Chauna Thompson terminated by Harris Co. Sheriff’s Office in wake of John Hernandez choking death


Chauna Thompson was terminated by Harris Co. Sheriff’s Office in the wake of John Hernandez’s choking death and four other deputies will face disciplinary action.

The incident happened in a Denny’s parking lot in east Harris County.

Details: John Hernandez death case: Timeline of events

Thompson…

A look at the state of Houston hospitals


Hundreds of layoffs in the heart of the Texas Medical Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann and St. Luke’s.

READ: Memorial Hermann laying off 350 employees | MD Anderson lays off nearly 900 people; doctors unaffected | CHI St. Luke’s Medical Center lays off 459 employee across the…

2 killed, 3 wounded in north Harris County shooting, deputies say


Five people were shot in north Harris County Wednesday, according to investigators.

Two people were killed and three others were wounded at a residence in the 1900 block of July Street around 8:15 p.m.

Deputies said three people showed up to the residence around 8:15 p.m. Two homeowners were home…

American Airlines plane named after employee with 75 years of service


A 91-year-old American Airlines employee with 75 years of service was honored by the company, his name now emblazoned on the side of a plane.

Azreil “Al” Blackman, who has been with the company since the World War II era, now has his years of service and his signature featured on a Boeing 777.…

Toll road drivers getting fed up with erroneous charges


Kimberly Colwell, of Spring, received a big surprise Tuesday in the form of a letter from TxTag.

She was informed of nine toll tag violations she allegedly racked up in May.

It’s the third time, she says, she’s received erroneous violation notices from TxTag. Each one she’s received has caused…

Manu Ginobili set to return for 16th season with Spurs, report says


Manu Ginobili is expected to return to the San Antonio Spurs for a 16th season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Wojnarowski reports the Spurs and Ginobili are finalizing details of his “imminent return” to the only NBA team he has ever played for. Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are finalizing…

Northwest Houston business robbed twice in less than week


A smoke shop in northwest Houston was robbed twice in less than a week, and police believe one man is behind both robberies.

Houston police said a man went into the 420 Smoke Shop on Hempstead Road near Bingle Road on June 17. Surveillance video shows the man pull out a gun and demand cash from…

Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott involved in incident at bar, report says


Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in another off-field incident this weekend, according to various reports.

Elliott was involved in a late-night incident at a Dallas bar Sunday, according to 105.3 FM The Fan.

The Fan’s Mike Fisher reported the incident involved a man who…

Gas pump overcharges customers in League City


A man says he feels robbed after a Houston area gas station continues to charge customers even after they stop pumping.

“I felt like I was being robbed and it just seemed like they didn’t really care,” driver Garry McAllister said.

McAllister said he drives an SUV, which a takes a lot of gas.

He…

2 in custody after police chase ends in Brazoria County, officials say


Police were involved in a chase Saturday night in north Houston, police said.

The chase started as a traffic stop at 9:03 p.m. in the 900 block of Tidwell Road.

Police said the chase ended at 9:50 p.m. on Highway 288 and County Road 58 in Brazoria County.

Officials said the two suspects pulled…