Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas church gunman lied about past to become a security guard, records show

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — The gunman who killed more than two dozen people inside a Texas church earlier this month lied when he registered as a security guard earlier this year, according to records released this week.<p>Authorities have said the gunman, 26-year-old Devin Kelley, was able to buy …

Crime

Using Automated Machine Learning to Find Spy Planes

Since 2015, organizations like the Associated Press and BuzzFeed have been investigating the use of both government and commercial aircraft for …

Data Science

National Safety Council: 421 May Die on U.S. Roads in Coming Days

Non-profit organization estimates another 48,500 to be seriously injured in vehicle accidents during holiday period.<p>PGPDnews/Twitter<p>The National …

Authorities just served Apple a warrant for the Texas church shooter's iPhone

Authorities are continuing to investigate the mass shooting that left 26 people dead and 20 others wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a church …

Privacy

Motorcyclist dies after being struck by pickup near Premont

CLOSE<p>A few tips from Corpus Christi Police Department on what to do when you see a major vehicle wreck.<p>A motorcyclist is dead after he was struck by …

Harley Davidson

Watch as the Georgia Dome is imploded after 25 years of use

National<p>Seven locations were being treated as crime scenes in Rancho Tehama Reserve after a gunman went on a shooting rampage through the community. …

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Garland crime lab analyst's misleading testimony leads to statewide changes

Misleading testimony from a Garland-based state crime lab analyst has led to statewide changes in how forensic testing gets handled in court.<p>Texas …

Texas

Two accidentally shot at church meeting to discuss church shootings

Two people were accidentally shot at a church group meeting to discuss church shootings.<p>Emergency services were called to First United Methodist …

Guns

License plate camera system as virtual fence

- Not much crime happens in West University Place. Not much crime, but still too much for real estate agent Heidi Dugan.<p>"I started working on this a …

Surveillance

Mystery surrounding death of Trinity sophomore

The mystery surrounding the death of a Trinity University student continues.<p>Cayley Mandadi, 19, died on Halloween in Luling.<p>The Texas Department of …

Medicine

Garland man arrested after chase near northwest Dallas dealership

A 41-year-old Garland man was arrested Wednesday after fleeing from officers on foot in a chase that ended near a northwest Dallas car dealership, …

Crime

Texas State University Halts Greek Life After Fraternity Pledge Dies

Alcohol is suspected in the death of the 20-year-old Phi Kappa Psi pledge.<p>Texas State University in San Marcos has halted all fraternity and sorority activity after a 20-year-old fraternity pledge was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive at an off-campus apartment.<p>Matthew McKinley Ellis, …

Crime

Trump on Texas shooting victims' families: We will never leave their side

National<p>The AR-15 assault rifle is commonly used in mass shootings in the United States. Here's a closer look at likely reasons why.<p>In 1968 Congress …

Crime

DPS: 1 dead in 3-vehicle collision in Pearland

PEARLAND, Texas – A collision involving three vehicles left at least one person dead in Pearland overnight.<p>According to Troopers with the Texas …

We need to talk about mass murderers

Campaigns to deflect attention away from killers and towards their victims are ultimately misguided.<p>At a press conference in Sutherland Springs, …

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Texas gunman once put gun to ex wife's head, asked 'Do you want to die?' | NOLA.com

The former wife of the man responsible for killing 26 people in a Texas church last week said he had threatened to kill her over the course of their …

Crime

Bryan murder suspect added to Texas top ten most wanted, reward offered

A Bryan man has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list with a cash reward of $7,500 being offered for information leading to his …

Crime

Security becomes a top priority for churches after Texas massacre

<b>Pilot Point, Texas (CNN) —</b> While active-shooter training is not new to houses of worship, the massacre this month at a Texas church has renewed attention to their vulnerability and the fine line religious leaders walk as they try to create a welcoming atmosphere that doesn't tempt a would-be …

Justice

After Texas Church Shooting, These Conservative Orgs Say The Bible Wants You To Take Your Guns To Church

As has happened so many times in the past several years, the Texas church shooting, in Sutherland Springs on November 5th, has set off a series of …

Religion

Q&A: Texas gunman's punishment spotlights military justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years before Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on a Baptist church in Texas, killing more than two dozen people, the former Air Force airman faced a military jury after pleading guilty to choking his then-wife and cracking her son's skull. His sentence: 12 months confinement …

Crime

Different laws and databases affect gun background checks

Devin Kelley, who carried out the massacre at a Texas church, was able to buy four guns even though he had been convicted in the Air Force of …

Gun Control

Here's how the national anthem got started in American sports

National<p>"We can tell you there was a domestic situation going on within this family. The suspect's mother-in-law attended this church," shared …

Policing

Apple refutes FBI, says it reached out to help unlock Texas church shooter's phone

A fight between Apple and the FBI seems to be brewing once again following the massacre at a Texas church that left 26 people dead on Sunday.<p>Christopher Combs, head of the FBI’s San Antonio field office, said on Tuesday that a cellphone belonging to Devin Kelley was sent to a crime lab in Quantico, …

Privacy

'There was going to be a war': Waco biker bloodbath goes to jury

A Texas jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of a motorcycle club leader who could face life in prison for his role in a ferocious gunbattle that left nine bikers dead.<p>Jake Carrizal, who heads the Dallas chapter of the Bandidos, is charged with directing criminal activity that led to the …

Crime

Where was the New York terror suspect radicalized?

National<p>A Texas Department of Public Safety official gave an update on Monday about the victims killed in a shooting rampage at a Sutherland Springs …

Crime

Guns and the Military's Domestic Abuse Problem

How disregard of the law may have contributed to the Texas church massacre.<p>America’s extraordinary gun violence is enabled by a lack of both laws and responsibility. In a small but significant way, bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich seeks to address both …

Gun Control

Rackspace employee injured in Sutherland Springs church shooting

A Rackspace Hosting employee was injured in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and is currently receiving medical care, …

Crime

DPS searching for 'suspected shooter' in Floresville

The Texas Department of Public Safety says that officials are looking for a shooting suspect in Floresville.<p>Numerous police sirens have been heard …

Crime

Suspect in 1974 murder of Alice police officer identified

More than 40 years after police officer Matthew Murphy was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Alice, investigators believe they have found the …

Crime

Texas Church Where Massacre Happened to Be Demolished

The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said.<p>Pastor Frank …

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