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  • Grand Prairie Arson Arrest

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - Authorities have arrested five people on murder charges stemming from an arson investigation in Grand Prairie, Texas, about 13 miles west of Dallas.      The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that 25-year-old Elizabeth Delude, 40-year-old Claire Harrington, 34-year-old Clayton Miller, 33-year-old Christopher Cornell and 41-year-old Paul Rogers were arrested Friday. Harrington was held on $500,000 and the others on $750,000 bonds Sunday at the...
  • Teen Escapees Caught

    GIDDINGS, Texas (AP) - Two teen inmates have been caught a day after escaping from a juvenile prison in Giddings, Texas, about 100 miles northwest of Houston.      The Texas Juvenile Justice Department said in a release that 16-year-olds Brice Ryan Karalis and Bryan Ernando Villanueva were arrested Sunday evening in Montgomery County. The two disappeared from the Giddings State School around 9 p.m. Saturday.      The teens' mode of escape was not releas...
  • Student Accused Of Supporting Terror Group Not Entitled To Immunity

    CHICAGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former California college student charged with providing material support for a terrorist group isn't entitled to the sort of immunity that often applies to soldiers in national armies during wartime.      Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab is accused of traveling overseas to fight with terrorist organizations and lying about his activities to immigration authorities. Lawyers for Al-Jayab argued that he should be entitled to immunity ...
  • Senator Accused Of Sexual Assault

    BOSTON (AP) - More details about the case against the estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg could emerge when Bryon Hefner makes his first court appearance.      Hefner is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of sexual assault, distributing nude photos without consent and criminal lewdness. He was indicted by a grand jury last month.      A report in The Boston Globe that several men ...
  • MLK memorialized with highway designation

    Driving through the streets of Victoria a prominent name is missing. The name of the man who became the face and voice of a movement still going strong...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

  • Memorial For Southwest Airlines Flight Victim

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on the memorial service for woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines (all times local):      6:30 p.m.      Nearly a thousand people have gathered to remember the Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane.     The Albuquerque Journal reports that the service for Jennifer Riordan began at 6 p.m. Sunday at her alma mater, the University o...
  • Cosby Lawyers Say Cosby Is Victim Of "Overzealous Prosecutor"

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations.      They're hitting at accuser Andrea Constand's credibility and holding daily press briefings portraying Cosby as the victim of an overzealous prosecutor and an unjust legal system.      The judge is expected to rule Monday on whether jurors can hear deposition testimony that Cosby...
  • Waffle House Shooting; Four Dead, Shooter At Large

     A sheriff in Illinois says Travis Reinking's state firearms card was revoked last year by state police, but his guns were given to his father with the promise that they wouldn't be shared with his son. 

  • Devereux Gardens blooms back into business

    Spring is in full swing over at Devereux Gardens as their flowers are blooming better than ever.

  • 10th annual Rebar challenge kicked off Saturday

    The 10th annual field of honor rebar challenge kicked off this morning, Newscenter 25's David Gibson explains the challenge

  • Republican Run-off Candidate Debate held in Yoakum

    We covered the Republican Runoff debate last night in Yoakum. We apologize for only showing one candidates interview last evening. We had some technical issues and regret the error. We hope this makes up for it.  Tonight, Newscenter 25's David Gibson has a wrap up of the event. The highly anticipated debate between Micheal Cloud and Bech Bruun took place just after 8 o'clock...

  • 2018 Art Car Show Parade

    In case you missed the 2018 Art Car Show Parade, here it is.  The Art Car Parade and Hot Rod Exhibit features more than 50 exquisite art cars, low riders, and slabs from all over Texas.  

  • WATCH: Remembering Barbara, an ABC News special report

    The funeral service at St. Martin’s Church is scheduled to begin at 11 am. 

  • Comey and Trump agreed on need to hunt down leakers

    The two officials bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke involving jailed journalists, according to memos maintained by Comey. 

  • Southwest offers apology and $5K to passengers on damaged jet

    An engine on a Southwest jet exploded Tuesday, and debris hit the plane. Forty-three-year-old banking executive Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was fatally injured when she was sucked partway out of the jet through a shattered window.

  • Minnesota preparing case against murder suspect

    A county sheriff in Minnesota says his office is preparing charges to build what he calls "the strongest case" against a woman suspected in the deaths of her husband and a woman in Florida whom she resembled. 

  • FEMA Mitigation Specialists on how to make homes stronger and safer April 23-28

    AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans build, rebuild or repair their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

  • Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence

    The driver of a semi-trailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for making the deadly smuggling run. 

  • Coast Guard complete damage evaluation and reopened waterways

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Unified Command consisting of Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, Genesis Energy and RLB Contracting Inc., has completed damage assessments of a natural gas pipeline and reopened waterways near Port O'Connor, Texas, Friday. 

  • Cruz: We’ll Rebuild Stronger Because of the Toughness, Strength, and Character of Texas

    In his remarks, Sen. Cruz thanked the first responders for rushing into harm’s way as Hurricane Harvey hit, and Secretary Carson and Governor Abbott for their continued leadership.

  • Messy break-up leads to Swan Dr Shooting, court document show

    According to an Affidavit, Swan Drive shooting victim James Sanders was attempting to pick up personal belongings from Kinsey Layton's home about a month after they broke up before the shooting occurred.

