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    Longtime Morris County resident and beloved dad Bruce “Slim” Wayne Harris II died suddenly in Manville on Oct. 3 at the age of 36. Born in Livingston, Harris attended Morris School District Schools, where he played soccer and baseball during his elementary years, his obituary says. As he grew older, Harris developed a passion for football, coffee and video games...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, obviously determined to remind the MAGA crowd that he hasn't abandoned them, has banned private businesses from having vaccine mandates for employees — and many Texas Democrats have been slamming him for it. One of them is Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee. During a recent interview with MSNBC host Zerlina Maxwell, Menefee attacked Abbott's executive order...
    (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Thursday, according to a source familiar with the plans.Harris will headline an evening rally on Thursday in Prince William County, the most diverse county in the commonwealth, according to the 2020 census. Democrats in Virginia are hopeful that the vice president will be able to engage key...
    A Texas deputy who was shot in the back multiple times during an ambush that left one deputy dead and a wounded another outside a bar on Saturday will need a kidney transplant after bullet fragments damaged his organs, his fiancé said Sunday. Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Deputy Darryl Garrett, 28, has undergone several surgeries so that doctors could remove...
    Officials in Harris County, Texas, have ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of a deputy who was shot and killed Saturday in an ambush attack that left two other deputies wounded. Gov. Greg Abbott permitted the lowering of flags at the request of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo following the death of Harris County Constable Precinct 4...
    Three Harris County, Texas deputies who were shot in an "ambush attack" early Saturday morning that left one of them dead, have been identified. Constable Mark Herman announced the identities in a post shared to Facebook. According to Herman, 30-year-old Deputy Kareem Atkins, who had been employed at Precinct 4 since January of 2019, died from his gunshot injuries. "Deputy...
    Michigan schools call off Halloween, Valentines Day celebrations over inclusion concerns TikTok user sells human bones, ignites ethical debate online Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has named a new interim director of administration and finance. © Provided by WATN Memphis Audrey Tipton will take the place of Mathilde Crosby, who Harris said is moving into the private sector. Tipton...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A Houston family is mourning the loss of their 6-year-old girl after she was struck and killed shortly after getting off a school bus in Northwest Houston, KTRK-TV reported. It happened just before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 in the 9600 block of West Montgomery Road in the Acres Homes area. The girl was walking home after...
    A bounty hunter shot and killed a 24-year-old man in Texas wanted for jumping bail in a domestic assault case as the fugitive tried to flee in his car with his fiancée and 3-month-old child inside.  Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the bounty hunter was looking for bail jumper Elmer Leija Monday at the Park Falls apartment complex on...
    A bounty hunter shot and killed a 24-year-old wanted man in Texas Monday evening, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that a "fugitive recovery agent (bounty hunter)" was searching for a person wanted for felony domestic violence who attempted to flee in a vehicle at an apartment complex in Houston and "may have...
    George Floyd should be pardoned posthumously for a 2004 drug arrest made by a disgraced ex-Houston police officer, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended Monday.  The unanimous decision has been sent to Gov. Greg Abbott, who will make the final decision. It was not clear when Abbott would decide the fate of the request.  Floyd, whose death at the hands of...
    A Texas pardon board voted unanimously on Monday to recommend that George Floyd be given a posthumous pardon for a 2004 drug conviction. In a statement to NBC News, the The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles said it had voted 7-0 to recommend the pardon. “The board does not conduct interviews regarding individual clemency recommendations. A recommendation is rendered on each...
    A Texas teenager accused of stabbing his twin sister to death this week claims he was dreaming during the attack, according to documents read in court Thursday. Benjamin Elliott, 17, has been charged with murder in the death of his sister, Meghan Elliott, 17. He told officers he awoke in her bedroom with a knife in her neck, FOX 26...
    A 17-year-old who allegedly stabbed his twin sister to death said he thought he was dreaming when he plunged a knife into her neck in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Prosecutors said on Thursday that Benjamin Elliott, who was booked in the Harris County Jail in Texas on murder charges in connection with the death of his twin sister...
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The 17-year-old boy accused of stabbing his twin sister to death in west Harris County claims he was sleeping as he stabbed his sister to death, KTRK-TV in Houston reports. Benjamin Elliott is charged with murder after he was found by deputies early Wednesday morning, Sept. 29, in a bedroom of their home performing CPR...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — Three Eastern Shore health care groups received a combined $2.4 million in federal funding for construction projects, renovations and other capital improvements, First District Congressman Andy Harris announced on Tuesday. West Cecil Health Center was awarded $601,376, Choptank Community Health System received $829,065 and Three Lower Counties Community Services got $1,006,541, Harris’ office said. The one-time...
    (CNN)A Texas public health doctor fired earlier this year for using leftover doses of Covid-19 vaccine on eligible individuals is suing Harris County for $1 million, saying he was fired for giving "the vaccine to too many individuals with 'Indian' sounding names." Dr. Hasan Gokal was charged with theft by a public servant but a Harris County grand jury declined...
