Posted on · A new report says the number of people exonerated in the United States has risen again, with more than half from cases in which it was later determined that no crime occurred. The most exonerations came out of Harris County.
Posted on · A federal court here in Houston is looking into the practice of keeping someone in jail who can't make bail. It's a lawsuit filed by the Texas Fair Defense Project, which claims that Harris County is violating the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the constitution by keeping people jailed solely because they can't pay bail.
Posted on · Houston has reduced its homeless population by about half, but the mayor says that's not enough. The city is announcing a six-point plan to permanently house the homeless.
Posted on · The Houston Police Department has paused the roll out of body cams. HPD is about halfway into its distribution of about 4,500 cameras, but there are complaints about the system's technology.
Posted on · Some residents who say the White Oak Music Hall is too loud are trying a new tactic. The attorney representing residents near the venue is asking for an administrative hearing on that venue's sound permits.
Posted on · The city is considering ways to help clear the homeless from Houston streets. The Houston City Council is looking at concepts being utilized in other cities.
Posted on · A sudden injury or illness that sends you to an emergency room can be traumatic enough. But the bills you might get afterward -- so-called "out-of-network" charges -- can be an added stress.
Posted on · Several municipalities are considering license plate recognition cameras. Officials from Bunker Hill, Piney Point and Hunters Creek Village have authorized a feasibility study on placing cameras along designated streets and intersections.
Posted on · The National Weather Service has canceled a Flash Flood Watch that was originally in effect until 4 p.m. Monday.
Posted on · Expect a major freeway closure between Houston and Galveston on I-45 this weekend. Drivers can also expect closures on Highway 290's eastbound connectors to 610.
Posted on · The Texas House has announced committee assignments. That means lower chamber debate can begin on some of the 85th legislative session's most contentious issues.
Posted on · Encouragement on social media to call or write elected officials about various issues has caused their offices to be overwhelmed. U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas says public input on cabinet nominees has crashed web sites and voice mail systems.
Posted on · Houston police made fewer arrests at the Super Bowl and at events leading up to the big game -- compared to the 2004 Super Bowl here in Houston.
Posted on · HPD made several arrests at Super Bowl events in the week leading up to the game - mostly for minor crimes.
Posted on · State lawmakers discuss prohibiting local law enforcement agencies from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration detainers. But committee democrats question whether the bill will deter the public from cooperating with police.