40 min ago

The Army veteran who killed his estranged wif...

The Army veteran who killed his estranged wife and fled with their 1-year-old child on Sunday had been "lying in wait" for her that morning.

    Family releases detailed account of morning mother of 3 was gunned down by estranged husband
    The Army veteran who slayed his estranged wife--Sarah Alexis Furey, a 9-year veteran corpsman of the U.S. Navy who in Afghanistan--and then fled with their 1-year-old child on Sunday had been "lying in wait" for her that fateful morning, according to a statement from her family.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally us...

A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims.

    Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 California rapes
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said. Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez drove women to their homes, assaulted them, and stole property including cellphones, computers and jewelry, officials said.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confe...

Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confessed to 60 more rapes before his execution by lethal injection. His marked the first execution of 2018. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n3b9Sa

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confessed to 60 more rapes before his execution by lethal injection. His marked the first execution of 2018. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n3b9Sa
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1 hour ago

He bought his first kangaroo on a whim, while...

He bought his first kangaroo on a whim, while he was buying deer. "Then I thought, wouldn't it be nice if he had a girlfriend."

    Lumberton man has been raising kangaroos for 20-plus years
    In the kitchen of his Hardin County home, Perry Viator filled and heated small bottles, while 6-month-old Hannah and Lucy hopped back and forth through the living room, their long tails sliding across the carpet behind them.
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2 hours ago

The final moments of his life echoed through ...

The final moments of his life echoed through the courtroom as audio from the pursuit of suspect Garrett William Nee was played during the first day of trial.

    Final moments of police sergeant's life echo through courtroom
    The final moments of Patton Village Police Sgt. Stacey Baumgartner's life echoed through the courtroom as the radio transmission from the pursuit of suspect Garrett William Nee was played during the first day of trial Monday. Nee, 30, of Kingwood, faces four felony charges - two charges of evading arrest/detention causing death and two charges of evading arrest/detention causing serious bodily injury.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

BREAKING: Authorities are reporting one perso...

BREAKING: Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky.

    Governor: 1 dead, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting
    BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. In a tweet from a verified account, Gov. Matt Bevin said it happened at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky.
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2 hours ago

DEVELOPING: Authorities are reporting one per...

DEVELOPING: Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky.

    Governor: 1 dead, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting
    BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. In a tweet from a verified account, Gov. Matt Bevin said it happened at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Reviewers say these places are fast, friendly...

Reviewers say these places are fast, friendly and knowledgeable.

    Urgent care centers with great reviews in your neighborhood
    Illnesses can't tell what day or time it is, and rarely does the flu or strep throat show up when the primary care physicians are open. In the evenings and on weekends, suburban Facebook groups are full of requests for urgent care recommendations.
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2 hours ago

The search for five missing workers resumed n...

The search for five missing workers resumed near the site of a the fiery explosion of a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma. The rig's owner is Houston contract driller Patterson-UTI Energy. Authorities said they are still searching the surrounding woods to see if anyone had fled into the area. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n4oDx9

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The search for five missing workers resumed near the site of a the fiery explosion of a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma. The rig's owner is Houston contract driller Patterson-UTI Energy....
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3 hours ago

Are you going to get up early and get your fr...

Are you going to get up early and get your free Chick-fil-A tomorrow morning?

    Chick-fil-A giving away free spicy chicken biscuits for breakfast on Wednesday
    Chick-fil-A fans have a reason to get up early on Wednesday as restaurants in the Houston area are giving away free spicy chicken biscuits for breakfast. The free breakfast giveaway starts at 6 a.m. and lasts until 10:30 a.m. at participating locations.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Rolling updates on all the big nominees:

Rolling updates on all the big nominees:

    The Latest: Best director Oscar nominations announced
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 6:05 a.m. The Oscar nominees for best director have been announced by the film academy.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The ranch was initially created by the famous...

The ranch was initially created by the famous KLOL duo to help kids dealt a bad hand.

    Stevens and Pruett ranch prepares to open foster home for girls in Rosharon
    The Stevens and Pruett Foundation for Children and Animals in Rosharon has evolved since it was founded in 1994 by Houston radio legend Jim Pruett and his wife, Joy. The 38-acre ranch is preparing to again welcome children and teenagers from the foster-care system and give them a permanent home on land that also offers a sanctuary for abused horses.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

“As a Christian, I have to forgive you, but t...

