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Multiple illegal immigrants wanted for murder arrested in 2-week-span in Houston

In just a two-week span, fugitive operations officers from the federal Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations in Houston and the ERO Waco office successfully apprehended five illegal immigrants who are currently wanted for murder or homicide in the United States or abroad. According to a press release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents were able to …

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Houston boy, 6, grandmother suffered severe burns from downed power line in storm

A Houston-area 6-year-old and his grandmother were hospitalized after they were shocked and burned by a downed power line in a destructive storm last week. Morgan Winters told ABC 13 that her mother, 56-year-old Charlotte, was pointing out the energized line to someone else from a distance at the Lake Conroe campground where she lives when she and her grandson …

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Southern US city tops list of dirtiest in the nation, study says

A recent survey named the “dirtiest” city in the U.S., and earning the top spot this year is none other than Houston, taking the crown from last year’s dirtiest, Newark, New Jersey. Houston’s ranking in the study from LawnStarter came after a comparison of 152 U.S. cities in the categories of pollution, living conditions, infrastructure and customer satisfaction. The study …

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Multibillion-dollar overhaul plans for Texas U.S. 59 may not solve flooding problem, officials warn

U.S. Highway 59, a major evacuation route from Houston, has been a problem for East Texas for decades. And as flooding rivaling that of Hurricane Harvey inundated the region in April, the highway closed in several places, cutting off a major evacuation route for countless people seeking shelter from the floods. Plans to upgrade the highway, which stretches more than …

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Lawsuit filed against cement company after deadly Houston crane collapse during storm

An injured cement plant worker has filed a lawsuit against several companies he said allowed plant operations to continue during a severe storm last week after cranes collapsed, hurting him and killing one of his colleagues. The lawsuit, brought by Crosby Ware against Sesco Cement, Agri-Systems, Lampson International and McRay Crane & Rigging, accused the companies of gross negligence for …

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Houston police union warns city is 'not safe' as murder suspects are left 'walking the streets'

Leaders of the Houston Police Officers’ Union are sounding the alarm on the city’s safety as criminal suspects walk the streets on bond while the police department battles officer shortages. “I have never in my lifetime – and I’m a lifelong Houstonian – seen this many suspected murderers and capital murderers who are walking the streets of Houston out on …

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Suspect in deadly Texas DPS office crash now charged, facing $2M bail

The man authorities say crashed a stolen 18-wheeler into a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) office, killing one and injuring 13 others is facing multiple charges. Clenard Parker, 42, has been charged with evading arrest, unauthorized use of a vehicle and multiple aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges, according to online Washington County Jail records. The crash happened …

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Houston IRS office forced to close early after fight breaks out: 'I ain’t doing no playing'

An IRS office in Houston was forced to close early over the weekend – just two days before the Tax Day deadline – after a fight broke out and people rushed into the building to get help with their taxes. It happened during the IRS’ Tax Assistance event. Hundreds of people lined up early Saturday morning in hopes of getting …

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Texas mother of two arrested after allegedly leaving young children home alone to go on cruise

A mother of two in Texas is behind bars after she allegedly left her young children home alone for nearly a week while she went on a cruise. Lakesha Woods Williams, 29, was arrested on two charges of child endangerment on Thursday after leaving her 6-year-old and 8-year-old children alone in her high-rise apartment in Houston for six days, according …

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Texas police say armed man robbed group working out in park before kidnapping, assaulting woman

A Texas man is facing charges after he allegedly robbed a group of people who were working out in a Houston park and then kidnapped and assaulted a woman in the group, according to local reports. Josue Carranza, 42, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, one count of aggravated …

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