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WEATHER ALERT: Houston area added to Heat Advisory

The Houston metropolitan area has been added to a Heat Advisory until 7 p.m. Friday.

Houston cobra: New details released

We're learning just how long a cobra may have been roaming the halls of a downtown Houston luxury high-rise apartment complex.

8-year-old shot in head, dies while playing with gun, police say

An 8-year-old was shot and killed while playing with a gun inside a house in southeast Houston on Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Prestigious school admits covering up teacher's sexual abuse of students

A Houston woman became one of the leading voices that helped expose a trusted high school teacher’s decades-long pattern of sexual abusing students. According to legal filings, educator Jack Moyer sexual abused students at the prestigious American School in Japan during the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Long lines at Hobby Airport caused delays for travelers

Long lines of travelers clogged Hobby Airport, which said heavy outbound traffic caused significant delays.

Sandra Bland's death may bring new screenings in Texas jails

The head of jail oversight in Texas wants to revise mental health screenings in county lockups following the death of Sandra Bland.

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Whole Foods to open lower-priced concept store in Houston

Whole Foods is bringing its cheaper concept store to Houston before anywhere else in Texas.

UPS driver shot twice, robbers steal packages from truck

A UPS driver was shot after delivering a package in southeast Houston Thursday night.

METRO driver hops off bus, drags homeowner from burning house in Heights

A METRO bus driver is credited with saving a person from a fire that broke out Friday morning in a Heights home.

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What happens to your body after drinking a can of Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola isn't exactly the healthiest beverage. Most of us know that it is full of sugar. So how does it affect your body?

Police: Drunken wrong-way driver slams into flatbed truck

A man is facing charges after a wrong-way crash along the Southwest Freeway. 

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Shell to cut thousands of jobs to cope with long period of cheap oil

Shell expects to eliminate 6,500 staff and contractor positions this year as it seeks to reduce operating costs by 10 percent, the Netherlands-based company said Thursday. The company also plans to reduce capital investment by $7 billion, or 20 percent.

1 killed in collision on FM 2920 in Spring

Harris County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal accident that happened in Spring Thursday night.

Man charged with arson after fire at estranged wife's house

Harris County deputy constables are searching for a man they believe intentionally started a fire at his estranged wife's home.

Men caught on video hopping fence after burglarizing home, police say

A group of men are being sought by police for a daylight burglary of a Sugar Land area home that was caught on video.

Family kicked off JetBlue plane after questioning flight attendants

A family says a JetBlue Airlines crew was unreasonable when it kicked off the couple and their two children for questioning the rules about where their toddler could sit during takeoff.

Firefighters battle 3-alarm fire at town home in SW Houston

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a town home in southwest Houston for more than an hour on Thursday.

Woman carjacked at gunpoint in her driveway

A 31-year-old woman was carjacked at gunpoint in her own driveway Wednesday morning.

Body pulled from Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston

Houston firefighters pulled a body out of Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston Thursday morning.

Man killed in southwest Houston drive-by shooting

Houston police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man in southwest Houston Thursday night.

Kroger Grocery Giveaway

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PD: Men tie up residents, steal jewelry and cash during home invasion

Three men are being sought by police for tying up residents during a home invasion in Sugar Land last week and stealing jewelry and cash.

Baby receives 2nd-degree burns in hospital's care

Newborn Isabel was born just a few days ago, but her parents worry what a St. Joseph Medical Center nurse did while in the hospital may have a lasting impact.

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J.C. Penney sends employee home for wearing shorts that are 'too revealing'

A former J.C. Penney employee said she was sent home for wearing shorts that were "too revealing" - shorts that were apparently purchased in J.C. Penney's career style section.

Once in a blue moon: Rare celestial treat in store for SE Texans

Overnight Thursday, Houston and southeast Texas will be in store for a rare celestial treat that happens only every couple years, a “Blue Moon.” This happens when we see two full moons in a one month period, which is fairly unusual considering that each month normally has only one full moon cycle.

Man accused of leaving puppy 'bred for Texas heat' in hot car goes before judge

A man who left a puppy in a hot car while he went shopping appeared before a judge Friday.

Man stuffs rifle down pants, leaves store without paying

Deputies said they are looking for a thief who went into a firearms store, stuffed a rifle down his pants and then walked out.

Pool for special needs boy left unfinished when contractor disappears

The family of a 5-year-old child who is blind and cannot walk is left with a concrete-lined hole in their backyard with no plumbing or equipment to the pool and several other components left unfinished.

HPD: Suspects open fire outside rap studio in northwest Houston; 1 shot in chest

Houston police are investigating a shooting that happened outside a home, which doubles as a rap studio, in northwest Houston.

Pedestrian hit by METRORail train near NRG Park

A pedestrian was hit by a METRORail train Friday afternoon near NRG Park.

Galveston County judge to decide whether to reduce former judge's 600K bond

A Galveston County judge will decide if she will reduce a former judge's $600,000 bond.

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