April 6, 2009 9:35 pm
Bellaire Police Officer Indicted in Tolan Shooting
A Bellaire police officer will go to trial over a new year's eve shooting.
A Harris County grand jury indicted Sgt. Jeffrey cotton for shooting Bellaire resident Robert Tolan.
Cotton is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant. Laurie Johnson has more.
March 23, 2009 11:00 am
Texas Leads the Nation in Identity Theft
The annual report by the Federal Trade Commission has Texas near the top when it comes to theft. But we're not talking about stealing cars or stereos. As Bill Stamps reports, this is much more personal and the problem is not as easy to resolve.
March 20, 2009 10:39 pm
Another Take on March Madness
March madness takes on a whole new meaning in Harris County this weekend.
Local law enforcement agencies are using the phrase to send the message to drivers that they're cracking down on drinking and driving. Laurie Johnson has more.
March 11, 2009 10:18 pm
Body Identified as de Jesus; Suspect in Custody
A body found near Reliant Stadium has been officially identified as kidnap victim Susana de Jesus. Investigators believe the de Jesus murder and a host of other crimes in Pearland may be the work of one man. That suspect was found hiding in a neighborhood shed Monday after a failed carjacking attempt. Bill Stamps has more.
February 18, 2009 10:20 pm
Bellaire Shooting Victim Speaks Out
Tuesday night he was on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel". Today...a Bellaire athlete, who was shot by police in his own yard, talked to Houston media for the first time. Bill Stamps has the story.
February 17, 2009 10:55 pm
A Serious Kind of Trafficking
Human trafficking was relatively unknown just a few years ago. But it prompts a local non-profit to host a conference on this modern day form of slavery. Attendees listened to experts to find a better way to help victims and eliminate the problem. Pat Hernandez has the story.
February 16, 2009 10:01 pm
The city of Houston Municipal Courts and the Houston Police will join neighboring agencies and participate in this year's Great Texas Warrant Roundup. Scofflaws are encouraged to resolve the matter and avoid being arrested at home, school or at work. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 13, 2009 8:58 pm
Court Back in Session
Court is back in session. A computer virus forced Houston Municipal Courts to shut down the past week but the problem seems to be fixed and business is back to normal. Bill Stamps has the story.
February 12, 2009 11:21 pm
Obey the Law for Safety's Sake
Motorists are being reminded about a law that protects peace officers during traffic stops on the freeway. Next week citations will be issued to violators. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 11, 2009 9:22 pm
Window Etching Stops Car Theft
Houston Police and Triple-A Texas are joining forces in a program they hope will reduce car thefts. They'll etch your car's VIN number on your car windows, for free, as Jim Bell reports.
February 9, 2009 8:59 pm
Kidnapping Investigation Widens
The FBI has joined the investigation of a Pearland woman's kidnaping. Jim Bell reports.
January 29, 2009 11:09 pm
Plight of Crime Victims No Longer Ignored
Crime victims have a friend in the new Harris County District Attorney. Pat Lykos promised in her campaign last year that the office will be champions for the victims of crime. Pat Hernandez tells us that the victims witness division has been renamed the victims' rights division.
January 26, 2009 10:26 pm
Reward Offered for Help Finding Dogfighters
Last November the Harris County Sheriff's Department teamed up with other law enforcement to make what they call the biggest dog fighting bust in the country. Authorities says some members of that ring are still at large. They believe other dog fighting rings are still operating in the Houston area but have yet to be caught. So, they're asking for the publics help. Bill Stamps explains.
January 26, 2009 9:17 pm
Owing Child Support is Not A Good Idea in Precinct-6
A round up early this morning in Precinct-6 of people
who owe child support. Rod Rice reports the on going effort is a collaboration between the precinct and the Texas Attorney General's Child Support Division.
January 23, 2009 8:57 pm
Violent Crimes Up, Non-Violent Crimes Down
Last year in Houston property crimes dropped significantly compared to 2007, however that is offset by an increase in some violent crimes. Rod Rice reports.
January 13, 2009 9:03 pm
Crime Stoppers Offers Reward in the Murder of Chou Ung
A still unsolved murder from November has Crime Stoppers
offering an 11-thousand dollar reward for the information
about the shooting death of a Southwest Houston woman. Rod Rice reports.
January 6, 2009 10:59 pm
Protecting Young Cell Phone Users from Predators
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says sexual predators are now looking for victims using the cell phone. He urges parents to protect their children in the wireless world. Pat Hernandez has the story.
December 30, 2008 10:00 pm
How to Fight Pirates
Pirates have recently emerged from history books to breaking news and the question people often ask is why aren't ships crews armed? To find out Rod Rice spoke with a local maritime expert.
December 29, 2008 8:21 pm
Deer Smugglers Go to Prison
A Texas man and a Minnesota man have been sent to prison for transporting wild
deer across state lines. You may not have known that is illegal, but it is, and the Texas
Parks and Wildlife Department takes it very seriously, as Jim Bell reports.
December 23, 2008 9:05 pm
You'd Better Watch Out: DPS is in Town
Drivers on the roads are under additional scrutiny this week. The Texas Department of Public Safety is increasing the amount of patrols over the holiday. Laurie Johnson has more.
December 22, 2008 10:01 pm
Avoid Car Break-Ins
It is one of the highest occurring crimes in Houston every two minutes, a vehicle is burglarized in Texas and its contents stolen. These crimes escalate during the holiday season, but they can be prevented. Pat Hernandez has the story.
December 15, 2008 8:56 pm
Suspect Found in 17-year-old Murder
In August of 19-92 an elderly east side woman was murdered. Rod Rice reports there were no suspects until police re-opened the investigation a few months ago.
December 12, 2008 9:43 pm
Free After Five years in Prison
A Houston man is getting his first taste of freedom in years. DNA tests show he was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault. Today attorneys asked a judge to release him. Bill Stamps has the story.
December 8, 2008 10:55 pm
Crime Stoppers Move to Cable
Regardless of who your cable provider is, you probably have more channels than you could ever watch. Add one more to that list. But this newest program is only on Comcast, and its only purpose it to put criminals behind bars. Bill Stamps has details.
November 26, 2008 10:50 pm
Cars Vulnerable When Holiday Shopping
If you plan to go shopping and take advantage of the after-Thanksgiving sales — be aware thieves plan to go shopping in the parking lots and take advantage of you.
As Laurie Johnson reports — the holiday shopping season is the worst when it comes to auto burglary.
November 14, 2008 10:52 pm
Eight Arrested in Large Dog Fighting Ring
Texas law enforcement has busted what they call one of the largest dog fighting rings in the country. Eight people were arrested today after a year and a half investigation. Bill Stamps has more.
November 6, 2008 8:36 pm
Police Find Stolen Sales Contracts from Car Dealership
Houston police found more than they expected when they searched a house for drugs last week. They found hundreds of sales contracts from a local auto-dealership and they believe the people who bought those cars are now at risk for identity theft. Bill Stamps has more.
October 31, 2008 11:16 pm
A Harris County Crack Down on DWI
Harris County steps up its effort to combat drunk driving this Halloween weekend. The district attorney's office will be using its first mobile DWI testing unit. Rod Rice reports
October 27, 2008 11:20 pm
Fatal Fire Results in Prison Time
A Houston woman pleaded guilty to intentionally starting a 2007 fire at a mid-rise office building she worked at that killed three people. She apologized to the victims' families before she received her punishment. Pat Hernandez has the story.