  • Male, Female arrested after stealing $100 of meat from Walmart

    Victoria police officers arrested a Victoria male and female after they were caught stealing almost $100 worth of meat from Walmart. According to officers at the scene, a 38 year old male was spotted stealing several packages of meat by a Walmart employee. 

  • Crestwood Drive reduced beginning on April 23

    Beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018, the City will reduce Crestwood Drive to westbound only traffic from the 100 block of...

  • Texas experiences 21 consecutive months of employment growth

    The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in March, which marked 21 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 294,100 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.4 percent in March. 

  • Helpful tips just in time for the spring boat-buying season

    Ensuring that you know everything you possibly can about a used boat (and even some new boats) is a smart move. If you catch issues before taking the deal, you have the option of renegotiating the price or seeing that the faults are corrected.

  • AAA Texas: The average gas price statewide climbs above $2.50

    “Multiple factors including increasing oil prices, tensions overseas and record demand are resulting in higher gas prices, said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Spokesperson.

  • HEB celebrates Earth Day by giving away reusable bags

    Recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship, H-E-B will have the eco-friendly bags available for customers, starting at 1 p.m. on April 22, until supplies last. The first bag is free, and shoppers have the option to purchase additional Earth Day bags for $1.50 each.

  • Governor Abbott and HUD Secretary Ben Carson discuss disaster recovery

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today joined Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman John Culberson and local officials in Houston, Texas to discuss the $5 billion recently allocated to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and disaster recovery. This grant funding is being provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program for the rebuilding of housing, businesses, and infrastructure followin...

  • HTN Update: Students demand gun control during National Walkout Day

    Hi Crossroads, I'm Amber Joseph with your Hometown News Update. Students across the country participated in National Walkout Day this morning.  Demonstrations from Washington to Florida and Michigan have drawn hundreds of students.  More than 2,700 protests were planned across the country Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.  Dozens of Washington-area students gathered near the White House for a moment of silence before reading th...
  • Aloe Elementary to receive million dollar renovation

    Hurricane Harvey left the Victoria Independent School District with $10 million in damages, and a renovation project will leave one school with a whole new look.  

  • Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies April 28-30

    VICTORIA, TEXAS – Predicting emergencies is impossible. It's why state officials are encouraging Texans to get prepared now. As an incentive to get prepared, the state is allowing Texans to purchase emergency preparedness items tax-free from April 28-30. 

  • Pet of the Week

    Meet Ewok and Phoebe. They're our Pets of the Week from the Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center.  Ewok is a 5-month-old male Chihuahua mix. Phoebe is a domestic short hair cat. She is 2-years-old.  Click here to learn more about DOCPAC. Here's more about Dorothy O'Connor: Dorothy Hanna O’Connor Dorothy Hanna O’Connor (1907-1992), Victoria’s preeminent caregiver of dogs and cats, established Six Flags Humane Society in 1963 as the community’s fir...

  • Friday's Question of the Day

    Good Morning Crossroads! Here's Today's Question of the Day: What do modified American cars, hand-built racers, Cuban daily drivers and Roller Derby have in common? Happy Guessing!  

  • Birthday Wishes

    Happy Birthday to Skylar, Maribel, Demi, Sammy, and Hadrian.  If today is your big day, you share it with Actors Shemar Moore and George Takei.  Have a good one!
  • Governor Abbott Appoints Three To The Upper Guadalupe River Authority

    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott reappointed D. Michael “Mike” Hughes and William R. “Bill” Rector, M.D., and appointed Margaret B. “Maggie” Snow to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. 

  • Alumni plans to turn old school into community center

    We go now to Cuero where the Tri City Empowerment Council is looking to preserve a school that is close to some members hearts. Our David Gibson shows us what he learned about this project. I'm outside the Daule school which four years ago was a learning center. Since that time it's  been closed but one alumni plans for her old stomping grounds will help new children.

  • UHV president, mascot compete to raise money for nonprofits

    A good old-fashioned competition begins. UHV President Vic Morgan is competing against UHV’s jaguar mascot, jaX, in the Over the Edge event to be the first to raise $1,000. Whoever wins will get to rappel down the 12-story downtown office building, One O’Connor Plaza, ahead of the...

  • Outstanding UHV education students ready to make a difference

    Rutherford, of Hattiesburg, Miss., recently was named the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development Spring 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student. Diana Ramirez, of Houston, is the school’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student.

  • Jackson County Seeks Grant for Lavaca River

    Jackson County Navigation District- a committee designed to protect the Lavaca River channel is finishing the last steps to an application process for a $840,000 from the Restore Grant Fund.

  • Update 4: Unified Command responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor, Texas

    The dredging barge Jonathon King Boyd, which caught fire after puncturing a gas pipeline while conducting dredging operations Tuesday evening approximately 2 miles from Port O’Connor, was safely towed to Port Lavaca and moored at a RLB...

  • HTN Update: Ellen surprises Rockport-Fulton high school

    Last august, the city of Rockport was hit by Hurricane Harvey, wiping out a majority of its homes, schools and businesses. Rockport-Fulton High School, a title 1 school, is the town's only high school. 

  • Robert Durst faces photos of slain friend in life, in death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A black-and-white photo displayed on a courtroom wall Monday provided a stark reminder of how much had changed in Robert Durst’s life over nearly four decades. The photo dating to at least the early 1980s showed the New York real estate heir’s best friend, Susan Berman, beaming, flanked by a bearded Durst wearing a smirk and his wife, Kathleen, with an electric smile. Today, Berman is long dead and Kathleen Durst has been missing for more than 35...
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