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Criminal Justice

Woman who ran former Houston bar Puerto Alegre pleads guilty to sex trafficking crimes

Posted on · Maria Dolores Botello-Morales, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to federal court records. Some of her relatives face similar charges.

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Police

Do Houston police officers have enough regard for pedestrians?

Posted on · Houston Police Department officers struck and killed three pedestrians during the last month. According to those involved in police oversight, that should be cause for departmental policy and training reviews.

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Religion

Judge revokes bond for woman accused of desecrating Houston synagogue Congregation Emanu El

Posted on · Ezra Law, 33, is accused of criminal mischief in a place of worship after allegedly breaking into the South Houston synagogue on Jan. 14 and then returning a few days later. A judge has ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation.