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Police: Man attacks woman inside apartment laundry room

Houston police said a man attacked and tried to rape a woman inside an apartment complex laundry room.

Fake workers in Liberty

Couple poses as workers, robs homes

Liberty police said a pair of thieves posed as city employees to get inside an elderly couple's home to steal from them.

Pack of dogs attacks boy in east Houston park

A young boy was attacked by a pack of dogs Thursday in an east Houston park. As the victim is recovering, animal control officers are working to capture the dogs.

Hempstead ISD police chief fired over failure to investigate bus tampering

The police chief of Hempstead ISD is off the job due to what the district says was his failure to investigate a bus tampering incident that happened last month, as well as his insubordination and lack of integrity.

Johran McCormick

Families battle over body of teen killed by girlfriend's father

Two families are now battling over the body of the boy who was killed by his girlfriend's father.

Arthur William Brown

Good Samaritan helps officer capture man accused of attacking woman

A good Samaritan jumped in to help a police officer capture a man accused of attacking a woman.

Third body found in rubble of east Houston house fire

Firefighters have recovered the bodies of three people after a massive house fire in east Houston.

Veteran claims she was harassed, discriminated against because of gender

A veteran said she was harassed and discriminated against at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center because of her gender.

Heart returned to widow may not be human

Heart returned to widow may not be human

A widow is battling a hospital to have her late husband's remains returned 10 years after his death. She said what they finally returned to her might not even be human remains.

Prayer vigil held for 15-year-old girl allegedly murdered by devil worshipers

Friends, family, and classmates gathered Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the 15-year-old girl allegedly murdered by devil worshippers.

Dozens of students sickened by school lunches at 3 Katy ISD schools

School officials are investigating after dozens of students at three Katy ISD elementary schools were sickened by what they believe was recalled rice.

Andre Muhammad

Student says teacher slapped him repeatedly in head

A student at a Houston Independent School District elementary school said a teacher slapped him repeatedly in the head.


Cashier at Baytown Walmart fired, accused of assaulting customer

A Baytown woman said a Walmart employee assaulted her when she commented on the employee's customer service skills.

Hugo Soto

Man injured in Houston-area bull run speaks out

A man injured during a Houston-area bull run is talking about his experience.

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Story of boy battling cancer spreads thanks to billboard

The story of a young boy battling cancer is spreading, thanks to a billboard and the power of prayer.

Video shows hair stylist shoving customer at salon

Cellphone video shows a hair stylist shoving a customer and trying to stop her from leaving after a disagreement over services at a hair salon

Greg Snider

Man mistakenly caught in drug sting

A man said he was wrongly targeted by Houston police, handcuffed and detained for more than an hour, after he gave a homeless man 75 cents.


2 arrested in Hershey Park sexual assault, robbery of woman

Police have arrested two teenagers who they say robbed and sexually assaulted a woman and committed several other robberies at the Terry Hershey Park Hike and Bike Trail in west Houston.

Shoplifting suspect also facing charges in connection with ID theft

Baytown police said a woman was caught with credit cards and drivers licenses linked to many unsuspecting victims.

Father's message for wife's killer

The husband of a murdered woman believes justice was not served in her court case.

NE Houston convenience store owner shot

Sugar Land man shot to death in northeast Houston

A convenience store owner was shot to death while police say he was driving back from the bank.

Students, community celebrate new Atherton Elementary School

Hundreds of students at Atherton Elementary are heading back to school at a state-of-the-art building in northeast Houston.

Sebelius talks health care reform in Houston

Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made several stops in Houston Monday to meet with local leaders and discuss the Affordable Care Act.

Teens break into business, take equipment for joyride

The search is on for several teens who broke into a tractor rental business and went for a joyride.

Trial set to begin in Houston boy's death

Mona Nelson is accused of killing 12-year-old Jonathan Foster and burning his body in 2010.

'No Muslim' parking signs come down in Spring Branch

New parking signs posted outside a Spring Branch mosque sparked outrage on Thursday.

Killer bees sting dog to death and hospitalize man

A swarm of bees stung a dog to death and sent a man to the hospital.