“As a Christian, I have to forgive you, but tell, me, how can I forget? I can no longer tie shoes, fasten my earrings, or dress myself.”

    Owners of pit bull that ripped off San Antonio woman's arm hear verdict
    With two shouted orders to "look at me," a woman maimed by her neighbors' pit bull in a 2017 attack addressed the dog owners in court Monday to tell them how her life was forever changed after their pet ripped off her arm and part of her face. "I'm missing an arm.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

A road rage incident that caused one car to c...

A road rage incident that caused one car to crash on the Southmore Boulevard overpass ended in gunfire.

    Gunfire after road rage incident injures 2 in south Houston
    Two people were hospitalized early Tuesday after a road rage incident in south Houston ended with a car crash and shots fired, Houston Police said. The incident started after two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail around 5 a.m., police said.
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4 hours ago

Two groups were leaving an unnamed club near ...

Two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail. Some time after, there was a road rage incident that caused one car to crash on the Southmore Boulevard overpass.

    Gunfire after road rage incident injures 2 in south Houston
    Two people were hospitalized early Tuesday after a road rage incident in south Houston ended with a car crash and shots fired, Houston Police said. The incident started after two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail around 5 a.m., police said.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of...

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early this morning. This prompted a tsunami watch all along the west coast.

    Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Just like their two-legged owners, dogs can c...

Just like their two-legged owners, dogs can come down with a serious case of the sniffles.

    A contagious dog flu may be on the rise in the US
    Unsplash / freestocks.org Several cases of dog flu have been reported across the United States. Just like in humans, the virus presents with symptoms like sneezing and coughing. Canine flu cannot spread to other animals or to people, but it is contagious between dogs.
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5 hours ago

Those looking to rent a house in today's Hous...

Those looking to rent a house in today's Houston market will have to fork up nearly $1,800 per month.

    Renting a single-family house in Houston averages nearly $1,800 per month
    Those looking to rent a house in today's Houston market will have to fork up nearly $1,800 per month. December saw a mixed leasing market for locals. Single-family home rentals decreased by 3.6 percent, but rose in price to $1,745 per month.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Applications for help from residents of the H...

Applications for help from residents of the Houston-Galveston area accounted for 73 percent of the statewide total. About 40 percent of the requests from this area had been approved.

    Fewer than half of FEMA Harvey requests approved, data show
    Federal officials have approved emergency assistance for fewer than half of the Texans who applied after Hurricane Harvey, and hundreds of thousands of applicants' homes have not even been inspected - an essential step in the process, according to an analysis by a nonprofit group.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

She also accused him of trying to bait North ...

She also accused him of trying to bait North Korea into a war, putting both the military and the national security of the United States at risk. Do you agree with her comments?

    Senator who lost her legs in Iraq calls Trump 'a five-deferment draft dodger'
    WASHINGTON - In a Senate-floor speech Saturday, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., blasted President Donald Trump as a "five-deferment draft dodger" and accused him of trying to bait North Korea into a war, putting both the military and the national security of the United States at risk.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

48 percent of the homicides stem from gang vi...

48 percent of the homicides stem from gang violence and 25 percent from drug trafficking.

    Drug traffickers are pushing deadly violence to record levels in a tranquil corner of Latin America
    AP Photo/Kent Gilbert Deadly violence rose again in Costa Rica in 2017, continuing a sustained increase seen over the past few years. While Costa Rica's security situation is far better than its neighbors, homicides are at levels the country has never seen before.
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7 hours ago

The star was on his 50th-anniversary tour.

The star was on his 50th-anniversary tour.

    Diamond says he has Parkinson's, retires from touring
    NEW YORK (AP) - Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Days shy of his 77th birthday, the rock legend is canceling his tour dates in Australia and New Zealand for March. He was on his 50th anniversary tour.
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8 hours ago

Would you go to a Bill Cosby show?

Would you go to a Bill Cosby show?

    Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

You'll want to be careful what you order.

You'll want to be careful what you order.

    Jimmy John's is being forced to cut sprouts from the menu after a food poisoning outbreak - here's why an expert never eats the vegetable
    Jimmy John's is being asked to cut sprouts from the menu after a food poisoning outbreak. The Illinois Department of Public Health has asked the sandwich chain to stop serving alfalfa sprouts in the state until an investigation of a recent salmonella food poisoning outbreak is complete.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Would you use this?

