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  • Pelicans top Rockets in season finale

    April 16, 2014 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans closed out a difficult season with a crowd pleasing 105-100 victory over the playoff-bound Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. It was the second straight victory for the Pelicans, both starring Evans' relentless hustle... more »
  • Southern women advance at SWAC tournament

    March 12, 2014 10:56 PM

    HOUSTON - The Southern women's basketball team advance to the SWAC tournament semifinals with a win over Alabama A&M Wednesday night. The women held a steady lead on A&M for much of the game as they won 80-66. The Jags women move on to the conference semifinals Friday... more »
  • Obama plans Texas fundraiser in April

    March 1, 2014 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to Houston in April to raise money for House and Senate candidates. That's according to an invitation to the event obtained by The Associated Press. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California are scheduled to... more »
  • Mega Bus gets iced in at Baton Rouge stop Play Video

    January 24, 2014 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mega Bus gets stuck in Baton Rouge for hours on its way to Houston. More than 60 Mega Bus passengers got stuck in Baton Rouge as they waited for the ice to melt on the interstate. "Everybody was hoping that with what little bit that... more »
  • Five accused of using counterfeit bills

    January 1, 2014 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five people from the Houston area have been arrested for trying to pass off counterfeit $100 bills around Baton Rouge. East Baton Rouge Sheriff detectives arrested 22 year-old Victor Henry, 22 year-old Mazarati Esset, 23 year-old Krystal Noriega, 22 year-old Tabatha Jolivet and 22 year-old Kayla... more »
  • Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

    December 31, 2013 8:57 PM

    HOUSTON - Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue. A statement Tuesday night from the office of her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, said she was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday. The statement says the 88-year-old is "in great spirits"... more »
  • Astrodome's time likely up as voters nix plan

    November 6, 2013 8:58 AM

    HOUSTON- The Houston Astrodome was the world's first domed and air-conditioned stadium when it opened in 1965. It became Houston's defining landmark, a symbol of the city's can-do spirit. But after voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum that would have authorized up to $217 million in bonds to turn the... more »
  • Demolition likely for Houston Astrodome

    November 6, 2013 8:17 AM

    HOUSTON - Texas voters have rejected a plan to convert the shuttered Houston Astrodome into a convention center and have likely doomed the iconic stadium to demolition. Tuesday's referendum would have authorized Harris County to issue up to $217 million in bonds to turn the world's first multipurpose domed... more »
  • BRPD SWAT officers compete in Houston

    November 1, 2013 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police SWAT officers finished 3rd in pistol shooting and 5th overall in a competition in Houston. The 2013 Texas Tactical Police Officers Association Swat Competition took place October 25th thru October 27th with 24 teams competing. The competition was hosted by the Houston... more »
  • Groups try to save Astrodome

    October 21, 2013 10:26 PM

    HOUSTON - Many Houston residents like Belinda Fernandez have fond childhood memories of watching baseball games at the city's iconic but now-shuttered Astrodome. Fernandez was one of many people Monday who wrote down their Astrodome memories inside a truck dubbed the "Dome Mobile." The truck will be traveling around the... more »
  • Crane hopes Astros, CSN Houston can strike deal

    October 9, 2013 7:59 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston Astros owner Jim Crane hopes Comcast SportsNet Houston will agree to pay his team what he calls a fair amount for its media rights, and they can boost carriage after a season where only 40 percent of the city could view the games. But for now the... more »
  • Injured driver requires second surgery

    October 8, 2013 8:01 AM

    HOUSTON - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will need a second surgery on the broken right ankle he suffered when his car went airborne into the fence during the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston. Franchitti also fractured two vertebrae in his spine and received a... more »
  • Preservation groups, PAC working to save Astrodome

    September 13, 2013 5:32 PM

    HOUSTON - A last-ditch effort has been organized to save the iconic but now shuttered and dilapidated Houston Astrodome. Local and national preservation groups and a new political action committee are banding together. But they're doing so less than eight weeks before voters decide whether to approve authorizing up to... more »
  • Southern ready for better start to 2013 Play Video

    August 29, 2013 3:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dawson Odums and his team rolled out of Ace W. Mumford's parking lot Thursday afternoon with hopes of improvement from last year's catastrophic season opener - a 66-21 loss at New Mexico. "Coach Odums has been stressing win the first five minutes of the game," said... more »
  • Appeal of Houston's Smith denied