Elderly theft

Elderly woman's life savings stolen from car

She stopped at a Whataburger restaurant on the way home to pick up lunch and when she returned to her truck, her window was busted.

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Humane Society unveils memorial for fallen firefighters

The Houston Human Society unveiled a brick memorial Saturday to honor the four Houston firefighters who were killed in a motel fire in southwest Houston.

Baby found in dumpster

Investigators search for parents of baby boy abandoned in dumpster

A neighbor was taking out the trash when he discovered the infant wrapped in a black t-shirt in SE Harris County.

Arson investigating fire at pallet company

Houston fire crews put out a fire at an old pallet company early Monday morning.

Private funerals held for last of four fallen HFD firefighters

Private funerals held for last of four fallen firefighters

The last of four firefighters killed in a motel fire one week ago were laid to rest Friday.

OTD May 3 - United-Continental merger

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Disruptive woman causes flight to turn back to Houston

A United Airlines flight headed to Bogota, Colombia turned back to Houston after about an hour into the flight, according to Houston police.

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Assistant principal faces drug charges

A middle school assistant principal is arrested during a raid at an adult video store.

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Conroe man accused of threatening neighbors

A Conroe man is accused of threatening his neighbors with a machete and saying he planned to kill them.

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Teen shot in the neck while answering door

Police are looking for the gunman who shot a southwest Houston boy who was answering his front door Sunday night.

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Houston airport ranks 3rd in most expensive airfare

As Memorial Day travelers hit the roads and head to the airports, a new government study shows Bush Intercontinental Airport is one of the most expensive in the country.

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Police: Woman caught stealing from shoppers

Humble police are looking for a suspect who they said steals from women as they shop.

Charlie Rooke

Secrecy surrounds investigation of Spring middle school principal

A letter sent home to parents of Twin Creeks Middle School students has parents concerned about the school's principal.

Joshua World

Woman dies a week after her ex- boyfriend killed himself

A woman who was shot by her ex-boyfriend dies a week after his suicide

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Grenade scare on bus worries parents

Parents of elementary students in the Alvin ISD worry about their children's safety after a student on a bus was carrying a deactivated grenade on Wednesday.

Albury Food Mart

Plan aims to curb crime at food marts

The Harris County Attorney's Office reaches an agreement with the owners of two Brays Oaks convenience stores to help fight crime happening near those businesses.


George W. Bush Library and Museum to be dedicated Thursday

The White House Rose Garden arrived in North Texas on Wednesday. For former first lady Laura Bush, it's one of the highlights of the new George W. Bush Library and Museum.

Fallen firefighters died as heroes

They were the first running into battle flames at the West fertilizer plant. With the explosion, firefighters who took those brave steps didn't make it out alive.

Police: Bystander killed during apartment fight

A bystander was killed after police said someone opened fire at a crowded party in southwest Houston.

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Newlyweds' dog, car stolen at drugstore

Two newlyweds are coping with an unexpected heartbreak after traveling from Florida to Texas for a funeral.

Deadly Southwest Frwy Crash

Wrecker driver killed in crash

A wrecker driver died while working to tow a stalled vehicle.

Double shooting

Police: 2 people shot outside home

Two men were shot as they stood outside a Texas City home, according to police.

Yale home invasion

Man accused of beating, robbing grandfather, family

A man is arrested after beating and robbing a grandfather and his family in their own home, investigators say.

Spotlight shines on 5-year-old hero

A 5-year-old girl was recognized by firefighters Monday for helping rescue her grandmother from danger.

Mike Anderson

Harris County DA gets extra security

Harris County's district attorney gets extra protection after the district attorney of Kaufman County and his wife were killed in their home.

Vicious dogs

Residents fear dog attacks in south Houston neighborhood

Residents in one city of South Houston neighborhood are afraid of being attacked by dogs and worry about whether the city is doing enough to stop it from happening.

Police: Parents of deceased baby still won't talk

A day after a baby was brought into the hospital with burns over 50 percent of his body, police said the parents still won't talk to them about what happened.

