LESHAN, China (NBC/CCTV) - People near a village in Southwest China were able to see something most people in the world would pay good money to watch: a fairly close-up view of an estimated 220-pound panda in the wild.
The giant panda was sleeping by a mountain road near a national nature reserve in Sichuan Province.
Word got around, and a crowd of people gathered to take a look.
After a while staff of the reserve arrived, and they scooted down the mountainside and took pictures of the panda from about 9 feet away.
Later the panda woke up, spotted the crowd of people and quickly returned to the woods.
There are about 56 wild giant pandas in the reserve.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.