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Four joyriding juveniles in Pasadena crash into tree

Four juveniles joyriding in Pasadena crashed into a tree, three went to the hospital with injuries related to the crash. According to police, a 15-year-old girl stole her mother's car and went joyriding around 2:20 a.m. The teenager lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. At the time of the story, police [...]

By | 2017-11-21T16:28:44+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Houston patrol officer arrested in cocaine sting

The Houston patrol officer who allegedly tried to steal a duffel bag filled with 8 kilos of cocaine in an eternal affairs sting could be facing additional charges. Officer Julissa Guzman Diaz, 37, was arrested for tampering and fabricating evidence, but she could also be charged with intent to deliver a controlled substance. If Diaz [...]

By | 2017-11-14T14:31:06+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Houston News, Marijuana, Texas DUI/DWI|0 Comments

First Texas marijuana grow facilities to start soon

The first working marijuana grow facilities will start soon in Texas. Compassionate Cultivation announced that it would start planting cannabis plants this week. The announcement was made one day after the Texas Department of Public Safety gave Compassionate Cultivation the final approval to participate in the program. The DPS has one more license to give [...]

By | 2017-11-07T15:54:50+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Marijuana|Comments Off on First Texas marijuana grow facilities to start soon

Driver commits suicide during La Porte traffic stop

La Porte police are investigating an incident that occurred during a normal traffic stop. Police pulled over a man, and he pulled a gun on himself and committed suicide during the routine traffic stop. Police say they noticed the man had a defective headlight and pulled him over shortly after 8 p.m. During the traffic [...]

By | 2017-10-31T12:56:00+00:00 October 31st, 2017|La Porte News, Shooting|Comments Off on Driver commits suicide during La Porte traffic stop

Shell reports emissions at Deer Park plant

Royal Dutch Shell PLC reported emissions from its refinery in Deer Park, Texas today following a leak of benzene. Shell said the emissions happened over a four-hour period on October 25. They said the cause was rooted in an October 10 incident at the refinery and chemical facility. The material leaking, benzene, has carcinogenic properties. [...]

By | 2017-10-26T14:20:52+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Deer Park News|Comments Off on Shell reports emissions at Deer Park plant

Man in custody after shooting ex-girlfriend, himself

A man who shot his ex-girlfriend to death in Pasadena was taken into custody after he shot himself after a short standoff with police. According to the woman's family, Laura Perales was shot in the 400 block of Yorkshire Avenue around 1 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after. Authorities were searching [...]

By | 2017-10-17T14:10:35+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Pasadena Texas News, Shooting|Comments Off on Man in custody after shooting ex-girlfriend, himself

Thief caught on camera in La Porte

The La Porte Police Department is asking for help from the public in identifying a serial burglar. Investigators are calling the man the "Goatee Bandit." The burglar is wanted for at least two burglaries and is a person of interest in several other attempted La Porte burglaries. He's also believed to be involved in a [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 October 10th, 2017|La Porte News, Theft|Comments Off on Thief caught on camera in La Porte

Harris County DA stops prosecuting drug cases with small amounts

The Harris County District Attorney's office has stopped prosecuting drug cases that involve a minuscule amount of drugs, which are often referred to as trace cases. The office will be prioritizing more substantial crimes instead in an effort to make better use of their resources. These cases are those in which cops find drug residue [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Drugs|Comments Off on Harris County DA stops prosecuting drug cases with small amounts

Suspect in DUI crash that severely injured La Porte mother turned himself in

The suspect in a DUI crash that severely injured a La Porte woman has turned himself in. James Hutchins, 27, demolished the SUV of Kelley Schoppe on September 6. She was on her way to deliver cookies to nurses working overtime in the aftermath of Harvey. Hutchins has been charged with intoxication assault as a [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Car Accidents, Public Intoxication, Texas DUI/DWI|Comments Off on Suspect in DUI crash that severely injured La Porte mother turned himself in

Potential spills at Texas Superfund site after Harvey

The Associated Press reports that local officials reported a spill at a Houston-area Superfund site after Hurricane Harvey. According to the report, PRP Group led a cleanup team that called an emergency federal hotline to report a spill in the Vince Bayou, which is near the U.S. Oil Recovery Superfund site. The company reported two [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:50+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Chemical Plant Accidents, Pasadena Texas News|Comments Off on Potential spills at Texas Superfund site after Harvey