2 men arrested in Seabrook in connection with US Capitol riot
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump riot outside the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)SEABROOK – Two men were arrested in Seabrook Friday morning in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot that took place on Jan. 6. A total of six Houston-area residents have been arrested in connection with the riot. A list of the wanted individuals can be found here. Anyone with information about the identity or location of the wanted individuals should call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) or submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov.
Houston man accused of taking part in Capitol riot appears in court Friday
Federal prosecutors allege Montano Alvarado not only illegally entered the Capitol, he “violently” pushed his way through a group of officers. AdAccording to court documents, Alvarado’s picture appeared in official FBI postings that sought information on those photographed during the riot. (United States District Court for the District of Columbia)Images included in criminal complaint against Wilmar Jeovanny Montano Alvarado. (United States District Court for the District of Columbia)Images included in criminal complaint against Wilmar Jeovanny Montano Alvarado. (United States District Court for the District of Columbia)Images included in criminal complaint against Wilmar Jeovanny Montano Alvarado.
2 local defendants in Capitol riot appear in Houston federal court
HOUSTON – Two defendants charged with taking part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 made court appearances at the Houston federal building on Thursday. One of the suspects is former Houston police officer Tam Pham while the other is Joshua Lollar, 39, who came to the federal building to post bond. Federal prosecutors accuse Lollar of clashing with capitol police two weeks ago as he made his way into the Capitol building during the riot. Federal agents said Lollar posted photos of himself inside the Capitol and even broadcast a Facebook Live post as he made his way in. On Thursday, Lollar arrived at the federal building, posted a deposit on a 50,000 bond and was fitted with an electronic monitor.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns after Capitol riot
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)(AP) – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the second Cabinet secretary to resign a day after a pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a resignation letter Thursday, DeVos blamed President Donald Trump for inflaming tensions in the violent assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy. She says, “There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me.”Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao tendered her resignation earlier Thursday. News of DeVos’ resignation was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
‘We can do more’: Mayor Turner calls for larger supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Houston
HOUSTON – The city of Houston is preparing for the mass distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine but says it need a bigger supply. While the Houston Health Department organizes logistics staffing and support, Mayor Sylvester Turner said the supply of the vaccine is the only thing the city cannot control. To date, Houston has received more than 8,100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the mayor. Officials said all of the city’s COVID-19 vaccine appointments for this weekend have been filled. COVID-19 variantHouston officials also discussed the recent finding of the COVID-19 variant in Harris County.
‘Must be removed from office’: Pelosi calls on Pence to remove President Trump by invoking 25th Amendment
WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump should immediately be removed from office or Congress may proceed to impeach him. Pelosi on Thursday joined those calling on the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump from office. It came a day after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, forcing the building into lockdown. The 25th Amendment allows for the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to declare the president unfit for office. The vice president then becomes acting president.