Driver Charged Following Fatal Head-on Motorcycle Accident Saturday Night

In the early evening hours of Saturday, November 30th, 2013, a white Nissan Maxima driven by Ashley Tran entered the I-10 freeway exit ramp and proceeded along I-10 traveling in the wrong direction. Having little time to react to such an unexpected sight, a Honda Goldwing motorcycle crashed head-on into the vehicle. The crash occurred at the 11600 block of the Katy Freeway. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene. His identify is read more
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Due To A Strange Settlement Strip Club Patrons Will Soon Help Fight Human Trafficking One Dollar at a Time

The City of Houston's battle with adult-oriented businesses has been an ongoing source of entertainment for years.  From slapping them with a $5.00 per patron fee to fund the processing of a back log of unprocessed rape kits--a law that became known as the "pole tax"--to filing lawsuits for public nuisance violations and raids, the battle between the City of Houston and adult-oriented businesses has gone on for several decades. One of the attacks read more
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Ohio Couple Who “Returned” Adopted Child Should Be Stripped of All Parental Rights

In a bizarre twist of events,  an Ohio couple have been charged with a crime of non-support of a dependent child after trying to return their adopted child nine years after adopting him  reports ABC news.  The child was adopted as an infant by Cleveland and Lisa Cox.  Apparently 9 years later they decided he was a "bad seed" and dropped him off at a child protective services office stating they did not wish to care for him anymore. The crime is read more
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Houston Police Department Goes Social Networking

Want a hot date with a cool cop?  Ok, ok, its not that kind of network. But it is an interesting twist on fighting crime. On October 8th, 2013, the Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. and Nextdoor Co-Founder and CEO Nirav Tolia announced that the Houston Police Department would join with Nextdoor.com to provide important neighborhood watch information to residents of participating neighborhoods. Nextdoor.com is a social networking read more
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News Flash: Sitting Outside All Night To Buy An iPhone Attracts Robbers

According to police and news reports, in the early hours of Friday September 20, 2013, a line of people waiting to buy the latest version of the iPhone were robbed at gunpoint as they sat outside the AT&T store on the corner of Westheimer and Chimney Rock in  Houston, Texas.  It happened around 5:00 a.m. Let that sink in for just a moment. A line of people with pockets full of money and credit cards. No doubt, they had their "old" iPhone read more
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Do “Stay Back 200 Feet” Warnings On Trucks Really Absolve Liability?

If you live in a city like Houston, where there are countless 18- wheelers mixed in with the rest of traffic, you will eventually see a sign similar to the one I encountered today.  It will read something like "Stay Back 200 feet" or "Not Responsible for Loose Gravel." The thought will cross your mind: "Can they really absolve themselves of liability if they drop loosely-packed rock out of the back of their poorly-covered vehicle by placing a sign read more
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202 Media Reported Drownings For Summer 2013

According to a recent survey of media-reported drownings by the U.S. Swimming Foundation, there were 202 reports of children under the age of 15 who drown in the United States between Memorial Day 2013 and Labor Day 2013 in pools or hot tubs. 143 of those were under the age of 5. There is nothing more sad than the needless loss of a child.  Drowning accidents in private pools and spas are preventable.  These kind of events often occur due to read more
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