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Another senior citizen victim of the knockout game

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Brittany Mathis has been pouring over social media sites like Youtube looking for a specific video.She says, "the cops are telling us to keep our eyes open on social websites."Mathis says her 73 year old grandfather was attacked as part of the knockout game Thursday around noon."I've never heard of the knockout game so I just freaked out...and the police told us about the knockout game," says Mathis.The 18 year old says and investigators confirm the 5'4 and 130 pound senior citizen was walkin... More>>

Firefighters still in hospital after ice stunt

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Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge." More>>

Things get heated with prosecutors and defense In Barajas trial Video included

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Prosecutors continue to present their case that it was David Barajas who shot the driver who killed his children back in December of 2012.Fox 26's Ashley Johnson covered day four of this case in Angleton.Today the investigator who collected all swabs and DNA samples from that deadly night took the stand.He was questioned for hours from both sides. The defense alluded to the fact he failed to do an efficient investigation by not collecting certain pieces of evidence from the scene.( Now from c... More>>

Employee killed after machinery explosion Video included

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A worker dies after an explosion causes a large piece of equipment to fall upon him at a northwest Houston industrial facility. More>>

Correction: Ebola story

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In a story Aug. 22 about new cases of Ebola in Nigeria, The Associated Press reported erroneously in headlines that deaths from Ebola in Liberia topped 1,000. Deaths did not top 1,000 in Liberia, but cases of Ebola in... More>>

New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges? Video included

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Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens... More>>

Pizza delivery man reports fake murder to avoid getting fired

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A New York pizza delivery man is facing charges after he's been accused of reporting a fake murder.Mason Requa, 19, called 911 Wednesday night at 9pm claiming he witnessed three Hispanic men cutting off the head of a 7-year-old girl with a machete.According to CNYCentral, deputies, U.S. Border patrol, and New York State Police searched for hours until Requa finally admitted that he had lied.Investigators stated that Requa made up the story because he was afraid that he would be fired from the... More>>

Four simple ways to improve your financial saving habits Video included

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Results of a survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that 31 percent of people say that their primary concern is not having enough savings, and another 34 percent say they have zero non-retirement savings at all. More>>

Mayor Parker proposes less rewarding pension for incoming Houston firefighters

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While never a path to big time prosperity, the career of firefighting in Houston is about to get a lot less lucrative over the long run. More>>

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

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SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify. More>>

NRG Astrodome survey results released

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The results of a survey commissioned by the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo could decide the ultimate fate of the NRG Astrodome. More>>

Manziel fined $12,000 by for middle finger flip

A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline. More>>

Two deaths in Jacinto City in high-speed car accident Video included

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A driver and passenger have died following a fatal car crash in Jacinto City. More>>

Witness Says Never Saw Barajas With Gun Video included

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Several witnesses took the stand for the trial of a father suspected of shooting and killing a driver who killed his children. Fox 26's Ashley Johnson listened to those testimonies in Angleton.This morning two teenage boys who drove up to the car crash testified. They were the ones who called 911 that night The high school witnesses were questioned by prosecutors and the defense for several hours. Both the Barajas and Banda families were there. The boys described driving up to the tragic car ... More>>

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages Video included

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President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,... More>>

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

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By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. More>>

Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

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The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

UH STUDENTS TAKE FOOD STAMP CHALLENGE Video included

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A University of Houston nutrition policy honors class embarks on the “Food Stamp Challenge” to shine a light on food insecurity. More than a quarter of Texas families don't get enough food, let alone healthy food. The class wants there to be mandatory nutrition education for food stamp recipients to help them make healthier choices.47 million Americans use food stamps to get by. "You have to get what you can get to stay alive," said one food stamp user in Houston's Third Ward. “It's just roug... More>>

Gangs demand payments from residents Video included

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Gary, who wants his identity concealed, had been living in his East End apartment since March...Then earlier this month he says he received a threat from someone in the neighborhood.He says, "I go what do you wanna do like Mafia me? He goes yeah I want you to start giving me money for staying in my neighborhood. So I told him to go stuff it again."According to a report filed with the Houston Police Department that neighbor told Gary because he was White in a Hispanic neighborhood her had to p... More>>

Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel

By The Associated Press A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. More>>

Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson Riots (community prospective)

Charlie LaDuff gives a birds eye view of life in Ferguson More>>

Lawmaker hopes to add a statue of limitations to rape in Texas Video included

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Only eight states do not have a statute of limitations on rape. Texas isn't one of them but one lawmaker hopes to change that.Here in Texas the statute of limitations on rape is ten years, with exceptions such as, there is no time limit to prosecute someone who sexually assaults a child. After that 10 years, in most rape cases, it doesn't matter what evidence comes up that perpetrator can't be tried for the crime but here in Texas could that soon change?"Rapists have been left on our streets ... More>>

Police Chief talks internal investigations Video included

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A frustrated Houston police chief defended his department as reporters asked about several ongoing internal investigations.Chief McClelland got the most questions about the recent investigation involving several traffic cops. They were placed on administrative leave, accused of altering citations and using traffic court to pad their overtime. The investigation became public when one of the officers shot and killed himself after being removed from duty.Kristine Galvan has the story More>>

