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  1. No threat found on both diverted flights from US to ParisRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 18 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities cleared both Air France flights bound for Paris from the U.S. that had to be diverted Tuesday night because of anonymous threats received after they had taken off. Air France Flight 65 from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris was diverted to Salt Lake City International Airport, Air France said in a statement.


  2. 'Whitey' Bulger's lover heads to court on contempt chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2011 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of James "Whitey" Bulger is expected in federal court to face a contempt charge for refusing to tell whether other people helped the Boston mobster during his 16 years on the run. Greig, 64, already is serving an eight-year sentence for conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.


  3. 'Tweeners' who think pot is cool more likely to drink and drive laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    "Tweeners" who think marijuana is acceptable may be more likely to drive drunk or ride with a drunk driver when they reach high school, a new study suggests. The researchers followed nearly 1,200 U.S. middle school students from 2009 to 2013.


  4. 'Whitey' Bulger's lover indicted on criminal contempt chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was indicted Tuesday on a charge she refused to testify about whether other people helped him during his 16 years on the run. Greig is already serving an eight-year sentence for conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.


  5. CT scan use in kids fell over past decadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Children are receiving fewer CT scans now than a decade ago, dovetailing with a move to radiation-free MRI scans and ultrasounds, a recent study shows. Though several reasons might explain the shift, the study's lead author, Dr. Michelle Parker, said the underlying reason may be a push to limit youngsters' exposure to radiation.


  6. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Nearly one in five teens has specific health care needs that are not receiving attention, and this may set them up for poorer physical and mental health in adulthood, a new study contends. "Previous research had shown that lack of medical care in this age group is associated with poor health and higher risk behaviors at the time.


  7. Lawyers for 'Whitey' Bulger ask court to overturn convictionRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Lawyers for convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense was eviscerated when he was barred from testifying about his claim that he received immunity for his crimes. Attorney Hank Brennan said a ruling by Judge Denise Casper prohibiting Bulger from telling the jury that a now-deceased federal prosecutor granted him immunity violated his right to a fair trial.


  8. Bulger case, minus the gangster, returning briefly to courtRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston will hear oral arguments from Bulger's lawyers, who are trying to overturn his racketeering convictions. Bulger is serving a life sentence in Florida and won't be present for Monday's proceedings.


  9. Major cyberattack targets UCLA hospital systemRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A months-long cyberattack on the University of California, Los Angeles, hospital system put at risk the personal information for up to 4.5 million people, officials said Friday. UCLA Health said in a statement that while there's no evidence hackers acquired personal or medical data, it can't be ruled out yet. 4 comments

  10. What's in a name? For newborns, maybe fewer medical errorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Hospitals usually identify newborns by generic names such as "Babygirl Jackson" or "Brendasboy Jones" instead of the names parents give them. The reason: A patient record and name tag must be created immediately after birth, and changing records during a single hospital stay can cause confusion, said study lead author Dr. Jason Adelman, a public safety officer in the Montefiore Health System in New York City.


  11. Breast-feeding may have dental benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The more babies breast-feed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, a new study shows. But pacifiers can negate some of that potential benefit, even if the children are breast-feeding, the Australian researchers said.


  12. 'Rocky,' 'Raging Bull' producer Robert Chartoff dies at 81Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Robert Chartoff, the Oscar-winning movie producer behind the boxing classics "Rocky" and "Raging Bull," died Wednesday, associates said. He was 81. Chartoff died at his home in Santa Monica, California, Lynn Hendee, the president of his company, Chartoff Productions.


  13. Man who stalked actress Mila Kunis recaptured after escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Dunn, sentenced for stalking actress Mila Kunis escaped from a mental health facility over ... . FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, actress Mila Kunis attends a premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.


  14. Tougher alcohol laws for adults may also lower teen drinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    New research suggests that as a state's alcohol laws get tougher, teen drinking rates drop -- even if the laws are targeting adults and not teens. "Nobody's ever looked to see how policies explain big differences between kids' drinking among different states," said study co-author Dr. Timothy Naimi, an alcohol epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center.


  15. Prosecutor: Venice boardwalk driver targeted meth dealerRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A driver who killed an Italian honeymooner and struck 17 other pedestrians on the Venice Beach Boardwalk two years ago was angry and trying to run down a drug dealer who ripped him off, a prosecutor said Thursday. Nathan Campbell got in his blue Dodge Avenger and sought revenge against the man who didn't return with methamphetamine for which Campbell and a friend had paid $35, Deputy District Attorney Victor Avila said in his opening statement at the trial in Los Angeles.


  16. Wallet squeeze: Apartment rents projected to rise againRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The average U.S. rent has climbed 14 percent to $1,124 since 2010, ac... . In this March 18, 2015, photo, visitors tour an apartment at the Gibson Santa Monica, a new luxury apartment building in downtown Santa Monica, Calif.


  17. Techies snatching up more real estate in Southern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    While the mega rich from Silicon Valley have made headlines for their purchases of extravagant Los ... . Justin Yoshimura poses for a portrait the home he just purchased on March 13, 2015 in Santa Monica, Calif.


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