the world's gold came from collisions of dead stars, scientists say

All that glitters is not gold, they say. But all the gold in the world may come from astronomical events that send a lot of high-energy light out in space. Researchers have new evidence that gold comes from the collision of neutron stars.

48 in Texas acquire intestinal infection

Forty-eight new cases of an intestinal infection caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces have been reported in Texas this past week alone, officials said Thursday. Most reports come from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

The Lernstift smartpen checks your spelling as you write

Wher woud some of us bea withoot spell check? The sometimes annoying, but frankly indispensable computer aid has spared billions of typographical blushes.

Boy Scouts ban obese kids from program

Hiking! Zip-lining! Rock climbing! About 30,000 Boy Scouts and 7,000 adults are out in the mountains of southern West Virginia for the National Scouts Jamboree -- and they all had to meet a body mass index cut-off.

Policing advocates defend use of high-tech license plate readers

David Roberts remembers his days as a Denver police cadet in 1970: It was roll call, just like in the old TV dramas, and every cop was handed a "hot sheet" of vehicles totaling 10 pages, with license plate numbers printed in six columns. It was a

Texas man accused of pulling gun near White House

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A man suspected of pulling a pistol out of a holster near the White House on Tuesday told police "I was only going to fire a couple of shots if no one confronted me," according to court documents. U.S.

Waco PD arrests two more juveniles in IH 35 rock throwing incident

Waco police have arrested two more juveniles in connection to a June 29 rock throwing incident on Interstate Highway 35.

Police looking for man who robbed credit union in Temple

Temple police are looking for a man accused of robbing Texas Partners Credit Union on Thursday afternoon.