    August 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston coach Gary Kubiak says the NFL has upheld defensive end Antonio Smith's three-game suspension. Smith was suspended Wednesday for the last two preseason games and Houston's season opener for hitting Miami guard Richie Incognito with the Dolphins player's helmet. Smith appealed the suspension, but his appeal was... more »
  • Second suspect surrenders in pregnant woman's shooting

    August 19, 2013 11:39 AM

    GONZLAES - Sheriff's deputies said a second suspect wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a pregnant woman turned herself in to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office today. Deputies said Tiffany Victor, 27, is the girlfriend of the primary suspect, Cowan Collins, whom they said shot 25-year-old Kenyia... more »
  • Second suspect sought in shooting of pregnant woman

    August 16, 2013 11:45 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they're looking for a second suspect in the shooting of a pregnant woman this week. Detectives are looking for 27-year-old Tiffany Victor as an accessory after the fact to attempted murder. Investigators said she is the girlfriend of the alleged shooter,... more »
  • Voters to decide fate of Astrodome

    August 14, 2013 7:40 PM

    HOUSTON- What happens to the Astrodome in Houston is now up to voters in Harris County after leaders put the plan on the November ballot. Voters will decide if they want to raise $217 million to redevelop the stadium. The Astrodome was built in 1965 and was called the "Eighth... more »
  • Astros send LHP Blackley to Rangers

    August 14, 2013 3:01 PM

    HOUSTON - The Houston Astros have traded minor league left-hander pitcher Travis Blackley to the Texas Rangers for cash and a player to be named later. The 30-year-old Blackley went 1-1 with a 4.89 ERA in 42 relief appearances for Houston this season before being designated for assignment on Aug.... more »
  • Astros trade reliever for Tigers prospect

    July 29, 2013 11:15 AM

    DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named. Veras is 0-4 with a 2.93 ERA this season, and the 32-year-old right-hander has struck out 44... more »
  • Texans finish signing draft class

    July 23, 2013 6:45 PM

    HOUSTON - The Houston Texans have signed second-round draft choice D.J. Swearinger and third-rounder Brennan Williams on Tuesday. All nine of Houston's draft picks are now under contract with training camp beginning Friday. Swearinger, a safety at South Carolina taken 57th overall, had 79 tackles, two interceptions, seven pass breakups,... more »
  • 4 firefighters killed in Houston fire mourned

    June 1, 2013 10:54 AM

    HOUSTON - Among the four firefighters killed while battling a Houston motel and restaurant fire were veterans of the department and a newcomer just a month out of the academy. One of those killed Friday was 29-year-old Robert Garner. His father, Jerry Veuleman, told the Houston Chronicle ( ) that... more »
  • 1 critically injured by gunfire at Houston airport

    May 2, 2013 2:34 PM

    HOUSTON - Witnesses are describing hearing two shots -- and then a few more -- inside Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston today. A police spokesman says shots were fired near a ticket counter, and at least one armed man was critically injured. The gunfire sent people in the terminal scrambling... more »
  • Rockets' Lin day to day going into Game 3 vs Thunder

    April 25, 2013 3:07 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston point guard Jeremy Lin is listed as day to day with a bruised right chest muscle he suffered in a Game 2 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lin was injured in the first half of the 105-102 loss on Wednesday night and didn't return in the... more »
  • Texas college stabbing suspect heads to court

    April 11, 2013 8:52 AM

    HOUSTON - A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college is set to make his first court appearance since being charged in the attack. 20-year-old Dylan Quick is charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the Tuesday attack at Lone Star Community... more »
  • Astros strong in AL debut, top Rangers in MLB opener

    March 31, 2013 10:46 PM

    HOUSTON - Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros made an impressive debut in the American League, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 Sunday in the major league opener and giving Bo Porter a win in his first game as manager. Ankiel launched a pinch-hit three-run shot for the first homer this... more »
  • New AL West foes Astros, Rangers open 2013 season

    March 30, 2013 5:26 PM

    HOUSTON - The Houston Astros make their move to the American League official after 50 years in the NL when they open the season against the Texas Rangers on Sunday night. Houston has the league's lowest payroll and is coming off consecutive 100-loss seasons. The Astros get an early look... more »
  • Reports: Ed Reed to Texans

    March 20, 2013 10:38 PM

    HOUSTON - Free-agent safety Ed Reed is on the verge of becoming a Houston Texan, according to multiple reports. reported Wednesday night that a deal was in place, and the NFL Network quoted Reed as saying he was headed to Houston "unless something changes." Neither Reed nor his agent,... more »
  • No movement on future plans for Houston Astrodome

