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Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Superstore company Fred Meyer will stop selling guns and ammunition. The Portland, Oregon,-based chain in a statement Friday said it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company has more than 130 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. "Fred Meye

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-03-17 17:32:00

Wallis police officer helps mother instead of issuing her citation

SEALY, Texas (FOX 26) - A Wallis police officer pulled over a mother on Saturday for a traffic violation. However, Officer Mario Alcala-Reyes did not give her a ticket and instead asked her to follow him to a store. "I observed her two children in the back that I believe were four and five years old


Brazos County Sheriff's working new leads on cold case

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX)- New information involving the disappearance of 37-year-old Jerry Gayle Woodard has been uncovered. According to the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, Woodard was last seen by his family on May 20th, 1991, when officials said he drove out to the Navasota River in eastern Brazos Coun

KBTX.COM - 2018-03-17 00:55:00

Serial thief arrested after multiple Sugar Land Town Center crimes, police say

SUGAR LAND, Texas - Sugar Land police said they arrested a serial thief accused of taking a woman's wallet at a restaurant Saturday. Christian Santos entered the Panera Bread at 1928 S.H. 6, just before 3 p.m., took a wallet from an employee's purse and ran from the store when the woman noticed wha

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-03-15 20:34:11

Deputies in Richmond allegedly find $60,000 worth of marijuana hidden in truck bed

A narcotics task force says it seized more than $60,000 worth of marijuana Wednesday after a traffic stop on Highway 59 in Richmond. The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said a deputy and his K-9 partner allegedly found the drugs inside a number of compartments built into a truck bed. In all, Deput


Blue Bell deals with pecan shortage, returns to several cities

Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries announced this week that it has returned to several cities in Indiana, Kentucky and New Mexico. But some customers looking for the company's Buttered Pecan Ice Cream - in either the new or existing markets - might be out of luck temporarily. "Due to a shorta


Local mom convicted for her role in daughters death up for parole

LEAGUE CITY, Tex. (KBTX) - Family members are fighting to keep a local woman behind bars. Former Brenham nurse Abigail Young was sentenced to 20 years in prison for protecting the man who killed her daughter. Last month Young's conviction came up for parole review, which means she could be release


Bluebonnets' 'peak' expected in next few weeks

Bluebonnets in Washington County should be at their peak bloom in a few weeks, say local chamber officials. The county's wildflowers annually bring in thousands of visitors, particularly from Houston and Austin. While the bluebonnets have had a later start in 2018, the future weeks are very promisin

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2018-03-16 17:00:00

HPD: Suspect in custody after stealing police car, leading officers on chase in NE Houston

HOUSTON - A man was arrested in northeast Houston after he stole a police car and lead officers on a chase Friday evening. We're told the man was arrested on Liberty Road at Wayside Drive. Details are very limited at this time. It is unclear why the man took the police unit. No injuries have been re

KHOU - 2018-03-17 03:23:00

Man gets 4 years for buying cars with hot check

A Magnolia man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for writing a bad check to purchase three cars from a Galveston automobile dealership in 2017. Sean Wayne Bramlett, 43, pleaded guilty to theft of property between $30,000 and $150,000 and was sentenced as part of a plea agreement, court

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-16 03:00:00

1 dead, 1 injured in deputy-involved shooting in Spring

SPRING, Texas - One person was killed and another person was flown to a hospital Friday in a shooting involving a Harris County deputy. Investigators said the deputy was investing a disturbance in the 17900 block of Seven Pines in Spring when the deputy fired a weapon. It is unclear what led to th

CLICK2HOUSTON.COM - 2018-03-16 11:37:16

Austrian man pleads not guilty to lying for US passport

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - An Austrian man accused of claiming to be a U.S. citizen to obtain a passport has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Washington state. The Tri-City Herald reports Michael Peter Spitzauer was indicted Tuesday on three federal charges, including a count of identity theft an

FORT BEND HERALD - 2018-03-16 15:37:00

Woman arrested after officer found ecstasy pills in iPhone box

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A College Station woman is facing possession charges after police found more than 150 ecstasy pills in her backpack. Taquanzia Sheriff Smith, 17, was walking along Wellborn Road Wednesday night when Bryan Police officers stopped to check on her. According to the arrest report,