• Fort Worth Police Officers Involved in 18-Wheeler Collision

    Two Fort Worth police officers narrowly avoided a dangerous situation early Thursday morning. Around 2 a.m., officers were at an accident on Interstate 20 near Loop 820. While there, an officer’s patrol car was hit by an 18-wheeler’s trailer. One of the officers was inside the car when that happened. Fort Worth Police said that officer was able to get out. Both made it to safety before two more 18-wheelers hit their vehicle. The area was experiencing dangerous conditions due to ice and...

  • 6 More Weeks of Winter: Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow on Groundhog Day

    What to KnowA furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town has predicted six more weeks of winter during an annual Groundhog Day celebration. People gathered Thursday at Gobbler’s Knob as members of Punxsutawney Phil’s “inner circle” summoned him from his tree stump at dawn to learn if he has seen his shadow. According to folklore, if he sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, spring comes early. The annual event in Punxsutawney originated from a German legend...

  • Alex Murdaugh Caught on Dog Kennel Video Near Scene of Crime, Weakening Alibi

    A state agent testifying Wednesday in Alex Murdaugh’s double murder trial meticulously reconstructed activity from his iPhone and the cellphones of his son and wife the night they were killed to try to link the disgraced South Carolina attorney to the shooting deaths. The key evidence for prosecutors is a video from the son’s phone of a dog at the kennels near where Murdaugh’s son Paul was killed with a shotgun and wife Maggie was shot several times with a rifle at the family’s Colleton...

  • Biden Administration Approves Major Oil Development, Angering Some

    The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it as a betrayal of the president’s pledges to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy sources. ConocoPhillips Alaska had proposed five drilling sites as part...

  • Alec Baldwin Scheduled for First Court Appearance for Charges for Killing 'Rust' Crew Member

    Alec Baldwin’s first court appearance has been set as he confronts accusations of firearm safety failures and involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set. A New Mexico court on Wednesday scheduled Baldwin and film-set weapons supervisor Hannah Gutierrez-Reed to appear by videoconference before Santa Fe-based District Court Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer in late February, leaving several weeks before the defendants may provide a formal response to...

  • Gas Stove Debate Reignites as Energy Department Proposes New Standards

    The Energy Department put the gas stove debate on the front burner again Wednesday by proposing new efficiency standards for consumer cooking appliances. The proposal comes just weeks after a consumer safety official at another agency sparked backlash from Republicans, as well as some Democrats, by floating the possibility that new gas stoves could be banned. The proposed standards, which focus on energy consumption, would require that both gas and electric stoves meet certain efficiency...

  • Police Shoot and Kill Double Amputee in Wheelchair, Sparking Outcry and Demand for Answers

    The death of a double amputee wielding a large knife whom police shot in Huntington Park, California, has sparked a national outcry against the use of force against a disabled person. Police say Anthony Lowe, a Black man who lost both his legs last year and had not yet received prosthetics, stabbed a person last Thursday before they used a stun gun and shot him about 10 times throughout his upper body. Lowe’s family questioned why it was necessary to kill a man who needed a wheelchair to...

  • North Korea Warns of ‘Toughest Reaction' to Upcoming US-S Korea Drills

    North Korea on Thursday threatened the “toughest reaction” to the United States’ expanding joint military exercises with South Korea to counter the North’s growing nuclear weapons ambitions, claiming that the allies were pushing tensions to an “extreme red line.” The statement by Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry came in response to comments by U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who said in Seoul on Tuesday that the United States would increase its deployment of advanced military assets to the...

  • Health Care Workers Showing Dedication During Winter Storm

    Nurses know all about sacrifice. At Medical City Plano on Wednesday, there was yet another example on display. “I am staying the night tonight,” said House Supervisor Jane Lee. Lee is among the many staff members voluntarily giving up their own warm beds during the cold snap to sleep in conference rooms converted into sleeping quarters. “We are also sharing a bathroom, sharing showers, standing in lines so, even if it means inconvenience for a night or two or three, our staff are very...

  • Hunter Biden Seeks Federal Probe of Trump Allies Involved in Disseminating Laptop Data

    A lawyer for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, asked the Justice Department in a letter Wednesday to investigate close allies of former President Donald Trump and others who accessed and disseminated personal data from a laptop that a computer repair shop owner says was dropped off at his Delaware store in 2019. In a separate letter, Hunter Biden’s attorneys also asked Fox News host Tucker Carlson to retract and apologize for what they say are false and defamatory claims made repeatedly...

  • Freezing Rain Could Cause Trouble For Tree Limbs and Power Lines

    Weather conditions around the Mid-Cities area like most areas have not been the best. Many people hope freezing rain overnight doesn’t bring down trees on power lines. For a homeowner there’s not much you can do right now if it happens. “You are going to be limited on who and when and how you are going to get them out there and how dangerous it’s going to be,” Unchained Tree Service and Firewood owner Philip Pollard said. “Unless you have broken limbs it’s best to just wait until this...

  • Israel Raids Hamas Rocket Factory in Gaza as Tensions Escalate

    Israeli aircraft carried out several raids at a militant site in the Gaza Strip early Thursday, the Israeli military said, hours after Palestinian militants fired a rocket into Israel’s south, raising already heightened tensions under the country’s new ultranationalist government. The Israeli military said the airstrikes targeted a rocket production workshop for the militant Hamas group, which controls Gaza. It said the site contained raw chemical materials. There were no reports of...