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Mayor Turner Announces Implementation of Task Force on Policing Reform Recommendations

HOUSTON - In a sweeping announcement today, Mayor Sylvester Turner outlined his plans to implement a significant number of the recommendations submitted by the Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform to improve accountability, transparency, change police policies and...

Mayor Turner’s Statement on New Outdoor Mask Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Americans

HOUSTON - Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks outdoors unless in crowded settings and venues.  Please attribute the following statement...

Texas A&M Prof. Discovers New Therapy for Refractory Epilepsy

HOUSTON - Dr. Samba Reddy, professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine has identified a new approach to blocking frequent epilepsy seizures. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by unpredictable...

Project Firstline offers FREE CDC Infection Control Training for Healthcare Workers

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is proud to locally launch Project Firstline, a CDC-led infection control training collaborative designed to meet the diverse needs of healthcare personnel. Project Firstline seeks to empower Houston’s healthcare workers with the...

Who killed Naredrakumar Joshi?

HOUSTON - Harris County deputies need help piecing together information to bring to a close the fatal killing of Naredrakumar Joshi. According to Crime Stoppers Houston on December 27, 2020, Joshi was...

Houston Health Department offering 9,000+ COVID-19 vaccinations for week of April 19

UPDATE (April 21) - The Houston Health Department is adding two additional targeted community vaccination clinics this week.The clinics are located in the department's priority zip codes and offer free first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine with or without...

Ex-Tomball ISD teacher accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child

HOUSTON – A former teacher at Tomball Intermediate School is accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child after police received allegations from a former student of Tomball Intermediate School. Tomball Intermediate School serves 5th-...

Former Houston linebacker Zamar Kirven charged with double murder

HOUSTON - Zamar Kirven was identified as the suspect in the shooting of two victims overnight in Mart, Texas. Kirven, a former University of Houston linebacker, was identified by police from a 2 a.m. shooting on Sunday morning, according...

Harris County Launches On Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment System; 55,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available for the Week of April 19

HARRIS COUNTY - Harris County Public Health (HCPH) today announced that it has opened 55,000 COVID-19 vaccines for the week of April 19th. In response to vaccine supply starting to meet demand, residents who sign up for...

Suspect Sought in Series of Houston Facebook Robberies

HOUSTON - The Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division need the public's assistance identifying the suspect(s) responsible for a series of theft from person (robberies) committed by the same suspect. On Sunday, March 15, 2021...

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Nine Palestinians, including three children, killed in Gaza strikes

 Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets toward the Jerusalem area and southern Israel on Monday...

Oil industry ‘laser-focused’ on cybersecurity, says analyst

A group of cybercriminals allegedly responsible for the ransomware attack that shut the largest fuel pipeline in the United States said on...

U.S. authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

U.S. regulators on Monday (May 10) authorized Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12, widening the...

Automated steering ‘not available’ on Texas road where Tesla crashed – NTSB

U.S. safety officials investigating the cause of a Tesla Model S crash that killed two men in Texas last month said on...

Pakistan’s water bearers quench thirst in Ramadan, but fear for their trade

Mohammad Ramzan pumps water into a large goat skin bag before carrying it down an alley and up several flights of stairs...