Texas man charged with capital murder in shooting death of 7-year-old girl released on bond
Texas man charged with capital murder in shooting death of 7-year-old girl released on bond

Eric Black Jr., who was the getaway driver in a shooting that killed Jazmine Barnes in December 2018, has posted bail and has been released.

Texas family including two toddlers severely burned after man fires gun into their car triggering fireworks they were carrying
Texas family including two toddlers severely burned after man fires gun into their car triggering fireworks they were carrying

While the two children, aged one and two, were airlifted to a hospital in Galveston, the condition of the two parents is still not known

2-year-old Texas boy shot to death by 2 gunmen during alleged home invasion robbery gone awry
2-year-old Texas boy shot to death by 2 gunmen during alleged home invasion robbery gone awry

Ivory West Jr., also known as TJ, his father, and a friend were sitting in the garage of their townhouse near Houston when they were ambushed by two men, who approached them and opened fire

Houston mayoral candidate slammed for telling teenagers they 'should keep their legs closed'
Houston mayoral candidate slammed for telling teenagers they 'should keep their legs closed'

The candidate, Dwight Boykins, said his comments at a Youth Advocacy Summit were meant to be a part of an inspirational speech

Kansas man found living in storage unit with dismembered wife, two malnourished children gets 9 years in prison
Kansas man found living in storage unit with dismembered wife, two malnourished children gets 9 years in prison

Justin Rey, 36, was found guilty on charges unrelated to the dismembering of his wife and will spend close to a decade behind bars

Operation Broken Heart: 51 arrested in Texas after child sex crime ring and 'plot to make babies' is exposed
Operation Broken Heart: 51 arrested in Texas after child sex crime ring and 'plot to make babies' is exposed

The ICAC Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force posed as underage children online in the operation called Operation Broken Heart. The sting operation covered Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties of the Houston area. Among those arrested many were public employees.

Morbidly obese woman bedridden for 3 years loses 596 lbs, becomes 'My 600-lb Life's' most successful patient
Morbidly obese woman bedridden for 3 years loses 596 lbs, becomes 'My 600-lb Life's' most successful patient

The woman, who originally weighed 751lbs (53.6 stone), was completely immobile, largely because of a 43lb lymphedema on her leg, which was a painful swelling that left her in acute pain when she attempted to stand

Two-year-old girl struck by foul ball at Astros game suffered skull fracture, brain contusion, bleeding and seizure, attorney says
Two-year-old girl struck by foul ball at Astros game suffered skull fracture, brain contusion, bleeding and seizure, attorney says

In the first update on her condition since the unfortunate incident on May 29, the family's lawyer revealed the extent of her injuries.

Megan Rapinoe says she won't go to 'the f*****g White House', Trump hits back saying she should 'win before she talks'
Megan Rapinoe says she won't go to 'the f*****g White House', Trump hits back saying she should 'win before she talks'

US soccer star Megan Rapinoe's comments came just a day after the US leader said it was inappropriate for her to refuse to sing the national anthem or cross her heart while it was being played

Baton Rouge teenager shoots 'extremely violent' father dead 11 years after being forcibly taken away from family
Baton Rouge teenager shoots 'extremely violent' father dead 11 years after being forcibly taken away from family

17-year-old Anthony Templet was arrested by deputies earlier this month at a home on Gray Moss Avenue in Baton Rouge after he called 911 and admitted to shooting his father Burt Templet

Texas mom who fatally ran over 3-year-old son with her SUV twice during game of chicken charged
Texas mom who fatally ran over 3-year-old son with her SUV twice during game of chicken charged

Lexi Stagg is being charged with criminally negligent homicide after her 3-year-old child Lord Renfro was hit and run over by her Lincoln Navigator SUV while she was behind the wheel

Maleah Davis laid to rest in custom-designed 'My Little Pony' casket in private funeral service
Maleah Davis laid to rest in custom-designed 'My Little Pony' casket in private funeral service

The four-year-old's body was finally found on May 30, a month after she was last seen, dumped in a garbage bag near a freeway outside of Hope, Arkansas

