New Texas state laws go into effect today

New laws go on the books and into effect in Texas Tuesday. Here's a look at the changes taking place in the state.


HPD: Man fatally shot while taking selfies with gun

A man posing with a gun and taking selfies was killed when the gun went off and struck him in southwest Houston, police said.

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More than 225,000 iPhone accounts hacked

Hackers have stolen more than 225,000 Apple accounts from iPhone customers.


Video appears to show Bexar County deputies shoot man

Video obtained by a KSAT-TV in San Antonio appears to show a man with his hands up fatally shot by deputies, an encounter that authorities say happened after the armed man resisted arrest and nonlethal weapons failed to bring him under control.

DA: Man shot Harris County sheriff's deputy 15 times during ambush

Shannon Miles, the man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth, appeared in court Monday to face a charge of capital murder, and the district attorney revealed new details in the case.

SWAT team arrests suspect after threat to deputy

A person who made a threat against a deputy is in custody after a SWAT standoff in far northwest Harris County.

Atlanta-area police officer shot responded to wrong home

Authorities say an Atlanta-area police officer was shot and critically wounded when officers responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house.

Severe weather moves through Houston area

Some areas in Galveston have received nearly two inches of rain. An earlier Flash Flood Warning has expired for Galveston County.

Mom, son killed and 8 hurt after wreck on Beltway 8 feeder at Antoine

A mother and son are dead and 8 others were injured after a four-vehicle accident Tuesday on the westbound feeder road of Beltway 8 North at Antoine Drive.

Robbers shoot, kill man in front yard of northeast Houston home

One person was found dead after a robbery led to a shooting, according to Houston police.

School staff's suspicions lead police to 5-year-old left home alone

A mother has been arrested after police found her 5-year-old son home alone.

Harris County Sheriff says rhetoric calling for killing of officers must stop

Harris County Sheriff Hickman sat down with Channel 2's Sofia Ojeda and answered questions about the aftermath of Deputy Darren Goforth's murder.

ME: Man found dead shot multiple times

It didn’t take neighbors long to show how much they care after a 20-year-old was killed Saturday in Katy.

Woman arrested for public intoxication pokes out tongue for mugshot

Well this is definitely a candidate for mugshot of the year! A woman who police say was drunk and causing commotion in public decided to take a not-so-ordinary photograph while being booked into jail.

ConocoPhillips to cut more than 500 jobs in Houston area

Energy giant ConocoPhillips said Tuesday it will reduce its global workforce by 10 percent, including cutting more than 500 job in the Houston area, due to the downturn in the oil industry.

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Massive manhunt after officer's death

A large-scale search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer continued Tuesday into the night.

Officers in heavy gear, with K-9 partners and others on horseback, kept looking for the men police said shot Lt. Joe Gliniew...

Pool builder who left jobs unfinished tried to get new pool job

The attorney for a pool builder who didn’t finish area pools and skipped town says Jay Bellar had found a new job, but that job fell through after his soon-to-be employer learned about Bellar’s situation in Houston.

Anti-law-enforcement graffiti in the Houston area

Keep your eyes open across numerous locations around the Houston area and you'll see them. In the form of stencil or crude graffiti, they're popping up in a lot of places -- symbols of anti law enforcement rhetoric.

Man freed after serving more than 20 years in prison for marijuana

Jeff Mizanskey walked out of prison in Jefferson City, Missouri just before 8 a.m. Tuesday after serving 21 years for non-violent marijuana offenses.

Alleged drunk driver charged after 2 killed in crash

A man is facing intoxication manslaughter charges after two people were killed in an accident Monday night in west Harris County.

Gas station clerk knew Goforth, Miles

The Chevron station at the intersection of West and Telge roads is a popular spot for police officers to fill their patrol cars while on duty. Workers said it’s not uncommon to see three or four police vehicles in the parking lot at one time.

Accused killer of deputy gets court-appointed attorneys

Shannon Miles two court appointed attorneys met with their client for the first time Monday.

Driver arrested after high-speed chase in Fort Bend County

Police captured a man who led police on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon in the Fort Bend County area.

Over 1,000 people walk on West Rd. to honor HCSO sheriff's deputy

There is a growing memorial Saturday at the Chevron gas station where Harris County sheriff's deputy was fatally shot.

Woman helps 40-pound dog lose weight

A dachshund at an area shelter should weigh around 15 pounds, but the dog is coming in at nearly 40 pounds.

Two women arrested after chase in southeast Houston

Two women are in custody Tuesday after leading police on a chase during rush hour on the Gulf Freeway.

J.J. Watt to be featured on SI's NFL preview issue

Sports Illustrated is showing off the five covers for its NFL preview issue this week, and the one and only Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will be featured on one of them.

Charges upgraded against TSU sophomore after shooting victim dies

Charges have been upgraded against a Texas Southern University sophomore accused of shooting two people outside a campus dormitory after one of the victims died.

Man accused of seeking sex with 15-year-old

A man is arrested Monday after allegedly trying to seek sex with a minor.

PD: Mom caught with pot after 3-year-old found wandering alone near busy street

A mother was arrested after her 3-year-old daughter was found wandering alone near a busy street in Pasadena.

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