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Traffic on 610 West Loop heavier than normal, expect delays


August 30, 2019

Houston drivers heading into work Thursday morning are experiencing traffic heavier than normal along 610 West Loop, according to data from Houston TranStar. Traffic is heavy starting at Stella Link and 610 headed westbound, and it continues until Post Oak Boulevard, according to Houston TranStar Based on historical data from Houston TranStar, traffic is flowing “100 times slower than normal” …

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Texas man gets life in abduction where FBI killed hostage


August 30, 2019

CONROE, Texas (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison on an aggravated robbery charge in the 2018 Houston-area abduction that ended with an FBI agent fatally shooting the hostage during a rescue attempt. The Houston Chronicle reports that Nicholas Chase Cunningham was sentenced Tuesday. A kidnapping charge was dropped as part of a plea deal. Cunningham …

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Meet the K9 police dogs who help keep Harris County safe


August 30, 2019

Dogs are a man’s best friend and a cop’s saving grace. In Harris County, canines have been assisting sheriff’s deputies for years with apprehending wanted suspects, sniffing out explosives and finding narcotics. All but a few of the dogs were donated by K9s4Cops, a nonprofit based in College Station that helps law enforcement agencies obtain K9 units Of the 18 deputies …

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Border patrol agent’s associate sentenced to 48 months in prison for drug trafficking scheme


August 30, 2019

A former U.S. Border Patrol agent’s associate was sentenced to 48 months in prison after he helped facilitate drug trafficking into the United States in exchange for $5,000, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Daniel Hernandez, 46, of Roseville, California, was also ordered to pay back the $5,000 and undergo a year of supervised release, according to a news release. …

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Atascocita business helps Gold Star widow get fresh start on Lifetime’s Military Makeover


August 30, 2019

A Lake Houston area business owner is excited for the opportunity to be a blessing to a military family. Atascocita-based owner of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling Tim Colomer will be featured on Military Makeover, a Lifetime Network television show hosted by veteran and television personality Montel Williams Military Makeover enlists designers, contractors, landscapers and other home improvement professionals to …

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Spring firefighters use new microchip readers to reunite lost pets with owners


August 30, 2019

The number of found pets being brought to Spring Fire Department stations has risen in the last couple years, said Chief Scott Seifert. The department rolled out a new program in early August to help expedite the reunification of lost pets with their families Through a partnership with the Harris County Animal Shelter, the Spring Fire Department now has a …

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Police searching for suspect in brazen robbery at Post Oak Walgreens


August 30, 2019

Police are searching for an unknown suspect caught on store surveillance video brazenly robbing a Walgreens off Post Oak in south Houston last week. The robbery took place around 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Walgreens located at 16244 South Post Oak. Store surveillance video shows the suspect approaching the front register and pretending to be making a purchase when he …

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Klein ISD Police Department prepares officers with EMT training


August 30, 2019

Klein ISD Police Department is taking an extra step to protect students and staff by sending two supervisors to receive emergency medical technician training, becoming one of the first Houston area police departments to do so. Klein ISD Police sergeants Cliff Maduzia and Jimmy Barr were sent to train with Cypress Creek EMS to learn the same skills and techniques …

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Woman killed after being crushed by gate in Arcola


August 30, 2019

A woman was killed Thursday after she was crushed by a gate in Arcola, south of Houston, according to a tweet from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Fenn Road. The sheriff’s office reported the incident on Twitter around 9:30 p.m It’s unclear what led to the incident or the type of …

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