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Houston police have arrested a man in connection to a Greater Inwood apartment shooting that put another man in the hospital last week. The Houston Police Department said 20-year-old Maycon Rodriguez has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The victim, 19-year-old Mario Ponce, was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition, […]

The Houston Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire at a vacant restaurant building in the area after multiple calls to the address on the same day last week. HFD said in a news release that crews first responded to 6010 Washington Ave. just before 3 a.m. Jan. 7 to find fire coming […]

A fire that started inside an area home on New Year’s Eve was ruled accidental, according to the Houston Fire Department. No injuries were reported in relation to the incident. According to a news release from the department, HFD crews arrived on scene to find smoke coming from a one-story home in the 5900 block […]

Houston police have accused an Acres Homes man of being involved in a shooting that put his daughter’s grandfather in the hospital early Thanksgiving morning. Harris County court documents show that 20-year-old Jordan Newell has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 179th State District Court in connection with the November […]

Houston police are looking into an Independence Heights shooting that injured a man last week. The victim, 25-year-old Yelsin Orellana-Manchame, was taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said Orellana-Manchame was walking on the street in his neighborhood at 5633 Arthington Ave. around 6:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, […]

An area man was arrested and charged with manslaughter for his suspected role in a Tuesday afternoon shooting death at an Oak Forest-area apartment complex. The Houston Police Department announced Wednesday that Arturo Puebla, 24, who it said is a resident of the Shenandoah Woods Apartments at 4250 W. 34th St., is accused of fatally […]

A woman struck in an auto-pedestrian accident in the area earlier this year has died, according to the Houston Police Department. The victim, 51-year-old Crisanta Retana, died Sunday, according to HPD. Police said Retana was standing next to the front passenger door of a white Ford F-150 work truck parked near a U-turn lane at 4300 […]

Houston police are looking into a multi-car crash that killed one and put another in the hospital early Monday morning. One victim, a 23-year-old male, was ejected from his Toyota Scion, subsequently run over by a Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office Deputy and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Houston Police Department. […]

Houston police say they have arrested a woman in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident in the area early Christmas morning. The suspect, 43-year-old Andrea Thimmig, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 182nd State District Court, according to the Houston Police Department. The male victim’s identity is pending verification by Harris County’s medical […]

Houston police are investigating a shooting that put a young woman in the hospital early Monday morning. The victim, 23-year-old Kadedra Watson, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said officers responded to 5600 N. Shepherd Dr. near Tidwell Road about 2 a.m. Monday to see […]

Houston police are looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting that put a teenage girl in the hospital near Independence Heights last week. The suspect, a 16-year-old boy, has been referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and remains at large, according to […]

Houston police are looking into a fatal hit-and-run incident near the Heights area last week. The victim, 63-year-old Ramon Vera, was walking south at 2800 Airline Dr. just after 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 when he was struck by a vehicle of an unknown make and model, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said the […]

Arson investigators have determined that a Heights house fire earlier this month was not intentional, according to a news release from the Houston Fire Department. HFD said crews responded to a home in the 700 block of East 12th Street in the Heights at 2:14 p.m. Dec. 5 to find light smoke coming from the […]

Houston police are investigating after a man was stabbed outside a local shopping center last week. The victim, 39-year-old Timothy Reese, was transported to the hospital in critical condition, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said officers responded to a shopping center at 7758 W. Tidwell Rd. just before 8 p.m. Dec. 9 to […]

Police are investigating the origins of a fatal hit-and-run accident in the area last month. The male victim, whose identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, was pronounced dead Dec. 12, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said the victim was traveling south at 5300 Bingle […]

The Houston Fire Department has ruled that an equipment failure was the origin of a local restaurant fire earlier this month. No injuries were reported in the incident, which caused an estimated $15,000 in damage, according to HFD. HFD said crews responded to 10890 Northwest Fwy. just after 7 p.m. Dec. 4 to find light […]

Houston police are investigating a single-car crash that left the passenger dead and put the driver in the hospital last week. The driver, a 15-year-old girl, was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said the passenger, 23-year-old Kyree Nesbitt, was later pronounced dead at Ben Taub […]

Law enforcement authorities are looking into an incident in which a Texas state trooper fatally shot an armed robbery suspect near Greater Inwood last week. The suspect, 36-year-old Charles Jones, died at the scene, according to the Houston Police Department. The trooper was uninjured. HPD said troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were […]

Police are looking into an incident last week in which a woman had her car broken into and cash stolen outside an area grocery store. Houston Police Department spokesperson Victor Senties said officers responded to the Kroger at 1352 W. 43rd St. in Oak Forest just before 11 a.m. Dec. 10 in response to a […]

Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in the fatal shooting of a man in the area last month. The suspects are described as a Hispanic male in his 20s with a thin build and a Black male in his 20s with a slightly heavy build, according to the Houston Police […]

Houston police are looking into an area shooting that left a man dead last weekend. The victim was a 21-year-old male, according to the Houston Police Department. A spokesperson for the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences said the victim has been identified, but that his name is being withheld until next-of-kin is located. HPD […]

Houston police are investigating a shooting near Independence Heights last weekend that put one man in the hospital. The victim, 43-year-old Eric West, was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said officers responded to a home at 5022 Werner St. just after 2 a.m. last Sunday, […]

Houston police are investigating a shooting that left a teenager dead at an area apartment complex last month. The victim’s identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The Houston Police Department said officers responded to the Aspen Apartments at 6150 W. Tidwell Rd. around 8 p.m. Nov. 24 to find […]

Two men who were shot at a local apartment complex last weekend were arrested and charged with crimes, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said 36-year-old Troy Jackson and 39-year-old Michael Jackson have been charged with felon in possession of a weapon in the 351st State District Court in connection with the incident. According […]

