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Barge Collision Spills Gasoline in Houston Ship Channel


May 11, 2019

Multiple vessels collided in the Houston Ship Channel Friday afternoon, spilling an unknown volume of a toxic gasoline product and forcing the partial closure of the commercial waterway. A 755-foot tanker collided with a tugboat pushing two barges near Bayport, Texas, around 3:30 p.m., capsizing one of the barges and damaging another, authorities said. The U.S. Coast Guard has set …

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New DNA Testing Underway in Darlie Routier Capital Murder Case


May 11, 2019

More than 20 years after she was convicted of murdering her young son, a Rowlett woman on death row remains hopeful her conviction will be overturned. Darlie Routier is now 48 years old. She was found guilty of murdering 5-year-old Damon but never tried in the death of her 6-year-old son Devon. DNA evidence in her case is being tested this year, some …

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Dallas Police Search for Man Who Robbed 95-Year-Old


May 11, 2019

Dallas Police say they are looking for the man accused of robbing a 95-year-old man. Investigators say a man and a woman robbed the 95-year-old at gun point inside a home in the 1100 block of Hartsdale Drive. The 95-year-old man suffered minor injuries and is expected to be okay. Officers later arrested 38-year-old Danielle Lozano. The man, identified as …

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Did Darlie Routier kill her kids? Doubts remain two decades later


May 11, 2019

Editor’s note: This story was originally published June 3, 2016. We are bringing this back in conjunction with the 20/20 documentary special. If it hadn’t been for that crazy Silly String, Darlie Lynn Routier might be a free woman today. At least, that’s what many people believe about the notorious Rowlett woman now on death row after savagely stabbing her …

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Letters: Confederate icons, teachers, Republicans, Beto O’Rourke, Dan Patrick, HB 4362


May 11, 2019

Confederate icons not relevant Re: “Emotional debate over monuments — Bill toughening criteria to remove Confederate icons advances in Senate,” Wednesday Metro & Business story. This issue is still being debated? The process is taking too long. In this present time, I consider Confederate icons to be obscenities. Stated in the article, Texas joined the Confederacy solely on the basis of …

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Mom of missing Maleah Davis makes bombshell allegations against her ex-fiance


May 11, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Little 4-year-old Maleah Davis was reported missing nearly a week ago, with no sign of her since. Now, community activist Quanell X is making what he calls an ‘urgent statement’ in her disappearance. “He told her he was cleaning up the apartment,” Quanell said of Darion Vence, former fiance of Maleah’s mother, Brittany Bowens. “She didn’t …

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Mom’s ex-fiancé seen before and after Maleah Davis disappeared: Exclusive photos


May 11, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — We’re getting our first look at exclusive surveillance photos showing Darion Vence, the former fiancé of Maleah Davis’ mother, before and after the 4-year-old disappeared. In one photo, a man identified as Vence is seen leaving the family’s apartment last Friday with a laundry basket and a black garbage bag inside. Sources believe Vence is seen …

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Lightning strikes not twice, but 11 times in amazing video from Fort Bend County


May 11, 2019

For those who think lightning can’t strike the same place twice, Mother Nature proved otherwise Thursday. The video below shows lightning in Fort Bend County striking the same spot … 11 times. It was captured by KHOU 11 reporter Brett Buffington The NWS’ website also provides a list of lightning myths and trivia. Should you seek shelter under a tree to stay …

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Multi-million dollar Friendswood mansion goes up in flames


May 11, 2019

A Friendswood mansion was consumed in a fiery blaze during torrential rains that hit the Greater Houston area Thursday night. Officials with the Friendswood Fire Marshall’s Office were unsure how the fire started or whether it was weather related Heavy smoke was first reported in the home at 1700 West Parkwood around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.  The $2.6 million home, once known …

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