A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the voyage halfway across the Pacific Ocean unscathed despite frigid temperatures, FBI and airline officials said.
A car slammed into a Florida church packed for an Easter service on Sunday evening, injuring 21 people, officials said.A preliminary investigation showed that the unidentified female driver of the Lexus sedan reported a brake failure, said Lt. Victor Medico of the Fort Myers Police Department.
The motive for the vehicular assault remains "sketchy," but some witnesses told authorities the two victims were "good Samaritans" trying to prevent a carjacking, homicide detective Richard Martinez said. The suspect fled the scene, but investigators followed a trail of leaking fluid to his parked car a few blocks from the crime scene.
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Using games and videotapes, you'll involve a group of youngsters in recreational and self-esteem building activities while their moms are at work, training or counseling sessions.
1 Provide musical entertainment for residents of an assisted living center in Pasadena.
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"Here you go," she again thought as Pastor Chris Seay took her hand and helped her step down into the chest-deep water on the stage at Jones Plaza downtown for Ecclesia Church's Easter services.
What better day to celebrate her new life than by being baptized as a Christian on the holy day celebrating Jesus Christ' resurrection and promise for forgiveness of all sins?
Children drew houses, cars and flowers on a 25-foot-long sheet of paper, or played games in a makeshift nursery under an awning - one of the few places with shade by the afternoon service.
Volunteers offered free water, coffee, Vietnamese sandwiches, empanadas, pies and cakes for the celebrations marked by a band playing contemporary renditions of classic hymns and spoken rap melodies of praise.
The 17-year-old teen, Samuel Paul Acreman, of Montgomery died at the scene of the accident on Lakeview Drive, not far from his home in the Cape Conroe subdivision, said Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Erik Burse.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and district attorney's office will look into the deputy's handling of the incident, officials said.
Deputies had been in the neighborhood doing extra patrols because that same subdivision had been struck the previous weekend by four teens who committed a spree of automobile break-ins, stealing everything from computers to guns, authorities said.
South Houston police are investigating what they call a "frightening" road-rage incident that occurred Saturday night when the driver of a sedan fired five shots at a family traveling in a sports utility vehicle, with one of the bullets grazing the leg of the 3-year-old girl strapped in a car seat behind her parents. According to investigators, the family was headed southbound on Allen Genoa when they saw another car driving erratically in the same direction about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
The San Jacinto Battle Festival and Re-enactment will take place on the grounds of the monument in LaPorte during a daylong festival that aims to make visitors feel like they're in 1836. "Something they will do is have their camps open to the public so people can talk to them about how it was during that time period, what they ate, what they wore, how they felt during that time of the revolution," he said. [...] the United States would gain not only Texas but also New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah and parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
All northbound lanes of Interstate 45 are closed at FM 1959 after a three-vehicle accident Sunday morning. Heavy fog might have been a factor in the accident just before 10 a.m. and southeast of the beltway. Traffic has backed up six miles to Eldorado Boulevard, according to Houston TranStar. No details were available about injuries.
A bomb scare paralyzed a Wal-Mart in Kemah for more than four hours Saturday, after authorities locked down the store with dozens of customers and employees inside as they apprehended an armed man with suspicious devices attached to his body in the parking lot.
Anxious friends and family waited across the street from the store in the 200 block of Deke Slayton Highway, which was locked down around 10 a.m. after police received reports of a masked man wielding a knife in a car.
Police said that initial reports placed the man in a nearby Target parking lot around 9 a.m., but that he moved to the Wal-Mart parking lot, where they soon located his blue Nissan Sentra - and eventually him.
Members of Pasadena's bomb squad and FBI bomb technicians removed numerous devices from his body and car, placing them in a huge, white, metal sphere-shaped vault that they towed to the Wal-Mart parking lot.
[...] not even a bomb scare could keep shoppers away.
A Liberty County judge and his wife were injured in a head-on collision with an alleged drunk driver near U.S. 90 Saturday morning
County Judge Craig McNair and Lisa McNair were taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital after a 17-year-old driving a 2007 Ford Expedition veered into their lane and struck their 2012 GMC pickup shortly after midnight Saturday.
The 17-year-old, found later at his home asleep, was charged with failure to stop and render aid, improper use of lights, and driving without a license.
Police are asking the public's help in identifying a woman discovered dead inside an abandoned house in north Houston this week, authorities said.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will conduct an autopsy to determine the woman's exact cause of death.