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Delino DeShields

Astros minor-leaguer hit in the face by 90 mph fastball

Delino DeShields Jr. is nursing a big bruise after he was hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball.

Resident shoots suspect during home invasion

Houston police are investigating a home invasion that led to a shooting in southeast Houston.

Lockdown lifted at Kemah Walmart after bomb squad investigation

Customers were placed on lock down for hours in a Walmart as a bomb squad investigated a threat in the store's parking lot.

Police: 4 dead after car hits taxi in Pasadena

Four people are dead after a horrific head on collision in Pasadena Friday night.

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Stocks: It's report card time on Wall Street

We're heading into the heart of the earnings season this week. It's a reality check on the health of the economy and where the markets stand ... and maybe where they'll go.

Car runs over 2 men, 1 killed

An investigation is underway after two men were intentionally run over in West Houston.

3-year-old child injured in shooting

A 3-year-old is in the hospital after someone opened fire on a family's SUV in the city of South Houston.

Pursuit kills teen

17-year-old killed after chase ends in crash

A teenager is dead after sheriff deputies say he led them on a chase on a 4-wheeler.

Child killed, several injured in 4-vehicle accident on Highway 290

A child is dead and several are injured in a four-vehicle accident, according to officials.

Recovering fire captain to see son's Marine graduation

Houston Fire Captain Bill Dowling has spent almost a year working to recover after being injured in what has been called the deadliest day in Houston Fire Department history.

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Woman hit, killed while looking for keys on side of road

A woman is dead after she was hit and killed on the side of the road Sunday.

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'8THEIST' denied, 'BAPTIST' approved; atheist sues

Shannon Morgan identifies as an atheist and wants the world, or at least the car behind her, to know it. But the state of New Jersey says no.

Morgan, of Leesburg, is suing the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for rejecting her request for a vanity ...

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Thousands skip school in Houston on make-up day on Good Friday

Thousands of Houston students and teachers stayed home on Good Friday instead of reporting to class to make up for a school day canceled by bad weather.

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Prosecutor: Pair used cat to defraud owner

A once fat cat is now almost broke, literally. Not the Wall Street-type, but the four-legged, furry variety.

A 7-year-old tabby called Puddy Cat is at the center of an extensive embezzlement case out of Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Puddy Cat once st...

Teen dies after being shot in stomach

Sheriff's deputies are trying to figure out who shot and killed a teenager.

HPD: Security guard shot to death protecting condo complex

A killer is on the loose early Friday morning after a security guard was shot and killed outside a southwest Houston condominium complex.

Deadly accident on Highway 6

County judge injured in head-on collision

A Liberty County Judge and his wife are recovering in the hospital after surviving an early-morning head-on collision.

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Gov. Perry's passed-over pick for Texas A&M president resigns

A Texas A&M University executive who Gov. Rick Perry wanted promoted to school president quietly resigned after not getting the job, becoming the latest top campus official to step down in recent months.

Creepy baby watching burglary suspect charged

A man accused of lurking over a child's crib after breaking into a family's home has been charged with three counts of burglary.

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Fatal shooting in eastern Ukraine ups tension

Mystery surrounds a shooting incident on a country road in eastern Ukraine that left several people dead and ratcheted up tensions in the region, where pro-Russian groups have seized government buildings and set up roadblocks in defiance of authoriti...

Houston vs. Portland: A Tale of Two Cities

Our Houston Rockets take on the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday night in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs at Toyota Center. And we don't have to tell you that Houston is way better than Portland.

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South Korean President criticizes ferry crew

The actions of the captain and crew of the sunken ferry Sewol "are akin to murder," South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday.

Her comments come after a radio transcript released a day earlier suggested that passengers aboard the doomed South K...


Historical Galveston church reopens for first time in 6 years

For the first time in nearly six years, St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston opened its doors on Sunday.

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defence of...

Galveston concerned about possible return of '90s beach party

The city of Galveston is bracing for what appears to be a possible return of the island's epic '90s beach party.

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Argument at house party ends in shooting

Police are looking for the person who shot a man at a southeast Houston house party.

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Drone finds nothing in MH370 search

The underwater drone scanning the ocean for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended its eighth mission Monday, having covered about two thirds of its intended territory without finding any sign of the missing plane.

This has been the case for 45 days now, ...

Wrecker driver crashes into two cars

Police are investigating what caused a car accident involving a wrecker truck in Southwest Houston Friday night.

Mariachi Mass, or Misa Panamericana, a tradition at Houston church

An outgrowth of Vatican II reforms in the 1960s, Misa Panamericana, the Mariachi Mass, was authored by a Canadian priest and first performed in Mexico. St. Joseph Catholic Church in Houston continues the tradition.

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Freebie Friday: Easter weekend, Earth Day events

It's Easter weekend which means Easter egg hunts for the kids, plus Earth Day celebrations and more in this week's Freebie Friday.

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