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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Ella underpass closed this weekend

Below is an updated list of scheduled closures on US 290 as of August 16, 2013, which reflects additional weekend closures at US 290 and W. Little York. Note that all construction activities and closures are subject to weather conditions and schedule changes.  Motorists are urged to reduce their speed while traveling through work zones […]

These are descriptions of crimes in Leader neighborhoods reported on community Facebook pages in recent days. From Oak Forest Facebook page April 6 My husband and I were held at gunpoint in our driveway. We live near the corner of Rosslyn and Candlelight Lane. He stole my purse and husband’s wallet. He fired a shot […]

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Houston police are looking for help in solving three local robberies, two in which weapons were brandished. Two men wearing masks and toting guns entered the Radio Shack store at 915 N. Shepherd Drive at 2:45 p.m. April 6 and robbed the employees of numerous items before leaving with a third suspect in a maroon […]

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The Houston Police Department Major Offenders Division reminds the public that while the holidays are generally a time of giving, it is also the time cyber criminals prey on those who do their Christmas shopping over the internet.

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Not a hostage… just a shoplifter at Kroger

What one person thought was a hostage situation turned out to be nothing more than a shoplifting case at the Kroger on West 43rd Street. On Nov. 7, Houston Police received two phone calls at nearly the same time from the same location, according to Kese Smith, a spokesman for HPD. “The first caller said […]

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Crime briefs 9/27: National Night Out, Most Wanted, Most Stolen, Most Embarrassed

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU Leader-area communities are planning National Night Out gatherings Oct. 2 to learn about crime and prevention strategies and to practice one of the most important and simple defenses — getting to know their neighbors. If you’re not aware of an event in your immediate neighborhood, Houston […]

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Tragedy in Washington Heights: drifter burns to death in shed

A middle-age man who apparently had drifted since the death of his wife burned to death early Friday morning when the shed in which he was living in the 300 block of East Second Street in Washington Heights caught fire. Neighbors heard his cries for help, called 911 and tried to rescue the man but […]

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An Oak Forest man was arrested in his driveway Aug. 1 after leading authorities on a high speed chase through northwest Houston in his Smart Car. David Wheaton, 49, was pulled from the vehicle barefoot, forced to the ground, handcuffed and taken into custody in the 1200 block of Kinley Street near Ella after he […]

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Houston police homicide investigators are asking the public’s help in investigating the death of a woman found in a residence at 237 W. 18th St., near Yale Street, late Sunday. Her identity and cause of death were pending Monday, when The Leader went to press, awaiting an autopsy by the county coroner’s office. According to […]

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It took 70 Houston firefighters 40 minutes to knock down a house fire that started shortly before midnight July 24 in a home at 5222 Lamonte, and when they did, they found a man dead inside. Houston police homicide and fire department arson investigators were still awaiting testing at press time to determine the causes […]

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