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Man sentenced to death for Texas attack that killed 6


October 12, 2019

HOUSTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was driven by vengeance when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife’s family in Texas, including four children, was sentenced Friday to death, a decision the lone survivor of the attack says will help her let go of “hurt and anger.” Jurors sentenced Ronald Lee Haskell after deliberating for little more …

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Northwest Houston communities prepare for flu season


October 12, 2019

Northwest Houston area resident Carla Upchurch sat in a room at Cypress United Methodist Church waiting for her turn to get vaccinated. She just doesn’t have time to get sick with the flu, she explained. I have a daughter with Down syndrome,” Upchurch said. “She’s adult, but it would not be easy for me to be really sick and her …

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Deputies searching for suspect who shot man near Melrose Park


October 12, 2019

A heavy police presence was reported near Melrose Park in north Houston Thursday afternoon after a man was shot, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies are in the area searching for the shooter. The shooting was reported in the 300 block of Carby Road. The victim’s condition is unclear. No other information was immediately available.

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Man charged with capital murder in deadly summer drive-by in west Harris County


October 12, 2019

A man has been charged in connection with the July deaths of two men in a drive-by shooting in west Harris County, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Thursday. Taylon Washington, 18, has been arrested on a capital murder charge. Gonzalez identified the two victims as Jacob Evans and Ja’Quarius Edison The two men were found in a car July …

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Atascocita firefighters free driver trapped after major collision


October 12, 2019

A pickup collided with a heavy-duty truck Friday northeast of Houston, crumpling the cab of the pickup and trapping the driver inside, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Officers said the pickup veered out of its lane and in front of the heavy duty truck around 5 p.m. in the 4700 block of Atascocita Road.

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Ronald Haskell sentenced to death in Stay family massacre


October 12, 2019

A Harris County jury on Friday sentenced Ronald Haskell to death, handing down the maximum penalty for the man who killed six members of his ex-wife’s family in 2014. The decision capped almost seven weeks of trial for the former Fed Ex driver, who was convicted of capital murder in the slayings of his ex-sister and brother-in-law in Spring. He …

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Police: Sugar Land man escapes to Mexico prior to child sex abuse sentence


October 12, 2019

Radwan Balbisi, 40, was sentenced to 28 years in prison on three charges: aggravated sexual assault of a child and two charges of indecency with a child. While he was out on bond awaiting his trial, Balbisi cut off his satellite ankle monitor and fled the U.S. He was found days later in Mexico City, according to the release. “Balbisi …

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72-year-old woman arrested in connection to alleged large scale illegal gambling operation


October 12, 2019

A 72-year-old Houston woman has been arrested and charged with money laundering in connection to an alleged large scale illegal gambling operation in north Houston, according to a release from Harris County Constable Precinct 4. Dorinda Powers, 72, was arrested at one of three suspected illegal game rooms police discovered during the investigation. Nearly 200 illegal gambling devices and $500,000 …

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Houston Police Department talking northwest crime trends


October 12, 2019

Business owners, security personnel and concerned citizens gathered for a meeting Oct. 10 with police officers in northwest Houston to talk about crime trends in the area, including break-ins and vehicle burglaries. Officers from the Houston Police Department’s North Belt Division talked about the trends, but HPD Commander Steve Spears spoke positively about the Willowbrook area. “This area, it’s stayed …

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More companies back away from Facebook´s Libra coin


October 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook´s digital currency alliance lost more companies on Friday amid heavy criticism from regulators around the world on the planned Libra global cryptocurrency. Credit card giants Visa and Mastercard, online marketplace eBay and digital payments firm Stripe each announced they had changed their minds about being founding members of the Libra Association assembled to promote the digital currency. …

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