Threat Of Flash Flooding This Afternoon…
Storm Motion Will Be Slow During The Day Today Which Will Allow Relatively Small Downpours To Produce Localized Rainfall Amounts Of 2 To 4 Inches. This Could Result In Flash Flooding Due To Already Saturated Grounds. Stronger Cells Will Also Be Capable Of Producing 20 To 45 Mph Wind Gusts And Frequent Lightning. The Tropical Atmosphere In Place Will Also Be Somewhat Favorable For A Few Funnel Clouds To Develop. Most Of The Time These Features Do Not Extend All The Way To The Surface…However They Can And Sometimes Do With Little Warning. Precipitation Should Wind Down This Evening With The Loss Of Heating.
Houston police robbery investigators have released surveillance video and photos of two suspects wanted in a robbery of a business at 7065 Will Clayton Parkway about 5:15 a.m. on May 6.
The suspects are described only as two black males. One male, armed with a revolver, is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. He has short hair and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The other male is about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was wearing a black New Orleans Saints hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.
Surveillance video of the suspects inside the business is posted on the HPD YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD2uBXxdrlQ. Surveillance photos are attached to this news release.
The suspects entered the Star Stop at the above address and walked into different parts of the store. One suspect approached the clerk working behind the counter, pulled a revolver and demanded money. The other suspect went behind the counter and took the money. Both males then left the store in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Ashley Richards sentenced to 10 years
A HOUSTON WOMAN IS HEADING TO PRISON AFTER PROSECUTORS SAY SHE PERFORMED BARBARIC ACTS ON ANIMALS FOR PAY.
23 YEAR OLD ASHLEY RICHARDS WAS CONVICTED ON ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES AND SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON.
INVESTIGATORS SAY RICHARDS CREATED WHAT SOME CALL CRUSH VIDEOS AND SOLD THEM ONLINE.
THE VIDEOS ARE TYPICALLY MADE BY FEMALES WHO TORTURE AND KILL ANIMALS.
SOME CONSIDER THE ACT A SEXUAL FETISH.
HARRIS COUNTY PROSECUTORS SAY THE 10 YEARS RICHARDS IS GETTING ISN’T ENOUGH AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE STATE LEGISLATURE INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT.
RICHARDS’ CO-DEFENDANT BRENT JUSTICE IS SET TO GO TO TRIAL ON HIS CHARGES IN JULY.
Brent Justice faces trial in July for Animal Cruelty
With wormhole-hopping sci-fi film Interstellargarnering buzz ahead of its November release,Warner Bros. and MGM want to get in on the action as well. The studios are planning a new film trilogy based on Stargate, says The Hollywood Reporter. The project is said to be based on the 1994 film, which led to comic books, novels, a video game tie-in, and TV spinoffs like Stargate SG-1, and Stargate: Atlantis.
Warner Bros. is bringing back Roland Emmerich, the director of the original Stargate, who will be joined by producer Dean Devlin, who’s worked on films likeIndependence Day, and 1998’s Godzilla. No word yet on whether any of the original actors like Kurt Russell or James Spader will be involved, or when the films are set to go into production. Both Emmerich and Devlin are currently spinning up on other film projects.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline Hollywood
…This Is An Amber Alert…
The Following Message Is Transmitted At The Request Of The Friendswood Police Department.
The Friendswood Police Department Is Searching For Missing 16
Year Old Jassmine Fulcher. Jassmine Is A White Female…5 Feet 1
Inch Tall…Weighs 107 Pounds…With Blonde Hair And Brown Eyes.
Her Last Known Location Was In Shepherd…San Jacinto County…The Evening Of May 23rd.
She Is Believed To Be Abducted By Her Biological Father…Jackie Fulcher…Who Is A White Male…6 Feet Tall….Weighs 215
Pounds…With Grey Hair And Brown Eyes. He Has No Custodial Right To Jassmine.
Vehicle Information Is Not Available At This Time.
Anyone With Information Regarding Jassmine Fulcher Or Suspect Jackie Fulcher…Is Asked To Immediately Contact The Friendswood Police Department At…281-996-3313.
Chris Johnson was 38 years old when he received the news that his life would soon be over.
The son, father, and husband had to realize he would no longer see his family again.
After finding blood in his urine Chris was taken to the emergency room where doctors diagnosed him with a rare form of kidney cancer.
It’s called renal medullary carcinoma.
After his diagnosis in 2011 Chris died 15 months later.
Now his mother Ritchie Johnson is honoring her son by keeping his memory alive with the Chris Johnson Foundation.
Johnson says it’s what her son wanted because there was little advocacy for the rare and deadly kidney disease.
