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The families of four Houston firefighters who died in the Southwest Inn fire have filed a lawsuit. On May 31, 2013, HFD firefighters Matthew Renaud, Robert Bebee, Robert Garner and Anne Sullivan were killed in a massive blaze at the Southwest Inn off Highway 59. They are suing...
Several parents are fired up after hearing a student's hot lunch was dumped in the trash in front of her classmates because her lunch account was past due. Parents claim Bedford Elementary School did something it preaches against: In their words, "bullying" the child, not to...
A Harris County grand jury has decided not to indict a man who shot a dog at a dog park just outside Pasadena, and District Attorney Devon Anderson is not happy about it. She said Monday that she wants to send a message that animal cruelty won't be tolerated. The District...
Is sexual desire a human right? And are women entitled to a little pink pill to help them feel it? Those questions are being raised in a campaign that is pressing the Food and Drug Administration to approve a pill aimed at restoring lost libido in women. The campaign, backed by...
Legislation requiring the state’s public universities to allow handguns in dorms, classrooms and campus buildings is now one step away from becoming law. After final approval from the Texas House Sunday, Senate Bill 11 now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has said he will sign the...
Is this a good idea? One caller says: A Draw Muhammad Contest has been planned outside the former mosque of the two men who attempted to ambush a prior event in Texas. Jon Ritzheimer, an anti-Muslim activist, revealed that the event will take place in Phoenix on Friday, and...
SLIDELL, La. -- The Slidell Police Department was criticized for 'shaming' a homeless man who was arrested and found with $800 in his pockets on Facebook. Police posted a photograph on Facebook of the homeless man, identified as 59-year-old Franklin Jones, who in the photograph...
A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems...
An Oklahoma mom said she was threatened with eviction after her neighbors complained because she was breastfeeding her daughter on her apartment's front porch. Though mothers in Oklahoma can nurse their babies wherever they have a legal right to be, Missy Smith, of Oklahoma City...