    A doctor who was fired after Houston-area public health officials accused him of stealing vials of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to family and friends sued the county Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against South Asians and issuing disinformation about him. The lawsuit filed on Dr. Hasan Gokal’s behalf seeks unspecified damages. Gokal said his supervisor in the Harris County Public...
    Harris County Deon Ledet. Deon Ledet was a Texas man accused of shooting two Houston police officers who were serving an arrest warrant at a Harris County home. Ledet and an officer were shot and killed during the September 20, 2021, incident. The other officer survived the shooting and is in stable condition after undergoing surgery at a...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has confirmed that one of two police officers shot while serving a narcotics arrest warrant Monday morning has died. Officials with HPD said Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey was shot in the chest and died from his injuries. He had been with the department for more than 30 years. READ MORE: Governor Greg Abbott...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — News out of Houston where officials have confirmed two police officers were shot while serving a warrant at an apartment complex Monday morning. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter that both officers were taken to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and one “possible” suspect was dead at the scene. READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Killed In Weekend Deep...
    HOUSTON (CBSNEWS.COM) — Dr. Hasan Gokal was fired from his job and charged with a crime, after giving out COVID vaccine doses that were on the brink of expiration. The doctor made the move during the last months of 2020, when vaccine doses were very scarce and doctor’s appointments were hard to get. Gokal plans to sue Harris County, the...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Riverside County has paid $11 million to a man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his girlfriend in 1998.The payment settles a federal lawsuit filed by Horace Roberts accusing the county and its sheriff's department of manufacturing the murder case against him, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Tuesday.Attorneys for Roberts declined to...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California county has paid $11 million to a man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his girlfriend in 1998. The payment settles a federal lawsuit filed by Horace Roberts accusing Riverside County and its sheriff’s department of manufacturing the murder case against him, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Tuesday....
    Riverside County has paid $11 million to a former Temecula man who spent 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend before he was exonerated by DNA evidence in 2018. Attorneys for Horace Roberts, now 63 and living in South Carolina, signed a settlement agreement with the county on May 25 to end a federal lawsuit filed by Roberts on...
    A Plainfield man has been arrested in the shooting death of a delivery driver subcontracted by Amazon Wednesday, authorities in Union County announced Friday. Quahif Lane, 26, is accused of shooting 36-year-old Jamar S. Harris, of Newark, dead while working Wednesday in Plainfield, according to Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer In Charge Capt. David M. Guarino said. Lane...
                      by Debra Heine  A grassroots canvass of Maricopa County voters in the 2020 election found that over 34 percent of those canvassed said they voted even though the county didn’t have a record of their vote. Liz Harris, the Arizona resident who organized the independent canvass talked to Steve Bannon...
    A woman behind a "grassroots canvass report" into the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona, released her findings Wednesday alleging multiple problems with the contest, which County Recorder Stephen Richer insisted are "easily debunked." The report, authored by former Arizona state legislative candidate and realtor Liz Harris, deems the contest "uncertifiable" and claims to uncover an estimated 173,104 lost...
    A report released this week in Arizona’s largest county falsely claims to have uncovered some 173,000 “lost” votes and 96,000 “ghost votes” in a private door-to-door canvassing effort, supposedly rendering the 2020 election in Maricopa County “uncertifiable.” But its conclusions aren’t supported by any evidence, according to county election officials and outside election experts, who called the report’s methods “quasi-science”...
    OVERLEA, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 69-year-old Myron Frank Harris. Harris was last seen this morning in the unit block of Bykes Court in Overlea. The family believes he was wearing a white shirt, red plaid pajama pants and red tennis shoes. READ MORE: Baltimore County Public Schools Announce New Career...
    A Texas murder suspect had her bond revoked last week after she was arrested for stabbing a potential witness while she was free, according to reports.  Felisha Washington, 27, was charged Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the alleged stabbing of a woman less than a year after Washington was accused of fatally stabbing Ramona Jones, 51, FOX...
    (CNN)The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced Tuesday it has canceled its 2021 annual meeting in Houston, citing the worsening Covid-19 situation there. The NRA reached the "difficult decision" to call off the event after analysis of the "relevant data regarding COVID-19 in Harris County, Texas," the association said in a statement. It said it consulted with medical professionals, local officials...
    The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced Tuesday that it was canceling its annual Texas meeting due to safety concerns amid rising coronavirus infections around Houston.  In a statement on its website, the gun rights advocacy group said its “top priority is ensuring the health and well-being of our members, staff, sponsors, and supporters.”  “We make this difficult decision after analyzing...
    A Pennsylvania woman wanted on a felony warrant was shot dead after a police chase along a highway in Tennessee, according to police, but her family and friends cast doubt on that version of events. Katelyn Lee Harris (also known as Katelyn Lee McColl Honaker), 29, previously of Lancaster and Chester counties, was shot and killed by Sullivan County police...
