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  • SLU runs past Houston Baptist 22-7

    October 24, 2015 6:26 PM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kody Sutton rushed for 156 yards on 23 carries and D'Shaie Landor passed for 167 yards and one score as Southeastern Louisiana ran past Houston Baptist 22-7 on Saturday. Southeastern Louisiana (4-3, 3-2 Southland Conference), which totaled 455 yards (288 rushing) while limiting the Huskies to 199... more »
  • Leaders: Super region needed to compete with Houston

    October 22, 2015 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The heads of two regional economic development organizations say Baton Rouge and New Orleans need to team up to form a super region to help south Louisiana better compete with Houston for jobs. Michael Hecht, president and chief executive officer of GNO Inc. told the Rotary Club of... more »
  • Gun advocates challenge zoos' bans on possession around US

    October 12, 2015 11:16 AM

    DALLAS - Visitors to the Houston Zoo can now pack a little something extra besides a camera. The nearly century-old institution recently lifted its longtime firearms ban amid a broader push by gun-rights advocates who are pressuring zoos in Texas and elsewhere around the U.S. to do the same.... more »
  • 1 dead in Texas college housing complex shooting

    October 9, 2015 2:51 PM

    HOUSTON - Houston Police say one person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex. University spokesman Kendrick Callis said the shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday at University Courtyard Apartments on the edge of the Houston campus. Callis said the... more »
  • Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

    October 7, 2015 7:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game. The orange-clad Astros now advance to the AL Divison Series, where they will face... more »
  • Twins recovering at Houston hospital after school bus wreck

    September 17, 2015 11:38 AM

    HOUSTON- Twin students are recovering at a Houston hospital following a school bus wreck that killed the other two passengers and injured the driver. A spokeswoman at Texas Children's Hospital on Thursday declined to release conditions of the 17-year-old boy and girl, as requested by the family. Their mother, Ella... more »
  • 2 students dead in Houston school bus crash

    September 15, 2015 11:55 AM

    HOUSTON - A school bus crash has left two high school students dead and two others and their bus driver seriously injured, Houston officials said. According to ABC News, the crash happened around 7 a.m. today after the bus hit and went over the guardrail on the freeway and... more »
  • Louisiana Police pay tribute to slain Houston deputy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL – Multiple Louisiana law enforcement agencies paid tribute to a fallen Texas sheriff’s deputy by lining a street in Slidell Friday. Police from around the nation were among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sherriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. ... more »
  • Houston deputy shot 15 times while pumping gas

    August 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say a suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times. Shannon J. Miles appeared briefly in state District Court on Monday. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Deputy... more »
  • Suspect accused of killing Houston deputy to be charged with capitol murder

    August 29, 2015 5:54 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Texas are charging a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the man as Shannon J.... more »
  • New Orleans mayor visiting cities Katrina evacuees fled to

    August 19, 2015 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is visiting Atlanta and Houston to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu's office says the trips are being made to thank those cities for welcoming evacuees from the 2005 storm. He'll also be encouraging those who stayed to return to... more »
  • Five children, three adults dead after Houston home shooting

    August 9, 2015 11:57 AM

    HOUSTON - Texas authorities say five children and three adults have been found dead inside a Houston-area home and a 49-year-old man who exchanged gunfire with police is in custody. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Sunday morning that the eight people were found dead after a... more »
  • Aggressive cobra killed

    July 30, 2015 8:57 PM

    HOUSTON- A two-foot long cobra that was captured in a luxury high-rise apartment in Houston was destroyed because a pest control company couldn't find it a new home. Police were called to the complex over the weekend after tenants saw the cobra on the third floor. Officers used a... more »
  • Couple stuck in traffic, delivers baby

    July 18, 2015 4:36 PM

    HOUSTON - Video shows a Houston-area man filming his wife giving birth to their 10-pound baby son next to him as he drives through traffic in an unsuccessful effort to reach a birthing center in time. Jonathan and Lesia Pettijohn were stuck in traffic for more than an hour this... more »
  • Former MLB star, BR native killed in murder-suicide check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 22, 2015 3:25 PM

    PEARLAND, TX - Baton Rouge native and former pro-baseball player Darryl Hamilton was killed in what has been reported as a murder-suicide outside Houston. Police were called to Hamilton's upscale home about 14 miles south of downtown. The Houston ABC affiliate, KTRK, posted on its website , police were... more »
  • Ragin' Cajuns come from behind again, top Cougars 2-1