Would you use this?

    Heat-not-burn cigarette alternative faces US scrutiny
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A device that heats tobacco without burning it reduces some of the harmful chemicals in traditional cigarettes, but government scientists say it's unclear if that translates into lower rates of disease for smokers who switch. U.S. regulators published a mixed review Monday of the closely watched cigarette alternative from Philip Morris International.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Here's how.

Here's how.

    In-N-Out employees can work their way up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience
    In-N-Out Burger pays its employees really well. Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year. High wages for fast-food workers can lead to increased productivity, less employee turnover, and bigger profits in the long run.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

😂

😂

    Villagers put frozen 'meteor' in fridge - turns out to be airplane poop
    Indian villagers were so excited by a frozen "meteor" that crashed into a farmer's field Saturday that a few gathered pieces of the rock and stashed them in their refrigerators. Meteorites can be worth thousands of dollars, but this unidentified falling object was not from outer space.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Fail.

Fail.

    Hawaii's governor said he couldn't notify the public of the false missile alarm because he forgot his Twitter password
    Thomson Reuters Hawaii Gov. David Ige reportedly said he couldn't notify the public during the 38-minute false missile alarm because he forgot his Twitter password. The missile notification system was accidentally triggered last week after an employee mistakenly pushed the wrong button. Hawaii Gov.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

A man was shot repeatedly in a west Houston a...

A man was shot repeatedly in a west Houston apartment courtyard and afterward, the shooter fled. http://bit.ly/2G5evwL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A man was shot repeatedly in a west Houston apartment courtyard and afterward, the shooter fled. http://bit.ly/2G5evwL
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12 hours ago

He was arrested the night before their show.

He was arrested the night before their show.

    Marilyn Manson band member arrested downtown on pot possession charge day before show at Aztec
    A band member for Marilyn Manson was arrested in downtown San Antonio on a marijuana charge the night before a show at the Aztec Theatre, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Now that's a comeback story...

Now that's a comeback story...

    'Executed' North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang's top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Johansson called Franco out in a speech at th...

Johansson called Franco out in a speech at the Women's March in Los Angeles, saying "I want my pin back."

    James Franco attends SAG Awards amid scrutiny, scathing Scarlett Johansson speech
    Despite multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, James Franco attended Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. He's nominated for an acting award for his performance in "The Disaster Artist."
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

See what the party scene looks like near the ...

See what the party scene looks like near the U.S.-Mexico border.

    ¿Qué Pasa? Out & About - Friday, January 19, 2018
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13 hours ago

Western glitz was on display at the Let's Rod...

Western glitz was on display at the Let's Rodeo Ball where rodeo supporters danced and frolicked for a good cause.

    San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo got good and fancy at the annual Let's Rodeo Ball
    Western glitz was on display at the Let's Rodeo Ball where rodeo supporters danced and frolic for a good cause.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

A woman was shot in the chest near the Eden n...

A woman was shot in the chest near the Eden nightclub in west Houston and the suspect fled and got away, http://bit.ly/2E0Wf7g

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A woman was shot in the chest near the Eden nightclub in west Houston and the suspect fled and got away, http://bit.ly/2E0Wf7g
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14 hours ago

You will be disappointed.

You will be disappointed.

    A Texas sommelier tries to pair wine with Whataburger
    We've always wondered what wine pairs with our #2 with extra bacon, cheese, and jalapenos.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A Houston man has been charged with murder af...

A Houston man has been charged with murder after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex happened on the southwest side. http://bit.ly/2rAfaTV

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Houston man has been charged with murder after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex happened on the southwest side. http://bit.ly/2rAfaTV
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15 hours ago

Jason Elliott is aiming for the big bucks.

Jason Elliott is aiming for the big bucks.

    College Station tattoo artist appears on this season of 'Ink Master'
    Jason Elliott has only been tattooing for seven years but he already has a devoted following of fans and tattoo collectors. The owner-artist from the private Novellus Studio in College Station is currently one of the cast members on the tenth season of the reality series "Ink Master", which pits two teams of tattoo artists against each other to see who can churn out the best looking work on human canvases.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Wedding envy

Wedding envy

    Peek inside the luxury resort where Astros star George Springer got married
    Astros star George Springer married personal trainer Charlise Castro on Saturday at a picturesque luxury resort on California's coast. The Resort at Pelican Hill sits on California's Newport Coast and from the look of Yelp photos, the hotel is stunning. The resort features a golf course, spa, and massive villas overlooking the water.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The Rams' season ended with a thud in the NFL...