Investigators: Blackmailed professor commits suicide

Investigators say a Texas A&M professor committed suicide because he was being blackmailed.

DJ Rick Roberts

Houston radio legend dies days after attack

Rick Roberts was known by many in Houston as a radio legend, but family members and friends said Roberts died after being beaten up by burglars in his own home.

Nolan Ryan Junior High

Teen accused of taking gun to school

A school police officer spots a 13-year-old acting suspiciously and finds a gun in his pocket, school district police say.

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Driver charged after car crashes into roof

A driver is facing charges after, investigators say, he crashed his car into the roof of a house then flipped over and landed upside down on the roof of a neighboring home.

Police: Crooks tunnel through walls to steal goods

Some burglars went to great lengths to gain access to a strip mall in northwest Houston.

Church in Houston

Hispanic Houstonians celebrate first Latin American pope

Thousands of miles away from Rome at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Houston, Hispanic parishioners gathered Wednesday evening for mass.

West Gulf Bank shooting

HPD: Father gets into shootout, 2 die

A father dies after he was shot by attackers in front of his fiancé and infant son, but police say he fired back at the shooters, killing a teenager.

Homeless Ticketed

Homeless man speaks out on garbage picking ticket

A homeless man, who is also a veteran, was ticketed by police for digging through a garbage can.

Bees on SUV

Thousands of bees swarm SUV

A bee invasion on a vehicle is an example of buzzing behavior that could soon become more common, an expert says.

Dickey's Receipt

Customer: BBQ joint charges over $1K for 1 meal

A barbeque bill dispute has a retired police officer and his wife out $1,365.03.

Investigators: Boy found wandering after fatal accident

A 4-year-old boy was found wandering alone after a fatal accident that killed his father, investigators say.

Ellisor Elementary

Student taken from school without permission

Parents at an elementary school are concerned about its security after finding out a student was taken from campus without permission.

Apartment fire leaves several families without homes

Several families were left without a home after a massive apartment fire in southwest Houston.

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Owner: Thieves target store twice in less than a week

Thieves targeted a southwest Houston convenience store twice in less than a week, according to the shop owner.

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Police: Man with axe attacks family in grocery store parking lot

A man uses a shopping cart to defend his family from an axe-wielding man in a grocery store parking lot.


Father says man molested his daughter at restaurant

A father is shocked when he gets in trouble with police for protecting his daughter.

Car into Home Addicks Satsuma

Driver flips car into house, lands on neighbor's roof

A driver crashed his car into the roof of a house then flipped over and landed upside down on the roof of a neighboring home, investigators say.


Aspiring model says 'free' ad cost her hundreds

An aspiring model said she feels taken advantage of after paying a man hundreds of dollars and getting no closer to her big break.

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Second lawsuit filed over Carnival Triumph cruise

As the U.S. Coast Guard's probe into the ill-fated Carnival cruise ship Triumph moves forward, a Houston-area attorney says he's fielding hundreds of phone calls from angry passengers.

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Firefighters battle fire at vacant houses

The Houston Fire Department says arson investigators are looking into a fire that burned down three homes in Southeast Houston.

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Caught on camera: Truck, horse stolen

Surveillance cameras were rolling when a thief stole a woman's pickup truck and the trailer it was towing, with her horse inside.

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Cruise ship from Galveston stranded in Gulf of Mexico

Thousands of cruise ship passengers are getting a refund and a free cruise after an engine fire turned their dream vacations into a nightmare for all aboard.


Deputies: Puppy shot in bag, dumped

At just 6-weeks-old, an innocent puppy took her last breath in a Montgomery County veterinary emergency hospital on Sunday.

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Constables: Woman ambushed, assaulted at home

Constables say a woman is recovering after she was ambushed and sexually assaulted at her own home.

Trapped Elevator

People trapped in high-rise elevator rescued

Several people are trapped in a downtown Houston high-rise elevator.

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Stolen ambulances found at salvage yard

Several ambulances stolen from an emergency medical services company are found at a salvage yard, but police say most of them have already been destroyed.

