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Farmers Branch Police Search for Sexual Assault, Home Invasion Suspect


April 25, 2019

Police are searching for an armed suspect they say forced his way into a woman’s Farmers Branch home and sexually assaulted her Wednesday afternoon. A man forced his way into an apartment about 4:45 p.m. in the 14200 block of Heritage Circle, police said. The suspect knocked on the door and the woman answered, police said. He brandished a pistol …

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John William King has been executed


April 25, 2019

Two sisters and a niece of James Byrd Jr. addressed the media after the execution. Here is the text of the statement read by Clara Taylor: “Today we witnessed the peaceful and dignified execution of John King for the savage, brutal and inhumane murder of James on June 7, 1998 — really a modern-day lynching. King, who was the ringleader …

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Undercover Katy human-trafficking sting yields 47 arrests in 10 days


April 25, 2019

Dozens of people were arrested in an undercover, human-trafficking sting conducted in the Katy area last month, according to local law enforcement officials. Houston Police Department Sgt. John Wall said during a press conference Wednesday that 22 local, state and federal agencies partnered up for “Operation Tri Point” over the period of March 19-28 to tackle human trafficking in Katy …

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Man found shot to death in northwest Houston ditch


April 25, 2019

Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found  in a northwest Houston ditch Thursday morning. Houston paramedics were called out to check on the man, who was found along W. 12th Street near Hempstead Road around 7 a.m., according to the Houston Police Department. When medics arrived, they called for police officers to come …

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Police: Life Alert may have saved elderly woman attacked in Brooklyn home


April 25, 2019

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A man is under arrest after an elderly woman was attacked in her Brooklyn home, and her Life Alert may have saved her life. Police say the 88-year-old victim allowed the attacker into her apartment on Vermont Street around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. According to next-door neighbor Gregory Damien-Worrell, the suspect is his nephew who …

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2 killed when tornado slams Louisiana city, causes damages at university


April 25, 2019

RUSTON, Louisiana (KTRK) — Two people were killed when a tornado slammed Ruston, Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed Thursday morning. Ruston is about an hour east of Shreveport. The teams @GOHSEP, @LAStatePolice and @LANationalGuard are assisting local responders following a tornado in Ruston this morning that has killed two people. Our prayers are with the people of Ruston today. — John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) …

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Medicines price hike: NAB chief orders investigation


April 25, 2019

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal Tuesday took notice of unprecedented increase in the prices of medicines and directed to investigate the alleged corruption of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). According to NAB spokesman, he said the abrupt increase of upto 300 percent in the prices of …

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