7-year-old boy turns mother in for cooking meth

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According to the NY Daily News, a 7-year-old Florida boy turned his mother in for cooking and using methamphetamine.Briana Buchanan's son allegedly took days to build up the courage to show someone the “bad stuff” that his mother was “cooking” in the car.Buchanan and her son were living with her boyfriend's brother Peter, who was the one that made the 911 call.“He came up to me, and he said, 'There's really bad stuff in mom's car that I want to show you,'" Peter told a local news station.Pete... More>>

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Both American Ebola patients released from Emory University Hospital Video included

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"Today is a miraculous day. I'm reunited with my family" Dr. Kent Brantly stated to a room full of international media, doctors, and family. Brantly is one of two patients now released after recovery of the Ebola virus.
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Texas woman seeks $123M for false Facebook profile

A Texas woman has filed a $123 million lawsuit contending that Facebook failed to remove a false profile of her created by a former friend who superimposed her face over pornographic images. More>>

Thai army ruler named prime minister

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Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the... More>>

Get Alarmed Houston! HFD Smoke Alarm Program

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Smoke detectors have become such a common feature in US homes that many people take them for granted. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.Introduced by the Houston Fire Department, the “Get Alarmed Houston” program has been challenging companies to donate and help with installing smoke alarms since 2001.With the goal of possibly eliminating fire related accidents and deaths due... More>>

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

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To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. More>>

One death reported in west Houston restaurant shooting Video included

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One man is dead and two others are injured following a shooting incident at a west Houston restaurant. More>>

Retail gasoline prices drop a penny across Texas

Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped by a penny this week. More>>

Armed robberies reported at three Houston-area Denny's restaurants Video included

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Within a four-hour period early on Thursday morning, armed robbery incidents were reported at three Denny's restaurant locations.
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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

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Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. More>>

United flights between Williston and Houston begin

Flights between the North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston and Houston are now underway. More>>

Coast Guard: Injured man rescued near Texas coast

The U.S. Coast Guard has extracted an injured man from an Italian oil tanker in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston. More>>

Police: Texas shopper captures purse snatcher

Friendswood Police have arrested two men who they say tried to steal a 72-year-old woman's purse and were stopped by a Good Samaritan and a couple of grocery store employees. More>>

UT System set to formally hire McRaven as leader

Navy Adm. William McRaven is set to be formally hired as chancellor of the University of Texas System. More>>

Kobin's Birthday Wish: Sticker books for children in Texas hospitals

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An Austin boy has a unique and selfless request this year for his 7th birthday.
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  • Things get heated with prosecutors and defense In Barajas trial

    Things get heated with prosecutors and defense In Barajas trial

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:23:34 GMT
    Prosecutors continue to present their case that it was David Barajas who shot the driver who killed his children back in December of 2012.Fox 26's Ashley Johnson covered day four of this case in Angleton.Today the investigator who collected all swabs and DNA samples from that deadly night took the stand.He was questioned for hours from both sides. The defense alluded to the fact he failed to do an efficient investigation by not collecting certain pieces of evidence from the scene.( Now from c...
    Prosecutors continue to present their case that it was David Barajas who shot the driver who killed his children back in December of 2012.Fox 26's Ashley Johnson covered day four of this case in Angleton.Today the investigator who collected all swabs and DNA samples from that deadly night took the stand.He was questioned for hours from both sides. The defense alluded to the fact he failed to do an efficient investigation by not collecting certain pieces of evidence from the scene.( Now from c...
  • Mayor Parker proposes less rewarding pension for incoming Houston firefighters

    Mayor Parker proposes less rewarding pension for incoming Houston firefighters

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:27:14 GMT
    While never a path to big time prosperity, the career of firefighting in Houston is about to get a lot less lucrative over the long run.
    While never a path to big time prosperity, the career of firefighting in Houston is about to get a lot less lucrative over the long run.
  • NRG Astrodome survey results released

    NRG Astrodome survey results released

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:23:01 GMT
    The results of a survey commissioned by the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo could decide the ultimate fate of the NRG Astrodome.
    The results of a survey commissioned by the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo could decide the ultimate fate of the NRG Astrodome.
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuffMore>>

  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson - What now, America?

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: Ferguson - What now, America?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:31:27 GMT
    The streets in Ferguson are calming now. The Attorney General of the United States has arrived. The media will soon get distracted with the next catastrophe, and Ferguson will go on. There will be a trial probably. Will it be enough?
    The streets in Ferguson are calming now. The Attorney General of the United States has arrived. The media will soon get distracted with the next catastrophe, and Ferguson will go on. There will be a trial probably. Will it be enough?
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:21:50 GMT
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: NAFTA

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: NAFTA

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-08-14 11:33:57 GMT
    NAFTA is 20 years old. Back then it promised us it would create jobs for all of us and stop the wave of illegal immigration from Mexico. So what happened to those jobs and why are the immigrants still coming?
    NAFTA is 20 years old. Back then it promised us it would create jobs for all of us and stop the wave of illegal immigration from Mexico. So what happened to those jobs and why are the immigrants still coming?
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