At least 1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Missouri City, police say

Houston police were on the scene early Tuesday morning of an officer-involved shooting in southwest Houston.

Man lured by teen girl he met on website; ambushed and shot, deputies say

A teen girl is accused of using an online dating service to set up a man to be robbed, according to deputies.

Man shot, killed inside car in Walmart parking lot

Police are investigating a shooting at a Walmart parking lot in southwest Houston that left one man dead and another injured.

Boy, 3, shot in face at Spring home dies at hospital

A 3-year-old boy who was shot in the face at his grandparent's house Sunday in the Spring area has died, deputies said.

Katy playground fire under investigation

Authorities are investigating what started a fire at a playground in Katy on Sunday.


Man shoots firework from top of head, dies instantly

A 22-year-old Maine man who had been drinking while celebrating the Fourth of July died after trying to launch a firework off the top of his head, according to authorities.

Boy, 10, looked like 'prisoner of war' after beaten, shot by mom, officials say

A mother of seven is accused of severely starving and beating her two young sons, even shooting the boys with a BB gun. The details of the abuse, which came to light last year, were so shocking that Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables likened the abuse to how prisoners of war are treated.

Amazon birthday celebration will rival Black Friday

Amazon is throwing a sale to rival Black Friday in celebration of its 20th birthday.

Alligator shot, killed in Orange same gator that killed swimmer

State investigators have confirmed that an alligator found shot to death Monday afternoon is the same alligator that killed a man from Orange last week.

Alleged drunk driver kills man driving motorcycle, police say

A man on a motorcycle died after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Genoa Red Bluff and Sam Houston Parkway Sunday morning.

Bond set at $50K for man accused of killing supervisor after being laid off

The man accused of shooting and killing his supervisor at a northeast Houston business after being laid off appeared before a Harris County judge Monday morning.

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Texas redheaded centipede has Internet squirming

If you hate creepy, crawly things, Texas has just the centipede for you.

FDA approved double chin blaster called a "breakthrough"

So you've tried diet and exercise and you've lost weight, but you just can't seem to get rid of that double chin!

Elderly couple terrorized during Meyerland home invasion

An elderly couple was terrorized by a lone gunman during an early morning home invasion in the Meyerland area.

Thieves use backhoe to break into Spring gun store, steal one rifle, deputies say

A business owner surveyed the damage at his gun store Monday morning after thieves used a backhoe to break into his store in Old Town Spring. 

Records: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman.

Four arrested, two sought in connection with vehicle burglaries in The Woodlands

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has arrested four people and is seeking two other people in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries.

Mother accused of dangling 3-month-old over balcony

A mother accused of dangling her 3-month-old baby from a balcony has been arrested.

PD: Man posed as doctor, had no license to practice medicine

A Houston man faced a judge Monday after being accused of treating patients at an East End medical clinic even though he is not a state licensed physician.

U.S. flags stolen, vandalized in Tomball

Families in Tomball are outraged after someone destroyed and stole United States flags placed in front of homes for the Fourth of July.

HPD investigating fatal stabbing near grocery store in Midtown

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing that happened around 10 p.m. Monday in Midtown.

Smash-and-grab robbers take ATM from Texaco gas station, police say

Houston police are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery in which thieves stole an ATM from a gas station Monday morning.

Man charged with murder after beating death in northeast Harris County

A man was arrested after fatally beating another man to death in northeast Harris County, according to deputies. 

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Oreo cookie has new skinny look

Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.

Four facing drug charges after tip leads to arrest in Galveston

A Crime Stoppers tip led Galveston police to arrest four people on narcotics-related charges.

At least 1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Missouri City, police say

Houston police were on the scene early Tuesday morning of an officer-involved shooting in southwest Houston.

Second teen found guilty in satanic killing of 15-year-old girl

The teen who was on trial for the satanic ritual killing of a teen girl has been found guilty and has been given an automatic life sentence.

Man killed while working security 4th of July

Houston police are investigating the death of a Pasadena man who was killed while on the job at KLAD Manufacturing on the Fourth of July.

Postal truck catches fire after wreck

A United States Postal Service truck caught fire Monday afternoon along the I-45 North Freeway in north Houston.

Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.

Police check report of 1 shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

Police say they are checking on a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.

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