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  • Grenita Lathan to serve as interim superintendent of Houston Independent School District

    HOUSTON — The Houston Independent School District Board of Education has unanimously voted to name Chief Academic Officer Grenita Lathan as interim superintendent. HISD announced Thursday Lathan will serve as the interim leader as the district searches for a permanent replacement. The announcement comes after Superintendent Richard Carranza announced earlier this month that he would be stepping down to become Chancellor of New York City schools. Lathan, a 26-year educator, joined the district in 2015. She has served as chief academic officer […]

  • HPD: Woman named ‘Live God’ steals patrol car with DWI suspect in back seat, leads police on chase

    HOUSTON – A woman is in custody after stealing a cop car and leading police on a short chase during a DWI arrest in west Houston Tuesday night. Police say the incident happened around 11:50 p.m. when an HPD DWI unit pulled over a suspected drunk driver on Memorial at West Loop. Officers say they were conducting inventory on the suspect’s vehicle and in the process of completing paperwork when a woman who has been identified as Live God, 31, […]

  • Execution date set for Houston man who raped, killed multiple women; used ice pick on victims

    HOUSTON — An execution date has been set for a Houston man who raped and murdered multiple women, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. In May 1979, Danny Bible, 66, brutally raped and stabbed a Houston woman named Inez Deaton to death with an ice pick, authorities said. He is scheduled to be executed June 27, officials said Monday. A judge signed the execution order requested by prosecutors and issued a death warrant to be delivered to the […]

  • HPD: Cow killed, 3 people injured after multiple crashes on Eastex Freeway

    HOUSTON — Investigators have determined a cow was the cause of two crashes that injured three people Friday morning on the Eastex Freeway, according to the Houston Police Department. A wrecker was stopped in  the 7200 block of Eastex Freeway around 2:50 a.m. after an unknown vehicle hit a cow, investigators said. The driver did not stay at the scene. While emergency crews were blocking the area, the driver of a pickup truck slammed into the wrecker. Authorities said the […]

  • Precinct 4: Suspected pimp accused of forcing underage girl into prostitution

    HOUSTON – A suspected pimp has been arrested for forcing a young girl into prostitution, deputies say. Harris County Precinct 4 deputies were dispatched to the 23600 block of Tree House Lane on Tuesday in reference to the recovery of a runaway who was forced into sex trafficking. When authorities arrived to the scene, they found the girl in a vehicle with Kolbe Doyle, 19, who she claimed had forced her to perform sexual acts on individuals against her will. […]

  • HPD searches for suspects involved in chase, ATM robbery at CVS in SE Houston

    HOUSTON – Police are searching for a group of suspects who got a way after driving a van into a CVS and taking an ATM in southeast Houston Wednesday morning, according to HPD. Investigators said the robbery happened around 2:45 a.m. on Telephone Road when six to eight suspects rammed a stolen van into the front metal gate and doors of a CVS store. The men then went inside and loaded the ATM in a second white van. Officers said […]

  • HPD: Aggravated robbery suspect ditches stolen vehicle, escapes on foot in Third Ward 

    HOUSTON – Houston police are searching for a robbery suspect who got away on foot after a car chase near Third Ward Thursday night. The incident happened around 11:40 p.m. on Anita and Tierwester streets where an officer spotted a man driving a vehicle that was reportedly stolen during an aggravated robbery that took place on Feb. 24. Police said officers attempted to stop the driver, but the suspect began traveling west on Anita. In an attempt to stop the […]

  • 2 family members killed in Cy-Fair house fire, Harris County Fire Marshals say

    CYPRESS, Texas — Fire marshals are investigating a fire that left two people dead in Cy-Fair Monday morning. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office was dispatched to a home in the 13700 block of Pepper Knoll Drive around 12:45 a.m. where a family of three tried to escape the blaze. Authorities said only one of the family members made it out while a man and woman remained trapped inside. When firefighters arrived to the scene, they found flames coming through the […]

  • Love triangle turned deadly: Man chokes fiancee’s sister to death during sexual encounter, police say

    HOUSTON — A man who admitted to killing his fiancee’s sister has been charged with manslaughter, according to HPD. Police say Jason Farmer, 34, was arrested for choking 23-year-old Angela Montante to death during a sexual encounter at a motel at 8201 Southwest Freeway. According to HPD, Farmer contacted police around 7 p.m. last Friday to confess that he had killed Montante. He then led officers to the woman’s body inside a motel room he rented the night before. Court […]