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Houston man charged in woman's death, body burned

A Houston man has been charged with killing a 25-year-old woman whose burned body was found in a Pasadena field. More>>

Public smoking ban expands to city parks, libraries

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Almost eight years since Houston City Council passed an ordinance to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of public buildings, workplaces, bars, restaurants, outdoor sports arenas, and stadiums, the ban will extend to city parks and libraries.
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Inside the mind of a human smuggler {Exclusive} Video included

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It's a journey that many have recently been taking, A voyage in search of a better life.But very few attempt to come illegally into the United States, without the help of a guide."I knew it was illegal, but I never saw it as something bad," says Enrique Ramirez, a former well known human smuggler.Enrique Ramirez was one of the most notorious human smugglers in Latin America, sometimes bringing in 400 people at a time to Mexico and the United States. His name, even today is well known by many ... More>>

Shots fired at Liberty County Deputy Video included

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Law enforcement officers get fired at from time to time. It's a sad fact of life but it's part of the job. What makes this shooting so unusual is not that he got shot at.. it's where he got shot at.. right in front of the sheriff's department.Surveillance video shows the deputy arrive at the substation just after midnight. A few minutes later he leaves heading to a call. As he gets to the front left bumper he stops and suddenly changes direction.. That's because two bullets were bouncing off ... More>>

"Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer released

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The highly-anticipated trailer for the movie version of the best-selling erotic novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey" was released today.The film stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.Beyonce has also been promoting the movie as news broke that a slower version of her hit single "Crazy In Love" will be on the soundtrack."Fifty Shades of Grey" will hit theaters Feb. 13, 2015. More>>

Father sentenced in 2-year-old daughter's beating death

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In 2011, a 20-year-old Michigan father was facing murder charges after he beat his 2-year-old daughter. Three years later, a jury has determined his punishment.According to the New York Daily News, Donovan Lamar Haynes wanted his child to grow up and avoid dangerous men like himself, so he beat her hoping she’d turn gay.2-year-old Tiarra Woodward was found not breathing in her home, and was pronounced dead at the hospital. According to medical examiners, she was covered in bite marks and died... More>>

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages Video included

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The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to... More>>

Renter ordered to pay almost 3 grand after vacating southwest side apartment Video included

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A man who recently moved out of a southwest side apartment complex is angry over a bill he got for almost three thousand dollars.With about half of Houstonians being renters could the dilemma he's facing happen to you?Randy Wallace reports More>>

New school bond proposal for Katy I.S.D Video included

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After voters shot down last year's school bond in Katy... Four months of alterations have led to a new one..The last bond included a 70 million dollar stadium.But after 4 months of discussion and alterations by a 227 member bond committee, lead by keith Carmichael, he says the new bond breaks down differently. The stadium drops more than 12 million and nearly 50 percent of all the funds are geared toward building 6 new schools as the district continues to grow by 3 thousand students a year."I... More>>

TEACHING KIDS GUN SAFETY Video included

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Heidi Ra knows a lot about guns and so do her four children who range in age from 4 to 12. "’What's your favorite part about coming to the range?’ Shooting," said 7-year-old John John. The boys have been shooting and hunting their entire lives. "’What's your favorite part?’ I like hitting the target and having fun," said 10-year-old Matthew. And that’s just the way their parents want it. "We try to get our kids exposed as early of an age as possible," said Heidi Ra.She is a Texas Parks Wildl... More>>

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

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Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than... More>>

Is the Equal Rights Ordinance being used Video included

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The controversy surrounding Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance brought hundreds of people to City Hall.It was an ordinance some city leaders and local activists said Houston desperately needed.Nearly a month after the ERO was put on the books not a single person has filed a complaint with the City Attorney and OIG's office using the ordinance.The Mayor's office confirms that information.Councilman Michael Kubosh has a theory. He says, "I'm not shocked though because I don't see Houston as a cit... More>>