    May 31, 2015 7:21 PM

    HOUSTON - Tyler Girouard was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth to bring home the winning run in Louisiana-Lafayette's 2-1 victory over Houston on Sunday in NCAA regional play. Louisiana-Lafayette (41-21) advanced to the championship game Monday, while Houston (43-19) will play Rice on Sunday... more »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers dispatched to storm zones

    May 28, 2015 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- About a dozen Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are either en route or already on the ground in weather-disaster areas after storms this week. Nancy Malone, the spokesperson for the area Red Cross, said disaster teams have been dispatched in waves this week and more will leave... more »
  • 1000s of Houston properties damaged in flooding

    May 26, 2015 11:35 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says first responders to the flooding situations across much of the state saved countless lives. Abbott says the disaster declarations in the state stretch from "literally the Red River to the Rio Grande." The Republican added that Texas will "continue to have rising... more »
  • Rockets hold off Warriors

    May 26, 2015 9:54 AM

    HOUSTON- James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Rockets avoided a four-game sweep in the Western Conference finals by downing the Golden State Warriors 128-115. Harden contributed 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Houston avoid a late collapse and extend the series to a fifth... more »
  • Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night. Davis had 24... more »
  • Affidavit: Durst had been withdrawing money, had fake ID

    March 18, 2015 10:41 AM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say real estate millionaire Robert Durst was withdrawing large sums of money and had a fake ID before his arrest this week for murder. According to a search warrant affidavit made public Wednesday, the FBI learned Durst had made withdrawals over a period of 35 days since... more »
  • LSU baseball outlasts Baylor 2-0

    March 8, 2015 12:01 AM

    HOUSTON - Alex Lange pitched seven innings of shutout baseball, and the Tigers found just enough offense to beat Baylor on Saturday afternoon at Minute Made Park in Houston. The Tigers didn't score until the 8th inning of this pitcher's duel, but Connor Hale finally delivered a sac fly... more »
  • Police: Houston car thief stopped to take singing selfie

    February 19, 2015 4:12 PM

    LA PORTE, TX - Police say a Houston teen took a video of himself singing to a rap song while driving a stolen car. Kenneth Davis is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary of a motor vehicle. KHOU-TV reported that La Porte police tried to pull... more »
  • Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life

    February 3, 2015 2:05 AM

    NEW YORK - Bobbi Kristina Brown is fighting for her life, according to a statement from the Houston family Monday. Police said the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown was taken to a hospital Saturday after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub... more »
  • 2 nabbed in iPad theft when selfies appear on owner's iCloud

    January 22, 2015 2:49 PM

    HOUSTON, TX - Two men arrested in Houston are accused of stealing an iPad and using it to take selfies that they unknowingly uploaded to the owner's iCloud account. The men appeared in the photos displaying money they are also accused of taking from the victim. Investigators arrested the pair... more »
  • LSU back in Houston for 2017 opener against BYU

    January 8, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a come-from-behind victory in front a sellout crowd in 2014, LSU will get another chance to play their season opener at NRG Stadium in Houston in 2017. The school announced Thursday that the Tigers will open the 2017 season Sept. 2 against Brigham Young University.... more »
  • Houston improbable 35-34 AF Bowl win over Pitt

    January 2, 2015 2:45 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - Greg Ward threw three touchdowns in the final 3:41 of the Armed Forces Bowl, two after Houston recovered onside kicks, and completed a game-winning 2-point conversion as the Cougars beat Pittsburgh 35-34 with an improbable comeback Friday. Pitt (6-7) led 31-6 when ACC offensive player of... more »
  • George H.W. Bush still in hospital

    December 27, 2014 5:42 PM

    HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday the 90-year-old's condition has improved and doctors are discussing dates for his discharge, but he will remain for now at... more »
  • Pelicans soar past Rockets 99-90

    December 18, 2014 11:12 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead... more »
  • SU Jags prepare to head west for SWAC title showdown check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 4, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars football team is headed west to Houston Thursday with a gridiron meeting with the Alcorn Braves for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship set as the final destination. This is Southern University's second year heading to the SWAC championship. Many fans came out to... more »
  • Mom charged after daughter's body found in fridge

    December 3, 2014 4:47 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston mother has been charged with neglect after her 9-year-old daughter's body was discovered stuffed inside a refrigerator. Amber Keyes is being held Wednesday on a charge of injury to a child-serious bodily injury, connected to death of her daughter, Ayahna Comb. Ayahna weighed 14 pounds when... more »
  • Bryant leads Lakers to 98-92 win over Rockets

