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  • Police looking for suspects accused of stealing wigs, punching employees at N. Houston beauty store

    05/28/2023 5:25:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 5/22/2023 | Rosie Nguyen
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are asking for the public's help identifying and locating six suspects accused of stealing wigs and assaulting employees from a beauty supply store in north Houston last month. The Houston Police Department's Robbery Division said the incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17, when three young men and three young women entered VIP Wigs at 10912 North Freeway. Newly released surveillance video shows a female employee confronting one of the female suspects about an unpaid wig in her purse and then reaching in to take it back. That's when a male...
  • America's biggest children's hospital HALTS gender reassignment treatment for minors under new Texas law - as whistleblower slams pro-trans 'activist' doctors who 'scare' parents

    05/24/2023 4:51:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 24, 2023 | James Reinl
    America's biggest children's hospital has announced plans to halt its gender reassignment treatment for children as the deadline to comply with a new Texas law looms and damaging claims from whistleblowers emerge. Mark Wallace, CEO of Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), on Wednesday wrote in an internal hospital memo that it would stop prescribing hormones to minors and help them get gender-affirming care, as it is known, across state lines. Last week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton launched an investigation into the Houston-based facility, saying puberty blockers and other trans 'medical experiments' violated state rules. A whistleblower claims the hospital was...
  • What life is like at the women's prison where Elizabeth Holmes will likely go

    05/23/2023 1:24:36 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 35 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 5/23/2023 | By Katie Dowd
    What does an average day look like? Wake-up is at 6 a.m. every day, according to FPC Bryan’s “Inmate Admission & Orientation Handbook,” and all inmates must be counted at least five times daily in official roll calls. Inmates must make their beds and clean up their cells; the unit with the best weekly “sanitation rating” gets called first for meals, while the unit with the worst hygiene comes in last. All inmates who are able must have a “regular job assignment.” The prison offers business classes and even forklift training for women who would like to be certified. Although...
  • Iran Seizes Third Oil Tanker As U.S. Boosts Military Presence

    05/18/2023 2:49:19 AM PDT · by EBH · 14 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 5/15/23 | Alex Kimani
    The Bahrain-based U.S. fleet continues to monitor the situation in the Persian Gulf. Over the past two years, Iran has attacked, interfered with or harassed the navigational rights of 15 internationally flagged commercial vessels, U.S. officials have revealed. Late last month, Iran’s state television showed footage of the country’s navy commandos in a helicopter operation boarding the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Advantage Sweet. The Turkish-operated, Chinese-owned tanker was reportedly bound for Houston, Texas carrying Kuwaiti crude oil for U.S. energy giant Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX). Iran claimed that the tanker collided with an unidentified Iranian vessel hours prior to its seizure, with...
  • FBI says they have ‘zero leads’ in hunt for Texas gunman who fatally shot neighbors

    05/01/2023 7:33:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    The FBI in Houston has said investigators have “zero leads” in their search for a Texas man who allegedly shot and killed five people, including an 8-year-old. “I can tell you right now, we have zero leads,” James Smith, the FBI special agent in charge, told reporters. Francisco Oropesa, 38, fled after the shooting on Friday night and is considered armed and dangerous. The FBI and local authorities have jointly offered up $80,000 in reward money for information that could lead them closer to the suspect amid a multi-agency search. The FBI has circulated photos of the suspect but warned...

    04/30/2023 12:01:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 33 replies
    ABC News. ^ | Saturday, April 29, 2023 4:10PM CT | ABC news
    CLEVELAND, Texas -- The manhunt for an alleged gunman continues after being accused of shooting five of his neighbors to death, including an 8-year-old, inside a home in Texas Saturday. Francisco Oropeza, 38, has been on the run since being accused of retaliating after his neighbors asked him to stop firing rounds in his yard because they were trying to sleep, authorities said Saturday. Authorities said they have previously been to the suspect's home, according to Capers. "Deputies have come over and spoke with him about him shooting his gun in the yard," he said. Authorities describe Oropeza as a...
  • FBI Houston warning residents about training exercise taking place next week

