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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Police: 2 dead after warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Two people died after a massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened people from their sleep miles away, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Federal criminal trial of Post Falls state representative nears completion in Texas

The federal criminal trial of Idaho state Rep. John O. Green, R-Post Falls, appears to be nearing an end in Texas, as the defense has begun presenting witnesses in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Houston woman ringing in new year killed by stray bullet

Authorities say a woman ringing in the new year was fatally shot by a stray bullet outside her Houston home.


Houston rapper injured, two others killed in drive-by shooting

A Houston rapper is recovering after being shot in a drive-by shooting that killed two other people during the filming of a music video.


Police looking for Texas mom say body found, arrest made

Texas authorities investigating the disappearance of a 33-year-old mother and her 1-month-old daughter said Friday that an infant girl was found safe at a home near Houston, and that another …


FBI: 19-year-old arrested, charged in Houston mercury spill

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after trace amounts of mercury spilled at three locations in Houston, leading dozens of people to be decontaminated as a precaution, FBI said Monday.


Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat

As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boyz, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known …


Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges related to providing false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured, authorities announced …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

United Airlines announces direct flights from Spokane to Houston during summer season

Beginning in June, United Airlines will begin nonstop flights during the summer season from Spokane International Airport to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.


Rockets fan arrested, accused of punching Pelicans coach

A Houston Rockets fan is charged with punching a New Orleans Pelicans coach at the end of a game between the teams.


Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

Authorities in Texas have attributed a fifth death to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which caused widespread flooding in southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

Rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda has deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Fire breaks out at Houston-area Exxon Mobil refinery

A fire burning at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Texas is sending a large plume of smoke into the air, the latest in a series of fires in the Houston …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019

Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores – one in Texas, the other in New Jersey – will open in November as part of a small comeback of the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

A Texas police officer shot and killed a woman who police say grabbed his Taser and used it on him, moments after she seemed to say “I’m pregnant” in an …


Man who reported girl missing arrested in her disappearance

The man who reported a 4-year-old Texas girl had been abducted from him last weekend has been arrested near Houston.


No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

Officials said Tuesday that they’re not sure when a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out, but they are confident that the air quality is safe, …



Police: Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.


Houston police chief: 5 undercover officers injured in drug raid

Houston’s police chief says officers attempting to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house became embroiled in a gunbattle that ended with two suspects dead and five officers …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Five officers injured in Houston gunfight, officials say

Two suspects are dead after a shooting on Monday that injured five Houston police officers, including four who were hit by gunfire as they attempted to serve a search warrant …


Houston wins praise for handling of girl’s drive-by shooting

Activists praised Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl, a …


Teens were throwing eggs at cars, Houston police say. Now a mother of 2 is dead.

Teenagers throwing eggs at cars led to a deadly car accident in Houston.


Kelvin Hopkins Jr. has five touchdowns, No. 22 Army routs Houston 70-14

Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. ran for 170 yards and an Armed Forces Bowl-record five touchdowns and the No. 22 Black Knights overwhelmed Houston 70-14.


Man hacks into Houston couple’s baby monitor and threatens to kidnap their son

A Houston-area couple was frightened Monday night when someone hacked into a camera they use to monitor their infant son and threatened to kidnap him.


‘Magic’ campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

The Houston area’s courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their “magic.”


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters.


Houston City Council short circuits proposed robot brothel

A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders.


Mayor, others push back on proposed robot brothel in Houston

A so-called robot brothel a Canadian company said it wants to open in Houston is getting pushback from local officials and community groups, with the mayor saying the city is …