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4 men accused of sexually assaulting, drugging teen runaway in Harris County

HOUSTON - Four men are accused of sexually assaulting and drugging a teen runaway in Harris County over the past two months, according to court documents. "There are obviously predators who prey on the most vulnerable in society and that is who we see here," said Constable Ted Heap.


Detectives testify in opening of teen’s slaying trial

Dramatic testimony on how the bodies of two teenagers were discovered in a murder that shocked Baytown was a part of the testimony during the first day of the trial for one of the suspects.


Motorist blames another driver for causing Baytown crash

HOUSTON — A Baytown motorist is suing the driver of an oil field services tractor and truck, alleging he failed to slow down in traffic and caused a crash. John Ledwig filed a complaint April 17 in Harris County District Court against M& C Oilfield Services Inc., Mudd Construction LLC, formerly know


Getting to know the school board candidates

The seven candidates running in the Goose Creek CISD school board elections were recently asked some questions by The Baytown Sun staff. The questions range from vision as a trustee to their opinions on the 2019 $335 million bond proposal, to their grade of the district.


2 shot in fight at bar

What reportedly started as harassment escalated into violence at a Baytown bar early Monday morning, ending with two men being hospitalized with gunshot wounds and their alleged attacker being charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.


United Airlines agent charged after racial slur accusation

HOUSTON (AP) — A United Airlines airport agent is accused of using a racial slur against a customer and faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. The charge against Carmella Davano was filed in municipal court in Houston last month after a Feb. 26 incident at Bush Intercontinental Airport. U


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Baytown crime rate on track for historic lows

Three months into 2019, the number of crimes reported in Baytown is showing a marked drop from the first three months of 2018, putting the new year on track to meet or beat the historic low achieved in 2017.


Police beat — Hit and run

A woman reported minor injuries when her car was struck in the rear in the 300 block of East Texas Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A witness said the other driver said he would return to the scene, but did not.


Replacing San Jacinto Elementary seen as important part of Goose Creek bond

Building a replacement for San Jacinto Elementary has been a topic of discussion for some in Baytown, especially considering it has experienced some safety issues within the past few years.


Industrial cleaning co. moves HQ to Baytown

To reduce drive time to nearby clients, Quala, a North American industrial container cleaner, strategically moved its Houston Headquarters to Baytown. The company says the new headquarters located at 3108 N. Alexander Drive will reduce drive time to nearby clients and will allow for future growth of


Police: 4 found dead in Texas home members of same family

FORT WORTH, Texas – Investigators say four people found dead inside a Texas home were members of the same family and that all were shot. Fort Worth police said in a news release Tuesday that the bodies of the man, woman, boy and girl were found in the home in a residential development in the norther


Texas woman receives gonorrhea diagnosis after rash erupts on hands, body

A 20-year-old woman in Dallas, Tex., rushed to the hospital after waking one morning with a bumpy rash on her arms, legs, scalp and torso. She was later informed the unusual skin lesions were caused by a sexually transmitted disease (STD).


Suspect finally caught 22 years after Harris County teen's road rage murder

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — After 22 years of avoiding Harris County deputies on a murder charge, speeding is how Daniel Duron III was finally caught. Duron was wanted in connection with the 1997 shooting death of 15-year-old Imel Jones.


Thunderstorms Move Through North Texas Tuesday Night

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Several rounds of heavy rain have pushed through parts of North Texas and more are on the way overnight. Two to three inches of rain have fallen in some areas as of 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.


Texas man charged with capital murder in 2016 slayings of 2 women

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) Police say an inmate who just finished a state prison term in a firearms case has been arrested and charged in the 2016 shooting deaths of two women at a Longview apartment complex.


Year-Round Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time Approved by Texas House

The Texas House of Representatives approved a joint resolution Tuesday to allow Texas voters to choose whether they would like to permanently live under Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time.


A Texas Mom Who 'Loves Her Baby' Failed to Pick Up Her Son, and Now She's Considered Missing

The family of a 26-year-old woman who went missing last week is searching for answers. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing from Mesquite, Texas, Wednesday after she failed to pick her son up from his babysitter, WFAA, ABC13 and Fox4 report. During the investigation, police found her ve


What changes are coming to Texas marijuana and hemp laws? Two big bills are getting a debate this week

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers this week are scheduled to debate bills that would dramatically change the state's hemp and marijuana laws. You can watch live video of the debate on the hemp bill here and follow The Dallas Morning News' coverage on Twitter below.


Texas Couple Held Girl as Slave for 16 Years, Called Her 'Dog' and 'Worthless'

A Texas couple who held a young girl from West Africa as a slave for 16 years were each sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison, PEOPLE confirms. A press release from federal prosecutors states Toure and Cros-Toure must pay $288,620.24 in restitution to their victim, who managed to escape