Officer Involved Shooting Greens

Police: Officer shoots burglary suspect

Police shoot a burglary suspect in north Houston after officers say he attempted to run them down.

Police: Housekeeper steals from clients

A housekeeper is suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from dozens of clients, police say.

Woman approached for sex at Webster store

A woman is recovering after she said she was approached for sex at a Bed Bath and Beyond store in Webster.

Homeowner scares off home invaders

Homeowner scares off home invaders

A homeowner scared away would-be burglars who invaded his southwest Houston home.

Man tied up during home invasion

A man is tied up, kicked and pistol-whipped during a home invasion, and he says he doesn't think he was a random target.


Woman spots man recording her through window

A northwest Harris County woman said she discovered a stranger recording her through her bedroom window while she was showering.


4-year-old killed in pit bull attack

A community is in shock after a pit bull violently killed a 4-year-old boy.

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Police: Woman killed at car wash

A family's quick errand at Suds Car Wash in Conroe ends in tragedy.

Police: Juvenile escapees burglarize home

A Seabrook neighborhood is on high alert after police said two juvenile escapees burglarized an area home.

Amber Elkins

Trial of man accused of killing ex-girlfriend begins

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend begins facing trial on a murder charge.

Cleveland Rape Trial

Man accused of raping girl, 11, pleads guilty

One of 20 men accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in Liberty County is sentenced to prison.

Police: Off-duty cop foils would-be robbers

An off-duty Houston Police officer has been credited with foiling the plans of some armed robbers in southwest Houston.

Alizae & Crystal Mata

Missing girl reunited with mother

A 2-year-old girl who, police say, was kidnapped by a family friend is back with her mother.

Norma Jean Scott

Help needed to solve grandmother's slaying

The family of a woman whose nude body was found two blocks from her home needs helps finding her killer.

Houston breaks ground on new skate park

Skateboarders in the Houston area will soon have a new park to call their own.

1 dead in armored truck robbery outside movie theater

Police say one person is dead and another was injured after a violent shootout during an armored truck robbery outside a southwest Houston movie theater.

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1 dies in kayak accident

A family fishing trip turns deadly when a kayak overturns in the frigid waters of a Missouri City lake.

Overturned kayak

2 rescued from overturned kayak

Two people were rescued Friday afternoon after their kayak had overturned in a Missouri City lake. One of the boaters was listed in critical condition.

Dickinson kidnapping

Police: Girl kidnapped, possibly sexually assaulted

A 12-year-old girl is kidnapped as she walks to a friend's house, investigators say.

Man killed at apartment complex

Police are investigating a man's death at a southwest Houston apartment complex.

2013 New Years Day Happy New Years

Weather doesn't stop celebration

Houstonians celebrated the end of 2012 with a trip back to the 1970s at Discovery Green Park Monday.

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Celebrate safely on New Year's Eve

Law enforcement officials will be out looking for drunken drivers as Houstonians ring in the new year.

Police: Man stabs girlfriend to death, kills self

A man stabs his girlfriend to death, flees the scene and later kills himself, police say.

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Search for missing couple, child ends

Texas EquuSearch called off its search for two adults and a 5-year-old girl who have not been seen since Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve Feast

Thousands fed at Christmas Eve Big Feast

Thousands of Houstonians get a free, hot meal at the Christmas Eve Big Feast, where a lot more than just a hot meal was served.

NRA: We need officers at every school

The National Rifle Association announced a proposal Friday that sparked a lot of debate.

EZ Pawn robbers

EZ Pawn robbers caught on tape

Robbers use sledgehammers to break into an EZ Pawn store in east Houston.

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HCSO: Woman killed in road rage argument

A woman is shot and killed during a road rage argument in west Harris County, and a suspect is behind bars.

Woman kidnapped in front of home

Harris County Sheriff's investigators said they are searching for the men who boldly kidnapped a woman from outside her home.

Milam Hotel

Ben Milam Hotel demolished

A big piece of Houston history came down with a bang, Sunday, to make room for luxury apartments.

