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Can bulletproof backpacks save your child's life? We put one to the test

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A bulletproof backpack? It is something many parents would have never imagined when they were in school.

4 firefighters injured after firetruck overturned en route to emergency call

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Four firefighters were injured when their firetruck overturned Saturday afternoon in Tomball.

Houston firefighter relieved of duty after being charged with felonies in Denver

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A Houston firefighter has been relieved of duty after being charged with felonies in Denver, HFD officials confirmed.

'Our innocence has been taken': In wake of Florida school shooting, survivors demand change

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The students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are now among those leading the charge for reform.

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Travis Scott rents out 2 theaters for kids to see 'Black Panther' in Stafford

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If you were at the AMC Fountains 18 in Stafford on Saturday, Houston rapper Travis Scott had the ultimate surprise.

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WATCH: Brawl breaks out on cruise after passenger steps on flip flop

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A Carnival cruise turned into a bloody brawl when someone stepped on another passenger's flip flop.

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'When will they love their kids more than guns': Church sends message after school shooting

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A church in Australia is sending a stark message to Americans after the Valentine's Day school shooting in Florida.

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'We will get through this together': Stoneman Douglas principal's emotional message to school community

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"I will hug each and every one of you as many times as you need and I will hold you as long as you need me to," Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School principal Ty Thompson promised.

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LeBron James says he "will definitely not shut up and dribble" on issues

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LeBron James says he will not stick to sports.

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72-year-old man accused of trying to kill 74-year-old roommate over electric bill

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Police in Oregon say a 72-year-old man tried to kill his 74-year-old roommate because she asked for his share of the electric bill.

Teen charged with making 'kill list' to shoot classmates at Tennessee school

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A 14-year-old boy was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after making a "kill list," authorities said.

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Deputies: Husband arrested for shooting, killing his wife in Montgomery Co.

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A 32-year-old husband has been arrested after authorities say he shot and killed his wife in their Montgomery County home.

Suspect found hiding in hospital's chapel after high speed chase

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Officials briefly locked down CHI St. Luke's Health- Woodlands Hospital while police searched for a driver who led them on a chase and then fled on foot through the hospital.

Car strikes HPD vehicles while officers investigate fatal motorcycle crash on Gulf Fwy

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Southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at Dixie Farm Road were closed Saturday morning after a deadly crash involving a motorcyclist.

See the dazzling African-inspired fashion fans wore to 'Black Panther' premieres

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All around the country, excited moviegoers showed up decked out in traditional African garb in an homage to Wakanda, the fictional African nation where "Black Panther" is set.

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#Enough National School Walkout protests lawmakers' inaction on gun violence

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Organizers behind the Women's March are encouraging students and teachers to participate in a walkout demonstration to demand action against gun violence.

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13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican earthquake

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A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground.

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2 teens arrested in connection with kidnapping and carjacking in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County Deputies are searching for an armed suspect accused of being at the center of a kidnapping and carjacking Saturday morning.

Saturday, Feb 17

Threats made to Houston area schools lead to heightened security

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A dance at an Humble ISD middle school was staffed with extra police officers after a student made a threat against the school.

Bulletproof backpacks in demand in wake of school shooting

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As the number of school massacres across the nation has grown, companies have taken steps to reinvent items that students could use.

Suspects arrested after police chase through east Houston

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Multiple people have been arrested after leading police on a chase through east Houston.

Friday, Feb 16

Juveniles arrested after threats received at 2 schools in Fort Bend County

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Two separate schools in Fort Bend County received threats through social media on Friday, deputies said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller charges 13 Russians with meddling in U.S. elections

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Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Houstonians demand policy changes after Florida shooting

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Demonstrators gathered in downtown Houston Thursday night for a vigil to honor the Florida school shooting victims and to call for action.

Florida school shooting suspect confessed to attack, authorities say

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The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to the shootings.

Thursday, Feb 15

Critics complain Harris County DA not tough enough on crime

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Crime victims and police advocates claim Houston isn't tough enough on crime and they're calling out the District Attorney.

Florida school shooting suspect was a white nationalist, leader of group confirms

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Officials have identified the Florida school shooting suspect as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons.

17 dead after gunman opens fire at Florida high school

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Authorities offered no immediate details about Nikolas Cruz or his possible motive, except to say that he had been kicked out of the high school, which has about 3,000 students.

Local school districts react to deadly Florida high school shooting

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As students across the Houston-area go back to class, school police are prepared to reassure parents.

Wednesday, Feb 14

Explosion reported at plant in La Porte

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La Porte fire and EMS officials are responding to a report of an explosion at a facility on Strang Road.

Army vet's final words as he pleaded for help on 911 call, and his killer remains a mystery

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911 calls reveal last words of Army vet after he was stabbed several times outside of a donut shop in 2010.

Humble officer drives to hospital after bullet goes through chest during shootout

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An Humble police officer is recovering after being shot in the chest by a robbery suspect, officials say.

Students help dying Tomball teacher check off bucket list

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We first met Michelle Wistrand last February as she was nearing her last year of teaching after her cancer diagnosis.

Tuesday, Feb 13

Suspect arrested in 2013 brutal kidnapping and rape of 16-year-old girl

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The crime shocked the community when a 16-year-old girl was found naked and bleeding in a movie theater parking lot in Feb. 2013.

A beer can could help crack an 18-year-old murder case

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When Walter Solorzano was shot to death during Mardi Gras in Galveston in 2000, dozens of people saw what happened. But they weren't talking.

Fake Craigslist sex ad leads strangers to couple's front door

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A couple is suing a man convicted of harassment after he posted a racy ad inviting men to a sex party at their Houston home.

Man charged in Cypress father's death after deadly crash was repeat DWI offender

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Owen McNett already had four DWIs on his record when he was involved in a deadly crash with a father from Cypress.