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Leaders at odds about the southern border impacting crime in Houston


January 11, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo and the Houston Police Union President Joe Gamaldi are at odds about the southern border and its crisis impacting crime in Houston. On Thursday, President Donald Trump continued his push to secure border funding in Texas. RELATED: Pres. Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border Trump wants $5.7 billion to build the wall …

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Man suspected of killing Davis police officer found dead


January 11, 2019

DAVIS, California — The man suspected of shooting and killing a Davis Police officer has been found dead. Davis police say the person was found inside a home near 5th and Davis Streets. They died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. RELATED: Officer dies after being shot while responding to traffic collision in Davis Police say officer Natalie Corona, 22, was investigating …

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El Chapo text messages with mistress read in court


January 11, 2019

Text messages exchanged between notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his wife while he was on the run in 2012 surfaced Wednesday at his U.S. trial, evidence the FBI says it uncovered with the help of a cyber tech for the cartel who flipped on the kingpin. The tech, Christian Rodriguez, also testified how Guzman was obsessed …

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Man in red hoodie arrested after drive-by shooting that injured a 14-year-old


January 11, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A suspect in a drive-by shooting that injured a 14-year-old girl has been arrested after a chase with deputies. Harris County Sheriff’s Office said a man was arrested after someone saw the suspect’s pickup truck on TV and called in a tip. “That was the crucial part of putting that piece out,” said Thomas Gilliland with …

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Man who is hearing impaired dies in southwest Houston apartment fire after neighbors try to save him


January 11, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man who is hearing impaired died in an apartment fire after neighbors tried to rescue him. It happened off South Post Oak and Willowbend in southwest Houston overnight. Neighbors heard popping sounds and ran outside to see flames shooting through the kitchen window. In a frantic effort to save their neighbor, they grabbed fire extinguishers …

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7 in custody after theft ring bust at Keller home; ‘loud bangs’ were from SWAT


January 11, 2019

Seven people were taken into custody at a home in Keller on Thursday morning after police executed a search warrant involving an identity theft ring, police said. Officers used breaching devices “that caused the loud bangs some may have heard,” Keller police tweeted. No one was injured during the incident The search warrant was executed about 6 a.m. near Shady …

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Soccer team honors Denton brothers killed in crash


January 11, 2019

DENTON, Texas — In the game of soccer, goalies are protectors. That is what Diego Rivera is to his teammates. On Thursday, Diego and his younger brother, Daniel, were honored at a soccer tournament at Guyer High School. The two boys, 17 and 14 years old, were killed in a car crash. On Tuesday night, police say the boys were …

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Verna Bloom, actress in ‘Animal House,’ dies at 80


January 11, 2019

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Verna Bloom, the actress who portrayed the wife of the dean in the movie “Animal House,” has died. She was 80. Family spokesman Mike Kaplan tells The Hollywood Reporter that Bloom died Wednesday in Bar Harbor, Maine, of complications from dementia. In the 1978 John Landis film, Bloom played Marion Wormer, who flirted with and had …

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