A fire that occurred at an area bakery Monday afternoon has been ruled accidental, according to the Houston Fire Department. HFD said there were no reported injuries in the incident. According to HFD, crews responded to El Bolillo Bakery in the Heights just after 3 p.m. Monday to find light smoke coming from the roof […]

The Houston Fire Department is investigating the cause of an apartment fire in Acres Homes last weekend. No one was hurt in the fire, according to HFD. A news release from HFD said crews responded to the Tidwell Estates apartments at 1200 West Tidwell Rd. in Acres Homes just after 3:30 a.m. last Sunday, Nov. […]

The Houston Police Department is searching for the driver of the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Independence Heights earlier this month. A news release from HPD said the victim, a 49-year-old woman, was in a wheelchair in the middle of the street at 8600 N. Main St. just after 6:30 p.m. Nov. […]

The Houston Fire Department said the spread of a vehicle fire caused a nearby structure fire in Independence Heights Sunday afternoon after the car crashed into the building. One person was injured and transported to a hospital after the truck hit another vehicle before hitting the building, according to HFD. Nobody was hurt in the […]

The Houston Fire Department said a mattress fire was the cause of an apartment blaze in the Near Northside neighborhood last weekend. Nobody was hurt in the fire, according to HFD. HFD said crews responded to Irvington Village Apartments at 2901 Fulton St. just after 6:45 p.m. last Saturday, Nov. 21 to find light smoke […]

Houston police are investigating a Monday night shooting that put a woman and a teenage girl in the hospital. A 14-year-old girl was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, the Houston Police Department said, while the girl’s 36-year-old mother was treated and released. Police said two teenage boys, ages 14 and 16, were […]

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The Houston Fire Department has ruled equipment failure as the trigger behind a recent warehouse fire in Independence Heights. Nobody was injured in the incident, according to HFD. A news release from the department said firefighters responded to a call at NSM Industries at 332 Martin St. in Independence Heights just after 8:40 a.m. Monday, […]

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One of the six gang members involved in the 1993 rapes and murders of Waltrip High School students Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena was recently denied parole by State of Texas officials, according to a Saturday news release from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Venancio Medellin, 41, was denied parole for the fifth time. […]

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Houston police are looking into a shooting incident that occurred near Woodland Heights earlier this week. The victim, 43-year-old Eduardo Vazquez, was uninjured in the incident, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said Vasquez was leaving a business at 900 Pecore St. in the Woodland Heights just before 11 a.m. Tuesday when another car […]

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Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen is asking Heights residents to watch out for dirt bikes buzzing up and down neighborhood streets. The constable’s office said in a Nov. 4 email to residents that it had received several complaints about people riding dirt bikes in the area, and that the drivers are suspected of […]

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Houston police are looking into an auto-pedestrian accident that left a man dead last week. The victim, a 54-year-old man, was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said the man was walking in and out of traffic at 1300 Crosstimbers St. near Independence Heights around 8:15 p.m. […]

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Houston police are investigating a shooting incident that put a teenager in the hospital last week. The victim, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said the victim and a 16-year-old boy were sitting on the front porch of the Tidwell Estates Apartments […]

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A man accused of stealing a bicycle from a Heights home earlier this month was arrested, according to a crime alert from the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office. Javier DeLeon, a 38-year-old Heights resident, has been charged with felony burglary of a habitation, according to Harris County court documents. The alert from the constable’s […]

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Houston police have filed charges against a suspect in connection with an officer-involved shooting in the Heights area last weekend. Christian Taylor, 23, has been charged with assault of a peace officer in the 182nd District Court, according to the Houston Police Department. A news release from HPD said an officer was at the Walmart […]

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Houston police are investigating a stabbing at a local convenience store that put a man in the hospital last week. The victim, 56-year-old Benjamin Russell, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said a male suspect told investigators that Russell allegedly walked into a bathroom at […]

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Local law enforcement officers are searching for a man accused of being involved in a string of motor vehicle burglaries and thefts in Garden Oaks and Shepherd Park Plaza. The suspect, identified as Kenneth Stephen Cavazos by the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, remains at large, according to a crime alert from the constable’s […]

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Houston police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a fatal crash in the area last weekend. The Houston Police Department said 31-year-old Rickey Caballero Jr. has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 248th District Court for his alleged role in the incident. The victim, 50-year-old Samantha Amos, was pronounced dead from […]

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Ten days after an arson investigator and suspected arsonist died during an early morning shootout in Timbergrove Manor, the Houston Fire Department said it was still looking into a string of recent fires in the Heights area. HFD said in a Monday news release that the Houston Arson Bureau continues “investigating multiple fires in the […]

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The Houston Police Department is investigating the origins of a fatal hit-and-run accident in the area early Wednesday morning. The male victim’s identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, according to police. In a news release from the department, HPD said officers responded to the 9800 block of the Northwest […]

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UPDATE: The Houston Police Department on Friday night released the identify of the suspected arsonist who died early that morning at the intersection of West 18th Street and Watercrest Drive, where Houston Fire Department arson investigator Lemuel Bruce also died. According to HPD, the arson suspect was 30-year-old Joshua De La Cerda. HPD said he […]

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Police are investigating a shooting in Independence Heights that put two men in the hospital last week. The two victims, both 32 years old, were taken to an area hospital and were expected to survive, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD said officers responded to a shooting call at 500 Neyland St. around 5:50 […]

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Ben Hargrove said his office building has been burglarized twice before, and it recently was the victim of arson. A car was set fire near a loading dock on the back side of HSS Audio Visual, one of multiple tenants in an industrial office complex near the intersection of West T.C. Jester Boulevard and West […]