Marcelino Benito, KHOU

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Recent articles by Marcelino:

'I love you mama': Mother shares last text from her son before he was killed in DWI crash

James and Ashley O'Canas are speaking out about the drinking and driving accident that killed their son, 17-year-old James Russell O'Canas Jr., last month. → Read More

'It's inhuman': Baytown man hit by car, left for dead

The Rios family is seeking justice after a hit-and-run driver nearly killed their son. → Read More

What was the cause of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash?

Kobe Bryant's helicopter took off from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana at 9:06 a.m. on Jan. 26 and when it crashed, it killed all nine people on board. → Read More

Dangerous 'gray death' drug has already hit Houston streets

The super drug looks like small chunks of concrete and is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. → Read More

Oscars by the numbers: Breaking down the biggest night in Hollywood

The big show will be watched across 225 countries. Last year, nearly 30 million viewers watched in the U.S. alone. → Read More

VERIFY: Did Speaker Pelosi break the law when she ripped President Trump's speech?

Social media circulated false claims that Pelosi violated a federal law at the State of the Union. → Read More

Flights from China to Houston canceled as new U.S. travel restrictions go into place

U.S. health officials restricting the number of arrival airports for flights out of China in an effort to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Michael Bloomberg campaigns in Houston a day after Republicans win big in Fort Bend County

Bloomberg warns not to read too much into one election and believes Texas and other historically red states are in play. → Read More

One year later: Who killed Elizabeth Barraza?

Family and friends held a vigil in honor of Barraza, who was gunned down in her driveway as she set up for a garage sale last year. → Read More

Candidates fight for battleground Texas House District 28

Pundits say a tiny Texas House race could have major implications for national politics. → Read More

How much NFL quarterbacks make per hour will blow your mind

New data breaks down the salary of your favorite players down to the minute of playtime. → Read More

Dreadlock debate: Barbers Hill ISD suspends student over his hair

On MLK Day, activists demanded change to the district's hair policy during a racially charged school board meeting. → Read More

Concern builds as mysterious virus spreads in China

Three major U.S. airports will be screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China → Read More

Mysterious boom startles residents across southeast Texas

The loud boom shook homes and rattled windows Saturday night spanning several different counties → Read More

HPD: Violent armed robbers sexually assault 4 women inside food truck during crime spree

Houston police released new surveillance video of armed robbers responsible for at least 3 violent robberies this month. → Read More

Protests erupt at Sugar Land 95 ceremony

In just days, Fort Bend ISD set to begin reburial of 95 former slaves unearthed at district construction site nearly two years ago. → Read More

Watch: Dog reunited with owner after running loose on Houston highway overpass after car wreck

Twitter user @TobyTinelli caught video of a dog running loose on Houston's Beltway 8 overpass and stopped motorists chasing after him. → Read More

'His heart was golden' | Childhood friend remembers Deputy Dhaliwal

Community members said if you had to put together a model police officer, Deputy Dhaliwal was him. → Read More

$114 million? New study shows Bush airport passengers wasted A LOT of money in 2018 flight delays

The study breaks down how much passengers are wasting in time and money during delays. → Read More

Jury deliberations begin in Stay family mass murder trial

If found guilty of executing 6 members of the Stay family, Ronald Haskell could face the death penalty. → Read More