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In recent decades, no county has been as prolific in its application of the death penalty as Harris County. If the county were a state, only one state would have executed more people since 1976, the year capital punishment was reinstated in the US: Texas itself. But in 2017, for the first time in more than 40 ...
Harris County, Texas - Deputies say two people were killed and another was detained after a four-vehicle collision on Highway 249 Monday afternoon. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said speed played a huge factor in the deadly crash on State Highway 249 near Hollister Drive. The sheriff said the area is ...

"It's a criminal enterprise," said Celena Vinson, a lawyer in the Harris County Attorney's public nuisance office. "They're just criminals playing with a system that kind of allows them to." Since Jan. 1, County Attorney Vince Ryan's office has obtained restraining orders against 22 Houston clubs described in ...
The pharmaceutical industry is pushing back on charges outlined in a wide-ranging lawsuit filed last week by Harris County officials, who allege they are responsible for a growing opioid epidemic. "We aren't willing to be scapegoats," said John Parker of the healthcare Distribution Alliance, a trade ...
Since the Supreme Court legalized capital punishment in 1976, Harris County, Texas, has executed 126 people. That's more executions than every individual state in the union, barring Texas itself. Harris County's executions account for 23 percent of the 545 people Texas has executed. On the national ...
Authorities found the body of a man who's car was discovered submerged Wednesday evening, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. A dive team and the Department of Public Safety officials recovered the body from the water Thursday afternoon, according to HSCO Deputy Thomas Gilliland.

Harris County, Texas -- The Harris County Sheriff's Office confirms two workers are dead after a house collapsed Thursday morning. The sheriff's office says the two men were raising a home at 5414 Olana Dr. when the home fell on them. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Air 11 was overhead ...
Harris County, Texas - Harris County is taking the fight against opioids from the streets the courtroom. Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced a major lawsuit against prescription drug manufacturers and distributors Wednesday. "We accuse them of creating a public nuisance of conspiracy and ...
Harris County, Texas- Homicide investigators discovered a body in the Spring area on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the body was found in the 500 block of Willow Timber Drive. Homicide investigators have recovered a body in 500 block of Willow Timber Drive in ...
Two victims in a triple shooting have been identified and an accused killer remains on the run after Friday afternoon gunfire rocked a northwest Harris County neighborhood. Jeffery Noble was charged with capital murder after the 4:30 p.m. shooting at a house in the 15700 block of Creekhaven, according to ...
FEMA has pushed back the opening of its disaster Recovery Centers in Harris County Friday due to snow. The centers will not open until 10 a.m. Friday, said FEMA spokeswoman Pam Saulsby. "Weather conditions are delaying the opening. Dangerous road conditions. Safety first," Saulsby told Chron.com ...
Harris County ranks first in the nation for sending the most killers and other criminals to the death chamber in Huntsville. Dallas County is second, but only distantly. This year, however, is different. Texas executed 23 convicts this year, but not a single one was from Harris County. As District Attorney Kim Ogg ...
A former clerk says he was fired by a Harris County Justice of the peace because he enlisted in the military, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Houston. The young ... He alleges that Burney terminated him on the spot, telling him "in the State of Texas I don't have to have a reason.
Officials in a Texas county devastated by Hurricane Harvey have approved new regulations on building construction in flood-prone locations, rules they touted as the nation's toughest for a major metropolitan area. The rules taking effect Jan. 1 in unincorporated parts of Harris County will increase the ...
Five detention officers with the Harris County Sheriff's Office were indicted Tuesday for allegedly doling out a brutal jailhouse beatdown, a legal development announced just days after a former inmate filed a $1 ... "What we are trying to do, is that we want the laws of the State of Texas followed by everyone.
Houston - Five detention officers were indicted Tuesday in connection with the beating of an inmate at the Harris County Jail last year. prosecutors said that ... On Wednesday, Channel 2 Investigates obtained records from the Texas Commission on law enforcement regarding the history of the officers.
Harris County, Texas -- While many are still trying to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey's devastation, anyone building new structures in unincorporated Harris County were given new rules Tuesday. The Harris County Commissioner's Court approved new construction requirements that require all new ...

