Daily Archives: September 14, 2019

Woman acquitted of killing newborn says she’s ‘forever sorry’


September 14, 2019

From the day the police showed up at her family’s house to the day she was acquitted of murder, Brooke Skylar Richardson never spoke publicly about what happened to the baby girl whom she named Annabelle and said was born stillborn. As strangers branded her a “baby killer” and she stared down the possibility of life in prison, the 20-year-old …

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Greenpeace protesters who closed Houston Ship Channel face local, federal charges


September 14, 2019

Greenpeace USA activists who rappelled off the Fred Hartman Bridge near Baytown on Thursday, disrupting traffic there and on the Houston Ship Channel, are now facing local and federal charges. At the district level, 31 activists were each charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and obstruction of a roadway as well as felony obstruction of critical infrastructure. Federal authorities said Friday that …

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Google Earth helps solve the mystery of a decades-old disappearance


September 14, 2019

After several drinks at a local night club, William Earl Moldt called his girlfriend around 9:30 p.m. to say he would be home soon. Moldt, a 40-year-old mortgage broker, rarely drank, but he had decided to go out that evening in November 1997. He mostly kept to himself at the club in Lantana, Florida, and then left alone in his …

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HPD officer recovering after being shot; suspect dead


September 14, 2019

A Houston police officer was shot Thursday night while struggling with a robbery suspect who was later killed by a fellow officer is recuperating in the hospital as authorities continue to search for another suspect in a brutal crime spree. The officer, who has not been identifed, will remain hospitalized until at least late next week, Houston Police Chief Art …

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Woman killed by hit-and-run pickup driver in Greenspoint


September 14, 2019

A woman has died after officials said a driver in a pickup truck hit her and then fled the scene. The incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday night at the 10000 block of Veterans Memorial Drive in Greenspoint where a person said to possibly be driving a dark-colored Chevrolet pickup truck struck a woman, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Lt. …

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MMA fighter charged with murder in stabbing death of brother-in-law


September 14, 2019

A 32-year-old MMA fighter has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his brother-in-law whose body was found partially wrapped in a blanket near a Spring creek. Akira Keir Smith, who gave authorities a Spring address, was booked into the Harris County Jail Thursday in the death of 31-year-old Bernabe Torres A fisherman discovered Torres’ body Wednesday afternoon …

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This week’s most wanted felons in Montgomery, Liberty and San Jacinto counties


September 14, 2019

Crime Stoppers along with authorities from three Houston-area counties are asking the public for assistance in locating 10 of the most wanted felons with warrants out for their arrest in connection with various crimes. This week Crime Stoppers from Montgomery, Liberty and San Jacinto counties are asking for help in locating felons with last known addresses from Porter, Crosby, Montgomery, …

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Man arrested for stabbing two men after argument over money turns violent


September 14, 2019

A Tomball man is accused of stabbing two men after an an argument over money turned violent, according to the Harris County Constable Precinct 4. Jordan Sanford was arrested in the 19100 block of Avalon Springs. He was booked into the Harris County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to a news release According to …

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Sheep on the lam in Houston herded home by deputy constable


September 14, 2019

A Harris County deputy showed that he has a duty to protect its citizens, no matter what species it is. At around 2 a.m., Corporal John Baker of Harris County Constable Precinct 4 responded to reports of a loose sheep around the 2400 block of Broken Bow According to Constable Mark Herman, the animal was wandering in the middle of …

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