Feds seized records, phone of former Michigan House leader
A former leader of the Michigan House had his phone seized as part of a federal investigation that involved grand jury subpoenas, search warrants and bank records, according to court documents. The details were disclosed in a lawsuit against Rick Johnson and his wife, Janice, over fees charged by the Grand Rapids law firm Secrest Wardle. The firm sued the Johnsons in 2021, saying they had failed to pay $7,500 for legal work performed in the fall of 2020 in connection with the case “United States v. Johnson.”news.yahoo.com
Gov. Abbott directs investigation into murders committed by 2 paroled inmates wearing ankle monitors, release says
Gov. Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to investigate any lapses in the release and parole supervision of two men who were reportedly wearing ankle monitors while they committed murders, a news release from the governor’s office said.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls on Texas Rangers to investigate how Gonzalo Lopez escaped TDCJ custody, killed family of 5
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called for the Texas Rangers to investigate how Gonzalo Lopez, a convicted murderer, was able to escape Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) custody, elude capture for 21 days, and perpetuate the brutal murder of Mark Collins and his four grandsons on June 2.
Jan. 6 hearings live updates: The House select committee to kick off hearings in prime time
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is holding its first hearing after months of meeting behind closed doors. The panel has promised "previously unseen material" about the insurrection and will detail the "coordinated, multi-step effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and prevent the transfer of power," it said.
A White off-duty deputy says he shot a Black man who jumped on his truck. Data implies otherwise.
A deputy sheriff in North Carolina is accused of fatally shooting a men he says jumped on his truck. A witness says the man was crossing the street. The truck and the body show no signs of impact, investigators said.washingtonpost.com
‘This has been a bipartisan failure’: Lawmakers call for investigation of Dominican Republic sugar industry
The lawmakers cited an investigation by The Washington Post and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that described how the family of the late former president of one of the Dominican Republic’s largest sugar companies turned to South Dakota in 2019 to finalize four new trusts. The trusts contained shares of the sugar company, Central Romana and personal wealth worth $14 million.washingtonpost.com
MUGSHOT: Man charged after locking child, girlfriend in room before setting apartment on fire, sheriff says
The child that was injured after a fire broke out at an apartment complex in northeast Harris County was locked in a room with the child’s mother when the woman’s boyfriend possibly set the apartment on fire, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Tuesday morning.
Federal authorities, Chicago police announce charges in sweeping narcotics investigation
Seventeen people have been charged in a drug trafficking investigation in Chicago, U.S. Attorney John Lausch, officials from U.S. Homeland Security and the Chicago Police Department announced Thursday.chicagotribune.com
Mother of 8-year-old boy, her common-law husband arrested in death of child
HOUSTON – Houston police said they have arrested a mother and her common-law husband in the death of her 8-year-old son Tuesday. Police said 24-year-old Kayla Holzendorf and 28-year-old Dominique Lewis have been charged with injury to a child and tampering with evidence. Investigators said paramedics were already at the scene performing CPR on the child. Both paramedics and officers reported seeing multiple injuries on the boy’s body that were not consistent with drowning, investigators said. According to investigators, the child’s biological mother and her husband were in the room on the second floor at the time of what they told police was a drowning.
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation
New York AG appoints attorneys to lead Cuomo investigation Two attorneys were appointed Monday to investigate sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. State government officials have also called for Cuomo to resign. CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports on the latest updates in the investigation. Then, coauthor of Politico's New York Playbook Anna Gronewold joins CBSN's Elain Quijano to discuss the Cuomo investigation.cbsnews.com
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol
Investigations intensify into assault on U.S. Capitol More than six weeks after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the investigation into how it happened and who was involved continues to turn up new information. CBS News reporter Cassidy McDonald joins "CBSN AM" with the latest.cbsnews.com
Investigation of Wyoming toddler found dead continues
Stuffed animals and notes of condolences are seen attached to a fence Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, around a dumpster at a Cheyenne, Wyo., apartment complex where a 2-year-old boy was found dead. – Police in Wyoming continued Monday to investigate the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex. Orona didn't return a Facebook message seeking comment and didn't have a listed phone number. AdPolice and firefighters conducted an extensive search Friday after hearing of the missing toddler. They used a reverse 911 call to tell people within a half-mile (1 kilometer) of the Lexington Hills apartment complex to be on the lookout for him.
Southwest Houston staple Fung’s Kitchen damaged in fire, officials say
HOUSTON – A 31-year-old restaurant that is well-known in the Asian community in southwest Houston was damaged in a fire Sunday, firefighters said. Located in the 7320 block of Southwest Freeway, officials said the blaze broke out at Fung’s Kitchen around 11:47 p.m. According to firefighters, a Houston police officer was driving by when he saw the smoke coming from the restaurant. Strong winds gave firefighters a difficult time when putting out the blaze, officials said. Firefighters said no one was inside the building during the fire and it started from the inside of the building.