The Rams' season ended with a thud in the NFL playoffs, and now Wade Phillips has turned his attention to the sale of his Texas mansion.

    Wade Phillips Takes Another Pass at Selling His $2.95M Dallas Mansion
    NFL coach Wade Phillips relisted his five-bedroom home this week for $2.95 million. He had tried to sell the Dallas home in January 2014 for the same price. Erik Gunther, provided by Published 2:30 pm, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 The Los Angeles Rams' season ended with a thud in the NFL playoffs, and now Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has turned his attention to the sale of his luxurious Dallas mansion.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

This week's international news in photos:

This week's international news in photos:

    World news photos: Femen protest 'pro-life,' women march and more
    Published 1:13 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 First up this week in our gallery of world news photos is the international women's march. The AP sums up: Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

A driver crashed into cars parked in front of...

A driver crashed into cars parked in front of a northeast Houston house Sunday afternoon, damaging the home's facade and several of the vehicles. http://bit.ly/2n4hq0b

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A driver crashed into cars parked in front of a northeast Houston house Sunday afternoon, damaging the home's facade and several of the vehicles. http://bit.ly/2n4hq0b
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17 hours ago

At least one person was detained.

At least one person was detained.

    Houston police respond to stabbing at Greenspoint Mall
    Published 5:28 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 At least one person is in custody after a stabbing near the Greenspoint Mall, according to the Houston Police Department. HPD says the stabbing happened inside the mall parking lot, although there is no word on the number of victims or the nature of their injuries.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Developing:

Developing:

    Five missing after Houston firm's rig explodes in Oklahoma
    A fiery explosion at an Oklahoma drilling rig Monday left five people missing, including employees of the rig's owner, Patterson-UTI Energy of Houston. The explosion cut through the Patterson-UTI rig just before 9 a.m. Monday, according to Oklahoma authorities, and the Houston driller confirmed that some of its workers were among the missing at the Pittsburg County natural gas well site.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

A Chambers County family is asking the public...

A Chambers County family is asking the public for help in finding their 2-year-old German Shepard who was taken from their home nearly two weeks ago. Any information leading to the dog will have up to $1,000 reward. Get more details here: http://bit.ly/2n0K5Um

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Chambers County family is asking the public for help in finding their 2-year-old German Shepard who was taken from their home nearly two weeks ago. Any information leading to the dog will have up...
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17 hours ago

Breaking:

Breaking:

    Executed Houston serial killer confessed to 60 more rapes
    No one knows their names or ages, what they did or where they lived. But Anthony Shore says he raped them. In the weeks before his execution, the Houston serial strangler known as the Tourniquet Killer confessed to another 60 rapes, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

This week's shutdown is the 19th time in hist...

This week's shutdown is the 19th time in history that the U.S. federal government has had a shutdown.

    Here are the states that are most affected and least affected by the federal government shutdown
    Amid the battle for a new federal budget, lawmakers in Washington D.C. have caused the federal government to temporarily shutdown. While the matter was resolved with a vote by the U.S. Congress on Monday (at least until Feb.8), the shutdown caused federal services and social media accounts to be inactive while politicians debated on a plan moving forward.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

A helicopter crash claimed a Texas millionair...

A helicopter crash claimed a Texas millionaire:

    Helicopter crash claims Texas millionaire, decorated pilots
    RATON, N.M. (AP) - Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board: CHARLES RYLAND BURNETT III, 61 Born in England, Burnett was an investor and philanthropist with links to a wide range of businesses and a love of entertaining friends extravagantly.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

When NOAA set an underwater vessel out to ex...

When NOAA set an underwater vessel out to explore the Gulf, they were expecting to find a shipwreck. Instead, they found a 40-foot shipping container including washing machines and freezers.

    NOAA reveals deep-sea images from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
    Updated 7:26 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set an underwater vessel out to explore the Gulf of Mexico, they were expecting to find a shipwreck. Instead, the Okeanos Explorer found a 40-foot shipping container including washing machines and freezers, according to the NOAA Facebook page and website.
    http://www.chron.com

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