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Past articles by Briana:

2-year-old girl being dropped off at babysitter's dies after vehicle hits her, deputies say

Deputies said the driver is being consoled by the sheriff's office chaplain in the wake of the toddler's death. → Read More

Advocates raise safety concerns after 3 deadly crashes involving bicycles, scooters in January 2023

Even though 2023 just started, it's already shaping up to be a deadly year on the road for Houston riders. We're on pace to set a new record after three deadly crashes in January alone. → Read More

Man shot to death at Houston Gardens-area gas station where beloved clerk killed in 2022

Just 10 months ago, a beloved store clerk was found dead in a backroom of the store. Fast forward to Friday evening, and a man has faced a similar fate. → Read More

Where's Leslie Obi? HPD homicide investigators comb SE Houston apartment complex

It has been six days and counting since 43-year-old Leslie Obi disappeared. Homicide detectives searched an area on Monday seven miles away from where she was last seen alive. → Read More

Investigation underway after fatal shooting leaves man dead near Houston's Museum District

Houston police are investigating a shooting on Caroline Street that left one man dead after a report of a shooting. → Read More

Houston's winter freeze causes more than 100 bats to fall in hypothermic shock

Experts say our ecosystem needs bats to eat pests like moths and mosquitoes. Here's how you can help save Houston's bat colony. → Read More

Driver accidentally hits gas pedal and strikes woman entering USPS office in SW Houston, HPD says

The driver accidentally pressed on her gas pedal, thinking it was her brakes, and hit the woman as she went into the post office, police said. → Read More

1 dead in southwest Houston SWAT scene where man barricaded himself after firing gun: HPD

As information develops in this scene, police are urging people to avoid the area as the investigation is ongoing. → Read More

HPD investigating the fatal stabbing of a mother on her birthday in W. Houston

Renesha Thomas, a mother of two children, was fatally stabbed in W. Houston on her birthday. → Read More

University of Houston researchers announce potential breakthrough vaccine against fentanyl

Fentanyl deaths are rising, especially in Harris County, but researchers say they've found a possible solution to this epidemic. → Read More

HPD investigators and ABC13 crime tracker data breaks down auto theft trends

Thieves are stealing cars more often, and they're targeting some specific parts of town to commit their crimes. → Read More

Lost dog named Mila reunited with owner after car thief swiped vehicle in East Downtown

Good news! The missing little Maltese Shih Tzu mix was returned to her mom's arms after a scary few days. → Read More

Ex-boyfriend kidnaps woman at gunpoint, her body later found in abandoned vehicle, Pasadena PD says

A vehicle seen during an abduction at gunpoint was later located abandoned with a victim's body, Pasadena police said. A search is now on for her ex-boyfriend. → Read More

Man's body found in front hallway of home days after death, Friendswood police say

Police believe foul play may be involved in the latest death. They're now looking for a vehicle of interest. → Read More

Scammers capitalize on Biden Administration student loan forgiveness plan with fraud calls

A scam tracker operated by the Better Business Bureau has reported almost 300,000 fraudulent calls so far. → Read More

1 man dies after plane he was on with 2 others crashed into Tomball mobile home community, DPS says

The Houston-bound flight appeared to have engine troubles right outside Hooks Airport before it went down in the mobile home community, DPS says. → Read More

Monkeypox case reported at IDEA Public Schools campus in north Houston

It's not immediately known whether the case involved an adult or a student, but the school and health officials are trying to identify anyone who may have been exposed. → Read More

Former Tomball ISD teacher gets 10 years probation for sexually assaulting student

Over the course of three years, the teacher engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior, beginning after the student turned 13, according to documents. → Read More

Reward offered for information leading to hit-and-run driver who killed husband, father of 5

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are looking for a black SUV with damage on the right side. → Read More

Districts add armed guards to elementary schools after deadly shooting in Uvalde

By September, Galena Park ISD hopes to have armed deputies in buildings to have all elementary schools staffed. → Read More