Maleah Davis' casket has rainbows, her favorite cartoon; father shares heartbreaking photos ahead of funeral
Maleah Davis' casket has rainbows, her favorite cartoon; father shares heartbreaking photos ahead of funeral

Maleah Davis' father shared two images of his late daughter's coffin which was custom designed with images from her favorite cartoon 'My Little Pony'

'Why don't you die?': Woman tried killing 4-month-old daughter by covering her in blanket and sitting on her
'Why don't you die?': Woman tried killing 4-month-old daughter by covering her in blanket and sitting on her

20-year-old Meredith Nicole Deen has been charged with felony attempted capital murder for trying to kill her infant daughter numerous times.

41-year-old woman arrested for 'jabbing' and 'stomping' on sea turtle nest in Miami with her feet
41-year-old woman arrested for 'jabbing' and 'stomping' on sea turtle nest in Miami with her feet

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, sea turtles are federally protected under the U.S Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the law makes it illegal to harm or harass sea turtles, their nests or hatchlings in Florida. 

Former Texas pastor who supported bill to criminalize abortion charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child
Former Texas pastor who supported bill to criminalize abortion charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child

Stephen Bratton was charged on Friday after being accused of inappropriate touching that would go on to become 'sexual intercourse multiple times a day or several times a week'.

Hundreds of cops are active members of racist, misogynist, and transphobic online groups, reveals investigation
Hundreds of cops are active members of racist, misogynist, and transphobic online groups, reveals investigation

Even though 50 police departments said they'd launch investigations into the officers, only one has been fired so far

Living With Freedom | Kristie Mayhugh, one of the San Antonio Four, is going back to vet school to pursue her dreams of helping animals
Living With Freedom | Kristie Mayhugh, one of the San Antonio Four, is going back to vet school to pursue her dreams of helping animals

Kristie Mayhugh was one of the four women accused of molesting two children in San Antonio back in 1994. The group went on to be famously known as the San Antonio Four

Arming teachers to protect students is 'risky' and 'misguided', warn experts after Texas governor signs school safety bill into law
Arming teachers to protect students is 'risky' and 'misguided', warn experts after Texas governor signs school safety bill into law

The school safety bill was a response to the tragic Santa Fe High School shooting that happened in 2018 near Houston where a student shot and killed eight students, two substitute teachers and ended up injuring 13 others.  

Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study
Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study

Climate change is projected to increase heat-related mortality in the US, Europe, the Americas, East, and Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North Africa

Living With Freedom | Anna Vasquez, part of the 'San Antonio Four', spent 13 years in prison for a crime she did not commit, her story is her legacy
Living With Freedom | Anna Vasquez, part of the 'San Antonio Four', spent 13 years in prison for a crime she did not commit, her story is her legacy

Anna Vasquez was one of the four women accused of molesting two children in San Antonio back in 1994. The group went on to be famously known as the San Antonio Four.

Maleah Davis' remains found in garbage bag after body is identified as missing 4-year-old Texas girl
Maleah Davis' remains found in garbage bag after body is identified as missing 4-year-old Texas girl

The remains of the child were found just hours after her mother's ex-fiance Derion Vence confessed that the little girl was dead

School bus driver charged with DWI says bad doughnut was to blame for her erratic driving
School bus driver charged with DWI says bad doughnut was to blame for her erratic driving

55-year-old Linda Sue Godejohn was charged with driving while intoxicated after the authorities said she failed a field sobriety test 'miserably'

Maleah Davis' stepfather confesses dumping her body in Arkansas ditch after accidental death
Maleah Davis' stepfather confesses dumping her body in Arkansas ditch after accidental death

Derion Vence offered his confession to Quanell from jail and revealed where the missing 4-year-old's body was

Joe Biden slammed for touching 10-year-old girl on the shoulders and telling her she is 'good looking'
Joe Biden slammed for touching 10-year-old girl on the shoulders and telling her she is 'good looking'

Biden was asked a question by a 10-year-old girl about how the country is divided at the moment during a town hall event that was held by the American Federation of Teachers in Houston

Texas' safe gun program slammed by NRA but applauded by experts: "Storing guns safely would help"
Texas' safe gun program slammed by NRA but applauded by experts: "Storing guns safely would help"

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that nearly 1,700 children under age 18 died from accidental gun deaths from 2001 to 2017 all over the country while more than 33,000 were injured.