    04/30/2023 6:53:26 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 37 replies
    FOX 26 Houston ^ | April 28, 2023 | Ronnie Marley
    Officials with FBI Houston are advising residents about an upcoming training exercise that’s taking place next week. According to officials, a large-scale, multi-agency nuclear incident training exercise will take place from May 1 through May 5 in southeast Houston and Harris County. Officials said the training exercise will not pose risks to area residents, and please do not be alarmed by training-related activity.
  • Man interrupted dinner date to kill parking lot scammer over $40, police say

    04/29/2023 6:35:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 93 replies ^ | April 29, 2023 | MICHELE BLOOD
    Erick Aguirre, 29, was arrested north of Corpus Christi, Texas Tuesday, the New York Times reported. He is charged in connection with the April 11 death of 46-year-old Elliot Nix in Houston. He was jailed on a $200,000 bond after an arraignment Thursday. Aguirre and his date, Melanie Castillo, arrived in separate cars for a date at a restaurant called the Rodeo Goat on the night of the shooting, according to the Times. Once they parked, a man approached them to pay a $20 parking fee each car. Aguirre paid, and the couple went on to the restaurant. When they...
  • Five dead in Texas 'execution-style' shooting, suspect armed with AR-15 is on the loose

    04/29/2023 11:29:01 AM PDT · by thegagline · 100 replies
    WBAL ^ | 04/29/2023 | Staff
    Five people are dead after being shot in a Texas home by a suspect armed with an AR-15 style rifle in a horrific series of "execution style" shootings, police said. A manhunt is currently underway for the suspect, identified by police as 39-year-old Francisco Oropeza, according to ABC station KTRK in Houston. A judge has issued an arrest warrant for Oropeza and assigned a $5 million bond. Authorities believe Oropeza left by walking or on a bicycle and is currently within a two mile radius of the scene, KTRK reported. Police said the incident occurred at 11:31 p.m. local time...
  • Iran seized oil tanker headed for Texas, U.S. Navy says

    04/27/2023 6:43:08 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 40 replies
    Associated Press / NBC News ^ | 27 April 2023 | Staff
    The U.S. Navy said Iran seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday amid wider tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program. The Navy’s Mideast-based 5th Fleet identified the vessel as the Advantage Sweet. Satellite tracking data for the vessel from showed it in the Gulf of Oman just north of Oman’s capital, Muscat, on Thursday afternoon. It had just come from Kuwait and listed its destination as Houston, Texas.
  • A Texas grandmother shot dead an armed man who tried to rob her soul food truck, report says

    04/28/2023 4:41:48 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies ^ | 04/02/2023 | Alia Shoaib
    A Texas grandmother shot dead an armed man who tried to rob her family-owned food truck in a Houston parking lot on Tuesday. Keshondra Howard Turner, 53, was cooking soul food inside her "Elite Eats and Cold Treats" truck when a 23-year-old man drove up and asked what food was being served, according to Houston police Lt Bryan Bui, KHOU-11 TV reported. After Turner told him, the man suddenly pulled out a gun, exited his car, and demanded cash. Turner shut the truck's window, but the man forced it open, stuck his weapon inside, and tried to fire at her....
  • Bond set at $200K for man accused of killing fake parking attendant over $40 during date in EaDo (Houston)

    04/28/2023 7:21:30 AM PDT · by Round Earther · 22 replies
    HOUSTON – A 29-year-old man was out on a date with a woman when police said he shot and killed another man who allegedly scammed him out of money while posing as a parking attendant. Erick Aguirre has been charged with murder for the shooting death of 46-year-old Elliot Nix. Prosecutors said Aguirre was already out on probation for aggravated assault in South Texas at the time of the shooting. His bond has been set at $200,000 during Thursday’s court appearance.
  • Communist China Announces Plan To Execute American on Charges of Drug Trafficking Which He Denies

    04/21/2023 9:31:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Your America ^ | 04/21/2023 | Gwen Stokes
    An American businessman arrested in Communist China over a decade on apparently flimsy charges of drug trafficking will be put to death, Chinese government officials have announced. Mark Swidan, a Houston, Texas businessman, was arrested in November 2012 and sentenced to death in 2018 on charges he was in China to smuggle illegal drugs. John Kamm, chairman of the Dui Hua human rights foundation, tells Newsweek “the only ‘evidence’ against him is that Swidan once visited a factory where Chinese authorities allege the meth was manufactured, and that he had been in a room rented by another person where drugs...
  • Gas station customer takes on multiple armed robbers

