The German manufacturer of the Texas Giant at Six Flags over Texas is blasting the amusement park.In a cross-complaint filed in the case involving the death of a Dallas woman, Gerstlauer Amusement Rides said the park is solely to blame for the accident.
Kentucky transportation officials are suing seven members of the crew of a cargo ship that struck and collapsed part of a bridge over the Tennessee River two years ago, causing millions in damage and diverting traffic for four months.
Just two days day after the Obama administration proposed to cut millions of dollars in funding to clean up the infamous Hanford nuclear site in Washington state, the Energy Department said Thursday that one of the location's oldest storage tanks may have sprung another leak.
A man was killed in what police said may have been an accidental shooting at a northwest Houston home.
GALVESTON - Galveston police used excessive force when they broke up a group of bottle-throwing Mardi Gras revelers last weekend, a group of those arrested and family members alleged during a protest outside the Municipal Courthouse on Thursday.
About 35 family members and alleged victims held signs and gave statements outside the Galveston Municipal Courthouse at 8 a.m. accompanied by Houston civil rights activist Quanell X. "They beat these kids, they stalked these kids, they beat them with nightsticks," Quanell X said.
Police arrested 19 people about 1 a.m. Sunday after some began throwing bottles and rocks at police as they began clearing the crowd in downtown Galveston.
Reardon said rain leads to runoff from lawns and drains flowing into the ocean, bringing with it a variety of bacteria from urban living.
An off-duty Houston police officer fatally shot one of three burglars who broke into his north Harris County home on Thursday, officials said.
The shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. at Waterside Court residential complex, 503 West Road just west of the North Freeway, said Deputy Thomas Gilliland, a spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities scoured the area using search dogs and a helicopter but were unable to find them.
The woman said he told her that he was an undercover police officer, that the neighborhood wasn't safe and offered to give her a ride, said Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland.
Gilliland reminded the public that law enforcement officials carry badges whether they are on or off duty.
If someone identifies themselves as a deputy or police officer, citizens can ask to see their identification badges.
The day before federal agents raided a Harris County house converted into a pill factory, they secretly watched Theodore Wilbur Johnson Jr. drive an orange sport utility vehicle to a company that leases mailboxes where he picked up drug-making supplies, according to court documents made public Thursday.
The brief portrait of the surveillance and the first accounting of what was found in the house was made public Thursday as Johnson was charged in federal court with possession with the intent to distribute amphetamine.
"Official weight and type analysis for these (pills) is still pending, however a certified police canine did positively alert on these (pills) indicating the presence of narcotics," notes the affidavit by a special agent.
The La Marque school district has been assigned a state conservator after consecutive years of poor academic performance and financial troubles.
District officials met with the staff Thursday to inform them of the Texas Education Agency's decision to appoint University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty member Carlos Price as a conservator through August.
If the district doesn't improve within a year, it could face the same fate as the now-defunct North Forest ISD, absorbed last year by the Houston school district, TEA spokeswoman Deeta Culberson said.
La Marque ISD officials plan to appeal the accreditation decision, saying the district has improved, Paul said.
GALVESTON - Police used excessive force when they broke up a group of bottle-throwing Mardi Gras revelers last weekend, a group of those arrested and family members alleged during a protest on Thursday.
A group of about 35 family members and alleged victims held signs and made statements outside the Galveston Municipal Courthouse at 8 a.m., accompanied by Houston civil rights activist Quanell X.
Of the 19 arrested Sunday, 10 were charged with interference with the duties of a public servant, seven with public intoxication, one was cited as a juvenile, and an alleged gang member was charged with resisting arrest and riot participation.
A Houston police officer has been involved in a crash, officials said.
Department spokesman Kese Smith said the crash occurred abound 3:15 p.m. on the 7900 block of Hanna, in northeast Houston.
The condition of the officer, as well as other details about the crash, was not immediately available.