Fisherman finds flocks of fish floating dead in Texas City Video included

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A fisherman finds flocks of fish floating dead in Texas City. On a boat on Moses lake Mark Raby was fishing and suddenly, literally, ran into droves of dead fish drifting in the water. Raby and his wife were so alarmed they saved a bag of dead fish for future lab testing, if necessary, and to figure out if whatever killed the fish can also harm humans. "We saw a bunch of small dead fish but the thing that was so amazing there were millions of them. Acres and acres of dead fish," explains Raby... More>>

67-year-old man found after reported missing

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A 67-year-old man, who was last seen in downtown Houston early on Tuesday morning, was located by family members, police have confirmed. More>>

1st consumer-grade oral rehydration solution available only in Texas, Mexico

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Just in time for the Texas summer, H-E-B stores throughout Texas and Mexico will be the first to carry an over-the-counter solution to dehydration.
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40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil Video included

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Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. More>>

Houston Fireballs vs Houston Dynamo in Wheelchair soccer Video included

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It's a sport not a lot of people have likely heard about.It's called power wheelchair soccer, and a group in Houston could become a household name after their big upcoming match on Thursday.The power wheelchair soccer team is called the Houston Fireballs. They will be going head to head against the Houston Dynamo.We talked with several of the athletes about how and why they got involved. Most say there simply aren't enough sports for those in wheelchairs. They also said, they don't want easy ... More>>

Teen identified as Greenspoint Mall shooting victim

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Houston police have learned the identity of a teen found fatally shot in the Greenspoint Mall parking lot early on Friday morning.Officers arrived in response to the reported shooting and found the victim, Khalil Brown, 17, lying in the parking lot outside the Premiere Renaissance 15 movie theater.HPD Homicide Division detectives say a possible suspect was also seen in the area. Investigators have also learned that there were people in the theater parking lot at the time of the shooting.Polic... More>>

Brazoria County Commissioners "Just Say No" to immigration housing Video included

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A controversial vote in Razor County is calling for the federal government to stop sending illegal immigrant children to be housed there. The resolution was unanimously passed by Razor County Commissioners. It declares housing illegal immigrant minors is not in the best interest of the people of Razor County because of criminal organizations and terrorist groups continuing to exploit the situation and attempting to infiltrate Texas. The resolution goes on to say without a secure border Texas ... More>>

Security guard shot in northwest Harris County apartment complex

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Deputies are searching for two males following a shooting incident involving a security guard at a northwest Harris County apartment complex. More>>

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

Suspect in body in trunk case caught in Houston

A suspect in a San Antonio slaying in which the victim's body was stuffed in the trunk of a car has been captured in Houston. More>>

Hoes homer in 12th inning lifts Astros past A's

L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year. More>>

Former Cowboys RB Newhouse dies at 64

Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64. More>>

Warrant for Robert Durst for urinating on a CVS candy display

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Robert Durst who was found not guilty of his neighbor's 2001 murder, is accused of urinating on a counter here...no one knows why, but it's not the first bizarre thing he's done. More>>

Disabled Child Rejected By YMCA Camp, Mother Alleges Discrimination Video included

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Like most kids, 7 year old Blake Koch has a big time craving for summer camp and his Mom Jody was overjoyed to have found him one at the Creekside YMCA.It was a welcome that lasted for this little boy with Down Syndrome for just two hours."You need to come pick him up. He can no longer be in our program," recalled Jody.Jody was told Blake was no longer welcome because he didn't eat his snack quickly enough, ran away and refused to get off of an all terrain vehicle.Camp staff at Creekside clai... More>>

Tsarnaev friend found guilty on two counts of obstruction, conspiracy

Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for removing a backpack from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room in the days following the Boston Marathon bombings. More>>

Is Manvel next home for immigration? Video included

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There's no denying Manvel is a small city moving at its own pace. However, that pace could soon pick up as the area is thrust-ed into a international debate.Just on the outskirts of Manvel in a very rural area where there is an aging facility called the Shiloh Treatment Center.It was dormant for a while until the federal government began pumping $5 million dollars into the operation.We took a look at federal records showing the millions diverted to Shiloh in fiscal 2014.What's telling? The fu... More>>

