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CDC confirms first U.S. case of Ebola in Dallas

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday.

Neighbors describe man killed in police shootout as quiet, nice

One person has been killed in an officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston, according to Houston police.

HPD: Officer shoots, kills suspect near Baybrook Mall

A police officer shot and killed a suspect in a store parking lot near Baybrook Mall, police say.

Granddaughter calls 911 during violent home invasion in northwest Houston

Police are searching for the group of violent robbers who beat up a couple in their northwest Houston home.

Pregnant woman injured, husband killed in crash involving DWI suspect

A pregnant woman was injured and her husband was killed late Tuesday when a suspected drunk driver plowed into their vehicle, according to Houston police.

Perry: 5 kids who had contact with Ebola patient monitored

Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease.

Elderly homeowner opens fire on attempted robbers in southwest Houston

An elderly homeowner opened fire on a group of suspects attempting to rob his southwest Houston home, according to Houston police.

Houston Texans' star J.J. Watt buys Mom car, wins internet

J.J. Watt admits he's always dreamed of buying his mom a brand new car. Today, he did!

Doctor convicted of poisoning lover talks about life in jail

The once-respected cancer doctor convicted of poisoning her boyfriend told Local 2 that she is surviving in jail on her faith and that she often prays.

Man charged in stabbing death during argument at apartments

A man is facing charges in the fatal stabbing of another man after an argument over the weekend in the Upper Kirby area.

HPD: Mom chokes boy, 6, for drinking chocolate milk without permission

A 23-year-old mother is accused of using excessive measures to discipline her 6-year-old son after the boy drank chocolate milk, according to Houston police.

Abbott, Davis square off in final debate in Texas governor's race

Ebola, ethics and education are among the issues that dominated the final debate between Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis.

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Suspect in real estate agent slaying wanted to plead guilty

Arron Lewis, the suspect in the abduction and slaying of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, told reporters Tuesday that he pleaded not guilty to the charges only because his lawyer told him to. He said he wanted to plead guilty because he jus...

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'Mistake' in how hospital handled Ebola case?

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil went to the emergency room last week, but was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia.

"A travel history was taken, but it wasn't communicated to th...

Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

Ship collides with vessel in Intra-Coastal Waterway

Part of the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) is closed due to a collision near the area where the Houston and Galveston ship channels meet.

Texas appeals court upholds Tom DeLay reversal

The highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money-laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

Hundreds of chickens killed with golf club

Suspects in a bizarre burglary beat to death 920 chickens at a farm in central California earlier this month, authorities say.

Small child seen in back of SUV after chase suspect crashes in North Houston

A man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at the end of a police chase and crash in north Houston.

Houston airports, hospitals implement Ebola prevention steps

In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee discussed what Houston airports are doing to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

Police chase driver in stolen truck with 4-year-old child inside

Police took a man into custody Wednesday morning, after officers said he stole a truck with a young child inside and led police on a wild chase.

Mother accused of beating daughter after Texans game

Pasadena police charged Priscilla Diana Garay, 28, with injury to a child after she allegedly assaulted her daughter.

4 in custody after leading police on chase from Katy to east Houston

Four people were arrested early Wednesday after leading police on a chase from Katy to east Houston, according to Houston police.

Man who stole expensive cowboy boots sought

Houston police are looking for an armed robber who has hit at least two Cavender's Boot City stores. Pasadena police believe the same man robbed a store in their city, too.

'Jeopardy' faces scrutiny for ‘women' category

The hit game show "Jeopardy" is not exactly known for it's scandals, but the show recently found itself in hot water after featuring a category called "What Women Want," which some viewers found sexist.

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Va. authorities check ties in unsolved cases

As the fall disappearance of a college student haunts Virginia yet again, police across the state are scrambling to determine whether Jesse Matthew, the suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance this month, is linked to other slayings and disappearanc...

17-year-old found with gunshot wounds wandering 50 miles from home

Officials said a 17-year-old boy was in stable condition Tuesday morning after residents in northwest Harris County found him wandering along the side of a road.

Man accused of hitting baby girl, who died from her injuries

A man has been charged after allegedly hitting an 8-month-old child with a blunt object.

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Security lapses lead to shakeup at top of Secret Service

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned Wednesday in the aftermath of a fence-jumper gaining access to the White House on September 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovering other security lapses.

Questions arise after fatal wreck on Harris County race track

There are a lot of questions about the tragic death of a driver on a northeast Harris County race track.

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