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Teen injured attempting 'fire challenge'

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A dare posed by a young girl to her brother led to the 14-year-old boy suffering from second-degree burns. The dare was based on the 'fire challenge,' a dangerous online social media-driven trend. More>>

$10 million for East End overpass. Video included

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In the heart of the East End, at whatever intersection you stop, you will notice it's a busy community.A once very humble Harrisburg street now has a new look to it, and it's all because of a new light rail line in the community, which has revitalized the area..However, not all is pretty.For several blocks, this is what residents say they have been seeing for years. ....no rail, no construction crews, and no movement at all.“That’s coming. That’s here. What’s missing is this part, which will ... More>>

Launch Academy - Moving Autistic Kids to Employment, Independent Living Video included

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The sofa has become the symbolic enemy of every mother and father raising a special needs child.That's because each of these parents genuinely fears their kid will graduate from school to the couch and never get off.To head off this heartache, a cutting edge school has emerged in Sugarland. It's called Launch Academy, a place where teens with autism literally rehearse full-time for the real life to come."What it comes down to is they don't have a community. They have never graduated or been p... More>>

YOUNG CYPRESS CANCER PATIENT “DOC FOR A DAY” Video included

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The doctor is in and her name is Raelyn Cutbirth. "She's a beautiful, amazing, hilarious little girl," said David Cutbirth, her father.At just 4-years-old the little beauty is beaming with joy after she got to be a veterinarian for a day at the Animal Medical Center of Cypress. "This is the ultimate for her, her ultimate passion is animals," said Jenni Cutbirth, her mom. "Doc is in,” said Raelyn in her sweet, soft voice. She even has the name tag to prove it. “Dr. Raelyn. ‘You're doctor Raely... More>>

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

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Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against... More>>

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

SW Houston beauty supply store robbery Video included

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Surveillance video shows them smashing a pickup truck into the beauty sensations store on beechnut near the beltway.They stole hair extensions by the armload. It’s not clear how big this haul was but, similar heists have netted $150,000 in extensions.Thieves like hair extensions because they are light, compact, untraceable and easy to resell.The owner’s son says thefts like this are not uncommon. More>>

$70,000 reward for information leading to arrest of Sun family murder Video included

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It took more than a dozen representatives from several law-enforcement agencies and community groups almost an hour to talk about the brutal unsolved murders of two little boys and their parents without revealing much about the actual case."We are going to frustrate the media today," said Sheriff Adrian Garcia. "We will not be sharing any details with you."It's not that they don't have leads. They just want to protect the information they've already collected."If there was information that I ... More>>

Astros P Zeid needs season-ending foot surgery

Houston Astros reliever Josh Zeid will have season-ending surgery to address pain in both feet. More>>

Four men robbed while repairing taco truck

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One man was shot and two other men were pistol-whipped during a robbery in north Houston. They, along with another man, were performing repairs on a taco truck when the robbers approached them. More>>

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

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Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to... More>>

State designation could help save Astrodome

The Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the famed Houston Astrodome a "state antiquities landmark," a status that would make demolishing the iconic structure harder. More>>

The High Cost of A Family's All-Out Battle with Autism Video included

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When Hurricane Katrina came crushing down on the City of New Orleans Tim and Irma Pfister clung tightly to their beloved community refusing to be dislodged.But three years later a much more intimate, more permanent and menacing crisis demanded a different course."After Katrina my practice grew, his job was secure our house there had no damage, but we had to make that decision to give up our careers and friends and family to come to Houston," said Irma.For the Pfisters that world altering even... More>>

Parolees living in southeast side halfway house face eviction Video included

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A former death row inmates dream to help parolees has gone south leaving his widow and about half a dozen parolees facing eviction. Randy Wallace has this only on fox report More>>

Peeping Tom sought in Katy, TX area

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Fort Bend County Crimes Stoppers, Inc. will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect involved in trespassing case in the Katy area.At 6:53 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a home in the Falcon Point subdivision concerning a trespasser who was caught on video.The complainant was unaware of the intrusion until the homeowner noticed that an ottoman in the back yard had been moved onto the side yar... More>>

Real estate investor hopes to turn around troubled apartment complex Video included

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A rich Houston real estate investor is putting his body where his money is....and that's in the hood.Steve Moore along with a group of investors have purchased the old and troubled Le Promenade apartments on Bissonnet.Moore says not only is he pumping close to $2 million into the 200 unit complex now called The Gardens at Bissonnet but he's also moving in as a tenant.He says that's to make sure the turn around runs smoothly.There are 20 units privately owned and Moore is providing a half mill... More>>