Who killed Imtiyazali Manasyia? Houston police seeking public’s help identifying a suspect
The Houston Police Department and Crime Stoppers are requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for the murder of a 54-year-old man who died earlier this month. According to Crime Stoppers, Imtiyazali Manasyia’s body was found at approximately 9:53 a.m. Jan 14. in the 6000 block of Rookin Street. Houston Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Manasyia deceased at the scene. Crime Stoppers may reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case. AdTips can be reported online or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app, or by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477).
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.
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration
Law enforcement prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration The Department of Justice's inspector general is opening an investigation into law enforcement's preparation and response to the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The investigation comes as law enforcement officials ramp up security in the nation's capital amid growing threats of violence between now and Inauguration Day. CBS News' Natalie Brand has the latest from Capitol Hill.cbsnews.com
Mom finds son dead at home in northeast Harris County, deputies say
HUMBLE, Texas – Harris County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after they said a man was found dead by his mother at his home in northeast Harris County Sunday. Deputies said they were called to a residence located in the 9200 block of Red Castle Lane around 10:25 p.m. Badger’s mother told deputies she entered the residence and located her son unresponsive in the bedroom. Deputies said EMS responded to the scene and determined the victim was dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Deputies said the case is being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit.
Family looking for answers after 27-year-old woman killed in hit-and-run crash in NE Houston
HOUSTON – The Chapa family is asking for the public’s help in locating the person involved in a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of 27-year-old Jessica Chapa. “Right here, this face every day when I came home is not going to be there no more that’s what I’m going to miss,” said Jessica’s father Juvenal Chapa. Jessica was driving a green jeep when a Gold pickup traveling northbound struck her vehicle as she was headed westbound. “He hit her and he left, left her there for dead,” said Juvenal. “I’m asking for the citizens of Houston in the northeast community here to help somebody saw something, somebody knows something.”Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the Houston Police Department Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072.
Man suffers mental health episode, dies after falling into ditch during encounter with police: HPD
HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after detectives said a man died during an encounter with Houston police in northwest Houston Monday. Officers said they responded to a call of a man in his 50s in distress in the 1220 block of West 15 1/2 Street around 12:05 a.m.Investigators said the man was reportedly having a mental health episode. While talking to police, officers said he backed away and fell into a ditch, suffering some cuts. Police said they called for paramedics, and while waiting for them, the man collapsed. Houston police detectives are currently investigating the incident.
Man and mother of 3 fatally shot at apartment complex in SW Houston; gunman on the run: Police
HOUSTON – Police are investigating after they said a man and a mother of three were shot to death at an apartment complex in southwest Houston Monday. Detectives said a man and woman were shot several times and their bodies were found by a dumpster. “There was a lot of people trying to help render aid.”“She was a great mother. Houston police said a witness said a black Chrysler 200 fled the scene at a high rate of speed immediately after the shooting. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Police searching for 2 suspects in connection to man’s fatal shooting in southeast Houston
HOUSTON – Houston police said they are looking for at least two people in connection to a man’s fatal shooting Sunday. Police said paramedics responded to a medical call at a home on Alvin Street near Scott Street and the South Loop. Officers said they found a man shot to death. According to investigators, the man got into an altercation with two other people who live in the home. Police said they are now looking for those residents but have not released a description of them.
Man’s body found in ditch near the North Freeway, deputies say
HOUSTON – Harris County sheriff’s deputies said they are investigating after a man’s body was found in a ditch near the North Freeway. Deputies said they were called to the 16700 block of North Freeway about a man’s body found near the location in a ditch. @HCSO_D1Patrol deputies responded to 16741 North Freeway in reference to a deceased male found near the location in a ditch. Our Homicide and Crime Scene Unit investigators are responding to the scene. #hounews pic.twitter.com/08Bpe46n3G — HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) November 15, 2020Homicide and Crime Scene Unit investigators are at the scene.
Ask 2: Houston, what should we investigate next? Let us know what you think.
HOUSTON – At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. What would you like us to investigate next? Let us know in the poll below. Send it our way, and we will try to hunt down an answer.
Man found shot to death at gas station in southeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – A murder investigation is underway after police said a man was found shot in a truck at a southeast Houston gas station Wednesday night. Investigators said the man was found at a Citgo on South Loop East and Broadway around 8:45 p.m. According to officers, the victim was transported to a trauma center while CPR was in progress but was pronounced dead. As of now, police said they have no suspects and say they aren’t sure if the man was shot at the gas station or somewhere else and then drove to the gas station.
Man’s body recovered from Brays Bayou in southeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – Police are investigating after a body was found in Brays Bayou Wednesday. Officers said they were called to the scene at 6900 Lawndale around 9:30 a.m. According to investigators, the body of a man was recovered. HPD homicide investigators responding to a scene at 6900 Lawndale after @HoustonFire recovered the body of a deceased male from the bayou about 9:30 a.m.No other information is available at this time. #hounews — Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 14, 2020This is a developing story.
