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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.


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.


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


United Airlines Staffer Accused Of Calling Texas Woman A "Monkey"

HOUSTON — A Houston area actress is suing United Airlines amid claims that an airline employee berated her and used racial slurs toward her when she asked a question. Cacilie Hughes was in baggage claim at a Houston area airport on Feb. 26 after arriving on a flight from Michigan.


Man shot in face while getting chased in northeast Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A man was shot in the face as he was being chased by someone in a car, witnesses say. The shooting happened at about 10:40 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Reuben White Drive, near Crosby.


Two U.S. soldiers stopped, one disarmed, near Texas border by Mexican troops who thought they had crossed into Mexico

Mexican troops confronted two American soldiers in a remote part of Texas who they thought had crossed into Mexican territory, reportedly disarming one of them, U.S. officials said.


Former New York mayor's great-granddaughter among 6 dead in Texas plane crash

The great-granddaughter of a former New York mayor was among the six killed in a small plane crash Monday in the rocky hills of a ranch northwest of San Antonio, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the names of the six victims from a twin engine Beechcraft BE58 that went down befor


82-year-old Harris County woman attacked by dogs in her backyard

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A elderly woman in north Harris County is recovering after she was attacked by two dogs. The attack happened on Sunday in her backyard. The son of the 82-year-old victim said the neighbor's dogs got into the yard and attacked his mother's cat. She rushed to try to save her c


2nd man to be executed in James Byrd Jr.'s 1998 dragging death

(CNN) - A man who helped orchestrate one of the most horrific hate crimes in modern American history -- the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in East Texas -- is slated to die Wednesday over the objections of some of Byrd's relatives.


Houston high school's new dress code takes aim at parents

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston high school had adopted a new dress code that targets parents rather than students. James Madison High School will turn away parents if they appear wearing pajamas, hair rollers or leggings. Bonnets also are banned.


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


AJ Armstrong's lawyers rest case after sister's testimony

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A.J. Armstrong's bid to clear his name is heading for closing arguments after his legal team rested its case Tuesday. On day 11 of the double murder trial, the defense brought the teen defendant's sister, Kayra Armstrong, to the stand. It was expected that members of his fam


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).


Twin brothers in separate vehicles charged with DWI in crash that injured deputies

HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Twin brothers driving separate cars have been charged with DWI after a crash that sent two deputy constables to the hospital. Deputies with the Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office were directing traffic around a fatal crash late Saturday night when another crash occurred.


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.


Bill that would allow farmers to produce hemp clears Texas house

AUSTIN, TX (KETK) - A bill that would allow Texas farmers to grow hemp legally cleared the Texas House on Tuesday and will now move to the Senate. This is a major hurdle for farmers that are looking to get into the market for CBD oil and other hemp-derived products.


Kerrville plane crash: Remembering the victims

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston entrepreneur, an investment banker active in local charities, and the husband of Houston Ballet's artistic director are among the dead in a plane crash in Kerrville.


Mystery over 11 missing women after death of accused Texas 'serial killer'

A convicted murderer serving a 70-year prison sentence died leaving unanswered questions about the unsolved killings of 11 missing girls. Edward Harold Bell, 82, was being investigated over his 'confession' that he was actually a serial killer responsible for their deaths.


Three local barbecue joints make Texas Monthly's top list

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Two Waco food trucks and one Rockdale food truck made Texas Monthly's top 25 new barbecue joints list for 2019. Guess Family Barbecue, Helberg Barbecue and Brett's Backyard Bar-B-Que were on the list.


3 men arrested, 1 wanted in child sex trafficking investigation

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Deputy constables are searching for a Katy man wanted in connection with a child sex trafficking case in which three men have already been arrested.