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

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Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on... More>>

Woman charged in indecency case involving 12-year-old girl

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A 21-year-old woman has been charged in a case of indecency involving a child after a 12-year-old girl reported the incident to her mother.
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Harlem Lewis sentenced after convicted in murder of officer and bystander Video included

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Almost two weeks after Harlem Lewis, 23, was convicted of capital murder in the shooting deaths of a Bellaire police officer and a business owner, a jury has sentenced him to death row. More>>

No guilty verdict for convicted killer due to technicality

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Daniel Floyd, nicknamed the “luckiest killer” by the NY Post, was tried, convicted, and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after the jury found that he shot and killed a man during a dice game. His guilty verdict was overturned by New York’s highest court all because Floyd’s mother could not find a seat in the courtroom during jury selection.According to court documents, on March 9th, 2008, Floyd and Leon Hill argued over money on the dice table. Floyd then stormed out and returned 20 mi... More>>

Houston-area Kroger stores conduct Code Adam tests Video included

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Because the summer shopping season means an increase of children in stores, Kroger stores in the Houston-area have conducted a test of a safety program launched to help find missing and potentially-abducted children. More>>

Investigators 'believe' body found that of woman reported missing

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One day after someone who was walking along a north Harris County bayou found the body of a woman, investigators say they believe she is the 43-year-old woman reported missing since July 25. More>>

Dog passes out when reunited with family member

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To say he was happy to see her would be an understatement!In this adorable video, a dog faints after being reunited with a family member who had returned home to Pennsylvania after living and working in Slovenia.It had been 2 years since Rebecca Ehalt had seen the Schnauzer, which she noted in the YouTube description, "in fairness it’s 14 years in dog years."Ehalt said she took the Schnauzer to a veterinarian to get him checked out afterward, and everything was fine. More>>

Strong quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

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A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury. More>>

Suzuki recalls nearly 26,000 cars for fire risk

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Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. More>>

Waste Management selling subsidiary for $1.94B

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Waste Management is selling a subsidiary to Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion as part of its effort to focus on its core business. More>>

Hedwig Village officer fatally shoots suspect

A Houston-area police officer has returned fire and fatally shot a man who fled during a traffic stop. More>>

Texas sales tax holiday set for early August

The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 8-10 as families prepare to send children back to school. More>>

Texas Failing Special Needs Students says U.S. Dept of Education Video included

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Folks in the Lone Star State spend a good bit of time barking about how lucky they are to live in Texas.Fair enough.But if you happen to be a child challenged with a disability Texas delivers far more shame than game."We are basically saying this is something that I'm willing to pay down the road rather than let these kids help themselves," said Robert Sanborn of the advocacy group Children at Risk.Unconvinced? Consider this - when it comes to teaching kids with special needs the U.S. Departm... More>>

Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed

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A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed. More>>

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  • Teen injured attempting 'fire challenge'

    Teen injured attempting 'fire challenge'

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:56:13 GMT
    A dare posed by a young girl to her brother led to the 14-year-old boy suffering from second-degree burns. The dare was based on the 'fire challenge,' a dangerous online social media-driven trend.
    A dare posed by a young girl to her brother led to the 14-year-old boy suffering from second-degree burns. The dare was based on the 'fire challenge,' a dangerous online social media-driven trend.
  • MMA trained clerk fights crooks

    MMA trained clerk fights crooks

  • $10 million for East End overpass.

    $10 million for East End overpass.

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:20:32 GMT
    In the heart of the East End, at whatever intersection you stop, you will notice it's a busy community.A once very humble Harrisburg street now has a new look to it, and it's all because of a new light rail line in the community, which has revitalized the area..However, not all is pretty.For several blocks, this is what residents say they have been seeing for years. ....no rail, no construction crews, and no movement at all.“That’s coming. That’s here. What’s missing is this part, which will ...
    In the heart of the East End, at whatever intersection you stop, you will notice it's a busy community.A once very humble Harrisburg street now has a new look to it, and it's all because of a new light rail line in the community, which has revitalized the area..However, not all is pretty.For several blocks, this is what residents say they have been seeing for years. ....no rail, no construction crews, and no movement at all.“That’s coming. That’s here. What’s missing is this part, which will ...
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