‘You cannot trust a skunk to investigate its own funk!’: Family seeks answers in ‘cold blood’ fatal police shooting of Roderick Brooks
Community leaders and attorneys for the family of Roderick Brooks are calling out the Harris County Sheriff’s Office about the investigation surrounding the death of the man who was fatally shot by a deputy following an incident of alleged shoplifting.
New Caney ISD officer injured in shooting involving catalytic converter theft suspects outside movie theater
A New Caney Independent School District officer working an extra job was injured trying to stop suspects believed to be trying to steal catalytic converters from vehicles outside a movie theater in North Harris County.
Street Sweeper Shot to Death in Parking Lot of Lowe’s Near Cypresswood & 249
Harris County, Texas – Detectives with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division are investigating after a street sweeper was found shot to death in the parking lot of a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in North Harris County. When he did, a silver SUV entered the parking lot and pulled up next to the sweeper truck. Canales can be seen on video collapsing in the parking lot where he succumbed to his injuries. The man was not discovered until a Lowe’s night shift employee exited the store at 4:00 AM. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to the contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office or CrimeStoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS.springhappenings.com
‘You little Asian girl’: Beauty supply store owner says racial insults hurled at her during attack by customer
HOUSTON – A beauty supply store owner in north Harris County was attacked inside of her store on St. Patrick’s Day, and the altercation was caught on surveillance video. Business owner Jung Kim said that she was punched in the face by a customer who hurled racial insults at her as she was pummeled. The trouble started after Kim said she asked Keaundra Young, Daquiesha Williams and three other women to leave her store after they knocked over several wig displays. (HPD)“They started saying something like some racial words like, ‘Asian people shouldn’t be in the Black market,’” Lee said. She helps when you come to the store with whatever you need.”Williams has been charged with assault, while Young has been charged with aggravated assault.
2 deputies, 1 firefighter injured in North Harris County apartment fire, officials say
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Two Harris County deputies and one firefighter were hospitalized after responding to an early-morning fire at an apartment complex in North Harris County Saturday, officials said. Harris County deputies and fire crews were dispatched to the burning apartment building, located in the 5100 block of Farm to Market 1960 Road, around 1:30 a.m. On arrival, deputies rushed to evacuate the building while firefighters worked to knock down the blaze. Both deputies have since been released from the hospital and are in good spirits, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “These guys were going door-to-door knocking and making sure all the residents got out,” said Rachel Neutzler, Communications Director with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office. Initial reports suggest the fire spread to the apartment complex after a nearby vehicle ignited, Neutzler said.
Here’s what the last day of early voting looks like across Harris County
HOUSTON – Friday is the last day of early voting in Texas and people across Harris County have been heading to the polls. “Nearly 1.4 million registered voters have already come out and made their voices heard in Harris County," Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins said. KPRC 2 reporter Cathy Hernandez was out at Victory Worship Center in North Harris County to speak with people voting overnight. Voters urged people to get out and make their voice heard and called Harris County an example of what it looks like to make voting accessible to everyone. Among those heading out this morning was Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins, who made the occasion a family affair.
Residents alarmed by excess sewage in waterway near treatment plant
HOUSTON – Residents were concerned over a stench in the air and murky water at the waterway near a sewage treatment plant in North Harris County, saying the smell is unbearable. However, earlier this week, they received a call from Harris County Pollution Control informing them about the excess sewage coming from the plant’s sewage overflow pipe. Within two hours, the company said, Douglas Utility Company contracted another company to clean it up. Douglas Utility Company representatives said the family inherited the business after the unexpected and tragic death of a family member. Douglas Utility Company said the upgrades are just about complete and residents should not have to worry about any excess sewage.
Voters: Harris County setting example on what making voting accessible to everyone should look like
HOUSTON – Friday is the last day of early voting in Harris County. As of midnight, the county clerk tweeted that 1.3 million people in Harris County had cast their ballots early. Eight locations in Harris County will be open 24 hours, including at the Victory Worship Center in North Harris County, where the county clerk shared a video of people waiting in line at midnight. #HarrisVotes pic.twitter.com/xuGnZet1ou — Harris County Clerk (@HarrisVotes) October 30, 2020NRG Arena is also a 24-hour polling location, where there was a drive-in concert Thursday night. All polling locations in Harris County were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday.
More needs to be done to protect domestic violence survivors, Crime Stoppers says
Community leaders are calling for more to be done to help domestic violence survivors, who are suffering from violent partners that may be out on bond. Harris County Sheriffs deputies said Curtis Allen Holliday killed his wife, Chi Thi Lien Le, who has been missing since April 3. Domestic violence amid a pandemicKahan said the pandemic is a concern for domestic violence survivors, who may not have a way to leave or seek resources for a potentially dangerous situation. Khan said more needs to be done to protect these victims from spouses who are out on felony bonds. Anyone seeking domestic violence resources can visit: www.crime-stoppers.org/domestic-violence/
Veteran with PTSD Missing From His North Harris County Home
UPDATE: Michael has been located safe and has been relocated with his family. Harris County, Texas A Veteran suffering from PTSD has been reported missing from his North Harris County home. According to family members, Michael David Arnold who turns 28 on Monday is suffering from a psychotic paranoia attack. Arnold is described as a caucasian male that is 6 foot 2 inches and weighs approximately 165 pounds. If you have any information that could lead police to Arnold, please contact the Harris County Sheriffs Office at 713-221-6000.springhappenings.com
HCSO: Security guard shoots and kills customer at sports bar in North Harris County
HCSO: Security guard shoots and kills customer at sports bar in North Harris CountyAuthorities are investigating after a security guard discharged his gun into a group of several people at a sports bar on North Freeway. Authorities are investigating after a security guard discharged his gun into a group of several people at a sports bar on North Freeway. Photo: Metro Video Services Photo: Metro Video Services Image 1 of / 22 Caption Close HCSO: Security guard shoots and kills customer at sports bar in North Harris County 1 / 22 Back to GalleryAuthorities are investigating a shooting at a Harris County sports bar where security guard opened fire on a group of people, killing one of them. According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a security guard was attempting to close Ojos Locos Bar for the night at 15115 North Freeway, when one person patron refused to leave. Preliminary info: at closing time, an armed security officer began shutting things down and one male was refusing to leave.chron.com
Man shot to death during dispute at large house party in North Harris County
Man shot to death during dispute at large house party in North Harris CountyA man was shot to death during an altercation at a large party in North Harris County early Saturday morning. A man was shot to death during an altercation at a large party in North Harris County early Saturday morning. Photo: Metro Video Services Photo: Metro Video Services Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Man shot to death during dispute at large house party in North Harris County 1 / 9 Back to GalleryA birthday party for a teen ended in gunfire and the death of a man during a fight over uninvited guests early Saturday in north Harris County, according to authorities. Gregory Pinkins, of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The 22-year-old man believed responsible for the shooting remained at the party and was questioned by police.chron.com
Postal service works to restore service to Houston-area customers affected by Imelda
Postal service works to restore service to Houston-area customers affected by ImeldaPost office building collapses in North Harris County Post office building collapses in North Harris County Photo: Houston Fire Dept. Twitter Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Postal service works to restore service to Houston-area customers affected by Imelda 1 / 1 Back to GalleryThe U.S. Postal Service says it is working to restore service to Houston-area customers affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda. The postal service said in a news release Monday that after an inspection by structural engineers, most processing operations resumed. "We appreciate our customers' patience as we continue to work hard to resume normal postal operations in Houston and the surrounding area."chron.com