News 2 Know: HPD sergeant accused of killing wife, ITC works to empty tanks and more

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor, Matt Aufdenspring - Digital Managing Editor

Hope you've had a good Monday! Today is National Tolkien Reading Day. Tolkien is the writer behind the epic classic, "Lord of the Rings" along with "The Hobbit" and several other novels.

The day is celebrated on March 25 because that is the day Sauron (the main antagonist in "The Lord of the Rings") fell. Honor the day by cracking open your favorite Tolkien book.

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Hilario Hernandez Jr., a sergeant with the Houston Police Department, was taken into custody in Kingsville, south of Corpus Christi, after being wanted in connection with a murder investigation, sources confirmed.

HPD sergeant accused of killing wife over perceived flirtation with another man, family member says

A Houston police sergeant was charged after he shot and killed his wife inside their Pearland home Saturday afternoon over a perceived flirtation with another man, according to an affidavit. Read more >

Local News

KPRC2

Images of the dike wall that "partially collapsed" at the Deer Park ITC chemical facility on March 22, 2019, as seen by Sky2.

ITC still working to empty chemicals from tanks week after fire

It has been over a week since a fire broke out at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. in Deer Park, sending a plume of smoke over the city and causing havoc for area residents. Read more >

HISD

HISD superintendent search suspended upon directive by TEA conservator

The Houston Independent School District board of trustees has been ordered to suspend its search for a new superintendent. Read more >

Texas News 

KPRC2

Martin Fox and Niki Williams enter federal court in Boston on March 25, 2019.

2 Houstonians accused in college cheating scandal appear in court

Two Houstonians are among 12 defendants who reportedly pleaded not guilty inside a Boston federal courtroom for their alleged roles in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal.  Read more >

National News

WPTZ via CNN

Study: Cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado jump threefold

Cannabis use in Colorado has been on the rise since medical cannabis was liberalized in 2009 and recreational cannabis went on sale in 2014, and it has led to an increase in emergency department visits, according to a new study. Read more >

Go Coogs! 

KPRC

It’s a celebration years in the making. The University of Houston beat Ohio State 74-59 and clinched a spot in the Sweet 16.

UH celebrates historic win after clinching spot in Sweet 16

It’s a celebration years in the making. The University of Houston beat Ohio State 74-59 and clinched a spot in the Sweet 16. Read more >

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