Texas - There's an increased concern over the safety of prison staff in Texas.
A staffing shortage is not a new problem at Texas prisons but it's getting worse.
Union leaders and prison officials agree that it's due to the growth of the oil and gas industry.
As a result, it's created private sector jobs that compete with prisons for workers.
The spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice says although the department is aware they are understaffed, all "critical security positions are filled."
Serious assaults on staff members in Texas also continues to rise; in 2010 there were 72 and in 2012 there were 96.
The last time an officer was killed by an inmate was in 2007.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says they've begun to see a high turnover rate.
This has led to corruption among some officers, since they have no intent in staying in the business.
To combat the situation, within the past decade the department has implemented new measures including body alarms, video surveillance systems and stab-resistant vests.
Investigations are continuing around Parliament, but lawmakers are expected to go ahead with plans to reconvene in a show of solidarity.
A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.
The chairman of the House intelligence committee says communications of Donald Trump and his transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets.
Information about Paul Manafort's offshore financial transactions was turned over earlier this year to U.S. agents working in the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network by investigators in Cyprus at the U.S. agency's request, a person familiar with the case said.
Lawton Public Schools and the Lawton Police Department are working together after threats were received against Lawton high schools. Parents received a text message this morning saying that an anonymous threat had been received against the high schools. Lawton Public Schools has also posted information about the threat on their Facebook page. We are trying to get more information on the situation and will update as we get more on this developing story. Copyright 2017 KSWO. A...