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Couple escapes burning home in northwest Harris County

Working smoke detectors can be credited with helping a couple escape after a fire broke out at their northwest Harris County home early Wednesday.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:40:57 GMT

Firefighter, band director among arrests in sex sting

Twenty-six people are in custody for felony offenses including online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography and other related charges.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:32:52 GMT

Suspects on the loose after attempted convenience store smash-and-grab

Police are searching for a group of suspects who busted through a convenience store and attempted to take an ATM machine.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:15:56 GMT

Multiple arrests made in liquor violations investigations

Numerous law enforcement agencies will join Houston police investigators in announcing arrests in a lengthy investigation into businesses violating state liquor laws.  The information will be released at a news conference at 10:30 a.m.  Watch the livestream on

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:02:59 GMT

Bill Read Blog: ?July stand by?

“July stand by” is the second line of an old mariner’s poem which probably was meant to give folks a heads up that the peak of hurricane season was just around the corner.  July is still part of the so-called “quiet” time in the Atlantic with essentially the same amount of activity as we see in June.  However, as was the case in June, a significant number of July events impact the Gulf of Mexico.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:51:15 GMT

HPD: Man afraid of getting DWI leads police on chase in southwest Houston

A man who said he was afraid of going to jail after having a few drinks was arrested after leading police on a chase, according to Houston police.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:22:08 GMT

HazMat on scene of train derailment in northeast Houston

HazMat crews are on the scene of a train derailment in northeast Houston.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:56:33 GMT

Costco hacks for saving money without buying a membership

Do you ever drive by a Costco, look at it longingly and think "maybe one day I can buy that membership?"

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:44:40 GMT

Deputies: Gun-wielding robbers beat store workers, lead police on chase

After being led on a high-speed chase, deputies caught three of four gun-wielding robbers who broke into a gas station and pistol whipped workers, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:18:35 GMT

FedEx plane lands safely at Bush IAH after reports of smoke on plane

A FedEx plane landed safely at Bush Intercontinental Airport Wednesday morning after report of smoke in the cargo area.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:30:09 GMT

How to turn off Apple Music's auto renewal after the free trial

iPhone users need to take a few steps to ensure their Apple Music free trial doesn’t wind up costing them.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:27:35 GMT

Prison guard saves life of inmate

Prison guards have a really tough job every day dealing with dangerous criminals. Now one is credited with saving the life of an inmate inside the jail.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:02:38 GMT

Driver believes he's drunk, leads police on car chase

A driver believes he's drunk and leads police on a car chase.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:59:49 GMT

All northbound lanes of I-45 at Little York Road reopen after crash

All northbound lanes of Interstate 45 at Little York Road have reopen after an accident closed down the freeway Wednesday morning.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:47:23 GMT

U.S. towns with silly slogans

When it comes to labeling towns in the United States, Americans have no problem thinking up clever slogans that speak to the spirit of the people and things that make it a special place.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:42:50 GMT

Judge awards custody of neglected horses at ranch to Houston SPCA

A judge has ruled that the two ranch owners accused of neglecting dozens of horses did in fact treat the horses cruelly and the animals will be taken into custody by the Houston SPCA.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:57:44 GMT

Door-to-door alarm scammers hit Houston

A consumer warning has been made about door-to-door salesmen visiting Houston neighborhoods with a pitch that could cost you a lot of money.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:36:11 GMT

Houston to build spacecraft launch site at Ellington Field

Ellington Field will become home to a launch site spaceport, one of only 10 such sites in the United States.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:12:38 GMT

Bees invade disabled veteran's home

A disabled veteran in east Houston said a bee invasion has put him and his neighbors in danger.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:09:33 GMT

Lawn worker struck, killed by 18-wheeler along Highway 146

A lawn contractor working alongside a highway was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler in the Bacliff area Tuesday morning.

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:58:36 GMT