16-year-old shot, killed in northeast Harris County, deputies say
HOUSTON – Deputies said they are investigating a shooting that left a 16-year-old male dead in northeast Harris County Wednesday. According to Deputy Thomas Gilliland, deputies arrived at the scene where the homeowner was performing CPR on a 16-year-old male that had been shot in the residence. The man told deputies he left the home one to two hours before and the 16-year-old was left inside the home by himself. Deputies said when the man arrived home, the door was ajar and he found that the 16-year-old had been shot inside the house. The man called 911 and attempted CPR before EMS arrived and pronounced the teen dead, deputies said.
Search underway for man after woman’s son finds her beaten to death, police say
HOUSTON – An eight year-old-boy discovered his mother’s murdered body and now the search is on for her killer. Investigators charged 22-year-old Alexis Armando Rojas-Mendez with murdering 27-year-old Ashley Garcia in the 5500 block of DeSoto. They claim when the young boy found his mother’s body, Rojas-Mendez said she was just sleeping. The documents also state Rojas-Mendez beat Garcia to death with a steel toe boot inside his northwest Houston apartment early Saturday morning, while her son was nearby. According to investigators, after Mendez killed Garcia, he told her son she was just sleeping and not to wake her up.
3-year-old drowns in pool during house party in northeast Houston, police say
HOUSTON – Police said a 3-year-old boy is dead after drowning at a home in northeast Houston Sunday. Police said it happened on Longview Street near Wayside Drive around 2:30 a.m. According to investigators, a party was going on at the home when the child was found face down in a pool. After the boy was pulled from the pool, CPR was performed on him until emergency crews arrived, officers said. Police said he was resuscitated and rushed to a nearby trauma center, where he later died.
Man found dead with gunshot wounds in burning home in SE Houston, police say
HOUSTON – Homicide investigators are trying to piece together what happened after they said firefighters found a dead man’s body inside a burning home in southeast Houston Thursday. Police said the incident happened off Hogue Street near Bellfort around 5 p.m. Officials said Houston firefighters located a house with smoke coming out of it and searched the residence. According to investigators, firefighters found a man who appeared to have been shot several times and possibly stabbed. Police said it appears the fire was intentionally set.
Man found shot, run over by vehicle in NE Houston, police say
HOUSTON – A man is dead after being shot and then run over by an SUV in northeast Houston Sunday, police said. Police said the man was found dead in the road shortly before 9 p.m. near North Wayside and Hensen Street. According to investigators, witnesses told them they saw the man being thrown out of a black Tahoe with chrome rims. That’s when they said the vehicle ran over him. Police said there is no word yet on a motive.
2 men found dead in parking lot of abandoned grocery store, police say
Published: September 14, 2020, 6:42 am Updated: September 15, 2020, 4:38 amHOUSTON – Two men were found dead in a parking lot of an abandoned grocery store in northeast Houston Sunday, police said. Police said the men were found on Jensen Drive and Firnat Street shortly before 6 p.m. According to police, both men were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators said there is no word yet on a motive or if any arrests were made. Anyone with information is urged to call the police.
Man shot and killed during robbery in southeast Houston: Police
HOUSTON – A man was shot and killed during a robbery in southeast Houston Thursday, police said. Police said the shooting happened just before midnight on Windmill Lakes Boulevard near Windwater Drive. According to investigators, there’s no suspect information or arrests yet. This is a developing story.
Innocent man dies after racing driver crashes into his truck, deputies say
HOUSTON – An innocent man is dead after deputies said a car racing another one going nearly 100 miles per hour crashed into him Thursday. Deputies said the incident happened on Cutten Road near Cypress Creek Parkway in northwest Harris County around 6:45 p.m. Investigators say they have a good lead on the second suspect. “We got yet another death on our road,” Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said. As for the other driving that was racing, Teare has this to say: “The absolute best thing that person can do is turn themselves in.”Anyone with information is urged to contact Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Man fatally shot in parking lot of apartment complex in west Houston, police say
HOUSTON – Police said they are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a man outside a west Houston apartment complex Wednesday. Police said the victim and the suspect met Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Paramont Apartments off Barker Cypress Road around 8 p.m. According to investigators, the victim was outside of his vehicle when he was shot multiple times. Police are now questioning the person who they say was with him at the time of the shooting. Witnesses said the suspects, three men, left in a dark sedan.
Teen injured in drive-by shooting near school playground; police say it may have been gang-related
HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating a shooting that left an 18-year-old injured in southeast Houston Wednesday. Commander Lorenza with the Houston Police Department told KPRC 2 the victim was walking down Evergreen near Southmayd Elementary School around 9:50 a.m. when a dark green minivan pulled up and started shooting. BREAKING NEWS:@houstonpolice are on the 1800 block of Evergreen near Southmayd Elementary School. Officers said the victim stopped right on the sidewalk near the school after he was shot and school officials called for help. According to investigators, there were some children inside the school at the time of the shooting.