Miranda Hernandez pays her respects as she visits a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community on …

Texas Church Shooter Shows History of Violence to Animals, Children

The First Baptist church shooter in Texas had a history of cruelty to animals, and he even fractured his step-son’s skull. Criminal experts warn about the link between violence to animals and people and they have a checklist of things to look for.


Two MTSU Football Players Suspended After Puppy Abuse Video Surfaces

Editor’s note: Story updated to include dismissal of the two football players. Two Middle Tennessee State University football players have been indefinitely suspended while they are being investigated by the Murfreesboro Police Department for animal cruelty after one of the players

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Criminal Kicks Chihuahua–in Police Station

On Saturday morning, a 48-year-man with a lengthy criminal record chose an unusual place to abuse his dog: the lobby of the South Pasadena police station.

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200 Starving Horses Land Texas Couple in Jail for Abuse

More than 200 horses were seized in an afternoon, and more than a dozen taken to the SPCA facility in Houston for immediate treatment for malnourishment, open and infected wounds, and hooves untrimmed for perhaps as much as a year, causing the horses to limp.

A Texas high school football player has been accused of …

Emu Tortured to Death by Texas High Schoolers, Say Police

A Texas high school football player has been accused of stealing an emu from a farm and then torturing and killing it at a party late in the evening on Valentine’s Day. Seven other students were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, and additional charges may be forthcoming, according to a press release from the county sheriff.