Houston Chronicle: Local

  • Jurors deliberating punishment for doctor convicted of poisoning colleague
    Monday - 09/29/2014 - 11:55 AM

    A cancer doctor convicted of poisoning her colleague-turned-lover deserves probation because of a lifetime of good work, her lawyers argued Monday. "The sum of a human being's life should not be judged by one event," attorney Derek Hollingsworth told jurors in closing arguments in the punishment phase of the assault trial of Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Former sailor sprints past his obstacles to the finish line
    Sunday - 09/28/2014 - 11:26 PM

    Morbid obesity, an autoimmune disease and loss of motor functions could not stop former sailor from running alongside 700 participants in esteemed competition

    Four years after joining the Navy in 2005, Newnam contracted a devastating autoimmune disease after spending hours on top of the submarine, guiding his unit to dock during a rough storm in the North Atlantic Sea.

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  • Reports: Bar fight leads to fatal stabbing at River Oaks apartment
    Sunday - 09/28/2014 - 01:05 PM

    A man was stabbed to death early Sunday at an upscale apartment complex in River Oaks, according to news reports.

    The men did not know they lived at the same apartment complex and ran into each other on the 4th floor of the Gables West Avenue apartments, which is located at the 2700 block of Kipling Street near Kirby Drive.

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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in small-plane crash in San Jacinto County
    Sunday - 09/28/2014 - 12:36 AM

    A pilot was killed and his passenger was critically injured during a small-plane crash in San Jacinto County Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

    An initial investigation revealed that the pilot of the self-built, two-seater plane over-ran the runway and crashed into the tree line, Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Stephanie Davis said.

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  • Pedestrian killed trying to cross I-10
    Saturday - 09/27/2014 - 12:10 PM

    A man died Friday night after being struck by a car in east Harris County, authorities said.
    An unidentified pedestrian was attempting to cross the 15500 block of I-10 East from the south side to the north side around 11:15 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • HPD: Man killed showing sister how to take apart gun
    Saturday - 09/27/2014 - 12:10 PM

    A 22-year-old East Houston man died Friday night while showing his younger sister how to take apart a gun, police said Saturday.
    "The initial information is that the male was showing his sister how to take apart a weapon and somehow the gun discharges," said Victor Senties, a Houston Police spokesman.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Powell, others praise local pre-K effort
    Saturday - 09/27/2014 - 01:46 AM

    A Houston-area coalition working to improve early childhood education and expand pre-kindergarten classes drew praise from former Secretary of State Colin Powell Friday. The coalition - supported by the city's leading business group, the Greater Houston Partnership - also is pushing for higher preschool standards, parent education through health care providers and teacher training.

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  • Baytown police shoot robbery suspect
    Friday - 09/26/2014 - 09:40 PM

    Baytown police shot a robbery suspect who is accused of pointing a pistol at the pursuing officers, authorities said.

    The suspected robber, a white man in his 20s wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, then fled in a black-colored Saturn, Baytown police said.

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  • Rifle possibly linked to UT massacre up for sale
    Thursday - 09/25/2014 - 10:50 PM

    The Remington 700 rifle used by former Marine Charles Whitman during his Aug.

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  • HISD student faces charges over Twitter threats
    Thursday - 09/25/2014 - 10:50 PM

    A Houston Independent School District student is facing criminal charges for making threats about the campus over the internet. "Additional patrols will remain on campus to ensure students and staff feel safe," district officials said.

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