For seven families, today is an especially tough day.
It's the first anniversary of the destruction of space shuttle "Columbia" during re-entry to earth's atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board were killed, including Laurel Clark, a native of Racine, Wisconsin. NASA workers at Houston's Johnson Space Center held a memorial Friday. It was determined that insulation from the big center fuel tank struck and damaged the leading edge of the Shuttle's wing during launch. NASA's three remaining space shuttles can't return to flight until a slew of safety improvements are made. It's hoped that can happen by September but may slip into next year. Fifteen of 29 safety recommendations must be in place before the program can fly again. Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:27 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:27:47 GMT
Sabrina Kimbley reached a plea agreement on Friday that will land her in a state jail for four years. Sabrina and her husband David, of Winona, are each charged with 13 counts of child endangerment. ProsecutorsMore >>
Sabrina Kimbley reached a plea agreement on Friday that will land her in a state jail for four years.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:34 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:34:27 GMT
A Huntington woman pleaded guilty to putting meth in her coffee shortly before she gave birth to her child, accepting a five-year probation sentence.Amanda McAdams, 26, pleaded guilty to endangering aMore >>
A Huntington woman pleaded guilty to putting meth in her coffee shortly before she gave birth to her child, accepting a five-year probation sentence.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 10:53 PM EDT2013-05-17 02:53:13 GMT
The Bullard Solar Car Team hopes to represent East Texas at an international competition but needs help raising funds. Their solar car is the first high school solar car in East Texas and it's finallyMore >>
The Bullard Solar Car Team hopes to represent East Texas at an international competition but needs help raising funds.More >>