Dad found not guilty in shooting death of drunken driver who killed kids

The jury returned a verdict Wednesday in the trial of a father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who killed his two young sons in a crash.  David Barajas was found not guilty.

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Ex-officer shot in face in 1993 charged with indecency

A former Houston police officer who was ambushed and shot in the face in 1993 at a police substation is now facing charges of attempt to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure.

Girl kills gun instructor

Mohave County Sheriff's Office

No charges after girl, 9, kills gun instructor

A shooting instructor is dead, the victim of a gun-range accident. A 9-year-old girl is surely traumatized. And plenty of people, including many gun enthusiasts, are asking: Why give a child a submachine gun to shoot?

The deadly incident occurred Mond...

Man impaled by saw blade while doing construction work in Galleria area

Houston firefighters were on the roof of a Galleria area strip center rescuing a man Monday morning.

Gallery Furniture "Teachers' Lounge Giveaway"

Gallery Furniture is giving away 20 teachers' lounge makeover and we need YOUR help to choose the first winner!

David Barajas II and Caleb Barajas boys killed in crash

Trial begins for dad accused of killing drunken driver who killed sons

A southeast Texas father faces trial on allegations he killed a drunken driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck on a rural road.

Four business owners facing food stamp fraud charges

Investigators say the four were indicted by Harris County grand juries in July and August for their roles in stealing thousands of dollars from the federal government.

19 students, 1 adult injured after school bus hits tree

Nineteen students and one adult were transported to four hospitals Tuesday morning after a privately owned school bus hit a tree in the Memorial area.

Police: Houston mom arrested after hitting crying baby in doctor's office

A Houston mother was arrested after she hit her crying baby while visiting a doctor's office.

Mom killed, baby injured in southwest Houston crash

Houston police are investigating a fatal accident that happened in southwest Houston Tuesday morning.

Massive fire destroys warehouse in city of South Houston

A massive blaze Tuesday afternoon destroyed multiple businesses occupying a warehouse in the city of South Houston.

Astros' fan spikes ball into ground during first pitch

A Houston Astros' fan throws out the first pitch and spikes it straight into the ground.

Astrodome's future: County judge proposes world's largest indoor park

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett hosted a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce a new proposal for the Astrodome.

HPD: Man steals beers, threatens Taco Cabana employees with mop

A man is in custody, accused of threatening employees with a mop at a Taco Cabana in the Heights.

Firefighters successfully rescue dog stuck in tire

Seasoned Houston firefighters at Station 51 thought they'd seen it all until a frantic good Samaritan dropped off a sweet, defenseless puppy with it's head stuck in a tire.

Deputies: Homeowner shoots intruder in north Houston

A homeowner opened fire on an alleged intruder in north Harris County.

PD: Man fatally shoots girlfriend, kills self after SWAT standoff

A man who police say fatally shot his girlfriend has killed himself after a SWAT standoff on Houston's south side.


Tire thefts cause thousands in damage, loss

Within the 36,000 motor vehicle burglaries reported to the Houston Police Department in 2013, there is a specific yet pervasive crime -- tire theft.

Man super glues ATM key to steal personal account information

Man superglues ATM key to steal personal account information

Police said a man in Victoria faces criminal charges for supergluing the enter key on numerous ATMs there.

Houston police search for burglar after multiple car break-ins

HPD: Montrose area car burglar leaves behind his own vehicle while fleeing

Houston police were looking for a burglar that broke into at least three vehicles parked in the Montrose area overnight.

2 drowning victims found near San Luis Pass

The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning of two men whose bodies were found near the San Luis Pass Tuesday morning.


Boy, 5, with autism lost for hours on bus

One of the worst nightmares a mother can imagine is having no idea where your child is. For Carmen Rivera, she didn't know where 5-year-old Valentino -- who is autistic -- was for more than three hours.

Officials: Man deliberately drove his $1M Bugatti into Galveston waters

Federal authorities say an East Texas man has admitted to deliberately driving his $1 million car into Gulf waters near Galveston so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle.

Judge sets trial date for Robbie Tolan civil rights lawsuit

Robbie Tolan's civil rights case will be heard in federal court next year; a federal magistrate judge set the date Wednesday.

Giant panda file

Panda may have faked pregnancy for more food

A giant panda slated to be the star of the first-ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role -- after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.

Not only was it a phantom pregnancy, but zoo...

Another chance for rain Wednesday

Low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring rain to the coast


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Squeeze on lemonade stand brings out support

In business, it's all about location, location, location. Even 12-year-old T.J. Guerrero knows that.

Should there be minimum age for children to shoot at gun ranges?

Like most Houston-area gun ranges, there is no age requirement. Children under 21 years old must be accompanied by an adult and if they're tall enough to see above the shooting shelf, they can shoot.

Douglas McAuthur McCain, 2008 booking photo

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

American jihadi's family speaks out

He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting terrorists in Syria -- and dying there.

Exactly what spurred Douglas McAuthur McCain's metamorphosis remains murky. But while his radicalization and death have stunned l...

Shark sighting

Massachusetts State Police Media

Beach evacuated after shark spotted

More than 1,000 people were pulled out of the water and off the beach Monday after a great white shark was spotted off the coast of Duxbury, Massachusetts.

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