Dakota Myers

3-year-old killed in house fire

A three-year-old boy is dead after a devastating trailer fire near Magnolia.

Iris Guerra

Police: Health worker robs elderly couple

A couple said a health aide worker they invited into their home stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and a credit card.

Officials: School threat just a rumor

A threat at a local school district that caused quite a bit of concern with parents turned out to be nothing more than a rumor, officials said.


Armed, barricaded man arrested after hours of negotiation

After more than five hours of negotiation, deputies arrest an armed and dangerous man who had barricaded himself in Huffman.

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HCSO: Naked man forces his way into woman's apartment

A naked man forces his way inside a woman's northwest Harris County apartment while she is at home, investigators say.


Couple throws 'Texans' wedding

For the last two years, Renee Venegas and Damon Parrott have been inseparable, falling in love while rooting for the Houston Texans. 


Woman mugged, dragged outside Starbucks

A woman is recovering in a hospital after a man ambushes her and drags her across a parking lot to steal her purse, police say.

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Bank robbery leads to school lockdowns

Two schools were locked down for about an hour while deputies searched for a bank robbery suspect.


Vandals damage park's Christmas decorations

Just days before the small town of Danbury planned to celebrate the the holiday season in the park, police said vandals damaged the decorations.

John Martinez

Family needs help finding man's killer

A family is asking for help finding out who killed a man outside his home and why.

Galveston County Precinct 7 Constable Pam Matranga

Constable loses gun

A Galveston County constable who has already taken heat for sexual harassment and urinating in a public park is under fire again, accused of losing her gun and waiting to report it.

Crowds cheer as Houston Zoo lights up

The Houston Zoo lit up Friday night with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights in animal-themed displays.

Residents worry about coyotes killing pets

A Galveston woman says a coyote attacked and killed her small dog near her suburban home. That's not the only animal in the area suspected of being killed by a coyote.

Evidence disappears from police property room

A police department is trying to figure out how some items in its property room have disappeared.

Gunmen ransack home with children inside

Seven children were inside an apartment when burglars ransacked the home at gunpoint.

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$3,300 found in donated shoes

Employees at a Goodwill store find thousands of dollars in a pair of donated shoes and hang on to it in case the owner came back for it -- and she did.

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SUV crashes into house

A woman drives her SUV into a north Houston home where a grandmother and two young children were staying inside, police say.


HPD: Mother driving drunk injures 4 children

Houston police say a woman was driving drunk when she caused an accident that critically injured her four children.

Woman dies falling off vehicle

A woman dies after falling from the hood of her ex-boyfriend's Jeep, according to authorities.

Jose Sepulveda

Police: Man steals metal twice, hits employee

A man is accused of stealing metal from a Pearland business, running over an employee who tried to stop him and coming back later to steal again.

Lucille Shooting

Schools locked down during search after shooting

Two schools are locked down while police search for a group of men involved in a shooting.

Pasadena Walmart

Police: Walmart employee steals customer's wallet

A Walmart employee is accused of stealing a customer's credit card out of her wallet and using it to buy shoes and a laptop at the same store.

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Garcia re-elected sheriff; Anderson elected DA

Voters in Harris County decide their next sheriff and district attorney.

McDaniel Home Invasion

Couple tied up during home invasion

A couple arrived at their northeast Houston home after a grocery shopping trip and were met by men with guns.

Yucca Mountain Home Invasion

Man shot during home invasion

A homeowner is shot during a home invasion in northwest Harris County.

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Infamous gangs facing legal troubles

The names are well known in the world of gangs, but now members of the Crips and the Bloods are facing a different kind of battle.

Stranger Danger

Stranger danger: Man takes photos of student

A stranger was seen taking pictures of an elementary school student who was riding a bike home from school.

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Man arrested for dragging donkey

A Splendora man is arrested for dragging a donkey with a rope tied to the trailer hitch of his SUV.

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Teen shot by robbers at home

A teenager is shot twice after robbers attack his mom outside their northeast Harris County home.

