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Unidentified Boy Found on Galveston Beach Identified, Mother Arrested

The body of a small boy found washed ashore on a Galveston beach in October 2017 has been identified and his mother and her partner have been arrested, police say. Late last year, Galveston police asked for help identifying the young boy they called “Little Jacob.” The boy matched no missing person reports and no one came forward to claim …

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Judge Tosses Out DNA Evidence Ahead of Haruka Weiser Murder Trial

A Travis County criminal court judge has tossed out DNA evidence ahead of the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. KXAN-TV reports defense attorneys for Meechaiel Criner, a runaway accused of killing student Haruka Weiser as she walked to her dorm in 2016, argued that new software being …

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Man arrested for assault in Woodlands

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team on Tuesday responded to a possible hostage situation at residence on Pine Needle Place in The Woodlands. According to MCSO Deputy Specialist Steve Squier, they were initially advised there was an alleged hostage situation. “The investigation revealed there was no hostage situation, and one male was arrested on the charge of assault family …

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Two injured in possible drunken driving crash in Spring Branch

Two people were hospitalized Tuesday night after a possible drunken driving crash in Spring Branch, authorities said. A pickup truck ran a red light near Long Point and Bingle around 8:30 p.m., hitting two other cars, police said. The driver and the passenger of the pickup truck were thrown from the vehicle. First responders rushed them to the hospital, but …

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Vacant Third Ward house catches fire

Firefighters doused a Tuesday night blaze at a vacant home in the Third Ward. The flames broke out near Stuard and St. Emanuel sometime before 11 p.m. By the time fire crews arrived, heavy flame were pouring from the front of the wood-frame house, according to Houston Fire Department District Chief Hunter Schappaugh. Crews quickly got the blaze under control …

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Facebook to offer interactive game shows on video platform

SAN FRANSISCO: Facebook said Tuesday it is offering a series of new formats for its online video platform including interactive game shows, quizzes and polls. The new formats will be available to those creating video content on the social network, which is searching for a niche to compete against rivals ranging from Netflix to Google-owned YouTube. One of the features …

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EU copyright law passes key hurdle

BRUSSELS: A highly disputed European copyright law that could force online platforms such as Google and Facebook to pay for links to news content passed a key hurdle in the European Parliament on Wednesday. Major publishers have pushed for the reform, seeing it as an urgently needed solution against a backdrop of free online news that has decimated earnings for …

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