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Woman finds evidence bag full of marijuana at neighborhood park

It’s not the type of grass you expect to find at a park, but on Monday night, a Houston woman found a police evidence bag filled with marijuana on a park playground near a school on BritOak Lane.How the bag got there is currently a mystery.”It was righ… Continue reading

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Charges dropped against man involved in incident with deputies while claiming to be doing yard work

Charges have been dropped against a Houston-area teen who claimed he was mistreated by Harris County Precinct 1 deputies.Marlin Gibson was charged with evading arrest and failure to identify, but the charged were dropped due to insufficient evidence, a… Continue reading

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Houston public works director announces resignation in wake of HCC trustee bribery case

Houston Public Works and Engineering Director Karun Sreerama has announced his resignation.Sreerama is holding a news conference Friday evening to talk about his decision following a bribery case involving Houston Community College Trustee Chris Oliver… Continue reading

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Constables dispute claims of viral yard-work video, say teen falsified identity

Houston-area teen Marlin Gibson, his brother Marcus and their family attorney Lee Merritt filed a formal complaint against several Harris County Pct. 1 officers Wednesday.The issue is a confrontation that was partly recorded by Marlin on his cellphone…. Continue reading

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1 dead, Beltway 8 ramp to Katy Freeway shut down after police chase in west Houston

One person died during a police chase Saturday in west Houston, blocking the exit ramp to the Katy Freeway, deputies said.Harris County sheriff’s deputies said they pursued a person in a white pickup truck at 11:30 a.m. south on the Beltway.Deputies sa… Continue reading

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Chauna Thompson terminated by Harris Co. Sheriff’s Office in wake of John Hernandez choking death

Chauna Thompson was terminated by Harris Co. Sheriff’s Office for her role in John Hernandez’s choking death and four other deputies will face disciplinary action.The incident happened in a Denny’s parking lot in east Harris County.Details: John Hernan… Continue reading

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Harris County deputy involved in major crash

A Harris County deputy on Thursday was involved in a major crash northeast of Houston.The two-vehicle crash was reported at 11:34 a.m. near the intersection of Beltway 8 and Lockwood Road.Pictures of the scene showed both vehicles had sustained signifi… Continue reading

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Harris County Precinct 4 constable buys 40 AR-15 rifles

Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said he has added more weapons to the department.Herman said he purchased 40 AR-15 rifles at a cost of $40,000. He said the money came from extra funds the department had saved over the previous year.Herma… Continue reading

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Family of man killed in confrontation at Denny’s makes plea for justice one day before court date

The family of John Hernandez spoke out Thursday about his murder and their efforts to get justice.The comments comes one day before the couple accused in his death head back to court.Hernandez died from his injuries after an altercation with former Har… Continue reading

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Alvin ISD employee accused of improper relationship with student

An Alvin Independent School District employee is accused of having an improper relationship with a high school student.Alejandro Martinez was a staff member who worked for the Alvin ISD Maintenance Department. District officials said they received a ti… Continue reading

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Former deputy constable facing sexual assault charges; other victims sought

Charges have been filed against a former Harris County Pct. 6 Deputy Constable who is believed to be responsible for at least two sexual assault incidents since January, authorities said.Brandin M. Glispy, 30, is charged with one count of sexual assaul… Continue reading

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DPS trooper accused of prostitution

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper is accused of soliciting sex from a woman in exchange for money.Michael Dwayne Fillmore is charged with prostitution.Court documents state Fillmore, 41, was off-duty when he tried to pay for sex from a prosti… Continue reading

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Man sues city, HPD, officer after excessive-force arrest, lawsuit says

Larry Moore is the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the city of Houston, the Houston Police Department and the officer accused of beating Moore.In the lawsuit, Moore claims he was taunted, violently beaten and was refused medical attention.Two pictures a… Continue reading

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Houston public works director placed on leave amid bribery case involving HCC trustee

Houston Public Works and Engineering Director Karun Sreerama was placed on leave Wednesday after being named in court documents as a victim in a bribery case involving a Houston Community College trustee.Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a written stateme… Continue reading

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Conroe police to address claims of brutality leveled by man’s family

Conroe police on Monday are expected to address claims of brutality being made by the family of a man who was arrested on Independence Day.Police said they were called to the scene of a crash about 7 p.m. July 4 in the 1600 block of Airport Road. They … Continue reading

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SWAT standoff at southeast Houston lounge turns out to be misunderstanding, police say

Four people were arrested Monday after a southeast Houston lounge patron thought a long night of drinking had turned into a robbery.Police said a man walked into the Davenport Lounge in the 1200 block of Clear Lake City Blvd. just before 3 a.m. and ord… Continue reading

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Harris County judge suspended without pay amid drug, prostitution allegations

A Harris County judge has been suspended without pay due to some troubling allegations.Hilary H. Green, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 7, admitted to using marijuana and Ecstasy and to seeking medical treatment and intense counseling after she began… Continue reading

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HISD security officer charged with 4 counts of possession of child pornography

An HISD security officer accused of recording students inside a boys’ restroom is facing new charges.Originally, Yandry Jimenez Rivero, 20, was charged with improper photography. Now he’s charged with four counts of possession with intent to promote ch… Continue reading

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2 HPD officers, 6 others taken to hospital after accident near Texas Medical Center

Two Houston Police Department officers and six others were been taken to the hospital after an officer-involved accident in south Houston on Thursday.A Houston Police Department SUV was involved in the five-vehicle crash on the service road of SH 288, … Continue reading

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LIVE: Family accuses ex-Texas City officer of stealing $2,400 in Christmas cash

A former Texas City police officer is facing theft and drug charges after an internal affairs investigation, authorities said.According to Texas City police, an investigation of Linnard Crouch began in December after the department received an accusati… Continue reading

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