    Harris County officials in Houston, Texas, are offering $100 rewards for people who get their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine amid a spike in cases in the state.  In a press conference on Tuesday, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (D) introduced the initiative,  according to a local ABC affiliate in Houston. Harris County Public Health later tweeted the parameters of...
    Multiple appeals courts in Texas on Friday upheld the mask mandates several counties as they attempt to override Gov. Greg Abbott's (R) mask mandate ban. Abbott suffered a pair of major defeats as the 4th Court of Appeals in San Antonio dismissed the governor's appeal to toss out an order by Bexar County, which covers San Antonio, to require masks in public schools, the Texas...
    A Democratic Texas judge in the US's third most populous county overruled the Republican governor's pro-choice mask decree and says students in Harris County schools - including Houston - have to wear a mask. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo - whose role is equivalent to an executive position (not a judicial position) - made the announcement Thursday as the Indian...
    Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Thursday issued an order requiring masks to be worn in schools within the county, going against Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide ban on mask mandates in schools. The order mandates all public and non-religious private schools along with child care centers in Harris County to follow the guidance issued by the Centers for...
    A Texas county on Thursday issued a mask mandate, conflicting with an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott (R). According to Harris County Public Health, which covers Houston, the order applies to all public and non-religious private schools, and students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. It also pertains to licensed chid care centers offering care for the 2021-22 school year. County...
    Harris County, Texas, filed a lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday seeking to challenge his ban on mask mandates, the latest county to challenge the order thus far. Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee said in a statement posted to Twitter that he seeking to challenge Executive Order GA-38, which bans schools and other local authorities from imposing...
    A Texas judge issued a mask mandate Thursday, conflicting with an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott (R). Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said on Twitter that the order requires masks to be worn in school and childcare centers. Hidalgo said with pediatric cases of COVID-19 rising in Texas, the county had “no choice.” “Pediatric COVID19 cases are at...
    A shooting that left one dead and five others injured at a Texas nightclub ensued after a fight broke out, authorities said. The fight broke out at Visions Nightclub in north Harris County, Texas early Sunday morning while the nightclub was hosting a private party that reportedly had several hundred attendees, according to Fox 26. Investigators believe that at some...
    One person was killed and five others were injured following a shooting at a Houston, Texas, nightclub early on Sunday. At around 2 a.m., police responded to the club, where nearly 100 people were in attendance when the altercation began. A fight occurred at Visions Nightclub before "several individuals produced firearms and began firing," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Thousands of people packed Golden 1 Center Tuesday night for California Classic Summer League game one. COVID 19 safety protocols depended mostly on the honor system, as the Delta variant spreads fast in Sacramento County. READ MORE: Citrus Heights Woman Captured on Surveillance Video Before Arson Arrest The owner of the Kings said in a statement Golden...
    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) – Authorities in San Joaquin County have issued a Silver Alert for a man who was last seen Wednesday afternoon in Stockton and could be in danger. Danny Harris, 66, was last seen around 2 p.m. Wednesday leaving on foot from Webster Avenue and heading eastbound on Alpine Avenue.  He is believed to be wearing a...
    LA PORTE, Texas -- Plant officials said approximately 100,000 pounds of acetic acid was released in a chemical leak at a La Porte facility near Houston Tuesday night that left two people dead.In an update from LyondellBasell officials Wednesday morning, site manager Stephen Goff said 30 workers had to be taken to local hospitals following the chemical leak.The two people...
    A MASS chemical leak at the LyondellBasell La Porte facility has caused fatalities among it's workers. The tragic accident happened in the evening of July 27, 2021. 2La Porte plant suffers 'mass casualty event' as first responders rush to scene in TexasCredit: KTRK TV How many people died in the LyondellBasell accident? Two workers died at the LyondellBasell plant after...
    Two people died and several were injured from a chemical leak at a Houston plant on Tuesday night, authorities said. The incident happened at roughly 7:35 p.m. local time and involved an acetic acid leak at the LyondellBasell facility in the La Porte Complex, company spokeswoman Chevalier Gray said in a statement. First responders treated five people for injuries at...
    LAPORTE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead after a chemical leak Tuesday evening at plant in La Porte, Texas, company officials said. The incident happened about 7:35 p.m. and involved an acetic acid leak at the LyondellBasell facility in the La Porte Complex, company spokesperson Chevalier Gray said in a statement. Emergency responders from the City of La Porte...
    LA PORTE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two people died after a chemical incident at the LyondellBasell plant in La Porte, city officials confirm. It happened just after 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, KTRK-TV in Houston reported. READ MORE: Jake Ellzey Defeats Susan Wright In Runoff Special Election For Texas 6th Congressional District Seat La Porte EMS said crews are responding...