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Death & Injury: The Hidden Cost of Houston’s Oil Boom

Posted on · On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported on some of the negative consequences of Greater Houston’s oil boom. While regulations have been strengthened in recent years for off-shore oil drilling – in particular following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill – on-shore drilling remains, as one Houston attorney puts it: “the wild west.” We talk […]

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What Your Social Situation Says About How You’re Likely To Die

Posted on · A new study co-authored by a Rice University sociologist suggests if you're divorced, you stand a better chance of dying accidentally. The study, "The Social Side of Accidental Death," examines the possible links between social relationships, socio-economic status, life expectancy, and quality of life. We'll learn more about the study and its potential implications…for depressing […]

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Bigger than Life

Posted on · Friends and family gather at Second Baptist Church to say goodbye to Houston billionaire and energy executive Dan Duncan. The long time philanthropist died unexpectedly last week, but those who knew him say his legacy will live on. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Houston Billionaire-Philanthropist Dan Duncan Dies

Posted on · Dan Duncan — long known as Houston's wealthiest man — died Sunday night at his River Oaks home of unknown causes. The natural gas pipeline billionaire was one of the city's most active philanthropists who concentrated much of his focus on the Texas Medical Center. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Missing Energy Exec’s Body Found

Posted on · Searchers in New Orleans have found the body of Houston energy executive Doug Schantz. The body was pulled from the Mississippi River earlier this morning. Bill Stamps has more.

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Long-Time Congressman Charlie Wilson Dies

Posted on · Three years after undergoing a heart transplant here in Houston, former U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson, a hard-charging Democrat from Lufkin, has died. Here's more from KUHF's Jack Williams.

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Mass Murder Victim Buried

Posted on · He has no name but he's finally been laid to rest. One of the last two unidentified victims of a 1970s serial killer has been buried at the Harris County Cemetery. They were two of the 28-young men whose bodies were unearthed around Houston more than 30 years ago. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Speed could be a Factor in Fatal Accident

Posted on · Famed Houston Attorney John O'Quinn and another man were killed this morning after their SUV slammed into a tree on Allen Parkway. He made a lot of his fortune in personal injury cases. He leaves a legacy through various causes, including at his alma mater, the University of Houston. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Pasadena Police Officer Killed

Posted on · A Pasadena police officer is dead this evening. Police say twenty-nine year old Jesse Hamilton was responding to a domestic disturbance early this morning when shots were fired. Bill Stamps has more.

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Remembering Walter Cronkite

Posted on · Walter Cronkite — "the Dean of American Journalism" — has died at the age of 92. Cronkite started his career in Houston, and during his long career in television, he earned the title of "Most Trusted Man in the World." Jim Bell has more.

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Slain Houston Police Officer Remembered

Posted on · Thousands packed a south Houston church today to say goodbye to a Houston police officer killed in the line of duty last week. Forty-two year old Henry Canales was killed while working an undercover operation. Bill Stamps has more on the emotional farewell.

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Famous Houston Actress Dies

Posted on · Funeral arrangements are pending for Gale Storm, a Houston actress and singer who became one of early television's biggest stars. Storm died over the weekend at age 87. Jim Bell reports.