    04/14/2023 3:30:44 PM PDT · by CFW · 20 replies ^ | 4/14/23 | Cam Edwards
    Authorities in Houston, Texas say a gang of armed robbers targeted a Valero gas station and convenience store on the city’s southeast side late Thursday night, but were stopped by an armed citizen who opened fire. Police responded to the store shortly before 9 p.m., where witnesses told them that a car with five individuals inside had pulled in to the station. Four of the men got out of the vehicle and entered the store, with the fifth man remaining behind the wheel. Once inside, the four pulled out guns and demanded customers and employees hand over their cash. That’s...
  • Robbery suspect who was shot by witness at Chase ATM was wanted for murder, HPD says

    04/18/2023 5:40:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | April 16, 2023 | Courtney Carpenter
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A stranger stepped in to help a man he witnessed being pistol-whipped by a suspected robber in southwest Houston Saturday night, according to police. On Sunday, ABC13 learned that the suspect was wanted for murder out of Louisiana. Investigators said the stranger saw the robbery as it was happening at a Chase Bank in the 10400 block of Westheimer Road. A man pulled into the bank to withdraw money from the ATM when the armed suspect came around the corner and ordered him to hand over money, according to police. Detectives said the victim reportedly began...
  • TX: 3 suspects shot when customer opened fire during robbery at SE Houston gas station, HPD says

    04/15/2023 4:38:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    ABC13 ^ | April 14, 2023 | ABC13
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A shopper at a southeast Houston convenience store opened fire when four masked robbers stormed inside, sending three suspects to the hospital. Houston police said at least one of the robbery suspects was armed. HPD officers were called to a Circle K convenience store at a Valero gas station located at 8040 South Loop East at 7:55 p.m. Thursday. According to Asst. Chief Ernest Garcia, four suspects in masks entered the store and started robbing customers at gunpoint. That's when an armed customer pulled out their weapon and shot at the suspects, Garcia said. Three of...
  • Gunny toting granny shoots dead robber who tried to rob her food truck in Houston

    03/30/2023 6:05:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 March 2023 | Sophie Mann
    * Keshondra Turner, 53, was cooking in her soul food truck at 1pm on Tuesday when a man attempted to hold up the business and fire his weapon at her. * The assailant's gun jammed allowing Turner time to reach for her firearm and shoot several rounds at the criminal. * The 23-year-old would-be robber was declared dead on the scene and Turner was taken to a local hospital for a panic attackA Texas grandma with a gun took down an armed robber Tuesday who had attempted to hold up her family-owned soul food truck. The woman, Keshondra Howard Turner,...
  • Woman shoots, kills man who tried to rob her SW Houston food truck, HPD says

    03/28/2023 10:39:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    Houston police said a 23-year-old man was shot and killed when he tried to rob a food truck on South Main on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Houston teen accused of paralyzing woman in ‘jugging’ robbery has bond cut in half

    03/23/2023 8:32:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/23/2023 | Isabel Keane
    A Houston teen has been accused of slamming a mother of three into the ground during a “jugging” robbery that left the victim paralyzed — and he appeared this week in court, where he had his bond slashed in half to $100,000. Joseph Harrell, 17, was ordered held last week on $200,000 bond following the harrowing, caught-on-camera Feb. 13 attack that left Nhung Truong unable to walk, Fox News reported. Prosecutors had asked for the $200,000 bond because he had just been released on a $100 bond on Jan. 26 on an unlawful carrying of a weapon charge. But his...
  • Two suspects, 17 and 19-years-old, arrested in Houston robbery that left woman paralyzed

    03/20/2023 6:22:46 AM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 25 replies
    Fox26 ^ | 3/17/2023 | Unknown
    HOUSTON - Houston police say two suspects are in custody in a robbery that left a woman paralyzed last month. In a press conference on Friday at 2 p.m., Houston police say Joseph Harrell, 17, and Zy'Nika Ayesha Woods, 19, are both charged with Aggravated Robbery with Serious Bodily Injury for the violent robbery in Houston that left a woman paralyzed. Harrell was also said to be involved in another case unrelated to this incident.