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4 Houston police officers involved in fatal shooting are fired

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Four Houston police officers have been fired for fatally shooting an apparently emotionally disturbed man who was on the ground, wounded and incapacitated, before a final volley of 21 shots, officials said. Poli...

28-year-old Houston doctor dies after battle with coronavirus, family says

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Adeline Fagan, a second year OBGYN resident living in Houston, died early Saturday after a couple months-long battle with Covid-19, her family announced in a post on a GoFundMe page established on her behalf. Fa...

Houston police officer killed in apartment complex shooting

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A Texas police officer was shot and killed and another was injured Tuesday at an apartment complex, authorities said. Sgt. Harold Preston, 65, and another two officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call ...

Texas Supreme Court denies GOP-led petition seeking to invalidate 120,000 votes in Houston area

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The Texas Supreme Court denied a petition Sunday by a group of Republicans seeking to invalidate more than 120,000 drive-thru votes in Harris County. This is the second time in recent weeks the state Supreme Court h...

Houston police officer killed while responding to a call for help on his way to work

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A Houston police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon; the second officer in the department killed in the past few weeks. Sgt. Sean Rios, 47, was on his way to work around 1:30 p.m. when ...

Instagram influencer Alexis Sharkey was found dead near a Houston interstate, police say

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Alexis Robinault, a 26-year-old Instagram influencer with over 30,000 followers, was found dead off a Houston interstate last week, police said. Robinault's body was found Saturday morning on a stretch of road in n...

Houston police rescue at least 30 people in alleged human smuggling ring

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Houston police say they rescued about 30 people in a Houston home after responding to a report of a man running down the street in his underwear. Police held three people in what they called a human smuggling operat...

Man experiencing mental issues dies in custody after, Houston police say, he ‘tripped and fell’

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A man "having a mental episode" died in Houston police custody early Sunday after, authorities say, he fell into drainage on his own. At 12:06 a.m. (1:06 a.m. ET), officers responded to a criminal mischief call in ...

Former Houston police captain charged with pointing gun at air-conditioner repairman, believing he was a voter fraud ‘mastermind’

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A former police captain who was part of a private citizens group investigating still unsubstantiated 2020 election fraud claims was charged Tuesday with running a man off the road and pointing a gun to his head two ...

Whitney Houston biopic casts Naomi Ackie as late singer

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"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" has reportedly found its star. According to the Hollywood Reporter, British actress Naomi Ackie has been chosen to play the late singer Whitney Houston in the planned biopic. "We spent...

Houston hospital system is offering its employees a $500 bonus if they get Covid-19 vaccine

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Houston Methodist, a Texas hospital system with more than 26,000 employees, is offering a $ 500 bonus to workers if they get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Houston Methodist employees are eligible for a ...

Bow Wow apologizes after crowded Houston club backlash

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Bow Wow has apologized for taking the stage in a packed nightclub in Houston over the weekend. The rapper, who also acts under his legal name Shad Moss, had received backlash on social media after he was seen in foo...

Houston mural honoring George Floyd is unveiled in front of his high school alma mater

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Houston, Texas, leaders unveiled a two-block mural Saturday, dedicated to George Floyd and located directly in front of his alma mater, Jack Yates High School. "We come to celebrate the life and legacy of our homet...

J.J. Watt says farewell to the Houston Texans and the city: ‘I love you’

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J.J. Watt, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is leaving the Houston Texans after 10 seasons. In a video shared on social media Friday, Watt shared the news that he'd asked for and received a release ...

Houston hospitals make tough choices during deadly winter storm

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From bursting pipes to delays for dialysis patients whose treatment can wait, a pair of Houston community hospitals Friday struggled with water and power woes stemming from freezing temperatures and winter storms. ...

This Houston furniture store owner opened his doors to people seeking warmth in the winter storm

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After two nights of staying in her condo on the southwest side of Houston without power, Felicia Maten had no running water, the food in her refrigerator was spoiling and her fingers and toes hurt from the cold. She...

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