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5 members of alleged catalytic converter theft ring already free on bond

HOUSTON - Last month, four law enforcement agencies raided five Houston-area homes and a storage facility with six federal search warrants in hand. It was all to arrest five men who authorities say ran an organized catalytic converter theft ring. "It was a big to-do when they busted up this...
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'I hope my son did not die in vain:' Outcry for change at Harris County Jail

HOUSTON - A cry for change from a mother whose special needs son was murdered inside the Harris County Jail. According to court records, 19-year-old Fred Harris, a first-time offender, was ambushed, stabbed and fatally beaten last October. Fred was waiting for the court-ordered mental evaluation his family hoped would get his life back on track.
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Former HPD officer acquitted in deadly 2020 crash

HOUSTON - A former Houston police officer has been acquitted in the 2020 death of a 71-year-old man. According to authorities, HPD Ofc. Matthew Valdez was on his way to a call on Nov. 21, 2020, when he crashed into a vehicle driven by Walter Cooper, Jr. in the 7300 block of Ley Road.
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Baby killed after cement truck falls off bridge onto family’s car in freak accident

A 22-month-old toddler has died after the SUV he was travelling in was crushed by a cement truck that lost control in east Harris County, Texas.Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales said the crash took place on Houston Parkway on Friday. Four people were in the car, including the toddler’s twin sibling, a 22-year-old woman and the 54-year-old car driver. The other three managed to escape, the sheriff’s spokesperson said, according to NBC News.The toddler who was pronounced dead at the scene was identified as Nicolas Resendiz. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to support the family. “Tragic incident....
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Death sentence restored for bank robber convicted of killing his best friend, his friend's fiancée and their 3 children

A federal appeals court on Monday restored the death sentence of a bank robber convicted of killing his best friend, his friend's fiancée and their three children. In a 32-page opinion, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that would have freed Ronald Jeffery Prible Jr. if the state did not retry Prible within six months. The panel ruled Prible, 50, failed to raise issues sufficiently compelling to discredit his conviction and sentence.
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1 dead, teen shot multiple times in west Harris County

A female is dead and a teen hospitalized after a shooting at an apartment complex in west Harris County, the sheriff’s office says. The shooting was reported around 2:25 a.m. Wednesday in the 14100 block of Rio Bonito Road. Authorities responded to the scene and found an 18-year-old man...
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Social media, drug sale dispute leads to deadly shooting in northwest Harris County: Sheriff

HOUSTON - Officials say an ongoing dispute between two men involving social media and a possible drug deal may have led up to a deadly shooting in northwest Harris County. It happened in the 7900 block of Terra Canyon Ln, where Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said deputy constables with Precinct 5 were called to a shooting. Responding officers found a man, later identified as Kourtney Peete, shot after what the sheriff only described as an "altercation."
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