    March 12, 2013 11:01 AM

    HOUSTON- The dilemma of the deteriorating Houston Astrodome remains unresolved with the passing of a deadline to put a bond referendum before voters in May. The Houston Chronicle reports Harris County commissioners meeting Tuesday are taking no action on a bond question to overhaul the vacant facility. Voters would need... more »
  • Houston company sued over oil discharged in Gulf

    February 11, 2013 5:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department filed suit against a Houston-based company it accused of illegally dumping oil from a Gulf of Mexico platform. The federal suit filed Monday in New Orleans against ATP Oil & Gas Corp. says an Interior Department inspection last year uncovered violations of the Clean... more »
  • Wounded suspect booked in connection with campus gunfire

    January 23, 2013 10:09 AM

    HOUSTON - One of the people hospitalized after yesterday's shooting on a Texas community college campus has been booked on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sheriff's officials say Carlton Berry will be arraigned tomorrow. His condition, and the condition of the other person believed to have... more »
  • Man charged in Houston shootings

    January 23, 2013 6:47 AM

    HOUSTON - A 22-year-old man has been charged in the shootings at a Houston-area community college campus that left him and two others wounded. A statement from the Harris County Sheriff's Office identifies the suspect as Carlton Berry. Spokesman Alan Bernstein says Berry is charged with aggravated assault but remains... more »
  • Four taken to hospitals after campus gunfire

    January 22, 2013 1:11 PM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say the shooting at a Texas community college was the result of an altercation between two people, and at least one was a student. Harris County Sheriff's Maj. Armando Tello says a college maintenance man was injured in the crossfire. Tello says officers were called to the... more »
  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

    January 14, 2013 10:35 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Houston hospital where he spent nearly two months recovering from an illness that began with a bronchitis-related cough. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath says the 88-year-old Bush was released Monday from Methodist Hospital. He was admitted Nov. 23, the day after... more »
  • Texas builds 'hurricane domes' for double-duty

    December 28, 2012 1:57 PM

    EDNA, Texas- Texas is building specially designed "hurricane domes" along its Gulf Coast that will offer shelter during major storms and serve the rest of the time as gyms or community centers. The proposed 28 domes are part of the Texas Safe Shelter Initiative, created to protect sick and elderly... more »
  • Houston rapper free on bond, following arrest

    December 27, 2012 4:16 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A Houston rapper is out on bond after spending a night in the DeSoto Parish jail. Wesley Eric Weston, 31, also known as the rap artist Lil' Flip, was arrested Wednesday after deputies pulled him over for speeding on Interstate 49 and they allegedly found marijuana and... more »
  • Bush spokesman says ex-president's fever rising

    December 26, 2012 1:53 PM

    HOUSTON- A spokesman says the fever that kept former President George H.W. Bush in a Houston hospital over Christmas has worsened, and doctors have put him on a liquids-only diet. Jim McGrath had said earlier Wednesday that the fever had gone away. He later corrected himself and said the fever... more »
  • Tree Falls on Pickup, Kills the Driver

    December 25, 2012 2:26 PM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say a powerful storm moving across the southeast toppled a tree onto a pickup truck in the Houston area, killing the driver. The storm system that toppled the tree is bringing thunderstorms and tornadoes across the region. The Midwest is looking for heavy snow and ice.... more »
  • Former President George H.W. Bush still hospitalized

    December 23, 2012 10:18 AM

    HOUSTON - Doctors say former President George H.W. Bush needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released from a Houston hospital. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an email statement Sunday that doctors are still optimistic that the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery. He... more »
  • Colts trying to forget mistakes, focus on future

    December 17, 2012 2:22 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts spent Monday going through all their missed opportunities. There was the fumble at the goal line, a penalty that wiped out a touchdown and a blocked punt that Houston returned for a score. For this young team, Sunday's loss was a hard lesson in how... more »
  • Bush, 41st president, still in Houston hospital

    December 10, 2012 11:03 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush continues to recover at a Houston hospital where he's in the third week of treatment for a bronchitis-related cough. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Monday that the 88-year-old Bush remains in stable condition. Kovacik says Bush continues to make progress but no... more »
  • Ex-President Bush improves, still hospitalized

    December 5, 2012 12:29 PM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is undergoing more physical therapy as part of treatment for a painful cough that has forced him to stay in a Houston hospital for almost two weeks. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Wednesday that the 41st president remains in stable condition with... more »
  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

