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Woman scams two adoption agencies out of nearly $20,000 after faking pregnancy


August 7, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A northwest Harris County woman is accused of faking a pregnancy with twins in order to steal thousands of dollars from two adoption agencies. Jessica Felder, 35, is charged with felony theft. According to court records, in October 2017, Felder’s went to Caring Adoptions in west Houston with a “proof of pregnancy” slip. She told workers …

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One Minute Weather: Scattered storms today, more to come this week


August 7, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Noisy thunderstorms are blowing in from the Gulf today. The storms will move quick enough to keep the flooding threat low, but briefly heavy rain and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning strikes will be the norm. Today’s storms are forming in a batch of humid tropical air. As the atmosphere heats up toward noon, the storms will become …

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Man dies after family finds him shot on front porch in Third Ward


August 6, 2018

A man died after he was found shot on a front porch in the Third Ward, police said. The shooting happened sometime before 6:25 a.m. Saturday in the 3700 block of Drew. Family and friends told police that Joe Mitchell, 21, left their home around 5 a.m. to go to the store. They heard gunshots sometime before 6:25 a.m. and …

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Video shows deadly explosion on highway in Bologna, Italy


August 6, 2018

BOLOGNA, Italy — A major explosion on a highway in Bologna, Italy, has left at least one dead and up to 70 people injured, the Associated Press reports. The explosion happened after an accident that involved a truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas, according to the Italian news agency ANSA. The explosion caused a bridge to partially collapse. Video captured by a …

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Police chase ends at man’s home in Mount Houston


August 6, 2018

Houston police ended a pursuit Monday morning after a man led officers back to his home in the Mount Houston area, according to Metro Video. The chase began before 1:15 a.m. when the man refused to stop for traffic violations on Woodwick, Metro Video reported. Media: Metro Video The driver led police on a chase through several streets in a …

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Mariner rescued from sinking fishing boat near San Luis Pass


August 6, 2018

A mariner was rescued from a sinking fishing boat near Galveston on Saturday, officials said. After Coast Guard watchstanders were notified of a 20-foot fishing vessel taking on water a mile southeast of San Luis Pass, they called the mariner’s cell phone and stayed on the line as the ship sank. A helicopter flew to the spot and deployed a …

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Countless accessories sold at Hunters Extravaganza in Houston but not guns


August 6, 2018

Perhaps the biggest showstopper at the weekend’s Hunters Extravaganza was the team from Gator Country Adventure Park in Beaumont. Wearing a “Quick hands or no hands” shirt, owner Gary Saurage wrangled a live, eight-foot American alligator and showed off a variety of rattlesnakes and other animals. “If you get bit by this, you better find God,” Saurage said, while holding …

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Father accused of stabbing 2 children charged with capital murder


August 6, 2018

The father accused of fatally stabbing his two young children was charged Sunday with two counts of capital murder, according to court records. After a day on the run, Jean Pierre Ndossoka shot himself overnight before police found him – still alive – in his car in Pasadena. He was rushed to Clear Lake Regional Hospital in stable condition with …

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Man in shot in face, drives himself to south Houston convenience store


August 6, 2018

A man who was shot in the face during an overnight dispute drove himself to a nearby convenience store early Sunday for help, according to authorities. Houston police rushed to the Busy Bee convenience store just after midnight Sunday in response to a person down call. GRISLY FIND: Missing girl’s remains discovered at Bryan mom’s home When officers arrived at …

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Woman says Houston doctor’s murder suspect deeded her his home because he was terminally ill


August 5, 2018

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — An Ohio woman who was an acquaintance of the man suspected of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush’s doctors in Houston learned several days after the fatal shooting that he’d deeded his home to her. Jeannette Spencer, of Painesville, Ohio, told the (Willoughby) News-Herald she called Joseph Pappas on July 24 after being notified by mail about …

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