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TAILGATE THIEVES: Harris County man gets truck tailgate stolen for second time

A Harris County man couldn't believe how quickly thieves stole his truck's tailgate. Last week, Robert Cruz's home cameras captured a suspicious vehicle circling his block. "I was curious what he was trying to do," Cruz recalled.


'I'm a man of God': Driver accused of stealing ambulance, leading police on chase

CROSBY, Texas - A man is in custody after police said he stole an ambulance and led them on a slow-speed chase through northeast Harris County. Officers said Daniel Jacob Mitchell stole the ambulance from the Kingwood Medical Center around 3:20 a.m. Thursday before leading police on a chase that end


UPDATE: 2 killed by rooftop gunman in east Houston ambush identified

HOUSTON - A rooftop gunman who police say shot four people, killing two, is still on the loose after a Thursday evening shooting. The incident happened around 4:50 p.m. in the 12800 block of Eastbrook Drive, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The area is near the intersection of Maxey Road and W


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Texas School District Won't Build on Site With Human Remains

A Houston-area school district will avoid building on a site where century-old remains believed to be those of 95 African-American prisoners were discovered last year. Jason Burdine, president of Fort Bend Independent School District's Board of Trustees, said Thursday that the plan to build a portio


Harris County DA, Houston PD And A State Lawmaker Are Looking Into Problematic No-Knock Raids

The Harris County District Attorney’s office is reviewing hundreds of criminal cases handled by the officer who sought the warrant for a drug raid in Houston in January that left two people dead and five officers injured.


Man robs Texas store, sets customer on fire

PALESTINE, Texas (KWTX) A suspect was in custody Thursday evening after a man robbed a convenience store in Palestine at gunpoint, ordered the clerk and a customer to sit on the floor, bound them with duct tape, doused both with lighter fluid, and then set one of the two women on fire.


Former Harris County deputy sentenced

Deshun Jay Foster-Smith’s Probation was revoked and he was sentenced in the 253rd District Court to 12 years in prison for sexual assault of a child. In 2011, Foster-Smith was working as a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy and minister. He offered to help a young girl from his church purchase school cl


R. Kelly charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse, reports say

CHICAGO - Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Thursday's charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-old of sexual misconduct involving women and underag


Man accused of slapping his stepdaughter’s bully charged with felony, released on bond

DEER PARK, Texas - A Texas man was arrested for allegedly slapping a 12-year-old Deer Park boy accused of bullying his stepdaughter in an incident that was caught on surveillance tape, according to news reports.


14-year-old rescued in sex trafficking bust at Houston hotel

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was rescued during a human trafficking bust Thursday. Harris County constable deputies say the 14-year-old was among other girls or women who were being trafficked by a pimp at a motel.


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with solicitation of prostitution in sex sting

JUPITER, Florida (KTRK) -- Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.


Man says HPD officer linked him to drug house for just being near it

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Brandon Carter was crashing on his sister's couch when HPD Officer Gerald Goines' narcotics unit tied him to a drug house and charged him with possession of cocaine, codeine and marijuana.


Man in wheelchair sentenced to life in prison for sniper-style shooting death of woman

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston man has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of a woman he targeted with an assault rifle from the balcony of his apartment in 2016.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


South Texas 8-year-old dies hours after being diagnosed with flu

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A family in Rockport, Texas, is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said eight-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly wha


Police chase underway in southeast Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are pursuing a driver on the streets of Houston. It's not known what prompted the chase of a white pickup.


Texas cheerleader’s final moments before gas explosion at house kills her captured on video

A Texas girl’s family released shocking video that shows the 12-year-old cheerleader’s final moments before a gas explosion tore through her home and killed her last year. "Good morning, guys. It is 6:02 a.m.," Linda "Michellita" Rogers whispered in the Feb. 23, 2018 video. Those words were among th


Houston’s Grand Parkway Receives $605 Million Federal Loan For Further Expansion

The money will help build the eastern section of the massive toll road project. Earlier segments were built using similar loans. When finished, the Grand Parkway will make a 180-mile loop around greater Houston. Portions of the massive toll road are currently open, but to finance its next phase of c


Texas senator files bill aimed at addressing Alzheimer's awareness, care

AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday, Texas Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 999 (SB-999) or the "Alzheimer's Awareness and Resource for Care Act." The bill creates an inclusive state plan that would direct attention to care, diagnosis and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.