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Katy firefighters, police officers play ball before hometown crowd


July 4, 2019

The Katy firefighters won two out of three games against Katy police in the first annual softball classic on June 29 at Katy City Park, but the post-game talk focuses more on the community support than scores. Michael Ondruch, spokesman for the Katy Professional Fire Fighters Association (KPFFA) Local 5192, credits Hugo Guevara, an equipment operator, with the idea for …

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2-year-old boy fatally shot, two men injured in home invasion in Spring


July 4, 2019

A 2-year-old boy was shot to death Tuesday night in a home invasion in Spring that also injured his father and another man, authorities said. The two men were in stable condition at area hospitals overnight, authorities said. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office identified the toddler as Ivory T. West. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez  identified him  as “TJ” in a Twitter …

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Woman shot in the head during Pasadena drive-by shooting


July 4, 2019

A 28-year-old woman was shot in the head early Wednesday during a drive-by shooting at a home in Pasadena, according to police. She was taken to Memorial Hermann hospital, where she remained in critical condition overnight, police said The shooting was reported around 2 a.m. in the 1400 block of Cactus Street. Police said the victim was inside with a …

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Partial roof collapse at Atascocita sports bar leads to injury of firefighter


July 4, 2019

A partial roof collapse during a fire at an Atascocita sports bar led to the injury of a firefighter. The three-alarm fire broke out at Coaches Parroteyes Sports Grill, 5304 East FM 1960. The roof collapse blocked the firefighters initial entrance point, necessitating a mayday call. The firefighters that initial entered the burning building were then removed by a Rapid Intervention …

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Spring mechanic sentenced to 23 years in series of thefts


July 4, 2019

A Spring mechanic has been sentenced to 23 years and restitution of almost $750,000 as part of a plea deal tied to a series of thefts victimizing more than 40 area businesses and people, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday. Jason Edward Mott, 39, had previously been sentenced to 16 years in prison for running similar scams, was …

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Man who drowned in San Jacinto River boat crash identified


July 4, 2019

The man who drowned in the San Jacinto River after being thrown from a boat during an allegedly drunken crash has been identified, according to medical examiner records. Luis Gonzalez, 33, vanished in the water as the pleasure craft he was on careened into a retaining wall near Rio Villa Drive and Sandbridge Court along the east Harris County river. …

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Records: 40 arrested in Laredo on DWI charges during May 2019


July 4, 2019

Authorities arrested 40 people on DWI charges in May 2019, according to records released by the Laredo Police Department. The first DWI conviction carries a punishment of up to six months in jail, a $2,000 fine or both, a suspended driver’s license for up to a year and $1,000 or $2,000 for three years to retain the driver’s license, according …

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Memo: HPD chief Art Acevedo stands by indicted officer accused of excessive force


July 4, 2019

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is standing by his officer and the internal probe that cleared him of an allegation of excessive force during a 2017 arrest, according to an internal memo. Acevedo wrote in a department-wide email last Friday that he “personally reviewed and approved” the internal affairs probe into Officer Shane Privette whose handling of an arrest that …

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