Category : News

Woman Tried to Sell Kids on Facebook for $4,000

According to police, a mother in Oklahoma attempted to sell her two children on a social media website so that she could afford to bail her boyfriend out of jail. Misty VanHorn, 22, was arrested on child trafficking charges. One of her children is 2, while the other is 10… Read More

Ex-Marine Used Charitable Funds to Play Golf

A Houston man who once served in the Armed Forces pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges on Wednesday and said he lied about his war injuries in order to accept tens of thousands of dollars from nonprofits that wanted to help him. Michael Duye Campbell, 30, appeared before a federal… Read More

Prosecutors: Dance Teacher Had Sex With Teen

A woman who worked as a dance teacher at Humble High School is charged with having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl from August 2010 to November 2011. Amanda Michelle Feenstra, 30, is accused of having an improper relationship with a minor. The girl told law enforcement officers that… Read More

Thief Steals Grieving Mom’s Photographs of Son

A mother whose son recently passed away said someone stole a suitcase from her that contained photographs of her late child. Alyse Cade intended to use the pictures for her son’s funeral service. She lives in Detroit, but she flew her son’s body to Houston so that his friends and… Read More

Recent Surpreme Court Decision Upholds “Reasonable Suspicion” Traffic Stop

The following is a guest Post by Lauren Williams, Legal Writer for the Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan. The Trooper, Martin Gens, who had been involved in approximately 2000 DWI investigations, stopped the vehicle of Mr. Nevedomsky on December 11, 2010 when he noticed that Mr. Nevedomsky’s vehicle drifted onto… Read More

West Texas Man Sentenced for Smuggling Ammo

A man in west Texas was sentenced to two years in federal prison on Wednesday for illegally bringing ammunition into Mexico. Hector Ayala, 49, was also required to hand over 8,600 rounds of ammo and approximately $1 million worth of military equipment. He was the former owner of a uniform… Read More

Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Mortgage Fraud

A federal judge has sentenced a Houston-area man to 27 years in prison for mortgage fraud. Patrick Cody Morgan of Alvin was sentenced in Houston on Monday. He is also required to pay $25 million in restitution. Morgan was convicted in October of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and nine… Read More

New York Mom Hired Strippers for Son’s Birthday

A woman from upstate New York was arrested and charged with child endangerment for allegedly getting strippers for her son’s birthday party back in November. Judy Viger, 33, of South Glens Falls is charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She supposedly hired two women to… Read More

Chicago Woman Bites Off Boyfriend’s Tongue

A woman from the Chicago area was charged with felony aggravated domestic battery last week after she bit off a large piece of her boyfriend’s tongue. According to official court documents, Elaine Cook, 51, and her sweetheart of 10 months went on a date on Valentine’s Day. The couple started… Read More

Thieves Steal $50,000 Worth of Hair Extensions

Thieves stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of hair extensions from a beauty supply store in northwest Houston on Thursday morning. Surveillance camera footage shows three men breaking into the building. They were able to get in, even though the store was secured by a fence and a heavy… Read More

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