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Houston police sergeant charged in wife's slaying

A Houston police officer has been charged with murder after his wife, an elementary school librarian, was found shot to death in their Pearland home on Saturday. A relative called police to the home just after noon on Saturday, where Belinda Hernandez, 52, was found dead.


Driver admits to drinking alcohol that caused serious crash, deputies say

HOUSTON - A driver involved in a crash admitted to investigators that he had been drinking alcohol before the incident, deputies said. The crash was reported around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 9100 block of Shoal Creek Drive. Deputies said the at-fault driver struck another vehicle, and that both drivers a


ESPN Commits Horrific Fail With Houston-Ohio State Graphic

​Heading into their ​NCAA Tournament Round of 32 matchup against Ohio State, the Houston Cougars are looking to channel the days of old and bring back the magic of Phi Slama Jama.


Toll Brothers donates homesite for GHBA charity

NorthGrove, the community developed by Toll Brothers, is located off FM 2978 in southern Montgomery County. Shown is the 7.5-acre recreation center called The Retreat. Toll Brothers, the developer of NorthGrove, has donated a homesite for a 2019 Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) Benefit ho


This is what Houston TV looked like in 1959

HOUSTON, Texas -- ABC13 recently discovered what is believed to be the oldest recording of a live broadcast from the station. While ABC13 has thousands of rolls and reels of films from stories that were shot, there are no recordings of actual newscasts or shows from the 1960's.


Woman in critical condition after collision with alleged drunk driver

A 60-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a drunk driver in northwest Houston early Sunday. The 23-year-old man was speeding on Shoal Creek Drive at 2 a.m. when he crashed into the side of the woman's minivan, sending her into a ditch, Harris County Sheriff officials said. B


Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris holds rally in Houston

HOUSTON - Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is making stops in Texas. The Democratic senator from California held a rally in Houston on Saturday to share her vision for America.


Houston Disaster Spreads to Ship Channel as Illness Proliferates

(Bloomberg) -- Oil byproducts from a damaged storage facility contaminated the Houston Ship Channel and created a cloud of cancer-causing benzene over the waterway, the latest mutation of one of the worst Gulf Coast chemical disasters in more than a decade.


Second flare-up at Deer Park, Texas, chemical plant caused by containment wall breach, officials say

(CNN) — A secondary fire that broke out Friday at a petrochemical storage facility in Deer Park, Texas, was caused in part by the breach of a secondary containment wall, officials said at a news conference Saturday.


Dog dies protecting family during birthday party shooting

HOUSTON - Authorities identified a suspect Thursday who is believed to be involved in a weekend drive-by shooting that left three people injured and a dog dead. The shooting happened Sunday night on Davenwood Court near Scarsdale Boulevard.


Man accused of stabbing another man to death at southeast Houston motel

HOUSTON - A 23-year-old man is accused of fatally stabbing another man Thursday at a southeast Houston motel, police said. Jasper Ethan Linbrugger was charged with murder after police say he stabbed another man inside the Red Carpet Inn, located on the 6100 block of Gulf Freeway, around 11:25 a.m.


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


HPD sergeant taken into custody after being wanted in Pearland murder investigation, sources say

HOUSTON - A Houston police sergeant was taken into custody in Kingsville, south of Corpus Christi, after being wanted in connection with a murder investigation, sources confirmed.


Petrochemical leak keeps stretch of Houston port closed a third day

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Ship traffic was halted for a third day on Sunday along a key stretch of the United State’s busiest oil port as emergency workers siphoned fuels from the Houston Ship Channel that leaked from a massive fire at a nearby petrochemical storage facility.


Texas mother busted for allegedly stashing marijuana in her child's backpack during school drop-off

A Texas mother is in hot water after allegedly hiding her weed stash in her child’s backpack. Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo’s newsletter.


Motorcyclist loses leg in crash near The Woodlands

A motorcyclist lost his leg in a crash north of Houston early Sunday morning. Porter Fire Department responded to the crash the motorcyclist had with a pickup truck just after 1 a.m. at FM 1314 and State Highway 99. The motorcyclist was conscious but in critical condition, and transported to Memoria


CHECK YOUR TICKETS! Winning numbers drawn for $625 million Powerball jackpot

HOUSTON - Are you a million dollars richer?. The winning numbers were drawn Saturday night for the $625 million Powerball jackpot. That estimated jackpot is one of the largest in Powerball history after no tickets matched the six numbers in Wednesday's drawing.


Houston Zoo’s annual Brew at the Zoo to be held April 25

Photo: Jamaal Ellis, Freelance / For The Houston Chronicle. The second annual Brew at the Zoo event will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. Enjoy this beer sampling event and help save animals in the wild.


Man faces murder charge after victim shot, dies inside home

HOUSTON - Kendale Hopkins was shot and died inside his home on Nov. 6 after being confronted by two men, Harris County Deputies said. The two men had walked to the house while a pickup truck pulled into the driveway and bumped a parked car, home surveillance video showed.


Houston narcotics officer involved in deadly raid retires

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston narcotics officer at the center of an investigation into a drug raid in which a couple was killed has retired from the police force. A lawyer for officer Gerald Goines says Goines retired Friday after more than 30 years with the department.