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Ex-cheer coach accused of having sex with student

Ashley Elizabeth Zehnder, who is charged with improper relationship with a student, appeared before a judge Monday morning.

Teen mom accused of trying to kill baby in hospital

A 19-year-old mother is accused of trying to suffocate her baby twice while the child was recovering at the hospital.

Trooper injured while conducting truck inspection on Highway 288

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was rushed to the hospital after his SUV was crushed between an 18-wheeler carrying pipes and a pickup pulling a trailer full of hay.

Police: Couple dies in murder-suicide with children home

Houston police are investigating a murder-suicide in southeast Houston. Investigators said they were called to a home around 7 a.m. Sunday and found a husband and wife shot to death inside their bedroom.

Driver, horse killed in accident in northwest Houston

A driver and a horse were killed in an accident in northwest Houston Sunday night.

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Authorities ID man held after 7 bodies found

An Indiana man told police he "messed up" by killing a woman in Hammond, then came clean, leading them to several more bodies in nearby Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday.

Doughty stopped short of calling Darren Deon Vann a suspected...

Locals camp out to be the first to cast their election ballots

Sunday night, a small group of voters slept in tents at the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center in River Oaks to be among the first to cast their ballots during early voting, which started Monday.

Police: 2 men hijack armored car outside drug store

Police said crooks hijacked an armored truck in southeast Houston, but they did not get very far.

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Scientist stumbles upon puppy-sized spider

Arachnophobes, this story isn't for you.

Sharpstown H.S. principal, administrators accused in abuse scandal reinstated

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Monday that an agreement has been reached in criminal cases filed last year against former Sharpstown High School Principal Robert Gasparello and former HISD administrators Silvio Leiva and Jason Thomson.

Steelers beat Texans 30-23, Houston falls to 3-4 on the year

Houston is under .500 for the first time this season after its second straight loss.

Houston Club building imploded downtown

The historic downtown Houston Club Building was imploded Sunday morning. Crews detonated more than 500 pounds of explosives to bring down the building.

HPD: Juveniles in stolen truck lead officers on chase in southeast Houston

Three juveniles were taken into custody early Monday after leading police on a chase in southeast Houston.

Both directions of I-10 near Sheldon & Beltway 8 reopen

Parts of I-10 in Channelview were temporarily shut down Monday afternoon after an accident involving an 18-wheeler.  The truck struck a utility pole, bringing down power lines across the freeway.

Alleged Indiana serial killer has Texas criminal record

The man police in Indiana say may be a serial killer was released from a Texas prison last year after pleading guilty to sexual assault in the case of a woman who was beaten, forced to perform oral sex and raped in Austin in 2007, Local 2 Investigates has learned.

43 people who had contact with Texas' first Ebola patient cleared

Forty-three people are considered Ebola-free after surrendering themselves to health officials for 21 days of isolation. Others, mainly health care workers in contact with the first Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, will be clear soon.

Waller ISD aide resigns after claims of improper communication with student

A Waller Junior High School employee is off the job after he was accused of communicating improperly with a student.

Disability rights groups: Fake service dogs on rise

It takes months of training and a major financial investment for a dog to become a certified service animal. But that's not stopping able-bodied people from claiming their ordinary pets are trained service dogs.

2 arrested for alleged armed robbery of League City convenience store

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing a convenience store in League City.

Blood sample taken from woman aboard ship negative for Ebola

As a precautionary measure the U.S. Coast Guard retrieved a blood sample from the health care worker who being monitored on-board the Carnival Magic. The U.S. Coast Guard confirms the sample tested negative for Ebola.

Early voting for midterm election starts Monday in Harris County

Early voting for November's midterm election starts on Monday, Oct. 20, and ends on  Friday, Oct. 31.

Murder suspect, 3 others arrested during armed robbery

A quick-acting neighbor made a 911 call that led to the arrest of four robbers, including one who was charged with capital murder in January.

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Woman arrested after getting stuck in chimney

A woman accused of illegally entering the Thousand Oaks, California, home of a man she went on multiple dates with was arrested Sunday after firefighters used jackhammers to partially dismantle a brick chimney she had become trapped inside.

Marcus Stanley/CNN iReporter

Ebola in the West: Why some survive, some die

There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died?

Deputies: 2 men rob woman in front of Alief home

Two men are behind bars, accused of robbing a 67-year-old woman at a home in Alief.

Convention chief Jordy Tollett back in jail

The general manager for the Pasadena Convention Center is back in jail following his 2012 arrest and conviction on charges of drunken driving.

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'American Idol' alum Joanne Borgella dies

Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an "American Idol" contestant in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday.

Driver slams car into cars stopped for train at Willow Center

Three people were taken to the hospital after a man drove his car into traffic early Sunday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

Official: Questions remain in Brown death

Blood from Michael Brown that was found on the uniform and in the police car of Officer Darren Wilson appears to back the officer's version of events, but still leaves questions unanswered, law enforcement sources told CNN.

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