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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Katy playground fire under investigation

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

Amazon birthday celebration will rival Black Friday

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

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.

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.

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. 

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Security guard found dead in business parking lot in south Houston

A security guard was found dead in the parking lot of a business in south Houston Saturday night. 

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.

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.

Alligator shot and killed in Orange is same gator that killed swimmer

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

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.

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Suspect: I killed woman on pier

The man accused of killing a San Francisco woman in what appeared to authorities to be a random shooting has told CNN affiliate KGO-TV that he he did it, but that it was an accident.

"Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14?" the ...

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.

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.

Man dies after being shot in head in east Houston

Houston police are looking into the shooting death of a man Sunday in the 9400 block of Avenue K in east Houston.

Amazon says new 'Prime Day' will bury Black Friday

It's Christmas in July for Amazon.

HPD: Man dies after being thrown from vehicle

The Houston Police Department is investigating a traffic accident that killed a 34-year-old man.

Investigators looking into cause of chemical plant explosion in Waller County

The Harris County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a chemical plant explosion that happened in Waller County Saturday night.

HPD: Gunmen kill man driving in southwest Houston

The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Saturday in southwest Houston.

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