As part of a major fundraiser Chris’ foundation is holding its 1st Annual 5K Run and Walk in Sugar Land this Saturday May 31 at 8:30 am.
Those who would like to participate should meet the supporters at the Sugar Land Memorial Park – 15300 University Boulevard in Sugar Land!
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has won another round in the fight against illegal game rooms after U.S. District Court Judge David Hittner denied a game room owner’s request to delay enforcement of Harris County’s game room regulations.
A local game room owner filed suit against Ryan and other county and city officials in an effort to stop enforcement of regulations passed by Commissioners Court in December 2013. The suit also names Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia and Houston Mayor Annise Parker as defendants for their respective roles in enforcing the regulations.
Judge Hittner signed an order today denying the owner’s request for an order to prohibit the County from implementing the game room regulations.
“We are fighting to protect neighborhoods and put illegal operations out of business,” said Ryan. “These game rooms are havens for crime and our Office will continue to work to protect communities from establishments that ignore the law.”
The plaintiff, Fabian Elizondo, challenged the constitutionality of the game room regulations, as well as the enabling state legislation, arguing that the regulations are too vague. Elizondo owns the Cavalcade Game Room at 1828 Airline, a 24-hour, members-only game room.
The regulations target game rooms housing six or more gambling machines. These game rooms have proven to be hotbeds for illegal gambling, armed robberies and other criminal activities. Under the new regulations, game room operators will be required to obtain permits, pay a $1,000 annual fee and shut down between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. They also cannot require membership for entry, a practice that keeps undercover police officers from entering. New game rooms must also be located at least 1,500 feet from schools, churches and residential neighborhoods. Violations could result in a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per day.
Enforcement of the regulations is set to begin May 30.
Sgt. Stephen Wick and members of his homeless outreach taskforce are just as busy as ever in downtown Houston.
Wick says since the program began three years ago at the Houston Police Department at least 340 people have been taken off the streets.
He also says he has a new tool to help those in the transient community find homes and jobs.
That help comes in the form of an identification letter.
Wick says the state requires a picture ID to get an ID and that has left many of the homeless out of luck in Houston.
However, the veteran officer says with the Department of Public Safety approving the alternative of an ID letter many in the homeless population will be able to get a state issued ID.
Wick says the ID letter allows HPD to use its data base and mug shots to serve as supporting documents to positively identify someone.
Those who are applying for identification will also have to produce a birth certificate and or high school records with an address which organizations like the Beacon Center will provide.
Wick says it’s still a struggle over all to get the homeless off the streets but it’s a struggle they’re able to handle.
The deadline is approaching for those Harris County business owners who have yet to register for a new law that could force their closure.
That new law calls for tougher regulations when it comes to operating game rooms in our community.
Alan Bernstein with the Harris County Sheriff’s office says there are 300 game rooms in their jurisdiction and only 7 have registered as required under Texas law.
Under the new regulations, game rooms housing six or more ‘eight-liner’ machines will be required to have a permit to operate, pay a $1,000 annual fee, close between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., and cannot require a membership for entry.
New game rooms must also be located at least 1,500 feet from schools, churches and residential neighborhoods.
Bernstein says the drop dead date to register is May 31 and from there investigators will hit the streets issuing citations for violators.
The National Weather Service In Houston/galveston Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers…
Cypress Creek At Stuebner-Airline Road Affecting Harris County Cypress Creek Near Westfield Affecting Harris And Montgomery Counties For The Cypress Creek, At Stuebner-Airline Road…Westfield, Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Is Expected To Continue.
A Strong Upper Level Low Pressure System Remain Anchored Over Northwest Texas Producing Numerous Thunderstorms Moving Across Southeast Texas. Runoff From These Storms Has Produced Flooding On The Cypress Creek Watershed In Northwest Harris County.
The National Weather Service In Houston/galveston Has Issued A
* Flood Warning For Cypress Creek Near Westfield.
* Until Late Tonight…Or Until The Warning Is Cancelled.
* At 6 Am Wednesday The Stage Was 82.6 Feet.
* Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
* Flood Stage Is 82.9 Feet.
* Forecast…The Creek Is Expected To Rise Above Flood Stage Later This Morning And To Continue Rising To Near 84 Feet By This Afternoon.
* At 82.9 Feet…Minor Lowland Flooding Begins In The Vicinity Of The Gage.
Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through This Evening…
The Flash Flood Watch Is Now In Effect For
* A Portion Of Southeast Texas…Including The Following Counties…Austin…Brazoria…Brazos…Burleson…Chambers…
San Jacinto…Trinity…Walker…Waller…Washington And Wharton.
* Through This Evening
* