A 59-year-old Swedish-born professor was found dead in his home in Houston, Texas on Sunday morning, having allegedly been stabbed to death with a stiletto heel by his girlfriend. …
By outlawing dumpster diving, Houston is making life impossible for the most vulnerable. …
A 7-year-old boy in Texas is expected to recover after being shot by his 5-year-old brother while the two were taking a bath together on Tuesday. Officials with the Houston Police Department said that both boys were in the bathtub when the mother stepped away for a brief time. Investigators…
Health officials in Houston, Texas, are advising residents to keep an eye out for a dangerous variety of snail recently spotted in the area — but to keep their hands off. KTVT-TV reported on Tuesday that a giant African land snail was spotted in the backyard of a west Houston home….
A goods train carrying a variety of chemicals and toxic raw materials en route to the Netherlands from Germany has derailed and caught fire near the Belgian village of Schellebelle.
Three of the train’s 12 wagons caught fire after half of them derailed due to a points failure. Residents within 500 metres of the blaze have been evacuated, while anyone within 1000 metres has been warned to stay indoors with their windows shut.
The authorities say 300 people have been evacuated, but there is no danger to public health despite at least one of the wagons containing cyanide. Firefighters are allowing the blaze to burn itself out as tackling it with water would allow the dispersal of toxic materials into the air and soil.
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Wildfire season has come early to California – where emergency services are battling to control a fierce blaze raging along the coast north of Los Angeles.
The so-called “Springs Fire” and a series of other blazes erupted this week due to high temperatures and strong, erratic winds.
A force of more than 900 firefighters have been tackling the fast-moving “Springs Fire”,managing to contain around 10 percent of it by early morning on May 3.
The Ventura County fire department said several thousand homes remain under threat.
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HOUSTON (AP) — Shots were fired near a ticket counter at Houston’s largest airport on Thursday, critically injuring at least one armed man and sending people in the terminal scrambling and screaming, a Houston police spokesman and witnesses said.A call that there had been a “discharge of firearms” came into police at 1:35 p.m., John Cannon, the spokesman said. The shots were fired near the ticket counter in Terminal B at Bush Intercontinental Airport, he said. One person has been taken to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.Dale Howard, of Tomball, was at the baggage handling area of the airport waiting for his sister to arrive on an incoming flight when he heard two shots fired from the floor above. A few seconds later, he said he heard three more shots.”People were screaming. I knew exactly what it was – gunfire,” Howard said.Police from an adjacent station rushed in, and Howard said he directed them to the floor above.Parts of the terminal remained blocked off as police investigated the shooting. The airport announced on its Twitter feed that the terminal had been closed and passengers would be redirected to other terminals.Continue Reading… …