    November 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of a lingering cough. Bush's chief of staff, Jean Becker, says the 88-year-old former president is being treated for bronchitis at Houston's Methodist Hospital. She says he was admitted last Friday and is expected to be... more »
  • Wreck victims on family's 1st Thanksgiving apart

    November 23, 2012 4:49 PM

    BEAUMONT, Texas - The children of a Houston-area couple killed during Thursday's massive highway wreck in Texas say this was the family's first Thanksgiving apart. V.J. and Richard Leggio tell KHOU-TV that their parents - 64-year-old Vincent Leggio and 60-year-old Debbie Leggio of Pearland - were driving east on Interstate... more »
  • NBA back in action after break

    November 23, 2012 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - It's back to basketball after the NBA took a day off yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Play resumes tonight with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the... more »
  • Prosecutor: Children left at day care were doomed

    November 19, 2012 1:28 PM

    HOUSTON - A prosecutor tells jurors a Texas woman doomed the children in her home day care when she left them alone to go shopping before a deadly fire broke out. Jurors in Houston began deliberating the sentence of Jessica Tata after closing arguments in her trial's punishment phase Monday.... more »
  • Texas inmate set to die this week loses appeal

    October 29, 2012 10:10 AM

    HOUSTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a Louisiana parole violator set to die this week in Texas for the slaying of an East Texas woman at her home nine years ago. Forty-one-year-old Donnie Lee Roberts is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in... more »
  • Foster runs for 152 yards as Texans top Jets 23-17

    October 9, 2012 10:37 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown, and the Houston Texans stayed unbeaten by defeating the New York Jets for the first time in team history, hanging on for a 23-17 victory Monday night. With a chance to lead the Jets on a... more »
  • Manning comes up short, Texans beat Broncos 31-25

    September 24, 2012 10:06 AM

    DENVER - Matt Schaub outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday, throwing four touchdown passes against a confused Denver defense to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-25 victory over the Broncos. Schaub finished 17 for 30 for 290 yards to help Houston move to 3-0 for the first time in... more »
  • Houston officer shoots, kills double amputee in wheelchair

    September 22, 2012 6:16 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston police officer has fatally shot a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair after police say the double amputee waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says the man cornered the officer early Saturday inside a group home after... more »
  • US rig count declines by 30, to 1,864

    September 7, 2012 2:38 PM

    HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 30 this week to 1,864. Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,409 rigs were exploring for oil and 452 were searching for gas. Three were listed as miscellaneous.... more »
  • Astros fall to Pirates, 6-2

    September 5, 2012 10:50 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Andrew McCutchen had his major league-leading sixth four-hit game of the season and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Houston Astros 6-2 on Tuesday night. Brock Holt added four hits in just his third major league start and Wandy Rodriguez (10-13) scattered... more »
  • Texas retail gasoline prices jump as Isaac hits

    August 29, 2012 12:33 PM

    HOUSTON- Retail gasoline prices across Texas have jumped 9 cents this week as Hurricane Isaac hit neighboring Louisiana. AAA Texas on Wednesday reported the average price at the pump reached $3.64 per gallon. Texarkana has the most expensive gasoline statewide, at $3.70 per gallon. Drivers in El Paso have the... more »
  • Cardinals shut out Astros

    August 22, 2012 10:53 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Adam Wainwright matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in a five-hitter and the St. Louis Cardinals punished rookie Lucas Harrell with six runs in the first three innings, getting over an excruciating 19-inning loss two days earlier with a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros on... more »
  • Houston man gets prison for online prostitution

    August 17, 2012 12:34 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison in a prostitution case involving hotels and online advertisements. A federal judge in Houston on Thursday sentenced 30-year-old Jerald Bland. Bland in January pleaded guilty to transportation of a woman for commercial sex. Prosecutors say... more »
  • Holliday trying to become Texans' return man

    August 15, 2012 9:22 AM

    HOUSTON - Trindon Holliday thought about trying out for the U.S. Olympic track team this summer. He quickly dismissed that notion because the London Games overlapped with the start of Houston Texans training camp and Holliday would much rather make this team. The former LSU track star ran back a... more »
  • Houston Astros continue to struggle

    July 16, 2012 8:16 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Bud Norris hasn't won since the end of May and Houston hasn't won on the road in over a month. Norris at least gave the Astros a chance on Sunday. Norris gave the Astros a quality start and Chris Johnson doubled home a run but Matt... more »
  • Biden rebuts Romney speech to NAACP

