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Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

Police: Poison likely killed Utah family of 5

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadon
Texas adds 11th killer to 2014 execution list

Texas adds 11th killer to 2014 execution list

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Wednesday added an 11th inmate — double killer Scott Panetti — to its roster of 2014 executions.
San Antonio man executed, 14 years after triple slaying

San Antonio man executed, 14 years after triple slaying

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; strapped to a gurney in the execution chamber, Miguel Angel Paredes, 32, blew kisses to his friends Tuesday night, minutes before the lethal dose that would stop his heart started flowing through his veins.
Gospel singer hit with domestic violence charge

Gospel singer hit with domestic violence charge

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Grammy award-nominated gospel singer-songwriter and radio show host faces a domestic violence charge in Fort Bend County, authorities said Monday.
Man suspected in wife's death, arson, found dead

Man suspected in wife's death, arson, found dead

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The Louisiana Fire Marshal's Office says a Greensburg man suspected of killing his wife and torching their house has been found dead in his wife's car.
Suspected illegal immigrants found in Memorial area

Suspected illegal immigrants found in Memorial area

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Several people were detained early Thursday morning after police stopped a pickup in west Houston.
Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

Investigators: Secret Service use 'problematic'

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee
Cheerleader coach accused of having improper relations with student

Cheerleader coach accused of having improper relations with student

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A former teacher at Pasadena High School has been charged with having an improper relationship with a student, according to court documents.
Total CEO dies in plane crash

Total CEO dies in plane crash

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, the company said.
Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.
Two arrests in Houston machete murder

Two arrests in Houston machete murder

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Houston police have arrested two people in connection with the machete slaying last month of a 14-year-old north Houston boy.
Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols,
San Antonio man snags more than $20,000 in shark contest

San Antonio man snags more than $20,000 in shark contest

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A San Antonio man walked away with more than $20,000 after snagging a giant shark during this year's annual Sharkathon competition.
Rats! Official says NYC is failing at rat control

Rats! Official says NYC is failing at rat control

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; New York is losing the rat race.
Hundreds gather to claim Mattress Mack money on Astros gamble

Hundreds gather to claim Mattress Mack money on Astros gamble

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; betting against the Astros proved to be another costly publicity stunt for the owner of a Houston furniture store.