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Houston crime climbs for third month; burglary rises, theft drops


January 16, 2019

Crime reports in Houston saw an overall increase last month, for the third month in a row, according to data from SpotCrime, which collects data from police agencies and validated sources. Incidents rose by 0.1 percent, from 8,908 in November to 8,915 in December. Burglary and assault reports increased the most from the previous month. Burglary rose from 1,204 reported incidents …

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January 16, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two suspected robbers are in custody after leading police in a chase on the Eastex Freeway. Houston police called for a helicopter to assist in the search for the suspects Tuesday night after they bailed out of their vehicle on Lark near Rankin Road in Humble. The suspects were arrested a short time later. Investigators said …

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Splendora abduction suspects found in drug-filled trailer, police say


January 16, 2019

SPLENDORA, Texas (KTRK) — A man tried to abduct a 10-year-old girl and lead her into a trailer filled with drugs and human waste, according to Splendora law enforcement officials. The girl just got off the school bus and was walking toward her home near Midline and Fostoria when the man approached, according to police. She screamed and ran from …

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UH increases security on campus after 2 armed robberies in 1 week


January 14, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — University of Houston students and staff are being warned to be on high alert after two armed robberies within a week. UH is increasing security after an incident Saturday, where a student was held at gunpoint and forced to turn over his car keys. Another robbery happened Monday at the Cullen Oaks garage. Police say the student …

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1 dead, 12 hospitalized in mass fentanyl overdose in California


January 14, 2019

CHICO, California — One person is dead and a dozen others were rushed to the hospital after an apparent mass fentanyl overdose in Chico, California, on Saturday morning. Four of those taken to the hospital are in critical condition, according to authorities. Police called the 13 people “friends and acquaintances,” but did not provide exact relationships to the homeowner. The …

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Police release strange letter from deceased man accused of killing police officer Natalie Corona


January 14, 2019

DAVIS, California — Police have released a letter they say was written by the man accused of murdering rookie police officer Natalie Corona. Forty-eight-year-old Kevin Douglas Limbaugh was identified as the suspect on Saturday. Police found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after he reportedly ambushed the 22-year-old officer. RELATED: Two female rookie police officers shot and killed in …

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Registered sex offender arrested for trying to lure women and minor to his home under false pretenses


January 14, 2019

HESPERIA, California — A registered sex offender was arrested in Hesperia, California, on suspicion of trying to lure women, including a minor, to his home under false pretenses. Around 1:17 p.m. Thursday, San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies from Hesperia contacted Arturo Martinez at his home located in the 7600 block of Corona Avenue. Deputies arrived at his home after receiving …

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SH 288 at FM 518 has been reopened ahead of schedule | Pearland officials confirm


January 13, 2019

The SH 288/Brazoria County Expressway Project closed all directions this past weekend to tear down a section of the SH 288 bridge over FM 518. All mainlanes of Highway 288 at FM 518 were closed– which caused heavy traffic delays and extensive detours throughout Saturday morning. Originally, FM 518 at SH 288 was supposed to take the entire weekend with …

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