    July 12, 2012 2:24 PM

    HOUSTON - The day after hearing from Mitt Romney that he would serve African-Americans better than Barack Obama can, the NAACP has heard a rebuttal of sorts today from Vice President Joe Biden. He told the group's annual convention in Houston that Romney's agenda would hurt -- and not help... more »
  • Harvey resigns as TSU head basketball coach

    July 4, 2012 10:59 AM

    HOUSTON - Tony Harvey has resigned as Texas Southern University head men's basketball coach, effective immediately. A TSU statement Tuesday says Harvey "determined that it was in his personal and professional interest to resign to pursue other goals." The resignation was first reported by KRIV-TV of Houston. TSU... more »
  • Houston woman indicted in slaying, baby abduction

    June 27, 2012 12:52 PM

    CONROE, Texas - A Houston woman accused of killing a mother and snatching her newborn son has been indicted on a capital murder charge. Verna McClain is being held without bond Wednesday in the Montgomery County Jail. She was indicted Tuesday. Prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the... more »
  • Weekly US oil, gas rig count down by 5 to 1,966

    June 22, 2012 1:11 PM

    HOUSTON- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is down by five this week to 1,966. Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,421 rigs were exploring for oil and 541 for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year... more »
  • World Champion Cardinals down Astros

    June 8, 2012 2:49 AM

    HOUSTON - David Freese hit a grand slam and a two-run homer and rookie Lance Lynn struck out a career-high 11 in earning his ninth win as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised past the Houston Astros 14-2 on Thursday night. Freese's slam in the seventh inning was the third... more »
  • Naked unicyclist charged for distracting drivers

    May 10, 2012 12:37 PM

    KEMAH, Texas - Police say a man arrested in a Southeast Texas city for riding his unicycle in the nude was distracting drivers and creating a hazard. Kemah police Chief Greg Rikard says 45-year-old Joseph Glynn Farley was not intoxicated or impaired when he was arrested Wednesday on a bridge... more »
  • Mom dies trying to save infant, nurse charged

    April 18, 2012 12:36 PM

    SPRING, Texas - Witnesses say a young mother tried to save her newborn from abductors before she died of gunshot wounds. A Texas prosecutor tells ABC that Verna McClain is charged with capital murder in the shooting of Kala Marie Golden and abduction of Golden's 3-day old son, Keegan, yesterday... more »
  • Mother murdered, her newborn son abducted

    April 18, 2012 8:57 AM

    SPRING, Texas - A prosecutor says a woman has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a mother and the abduction of her newborn son near Houston. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon says Verna McClain was charged early Wednesday in the killing of Kala Marie Golden.... more »
  • Whitney Houston 911 call released

    April 11, 2012 5:59 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS - Authorities have released the 911 call hotel security made to paramedics after Whitney Houston's lifeless body was found in a Los Angeles hotel room two months ago. But the minute-long call from a security worker at the Beverly Hilton Hotel reveals few details about the Grammy-winning... more »
  • 7 passengers injured in severe turbulence

    April 4, 2012 11:59 AM

    HOUSTON - Five passengers and two flight attendants were hurt after a flight from Tampa to Houston hit severe turbulence over Louisiana this morning. The United Airlines pilots declared an emergency so they would be given priority upon landing in Houston. A Houston airport spokeswoman said at least 3 people... more »
  • Judge denies Stanford's motion for new trial

    March 23, 2012 8:46 AM

    HOUSTON - A federal judge has denied a new trial request from former Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who was convicted of fraud in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. Stanford's attorneys argued he didn't get a fair trial due to pretrial publicity and because jurors might have seen tweets from... more »
  • Houston died from drowning, coroner says

    March 22, 2012 4:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coroner's officials have ruled Whitney Houston died by drowning, but heart disease and cocaine use were contributing factors. The announcement Thursday ends weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11. Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the... more »
  • 2 children found living in abandoned bus in Texas

    March 8, 2012 12:25 PM

    SPLENDORA, Texas - Child welfare officials have taken two children into custody after finding them living on their own in an abandoned bus northeast of Houston. Montgomery County Constable Rowdy Hayden tells KTRK-TV of Houston that the children's parents are in prison for embezzling money from Hurricane Ike victims in... more »
  • Stanford found guilty on 13 of 14 charges in Ponzi scheme

    March 6, 2012 11:54 AM

    HOUSTON- A jury in Texas found financier R. Allen Stanford on 13 of 14 charges in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. Jurors have been deliberating since last Wednesday. Defense attorneys say Stanford made money for investors who bought certificates of deposit from his Caribbean bank. Prosecutors contend that Stanford... more »
  • Jury reaches verdict in financier Stanford's trial

