Houston, TX -
There has been a fatal stabbing at Spring High School, in Spring Texas, which is located about 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off I-45. As many as five students were stabbed and transported to hospitals. The incident happened Wednesday morning around 7:10am.
A 16-year-old student was taken by air to Memorial Hermann Hospital, and others were taken to Northwest Medical Center.
Exit 68 and Cypresswood Rd have been closed and police advised parents they can pick up their children at a nearby Conn's parking lot.
Dallas, TX -
A gunman, identified as Erbie Bowser, has killed four people and injuries four more in a shooting that took place last night in DeSoto, Texas, just south of Dallas. Police have been able to arrest Bowser, who has been described as a "gentile giant", and is a former special education teach in Texas.
George Zimmerman who was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford February 2012 was pulled over in Texas on Tuesday for speeding. Zimmerman was asked if be had a gun and replied that he did in the glovebox.
A spokesperson for the city of Forney just east of Dallas advised that Zimmerman was pulled over for speeding. When questioned by the officer about his destination Zimmerman replied "nowhere in particular". The officer let Zimmerman off with a warning.
Dallas, TX -
A woman identified as Rosy Esparza, was killed while riding a roller coaster at Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, Texas. According to local reports by witnesses, before the coaster left the station she had asked a ride attended to double check her restraints saying she wasn't sure they were working properly.
The Texas Department of Insurance (which approves theme park rides in Texas) along with police are continuing to investigate what happened on the Texas Giant roller coaster and the ride remains closed.
Huntsville, TX -
Texas has executed 52-year-old Kimberly McCarthy on Wednesday for the murder of her neighbor, Dorothy Booth, in 1997. At 6:37pm local time she was pronounced dead after being given a lethal dose of drugs by lethal injection.
McCarthy is the first woman in three years to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.
McCarthy was convicted of killing her elderly neighbor and cutting off her finger to steal the diamond ring which she later pawned.
Washington, D.C. -
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Texas' Voter ID law and redistricting are null and void after recent decisions on the same topic from other challenges.
The rulings involved two cases, 1, required voters to present a valid government issued photo identification in order to vote. The second was a challenge to the state's redistricting after the 2010 census.
Kissimmee, Fla. -
Escaped and convicted rapist Elihu Llyod has been caught near Amarillo Texas and will be transported back to Florida. Lloyd was convicted of raping a teenage girl and severed a three year prison sentence and was then released on probation.
Llyod has been wearing a GPS ankle monitor but cut it off before he stolen his roommate's car and fled.
Sheriff's deputies near Amarillo Texas say they arrested Llyod Saturday Saturday morning.
He is currently in the Randall County Jail in Texas.
Larry Goodwin of Moody Texas died Sunday after being stung by Africanized Honeybees known as “Killer Bees”. Goodwin drove his tractor into a pile of wood from an old chicken coop that housed a hive of 40,000 bees.
Another woman and her daughter who tried to help Goodwin were stung over a hundred times. The elder woman is in the hospital in critical condition.
Houston, TX -
As many as 15 people are feared dead and 150 injured after a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas exploded which destroyed nearby homes in a four block area as well.
The explosion happened about 20 miles north of Waco at about 8:00pm yesterday which was strong enough to shake the ground making some think there was an earthquake.