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. breaks down in tears after his line-drive strikes a toddler sitting in the stands
Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. breaks down in tears after his line-drive strikes a toddler sitting in the stands

While officials are yet to provide an update on the little girl's situation, those around said the girl was conscious when she left with her father.

Missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis was likely murdered, says Houston police chief: 'We want the public to come forward'
Missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis was likely murdered, says Houston police chief: 'We want the public to come forward'

Derion Vence, described as a fiancée to Maleah's mother, claimed three Hispanic men abducted the little girl and beat him unconscious

Organizations like Texas EquuSearch play an important role in locating missing persons especially in cases like Maleah Davis' abduction
Organizations like Texas EquuSearch play an important role in locating missing persons especially in cases like Maleah Davis' abduction

Texas EquuSearch has been working very closely with the Houston Police Department in the desperate hunt for missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis. While the search has been suspended now, their concentrated searches in rural areas helps law enforcement explore other leads

Maleah Davis case: Stepfather's story doesn't add up, chances of finding the 4-year-old alive slim, says former detective
Maleah Davis case: Stepfather's story doesn't add up, chances of finding the 4-year-old alive slim, says former detective

The man still remains locked up at Harris County jail for allegedly tampering with a human corpse in connection to the missing child

Maleah Davis: Family abductions have to be handled with a 'high level of care', says former detective
Maleah Davis: Family abductions have to be handled with a 'high level of care', says former detective

Investigators working tirelessly to find missing people, especially children, have to go through copious amounts of pressure from the family of the missing child

Search for Maleah Davis: Investigators scouring area suspect claims is "perfect place to hide a body"
Search for Maleah Davis: Investigators scouring area suspect claims is "perfect place to hide a body"

Well-wishers were seen releasing pink and white balloons into the evening sky after several emotional speeches at Oyster Creek Park on May 15

Dallas Catholic diocese properties raided by police as sexual abuse allegations grow louder
Dallas Catholic diocese properties raided by police as sexual abuse allegations grow louder

A police investigator said that the diocese had failed to reveal the complete picture of the sexual abuse allegations against several priests

New video shows Sandra Bland was not engaging in dangerous behavior and agencies must be held accountable, says civil rights expert
New video shows Sandra Bland was not engaging in dangerous behavior and agencies must be held accountable, says civil rights expert

28-year-old Bland was found dead in her jail cell in Waller County, Houston three days after she was pulled over by Texas state trooper Brian Encinia in June 2015

Maleah Davis' mother claims ex-fiance cleaned apartment with bleach on the day child went missing
Maleah Davis' mother claims ex-fiance cleaned apartment with bleach on the day child went missing

Brittany Bowens has accused her ex-fiance Darion Vence, who was last seen with the missing child, of abusing her and even her child.

Court bans Maleah Davis' mother and stepfather from contacting their children
Court bans Maleah Davis' mother and stepfather from contacting their children

An emergency hearing was held on Wednesday morning, where the court ruled that Derion Vence and Brittany Bowens be banned from contacting any of their children

Car stolen during 4-year-old Maleah Davis' kidnapping has been found, say Missouri City police
Car stolen during 4-year-old Maleah Davis' kidnapping has been found, say Missouri City police

The vehicle, Nissan Altima, belonging to the girl's mother was spotted at a car rental business along Highway 6 near FM 1092/Murphy Road on Wednesday

As the clock ticks on Maleah Davis's abduction, former NYPD detective explains why time is critical when it comes to finding missing children
As the clock ticks on Maleah Davis's abduction, former NYPD detective explains why time is critical when it comes to finding missing children

Reports stated that four-year-old Maleah Davis recently had brain surgery to correct a wound and that she needs constant attention and medical care

Thunderstorms in Houston area leaves students stranded in schools amid flooding and power outages
Thunderstorms in Houston area leaves students stranded in schools amid flooding and power outages

An increase in rising waters amid a swath of rainstorms has flooded homes, stranded motorists, as well as school children, in the Houston area from Sugar Land to Kingwood, according to officials.