Insurance Fraud Investigation Nets Three Arrest Video included

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When Valente Morales got in the wreck that left him bruised and battered he got a friendly tip from someone.“I was recommended by a wrecker service.. and they offered to give me a thousand dollars.”The recommendation was to go to the ironically named Integrity Health clinic and the "They" would be the law firm of Frederick Kelley... Here's how the alleged scam worked. Wrecker drivers in Ft. Bend Country would tell accident victims like Morales to go Integrity. Once there they would sign blank... More>>

Cars Collide At The Pumps

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An elderly man, driving a vehicle may have suffered seizure or stroke at a gas station and struck a second vehicle occupied by two elderly females. Their vehicle was pushed into the gas pumps and the emergency shut off was activated. There was no fire, but there was a minor gas leak was reported. There also was an adult and small child were in another car on the other side of the pump and was struck by the vehicle with the two elderly women in it. Both the adult and small child were treated a... More>>

Guilty dog apologizes to baby for stealing her toy

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Charlie the beagle might not always make the best decisions, but he definitely knows when he's made a mistake and how to make it right!After Charlie steals baby Laura's toy, she begins to cry.What better way to apologize then to bring her every toy that he has!Check out the adorable video below: More>>

Brazoria County commissioners vote to ban housing for undocumented immigrant children

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Brazoria County commissioners unanimously pass a resolution opposed to the housing of illegal immigrant children in the county, before a standing room only crowd during a court meeting. Commissioners listened to speakers three minutes at a time for almost two hours leading up to the vote. More>>

Former cross-dressing murder suspect charged in public urination case Video included

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Remember him?Robert Durst, labeled the millionaire “cross-dressing killer” by the NY Post, was the only suspect in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathleen McCormack, a 28-year-old- medical student who disappeared after a meeting with him at their South Salem home. Durst was never charged in McCormack’s disappearance.It was reported that after McCormack’s disappearance and the suspicious death of a woman named Susan Berman, Durst moved to Galveston in 2000. There, he lived as woman ... More>>

Rubble remains after Willis-area home explodes Video included

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A home explosion in north Montgomery County leaves behind only scattered pieces of lumber and other remnants. More>>

Prosecutors seek death for police officer's killer

Prosecutors are presenting their case for a death penalty for a 23-year-old man convicted of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner. More>>

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

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An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people. More>>

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  • Houston man charged in woman's death, body burned

    Houston man charged in woman's death, body burned

    A Houston man has been charged with killing a 25-year-old woman whose burned body was found in a Pasadena field.
    A Houston man has been charged with killing a 25-year-old woman whose burned body was found in a Pasadena field.
  • Public smoking ban expands to city parks, libraries

    Public smoking ban expands to city parks, libraries

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:18:11 GMT
    Almost eight years since Houston City Council passed an ordinance to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of public buildings, workplaces, bars, restaurants, outdoor sports arenas, and stadiums, the ban will extend to city parks and libraries.
    Almost eight years since Houston City Council passed an ordinance to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of public buildings, workplaces, bars, restaurants, outdoor sports arenas, and stadiums, the ban will extend to city parks and libraries.
  • Undefeated UK Boxing Star Cracking Craig Callaghan Prepares For Upcoming Fight in Houston

    Undefeated UK Boxing Star Cracking Craig Callaghan Prepares For Upcoming Fight in Houston

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:34:04 GMT
    In a division like the welterweight class dominated by the likes of Floyd "Money" Mayweather , UK Boxing star Cracking Craig Callaghan may not be familiar to U.S. fans yet. But at 5-0, the undefeated star is set to make his mark among boxing's best. Losing three of his first 10 amateur fights , Callaghan had ambitions of steal turning pro. Winning an astonishing 87 of 94 amateur fights put him in the position to do just that. Turn pro!"I was training one day and the owner of the gym asked me ...
    In a division like the welterweight class dominated by the likes of Floyd "Money" Mayweather , UK Boxing star Cracking Craig Callaghan may not be familiar to U.S. fans yet. But at 5-0, the undefeated star is set to make his mark among boxing's best. Losing three of his first 10 amateur fights , Callaghan had ambitions of steal turning pro. Winning an astonishing 87 of 94 amateur fights put him in the position to do just that. Turn pro!"I was training one day and the owner of the gym asked me ...
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