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Infamous Bike Killing Case

Bike justice? Hit-and-run killer found guilty, faces major prison time in infamous death of Whole Foods cyclist

By Elizabeth Rhodes

UPATE: On Thursday afternoon, Jurors sentenced Margaret Mayer to 15 years in prison Thursday for failing to stop and render aid after fatally injuring a bicyclist with her truck. --------- ...

To serve and protect

Superheroes and celebs take a bite out of crime at record-setting gala

By Joel Luks

While Houston gets a superhero thumbs up thanks to its economic standing as a national leader in job growth, there's a much darker alter ego that Crime Stoppers executive director Rania Mankari ...

You've Got Mail

FedEx delivery of package with wrong address leads to big drug bust in northwest Harris County

By Elizabeth Rhodes

An incorrectly addressed package delivered to the wrong home has led to some serious repercussions for three Harris County residents. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said that a northwest H ...

Michele Williams Verdict

"Black widow" found guilty of murdering her husband in sensational case that got 48 Hours treatment

By Claire St. Amant

After deliberating for seven hours, a Tarrant County jury found Michele Williams guilty of murdering her husband, Greg Williams, and tampering with evidence. She was found not guilty of moving her ...

Bad Guys Get Busted

Thieves busted for stealing identities the old-fashioned way — no computers for these guys

By Claire St. Amant

Federal authorities have charged 16 people in an elaborate bank fraud conspiracy in Dallas. The massive, 76-count indictment alleges the defendants stole more than $1.3 million through aggravated i ...

Cheerleader Crime

Stadium janitor preys on University of Houston cheerleaders — and uses the loot at Walmart

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A janitor has been arrested after being charged with stealing credit cards and cellphones from University of Houston cheerleaders at the school's brand-new $120 million stadium. Lt. Br ...

Contraband Tamales

Most unusual drug bust ever? Man's ingenious smuggling plan exposed at Houston airport

By Claire St. Amant

A man traveling from Houston to New York on Aug. 20 aroused suspicion when he failed to disclose he was carrying 200 tamales in his luggage. While there's nothing illegal about transporting ...

Rick Perry News

Rick Perry decides to pay for defense with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars

By Teresa Gubbins

Gov. Rick Perry, who was indicted last week for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant, announced that he will not pay for his high-priced defense with taxpayer money afte ...

Cops Behaving Badly

Texas cop's unbelievable Facebook rant gets him fired: Targets "lazy turd bags," talks killing spree

By Katie Friel

In the small Texas town of Marlin, a suburb of Waco, a police detective was fired after an unbelievable Facebook rant. Detective Rob Douglas posted about "lazy turd bags," presumably usin ...

Bizarre Faked Home Invasion

Bizarre faked home invasion plot exposed by Houston police: "Victim" now charged with husband's murder

By Claire St. Amant

The 2012 murder of Jaime Melgar is one step closer to being solved. Police arrested his wife, Sandra Melgar, on July 29. She is accused of staging a home invasion and stabbing her hus ...

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