Sandra Bland's sister slams law enforcement for not prosecuting former officer Brian Encinia: 'They chose to cut a deal'
Sandra Bland's sister slams law enforcement for not prosecuting former officer Brian Encinia: 'They chose to cut a deal'

28-year-old Bland's death had been dismissed as suicide but the new video raises suspicion that officials had held back evidence about her questionable arrest and subsequent death

Amber Alert: 4-year-old Maleah Davis was removed from her home last year over abuse allegations
Amber Alert: 4-year-old Maleah Davis was removed from her home last year over abuse allegations

CPS said that she and her two brothers were placed with a relative after physical abuse allegations emerged linked to a head injury that Maleah had in August last year

Cellphone video captured by Sandra Bland of her own controversial 2015 traffic stop and arrest emerges
Cellphone video captured by Sandra Bland of her own controversial 2015 traffic stop and arrest emerges

The new video adds more suspicion that officials withheld evidence in her controversial arrest and subsequent death, which was ruled a suicide

Amber Alert: Stepdad of missing Houston 4-year-old says he was 'knocked unconscious' by three men who abducted her
Amber Alert: Stepdad of missing Houston 4-year-old says he was 'knocked unconscious' by three men who abducted her

Maleah Davis, 4, was taken by the three men while traveling with her stepfather, Darion Vence, and his two-year-old son, leading to an Amber Alert issued in Texas on Sunday

Amber Alert issued for missing four-year-old Maleah Davis who has been 'kidnapped by three men' in Houston
Amber Alert issued for missing four-year-old Maleah Davis who has been 'kidnapped by three men' in Houston

An Amber Alert was issued on Sunday for missing Maleah Davis last seen wearing a pink bow in her hair and a light blue zip jacket. She was last seen near the Southwest Freeway and Highway 6 in Sugar Land

Texas woman murdered by ex-boyfriend days before she was due to compete in gruelling Ironman Triathlon
Texas woman murdered by ex-boyfriend days before she was due to compete in gruelling Ironman Triathlon

49-year-old Emily Law was murdered just days after she had filed an emergency protective order against 46-year-old James Freeman, who was shot dead by police

Social Security will only be able to pay 'three-quarters of the promised benefits' starting 2035 as funds start to deplete
Social Security will only be able to pay 'three-quarters of the promised benefits' starting 2035 as funds start to deplete

According to an annual report that was released on April 22 by trustees of the government's two largest entitlement programs, the Social Security trust funds will be completely depleted by 2035

Texas school places dress code for parents, bans 'sagging pants', pajamas, hair rollers and more
Texas school places dress code for parents, bans 'sagging pants', pajamas, hair rollers and more

Madison High School, a day before the letter was released, had reportedly turned away a mother who claimed she was wearing a headscarf and a T-shirt dress featuring Marilyn Monroe

'Eleven to Heaven' serial killer Harold Bell dies in prison, leaving the murders of 11 teen girls unsolved
'Eleven to Heaven' serial killer Harold Bell dies in prison, leaving the murders of 11 teen girls unsolved

79-year-old Harold Bell collapsed this past week and died at the Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota, a facility about 60 miles northwest of Houston

Measles leaves eight-month-old girl fighting for life as experts blame anti-vaxxers for latest outbreak
Measles leaves eight-month-old girl fighting for life as experts blame anti-vaxxers for latest outbreak

The virus is so contagious that it is possible for a baby to get the infection even from entering a room where a person infected with measles had been two hours ago

Former NFL player charged with murder of girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter forced her to work out as he felt she was "chunky"
Former NFL player charged with murder of girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter forced her to work out as he felt she was "chunky"

Cierre Wood would reportedly make La'Rayah Davis “run sprints in the apartment, do sit-ups and wall squats" and told police he was “trying to get her on the right path due to her being chunky.”

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