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Hurricane Nicholas Makes Landfall in Texas
Hurricane Nicholas
Slams Into Texas

Hurricane Nicholas Slams Into Texas

Up to 20 inches of rain could hit parts of Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Hurricane Nicholas made landfall along the Texas coast on Tuesday, bringing the threat of up to 20 inches of rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast, including the same area hit by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and storm-battered Louisiana. Nicholas touched down on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula,...

Murder-Suicide Erupts in Hotel Lobby

Police investigating shooting deaths of man, woman at Marriott Marquis Houston

(Newser) - A man shot a woman in a hotel lobby in Houston on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself. That's according to police, who responded to the downtown Marriott Marquis Houston hotel, one of the most popular in the city, around 3:33pm. Police Chief Troy Finner says officers...

Dad's Night Out With Sons at MLB Game Turns Tragic

Police: Fatal shooting of David Castro after Astros game may have been tied to road rage

(Newser) - A teen shot in the head in a possible road-rage incident on his way home from a Houston Astros game with his dad and brother has died, his family confirms. Paul Castro tells CNN his son David, 17, was taken off life support and declared dead Thursday afternoon. Castro says...

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Filed by Unvaccinated Employees

Judge: Comparing vaccine requirement to experimenting on concentration camp victims during the Holocaust is 'reprehensible'

(Newser) - A federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by employees of a Houston hospital system over its requirement that all of its staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Houston Methodist Hospital system suspended 178 employees without pay last week over their refusal to get vaccinated, the AP reports. Of...

2 Dead, 2 Injured in Houston Nightclub Shooting

Gunman among the dead, police confirm

(Newser) - Two men were killed, including the gunman, and two more were injured when a man opened fire in a crowded Houston nightclub early Monday, the AP reports. Houston police chief Troy Finner said investigators have confirmed the gunman is among the dead, and that he was fatally shot by an...

Cops: Family Out for Revenge Killed the Wrong Man

4 are charged in Texas with the murder of Eddie Clark after a car chase

(Newser) - Police in Texas say four members of one family murdered an innocent man in a case of mistaken identity. The four were on the lookout for someone who had been vandalizing their property, and investigators say they chased the wrong man in their Houston-area neighborhood, reports KTRK . Those accused are...

Missing Tiger Found, Alleged Owner Faces Serious Charges

Cub seen roaming Houston is safe

(Newser) - A tiger that frightened residents after it was last seen briefly wandering a Houston neighborhood has been found after a nearly week-long search and appears to be unharmed, police announced Saturday, per the AP . In a short video tweeted by Houston police, Cmdr. Ron Borza can be seen sitting next...

Carole Baskin Offers Reward for Missing Tiger

$5K to go toward India's safe return and the humans' punishment

(Newser) - Into the Houston tiger mystery has stepped Carole Baskin. The star of the Tiger King has put up a $5,000 reward for the missing tiger's finder, TMZ reports, with several conditions attached. The tiger, India, has to be safely turned over to a sanctuary accredited by the Global...

Houston's Weird Tiger Story Gets Even Weirder

Man who fled with animal is a murder suspect; he's in custody, but tiger is still missing

(Newser) - "The whereabouts of the tiger are not yet known." It's not your typical line in a big-city police department update , but it applies in Houston. The strange tiger tale began Sunday night, when residents of a city neighborhood spotted a loose tiger and called police. When officers...

Loose Tiger Roams Houston Neighborhood
Loose Tiger Roams
Houston Neighborhood

Loose Tiger Roams Houston Neighborhood

Its caretaker took off with animal before cops arrived

(Newser) - Police in Houston are looking for a man who claimed to be "with the zoo" after a tiger apparently escaped from his residence and roamed the neighborhood. The tiger—which was wearing a collar—was confronted by an armed off-duty Waller County Sheriff's Office deputy who was nearby...

Police Discover 90 People Kept in 2 Rooms of House

Human smuggling investigation begins as neighbors take over clothes and food

(Newser) - A human smuggling investigation has been launched after Houston police found more than 90 people huddled in two rooms of a two-story house. Police had gone to the house Thursday night to search it after receiving a tip about a kidnapping, CNN reports. "It was a big surprise when...

First, a Cow Held Up Traffic. Then Came the Alligator

Houston-area cops have an eventful day with wayward animals

(Newser) - Some days, Houston-area traffic can be a nightmare. Other days, it can be a zoo. A cow and an alligator caused traffic delays on Wednesday during separate incidents in which the animals took themselves for a spin on local roadways, per the AP . Around 8am, the cow was spotted moving...

FBI Joins Hunt for Missing Mom in Houston

Erica Hernandez hasn't been seen since April 17

(Newser) - The FBI has joined the search for a Houston mother of three who was last seen 10 days ago. Erica Hernandez, 40, had spent much of April 17 making food, which she then delivered to family members, per KPRC . Her last stop was reportedly at her best friend’s house,...

Here's Your New Pizza-Delivery Robot

Domino's is testing service in a single neighborhood in Houston

(Newser) - Robot pizza delivery is here, at least for a limited few. Domino's Pizza is testing a service that allows customers in Houston's Woodland Heights neighborhood to have their pizza delivered by autonomous vehicles created by robotics company Nuro. These were the first completely autonomous vehicles approved by the...

Boy, 1, Shot in Head by Houston Police

Legend Smalls is still in the ICU more than 2 weeks later

(Newser) - A 1-year-old boy in Houston is still fighting for his life more than two weeks after he was shot in the head by police pursuing a robbery suspect. Mother Daisha Smalls says she was at a Chevron station March 3 when an armed man demanded she get out of the...

It Just Gets Better: Houston Utility Sends Out $200K Bills

CenterPoint Energy says power outage caused a computer problem

(Newser) - By this point, at least 27,000 Houston natural gas customers must wonder if they're the butt of a cosmic joke. They received email notifications Thursday that their CenterPoint Energy bill was ready, and that it was $202,102.16. So not only are people trying to survive without...

Houston Woman, Child Die While Trying to Stay Warm

8 others suffer carbon monoxide poisoning amid historic storm in Texas

(Newser) - Ahead of a historic storm, KBMT in Beaumont, Texas, warned residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, which killed a dozen people in Texas and Louisiana amid last year's Hurricane Laura. The notice apparently wasn't enough. Ninety miles west in Houston, a woman and her 8-year-old daughter...

Cops: Man Stole Ambulance, Then Went to the Drive-Thru

Renaldo Leonard was busted at a Houston Jack in the Box

(Newser) - Car theft can really work up your appetite. At least that appears to be the case in a story out of Houston, where police say a man stole an ambulance on Thursday night, then promptly headed to a local drive-thru to grab a bite. "Paramedics were on a call...

2 Virginia Cops Charged With Breaching Capitol

Houston officer is likely to be charged, too

(Newser) - Two police officers from rural Virginia are facing federal charges for their alleged role in the Capitol riot. Sergeant Thomas Robertson and Officer Jacob Fracker of the Rocky Mount Police Department, charged with unlawful entry into a restricted area and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, were photographed...

She Hung On 'for Dear Life' to Try to Save Stolen Puppy

Alize James clung to hood of getaway car after couple swiped dog from Texas pet store

(Newser) - Alize James loves "all types of animals," and she proved just how much on Nov. 4. That's when the worker at BullyKamp, a pet shop in Houston, says a man and woman entered the store and, after checking out different dog breeds, decided to buy a bully...

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