To Texans' dismay, feds deny additional aid after fertilizer plant explosions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied additional aid tied to deadly explosions at a Texas fertilizer plant, a decision ripped Wednesday by local and state officials who accused President Barack Obama of having "gone against hi

Jason Leffler, accomplished race car driver, dies in dirt-track accident

A violent crash on a dirt track in New Jersey has claimed the life of race car driver Jason Leffler, a NASCAR veteran lauded by fellow racers as a fierce and versatile competitor. Leffler, 37, died Wednesday, a little more than three months after

Source: Inspector tied to collapsed Philadelphia building kills self

An inspector who had involvement with the building that collapsed last week in Philadelphia has committed suicide, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

Police probe man's claim of many killings

A man suspected of a double murder last decade in Florida is telling authorities he's committed more than 30 killings in his lifetime, authorities in Florida said. The suspect has been identified as Jose Martinez, the Marion County, Florida, Sheri

Texas man gets 12 years for carjacking

BEAUMONT (KBMT) -- It was a day that Jewel Courts would like to forget. On June 24, 2012, Courts was carjacked at knife point behind Pappadeaux's restaurant (where she works) by Rogellio Torres.

Waco man who caused 4 hour standoff with police indicted

A Waco man who led police officers on a chase chase through Woodway and Waco and created a four hour standoff has been indicted by a McLennan County Grand Jury.

Mom donates kidney to daughter, hoping to inspire others

Indianapolis, IN (WXIN) -- A mother and daughter are headed to the hospital for a very important surgery on Wednesday morning and as they do, they hope others will be inspired to become organ donors.

Last 2 of 4 Killeen jail escapes captured, taken to jail

Killeen police officers captured the remaining two teenage jail escapees Wednesday, just after 2:00 p.m. in the southwest part of town.

Texas man executed for killing firefighter

HUNTSVILLE (KBMT) -- Convicted Port Arthur serial killer Elroy Chester was pronounced dead at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday in Huntsville, Texas at the Walls Prison Unit.

Midway STAAR scores show great gains

Although the state-wide STAAR results released from the Texas Education Agency were largely stable with struggling writing scores, Midway ISD bucked state trends with significant improvements and strong scores in many areas.