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Kitten saves local couple during house fire

Kitten saves local couple during house fire

Dixon, IL (WQAD) -- Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but a couple in Dixon, Illinois says an unlikely hero saved their life.
Vet Clinic Using Indoor Pool to Rehab Pets

Vet Clinic Using Indoor Pool to Rehab Pets

We all get aches and pains every once in a while, and our four legged friends get them, too. "I know how difficult life can be if you`re in pain, and I can see they were in pain," dog owner Paula Belekis said.

Huge jellyfish swarms caused by junk dumped in Gulf of Mexico

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the good news about dumping huge things in the ocean -- and by huge we mean things like aircraft carriers -- is that they create havens for marine life.
Hundreds gather to claim Mattress Mack money on Astros gamble

Hundreds gather to claim Mattress Mack money on Astros gamble

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; betting against the Astros proved to be another costly publicity stunt for the owner of a Houston furniture store.
Cowboys upset Seahawks in Seattle

Cowboys upset Seahawks in Seattle

The 30-23 win over the Seahawks today improved Dallas’ 2014 record to 5-1, the first time since the 2007 team started 5-1, and the 13th time overall
Aggies trounced at home by Ole Miss

Aggies trounced at home by Ole Miss

Texas A&M’s crowd showed up in a big way on Saturday night. The Aggies on the field never did, however, before a crowd of 110,633, most ever to see a football game in the state of Texas on any level.
Two Texas athletic department staffers reprimanded for purchases

Two Texas athletic department staffers reprimanded for purchases

About $40,000 worth of purchases made by the Texas athletic department from an antique store owned by a staffer violated university policy, according to an internal audit released by the school Friday.
TX teen sentenced for murdering his mother and defiling her body

TX teen sentenced for murdering his mother and defiling her body

Gruesome details emerged in the trial of Kevin Davis, the 18-year old accused of killing his 50-year old mother back on March 27 at her apartment in the 4300 block of Kostoryz Road, which began Tuesday.
Longhorns dominate statistically, but lose to Oklahoma

Longhorns dominate statistically, but lose to Oklahoma

Texas falls to 2-4 overall, and 1-2 in the Big 12. Oklahoma improves to 5-1, 2-1. It’s the Longhorns’ worst start to a season since 1956, the year before Darrell Royal was hired.
Cuban hopes to honor Duncan in final season

Cuban hopes to honor Duncan in final season

Dallas owner Mark Cuban has been praying for Tim Duncan’s retirement for years now. Not out of spite, but because his Mavericks will no longer have to contend with one of the best players in league history.
Wendy Davis ad uses wheelchair to criticize paralyzed foe Abbott

Wendy Davis ad uses wheelchair to criticize paralyzed foe Abbott

 Wendy Davis is attacking her partially paralyzed Republican opponent Greg Abbott in the Texas governor's race -- with an ad that features an empty wheelchair.

Voter ID registrations shot down

With the midterm elections just 25 days away, tougher voter I.D. laws were struck down Thursday night, or put on hold in 2 different states.
91-year-old raped in Texas retirement home

91-year-old raped in Texas retirement home

Police in Houston are looking for a man they say raped and robbed a 91-year-old woman.
Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return for Steelers’ game

Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return for Steelers’ game

Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is hoping to return for the Oct. 20 nationally-televised game at Pittsburgh.
Virginia mom's warning for parents: Classroom tool caused my son's seizures

Virginia mom's warning for parents: Classroom tool caused my son's seizures

New Kent County, VA (WTVR) -- A New Kent County mother says the electronic whiteboard in her child's classroom is giving her son seizures.