    March 6, 2012 11:39 AM

    HOUSTON- A federal jury has reached a verdict in the Houston fraud trial of jailed Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford. U.S. District Judge David Hittner says the jury's verdict on charges Stanford bilked investors out of $7 billion in a massive Ponzi scheme would be announced later Tuesday. Jurors have... more »
  • Box cutter found, flight cancelled

    March 5, 2012 2:58 PM

    DALLAS - A Southwest Airlines flight from Houston to Dallas was canceled today after a passenger spotted a box cutter in the plane's overhead bin. The captain alerted airport security. All 97 passengers were taken off the plane and re-screened. The plane was searched but no other... more »
  • Prosecutor: Stanford flushed away investor funds

    February 29, 2012 11:27 AM

    HOUSTON- A federal prosecutor says Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford flushed away investor funds on yachts and businesses that were money pits as part of a massive Ponzi scheme. Prosecutor William Stellmach said Wednesday that Stanford lined his pockets "with billions of dollars of other people's money" as closing arguments... more »
  • Cop suspended, charged after raiding refrigerator

    February 24, 2012 12:27 PM

    DEER PARK, Texas - A sting operation by a suburban Houston police department netted one of their own when surveillance cameras caught an officer repeatedly stealing colleagues' food and drinks from the refrigerator in the station's break room. Deer Park police Officer Kevin Yang was charged with misdemeanor theft and... more »
  • Whitney Houston's dress, earrings up for auction

    February 20, 2012 8:56 AM

    LOS ANGELES - There had to be an auction, but so soon? A black velvet dress that belonged to Whitney Houston and a pair of earrings she wore in "The Bodyguard" will be sold to the highest bidder next month. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Sunday that the pieces and... more »
  • New Jersey Governor honors Whitney Houston

    February 14, 2012 4:36 PM

    TRENTON - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie orders flags flown at half-staff at state government buildings Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston. Christie said Houston was a cultural icon who belongs in the same category in New Jersey music history as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. ... more »
  • Houston funeral plans

    February 14, 2012 10:24 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Pop star Whitney Houston's funeral service will be held Saturday in the New Jersey chuch where she first showcased her singing talents as a child. Houston's funeral will be held at Noon Saturday in Newark, New Jersey at New Hope Baptist Church. Her body was... more »
  • Jennifer Hudson to sing Whitney Houston Tribute at Grammys

    February 12, 2012 11:12 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston will be remembered with a tribute by Jennifer Hudson tonight at the Grammy Awards, a day after she was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel. The 48-year-old singer was pronounced dead just hours before she was expected to attend a pre-Grammy gala. Beverly Hills... more »
  • Man killed crossing Ascension Parish road

    February 11, 2012 4:11 PM

    GONZALES- A Houston man is dead after a crash in Ascension Parish. It happened around 2:30am Saturday morning. According to police, Christian Salinas stepped into the path of an 18-wheeler travelling west on LA 30 near Ashland Road. Reportedly the driver, Aaron Dunbar, saw Salinas but wasn't... more »
  • 3rd day on stand for ex-Stanford CFO at fraud case

    February 6, 2012 9:35 AM

    HOUSTON - The man in charge of R. Allen Stanford's finances is returning to the witness stand for a third day at the former tycoon's fraud trial in a Houston federal court. James M. Davis, the former chief financial officer for Stanford's companies, already has told jurors he helped Stanford... more »
  • Houston man guilty in online prostitution ads case

    January 4, 2012 7:20 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a Houston man who had used a hotel business center to post online ads offering a woman for prostitution faces up to 10 years in prison. Jerald Bland pleaded guilty Tuesday to transportation of a woman for commercial sex. Sentencing is March 20 for Bland,... more »
  • Neurologist says Stanford not competent for trial

    December 21, 2011 12:59 PM

    HOUSTON - Medical experts for jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford continue making their case that he is not competent to be tried next month on charges he bilked investors out of $7 billion in a massive Ponzi scheme. A neurologist testified at a competency hearing Wednesday in Houston federal... more »
  • Weekly US oil and gas rig count drops by 10

    November 11, 2011 1:41 PM

    HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 10 this week to 2,016. Houston-based drilling product provider Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,133 rigs were exploring for oil and 877 for natural gas. Six were listed as miscellaneous.... more »

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