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Where do more tax cheats live? South and West, IRS study shows

IRS - NBC News

Worried the Internal Revenue Service might target you for an audit? You probably should be if you own a small business in one of the wealthy suburbs of Los Angeles. You might also be wary if you're a small-business owner in one of dozens of communities near San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta or the District of Columbia.


Texas Father Kills Drunk Driver Moments After He Plows Into His Two Sons, Charged With Murder


A father has been charged with murder on Friday after allegedly shooting a drunk driver moments after he plowed into his truck killing his two young sons. David Barajas, 31, and his sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb, were about 50 yards from their Houston-area home when a car crashed into them on a dark rural road. David Jr. died at the scene, while Caleb died later at a hospital.


Man Charged in Shooting at College in Houston

Carlton Berry, 22, was charged with aggravated assault in the shooting at Lone Star College, which left four people hospitalized.


Two students struck in gunfire at Texas college: official

School Schooting

Two students at a college near Houston, Texas, were struck by gunfire on Tuesday after shooting broke out between two people on the campus, a college official said on CNN.


Looking for item to steal, man finds body in trunk

A passing motorist found a body in the trunk of a car parked in a ditch in northeast Houston, Texas, The Houston Chronicle reported.


Cities where a paycheck stretches furthest

The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Region

When cost of living is factored in, most of the places that boast the highest effective pay turn out to be in the less celebrated and less expensive middle part of the country... In first place is Houston, where the average annual wage in 2011 was $59,838, eighth highest in the nation. What puts Houston at the top of the list is the region’s relatively low cost of living, which includes such things as consumer prices and services, utilities and transportation costs and, most importantly, housing prices...


Houston gets $15M in federal funds to boost bike lanes

Biking Lanes

The Obama Administration announced this morning that it has decided how to spend $500 million in what Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is calling the 2012 TIGER grants. Houston gets $15 million to “eliminate major gaps in Houston’s bike grid, providing direct bicycle and pedestrian transportation connections to local bus stops and rail stations.”


Congresswoman Giffords discharged from hospital

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was discharged on Wednesday from the Houston hospital where she has been recovering since she was shot in the head at a meeting with constituents in January, the hospital said.


AT&T Announces First LTE Cities, Limited to Five in the Summer

AT&T has announced the first cities that will get its 4G LTE service. These cities, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and San Antonio, will see AT&T's version of LTE this summer. Verizon's LTE service, which launched in real (non-beta testing) form late last year, though sans handsets, has vowed to get its LTE service into 175 markets...


'IM RICH' Facebook Post Gets Suspected Bank Robbers Estefany Martinez, Ricky Gonzalez Charged

'IM RICH' Facebook Post Gets Suspected Bank Robbers Estefany Martinez, Ricky Gonzalez Charged

Advice for potential bank robbers: don't create a trail of posts bragging about your successful $62,000 robbery on Facebook. Unfortunately this tip would've actually been helpful for four suspected of robbing the International Bank of Commerce in Houston, Texas.


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