‘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.
‘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/