    November 20, 2014 5:15 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9... more »
  • 2 sentenced in $258 million Medicare fraud scheme

    November 1, 2014 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The U.S. Justice Department says the operator of community health centers in Baton Rouge and a patient recruiter for a community mental health center in Houston have been sentenced in a $258 million Medicare fraud scheme. The sentences were handed down Friday in federal court in... more »
  • Colts hold on for 33-28 win over Texans

    October 10, 2014 9:14 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts had a great first quarter and did just enough the rest of the way to hold on for a 33-28 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night. The Colts (4-2) raced to a 24-0 lead after one quarter, but allowed... more »
  • Group protests Washington mascot game

    September 7, 2014 12:00 PM

    HOUSTON - A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redksins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston. The group of Native Americans was protesting the nickname and held signs voicing their distaste for it. One read "R-word N-Word" and another said "Indians are... more »
  • #13 LSU rallies for come-from-behind win over #14 Wisconsin

    August 31, 2014 1:22 AM

    HOUSTON - The LSU Tigers extended their FBS record winning streak in regular season non-conference games to 46 by rallying to beat Wisconsin 28-24 on Saturday night. For much of the first three quarters, a win did not seem like a likely outcome. The Tigers, according to head... more »
  • LSU fans set to take over Houston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2014 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With LSU football just two days away, many Tiger fans are packing up and heading to Houston for the matchup this weekend. Tickets for the game online at StubHub range from $100 for seats in the 600 section to several hundred dollars for field level seating.... more »
  • Houston stadium will enforce bag policy on LSU fans

    August 27, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU fans will be met by stricter security enforcing a new bag law implemented this year by the NFL at all NFL-affiliated stadiums. Those attending the season opener against Wisconsin will be must follow tighter rules concerning what they can bring into the Houston Texans' NRG... more »
  • Latest Astrodome proposal: massive indoor park

    August 26, 2014 5:17 PM

    HOUSTON - The newest proposal for repurposing the Houston Astrodome and saving it from demolition envisions turning the now-empty stadium into the world's largest indoor park. The pitch comes from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official. He revealed his idea at a news conference Tuesday on... more »
  • The big game on the big stage is where Tigers thrive check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2014 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Game week is a welcomed sight for the LSU Tigers, especially when it involves a big game early. In recent years, LSU defeated North Carolina, Oregon, and TCU in primetime neutral-site openers. Each of those years resulted in at least ten wins. It's easy... more »
  • Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

    July 30, 2014 1:01 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones. Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced that rockets carrying the cremated remains of dogs and cats will start this fall. Spokeswoman Pazia Schonfeld says the cost... more »
  • Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

    July 11, 2014 10:22 AM

    SPRING, TX - A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, has collapsed in court as a prosecutor recited the charges against him. A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge Friday during a probable cause hearing when he fell... more »
  • Cops: Man killed four children, two others

    July 10, 2014 4:43 AM

    SPRING, TX - A man is in custody after police say he went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically. Investigators say they plan to charge the man Thursday, a day after the rampage... more »
  • LSU baseball season ends in blowout, 12-2 to Houston

    June 2, 2014 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tiger baseball team saw their season come to a close at the hands of the Houston Cougars who blew open the NCAA Regional final game with a seven run third inning. LSU fell 12-2 to Houston after failing to score another run following the... more »
  • Do or Die for LSU Tigers

    June 2, 2014 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers let a four-run lead slip through their grasp against the Houston Cougars Sunday night with a 5-4 loss to force a winner-take-all finale Monday night at 7 p.m. Does that mean the Tigers also let go of the momentum in the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Houston rallies to beat LSU 5-4, teams will play tonight for Super Regional

    June 1, 2014 11:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Kyle Survance's RBI single in the 11th inning led Houston to a 5-4 win over LSU on Sunday to force a deciding game in the Baton Rouge regional. Houston (47-16) and LSU (46-15-1) will play Monday night, with the winner advancing to the super regionals.... more »
  • LSU beats University of Houston 5-1

    May 31, 2014 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - SEC Pitcher of the Year Aaron Nola retired 18 of the final 19 batters he faced, only allowing one earned run on four hits in the Tigers' 5-1 win Saturday night over the Houston Cougars. Sean McMullen started off the top of the second innig with... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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