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Some against new Walmart in Heights

A new Walmart in the Heights opens Friday, but there is still strong resistance from some residents.

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Shots fired toward students walking to school

The Houston Independent School District is investigating after two students say someone fired shots in their direction while they were walking to their north Houston school.

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Dash cam video released of fatal crash, chase

Baytown police release dash-cam video from a high-speed chase that ended in a fiery crash that killed a 16-year-old boy.

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Hundreds remember Gallegos at viewing

Hundreds pay tribute to State Senator Mario Gallegos at the University of Houston.

Homeowner fights back, shoots at burglary suspects

A homeowner in north Harris County sends two burglars running when he grabs his gun and fires shots in their direction, investigators say.

Deputies: Phony cops accused of robbery

Authorities arrest a thief who impersonated a police officer, and are searching for the accomplice.


Women on alert after man exposes himself

Women in one west Houston apartment complex are on high alert after a man exposed himself to several women.

Adele Margaret Karczewski

Neighbor: Murder suspect asked for help moving body

Neighbors claim that a woman accused of killing her roommate asked them for help to get rid of the body.

Duo on the run after carjacking, armed robbery

Police in three suburban cities are on the hunt for a pair of bandits responsible for two carjackings, a shooting and a robbery.

Chaise Green

Firefighter faces child porn charges

Investigators say they found a man in bed with an 8-year-old boy when they went to his home to search for child pornography.

Priscanoi Maree Kisivuli

Police: Shoplifting suspect leaves baby in shopping cart

A woman trying to steal merchandise from a store leaves a 1-year-old girl in a shopping cart while fleeing, police say.

Shawn Carter, Eutha Oliver

HPD: Woman takes girl, 4, to CPS after abusing her

A woman is accused of abusing a 4-year-old girl with a broom and a belt, and her husband is accused of not stopping the abuse.

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Police: Bank robber sprays employees with chemicals

Police are searching for a man who sprayed bank employees with chemicals during a robbery.

Galveston Island kicks off shrimp festival

Shrimp lovers should head down to Galveston this weekend.

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Man accused of attacking party guests with machete

A man is in jail after he attacks a group of partygoers with a machete, police say.


Dog comforts crime victims in and out of court

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office is using a dog to help fight crime.

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ICE: 82 held in stash house

The search for a teenage girl leads ICE agents to more than 80 illegal immigrants being held in a stash house in southwest Harris County, officials say.

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Park and ride commuters find bus route issues

A transit authority is fielding hundreds of calls from angry commuters after recent bus service problems.

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Investigators: Man tries to rape woman during break-in

A man is accused of terrorizing an entire neighborhood and trying to rape a homeowner.

Elderly woman robbed at gunpoint

A 73-year-old woman is robbed at gunpoint in her own home, police say.

School cancels classes after storms knock out power

Just a month into their school year, nearly 1,000 students at a north Houston school got an unexpected break.

ATM Robbery

Man robbed at knife-point at Liberty ATM

Police say a thief robs a man at knife-point while at a Liberty ATM, in the middle of the afternoon.

Man accidentally shoots 3-year-old granddaughter

A grandfather says he accidentally shot his 3-year-old granddaughter when he was aiming at a stray cat.

Houstonians beat the heat on Labor Day

Families out trying to enjoy the Labor Day holiday are having to take precautions when it comes to the heat

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Homeowner shoots naked burglar

A naked burglar in a car is shot by a homeowner and then police use a Taser gun on the suspect in southeast Houston, according to police

All-out Texans brawl caught on tape

A YouTube clip of football fans coming to blows at a Texans game on August 18, has caught the attention of thousands.

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3 wanted in robbery, beating

The Houston Police Department is searching for three men who robbed and beat a man.


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Man accused of torturing 4-year-old boy

A man is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.


Robber forces victims to withdraw from ATM

A robber is forcing people to drive to an ATM to withdraw money from their accounts.

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Sugar Land residents protect against West Nile

Officials encourage residents to be safe and address warning signs


Trio mugs man at carwash

A man is robbed while cleaning his car around 7 p.m. at a carwash in Humble.

