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Policeman refused service for being a cop, and more top stories this week

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HOUSTON – There were more big stories in the Houston area as the Democratic National Convention wrapped up this week.

Here are some of this week's top stories on Click2Houston.com:


Off-duty officer, family refused service at McDonald's

An off-duty Brenham police officer was refused service at a restaurant for being a police officer.

He was with his family at the time of the incident.

The Brenham Police Department created a Facebook post that read in part, "We know this was an isolated incident that involved a single employee who is not fond of law enforcement."

Police Chief Craig Goodman said the incident happened at the McDonald’s at 500 Hwy 290 West in front of HEB.

“Her son is in custody for a serious offense and she just doesn't have a pleasant view or a positive view of law enforcement,” Chief Goodman said about the employee.

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Former NFL player, wife shot to death by son, police say

The 16-year-old son of Antonio Armstrong has been charged in connection with a shooting that killed his father and his mother early Friday morning, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

The shooting happened at a two-story home on Palmetto Street, near Bellaire.

Houston police told Channel 2 that Armstrong and his wife were both shot inside their home. The wife was pronounced dead at the scene. Armstrong was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. He later died from the injury.

Homicide investigators said there was no history of domestic violence between the couple.

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Woman followed more than 35 miles, robbed after shopping at The Galleria

A Houston-area woman has a warning for anyone who goes shopping and thinks their belongings are safe just because they make it out of the parking lot.

Still too shaken to reveal her identity, she was followed by a group of thieves 38 miles to her home where she was robbed.

"It really freaked me out," she recalled. "Home is supposed to be your safe haven and it's not."

Last Thursday, she left The Galleria after a day of shopping. Nearly 45 minutes later, as she pulls into her driveway, surveillance video shows a gray, four-door sedan following right behind.

A side camera shows the moment the driver parks and two thieves jump out.

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5-year-old boy shot in face in NW Harris County

A 5-year-old boy has been sent to the hospital after an accidental shooting at 9714 Shady Tree Lane in northwest Harris County, according to police.

The boy was taken to Memorial Herman Hospital with a gunshot wound to the face, according to police. Police said the shooting was accidental.

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Woman sued over bad online review

A woman posted negative comments about a law firm online after she says she was hit by a drunken driver and tried to get an attorney.

She says the firm she initially hired was dragging its feet.

"He emailed me, and said, 'I saw what you wrote on social media and I need you to remove it right now,'" Lan Cai said.

The 20-year-old is now on the receiving end of a defamation lawsuit because of what a Richmond resident posted on a Facebook community forum and other places, then refused to remove.

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Clinton accepts nomination at Democratic National Convention

KPRC 2 News' Syan Rhodes was in Philadelphia to cover the 2016 Democratic National Convention this week.

The convention was held at the Wells Fargo Center. Hillary Clinton was nominated Tuesday as the Democratic Party's Presidential candidate.

Related: Syan Rhodes' 2016 Democratic National Convention blog

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker and first lady Michelle Obama declared undeniably their support for Clinton as the Democratic Party nominee for president Monday at the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Sanders delivered a full-throated endorsement for Clinton.

"Any objective observer will conclude that -- based on her ideas and her leadership -- Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States," Sanders told delegates, spurring a cascade of cheers.

DNC Day 1: Full-throated support from party stars

Democrats made Clinton the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the nation's history on Tuesday, shattering one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics.

The former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state was formally installed as the party nominee to take on Donald Trump on an emotional night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.

DNC Day 2: Hillary makes history

President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed Donald Trump in withering terms and offered his complete support for Clinton.

Obama offered an empowering vision of the nation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday, saying America doesn't need a "self declared savior" like Trump to fix it.

"The America I know is full of courage, and optimism, and ingenuity," Obama said. "The America I know is decent and generous. Sure, we have real anxieties -- about paying the bills, protecting our kids, caring for a sick parent. We get frustrated with political gridlock, worry about racial divisions; are shocked and saddened by the madness of Orlando or Nice."

DNC Day 3: Obama brings full support to Clinton

Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise," taking her place as the first woman to lead a major presidential ticket Thursday night on the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

"When there are no ceilings," she declared, "the sky's the limit."

DNC Day 4: Clinton makes history

Visit the Politics page for the latest coverage in this year's election and more.


102-year-old woman robbed at gunpoint after leaving bank

A 102-year-old woman was attacked and robbed at gunpoint in the garage of her Tanglewood home and police believe she was followed there.

The woman had just returned home from the Chase bank on the corner of San Felipe Street and South Post Oak Lane.

“We pulled into my garage,” she told Channel 2 in an exclusive interview. “When I started to get out of the car a tall, slim, young black guy grabbed me by the shoulder and threw me onto the cement floor of my garage.”

The robber had a gun and was pointing it at the victim and her driver.

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Teens forced to kneel in raw rice, beaten with electrical cord, police say

A couple is accused of forcing two teens to kneel on raw rice and beating them with an electrical cord as a form of household punishment.

Veronica Salgado, 35, and Rene Melendez, 34, have been arrested and are charged with injury to a child under 15 with bodily injury and assault of a family member in an incident on June 2, 2015.

Police were called after the teens, ages 16 and 13, told Salgado's ex-husband about the incident. He told an investigator that the 13-year-old was forced to kneel on raw rice grains holding heavy books, and that whenever he dropped a book, Melendez would beat the child with an electrical cord while Salgado looked on.

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Woman lists '2016 presidential campaign' as cause of death

A Houston woman's obituary listed "the 2016 Presidential campaign" as part of the reason for her death.

Elene Meyer Davis died June 7 at age 91 due to congestive heart failure. But as her grandson shared on Reddit, there was another cause listed.

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Chemical release forces part of ship channel to close

A shelter in place has been lifted for the city of Galena Park. Authorities issued the warning due to a sulfur dioxide release at Pasadena Refining.

The Houston Ship Channel was also shut down from Kinder-Morgan ship dock 4 to the Magellan Turn Basin, about one mile in distance. The channel is now open.

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10-year-old with cancer dreams of meeting Astros players

Diehard Astros fans Joseph Fleming and his family can be found at every game. His stepfather says, “If there’s a game on, [they’re] watching it. There’s no doubt about it."

But recently, the 10-year-old athlete from League City was diagnosed with a rare cancer in his liver and lungs. Now, family and friends are looking for a way to make his time in a hospital bed as memorable as possible. They’re dreaming big, seeking a way for the young fan to meet his Astros idols.

According to his stepfather, Jeremiah Price, Joseph was diagnosed Friday with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As of right now, they don’t know of a cure, but the family is transferring him from Texas Children’s Hospital to MD Anderson for more information.

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