That outburst of violence came just five months before the beating that sparked Tuesday's indictments and left inmate Jerome Bartee battered so badly he needed facial reconstruction. Bartee needed screws, stitches and a plate to reconstruct his face and a shattered eye socket, according to Harris County ...
The Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday to make significant changes to the way the county regulates new development, including a slew of new restrictions in Hurricane Harvey's wake that officials say are necessary to prepare the Houston area for future flooding events.
"Harris County has always symbolized America's death penalty because it has executed more people than any other county and -- apart from the rest of Texas -- more than any other state," said Robert Dunham of the Death Penalty Information Center. "It is both symbolic and emblematic of the change in ...
On Tuesday, County Commissioners approved a proposal that requires developers to elevate any new buildings within the 500-year floodplain, or the area where there's a 0.2-percent chance of a flood occurring in any given year. Some developers, county officials and Historians believe it's a step in the ...
Harris County toughens regulations on construction after Hurricane Harvey, including higher builds. By Mihir Zaveri. Updated 1:54 pm, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. A neighborhood is inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29. See some of the most heartbreaking and inspirational ...
"Harris County has always symbolized America's death penalty because it has executed more people than any other county and -- apart from the rest of Texas -- more than any other state," said Robert Dunham of the Death Penalty Information Center. "It is both symbolic and emblematic of the change in ...
A Houston man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend in 2006 is in the custody of Mexican law enforcement officials after being a fugitive for more than a decade. William Joseph Greer, 52, was arrested Tuesday following a joint operation by the U.S. Marshals Service, the Harris County Sheriff's Office ...
The burden of a federal court order mandating the free release of poor misdemeanor defendants from jail has fallen onto the Harris County Sheriff. County data shows more than 40 percent of the sheriff's bonds fail because defendants aren't showing up to court, but critics say that number doesn't tell the ...
Monday is the first day of early voting in Harris County. The period extends until Nov. 3. election Day is on Nov. 7. Issues on this fall's ballot ...
In this Oct. 19, 2017 photo, two workers remove equipment that is being used to clean up and dry the $13 million Harris County jury Assembly ...
Harris County, Texas - Hurricane Harvey victims still in need will be able to apply for financial assistance after an extension was granted to ...
(Court documents indicate he's never been convicted of a felony, nor had he ever before been arrested in Harris County.) Wallace grew ...
Harris County judges and bail bond companies are fighting against ... the pretrial system of Texas' most populous county, where arrestees who ...
police aren't typically trained to make mental health determinations, but what if there were a way to have a mental health professional on call? Harris County is trying out an effort that may the the first of its kind in the nation - police using telepsychiatry in the field. Frank Webb, the project manager with the ...
The Harris County Sheriff's Office's Homicide Unit and Office of Inspector General are both investigating the death, Spencer said. The sheriff's office also notified state regulators of the death, confirmed Brandon Wood, the executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. For now, it's unclear ...
State health department officials will give Harris County residents who ... used to provide food stamps under the Texas' regular SNAP program.
Harris County, Texas - Deputies shot a robbery suspect Wednesday evening following a chase in north Harris County. Deputies with ...
The Harris County district attorney is demanding immediate notice of any problems with evidence and requiring those problems to be resolved ...
Now, however, Gallo and at least nine other death row inmates from across Texas - including five others from Harris County - are seeking to ...
Greg Abbott and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, asking for more time to look into rumors that Shore would confess to a murder in ...
The Arkema chemical plant -- already facing multiple lawsuits over explosions of a volatile chemical in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey -- is ...
Thousands of people are waiting in line this morning to apply for food stamps after Harvey in Harris County. Officials said they will open a fourth ...
... Harris County's Department of public health, says the spraying was at least ... This week, Texas completed its aerial spraying for mosquitoes, ...
Harris County looking at stricter regulations for flood plain development. Officials concede current maps are inadequate after third 500-year ...
... mall to apply for disaster food stamps, called D-SNAP. It's one of three locations in Harris County set up by Texas Health & Human Services.
Harris County has become the unlikely subject of a fake news article claiming the FBI seized more than 3,000 penises from the home of a ...
After Hurricane Harvey flooded hundreds of thousands of homes in Texas, officials in Harris County decided to spend $20 million to buy over ...
Harris County, Texas - Neighbors in Sheldon are fed up after nonstop issues with their water supply, including having no water at all for ...
HARRIS COUNTY - There's more help on the way for families working to ... you think that doesn't apply to me," said Texas State Representative ...
Houston, TX -- Officials with the Federal Emergncy Management Agency ... disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in various locations in Harris County to ... Recovery specialists from FEMA, SBA, the State of Texas, and other ...
Harris County government departments could see their budgets reduced by up to 5 percent as property taxes take an expected dip due to ...
Authorities in Harris County, Texas did spray for mosquitoes using the insecticide naled, which can be considered a neurotoxin, though these ...
Harris County, Texas - Aerial spraying to combat mosquitoes is scheduled to begin Thursday evening in Harris County, Texas, CBS ...


 

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