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Boy, 13, accused of leading police on chase

A 13-year-old boy leads officers on a police chase before crashing, officers said.

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'Gangster Granny' embraces new nickname

A day after 73-year-old Margaret Jackson used a barbecue fork to fight off a home invasion suspect, she is fully embracing a new alter ego. 

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Dad captures Aviator ride malfunction on camera

A man said he and his 7-year-old son were terrified when a ride at the Kemah Boardwalk malfunctioned, leaving them hanging 30 to 40 feet in the air.


Family defends teen charged in sister's death

Dozens of family members show up in court to support a teen accused of killing his own sister.

Investigators: Robber forces woman to drive to ATM

A robber ambushes a grandmother and her young granddaughter in their driveway and forces them to drive to an ATM for money, investigators say.

Tree falls on, kills mother

A mother is killed when a tree falls on her during a backyard get-together in northeast Harris County.

1st West Nile death reported in Houston

A Houston man diagnosed with West Nile virus has died, health officials say. His death is one of 10 related to West Nile virus in the state.


Hitchcock apartments covered in black mold

The City of Hitchcock condemns 24 apartments after an inspector finds walls covered in black mold.

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Woman 'upskirted' at store

A woman confronted a man at a League City convenience store after he snapped pictures underneath her dress.

Elderly Robbed

Man attacked with hammer at senior living home

An elderly said he was ambushed, attacked with a hammer and robbed.

Jessica Ghawi

Colo. shooting victim's family: Holmes is 'coward'

The family of a San Antonio woman killed in the theater shooting in Colorado doesn't want to hear about her alleged killer.

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Houstonians react to Colo. shooting suspect's court appearance

Houstonians watch and react as the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting makes his first court appearance.

Suspected tree thief caught on camera

Suspected tree thief caught on camera

A suspected robber stealing trees is caught on camera in Midtown.

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Robber attacks trophy store clerk

A robber attacks a woman working at a Magnolia trophy store before stealing $200.

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Teens rescued after clinging to tree for hours

Two teenagers are forced to climb a tree and dial 911 as they wait to be rescued when a storm hit, flooding the area where they were fishing.


The Woodlands residents pack up, evacuate

Residents along Wilderness Road in The Woodlands are loading as many of their possessions as they can into U-Hauls and car trunks Friday.

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Woman climbs on car to escape flooding

A woman is rescued from high water in Northwest Harris County.

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Movie star fishes in Baytown

A movie star is spotted fishing in Baytown.

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Thieves steal from church

Thieves ransack a Baytown church and steal thousands of dollars worth of electronics.

NAACP Convention focuses on youth

Despite rainy Sunday weather, thousands of people turned out to take part in the NAACP National Convention held in Houston.

3 killed in wrong-way collision

Three people are killed when a drunken driving suspect going the wrong way on Interstate 45 causes a head-on collision in The Woodlands, troopers say.

3 killed in wrong-way crash

Three people are killed when a drunk driving suspect going the wrong way on Interstate 45 causes a head-on collision in The Woodlands, say police.

Brother Killed

Sister charged with brother's murder

Harris County Sheriff detectives say a woman shot and killed her brother in Northwest Harris County.

2 drown in boating accident

Two people, including a 15-year old boy, drown after a boat accident on a private lake.

CEO wants to transfer Sandusky charity to his own

The CEO of a Spring non-profit wants to help Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile charity.

Commons of Grace Senior Apartments

Thieves target senior citizens' apartment complex

Senior citizens living in a northeast Houston complex are leaving in fear after some residents were targeted by thieves.

Hot Dad Semi-Finalist

Tomball man competes in 'hottest dad' contest

A Tomball man is a finalist for iVillage's Hottest Dad in America contest.


Neighbors help quash crime spike

Police said residents in La Porte helped put a stop to a spike in crime in their neighborhoods.

Tactical firearms

Customers targeted at gun shops

Thieves are targeting vehicles at more than one Houston-area gun shop and investigators say they've got their eyes open for one thing in particular.

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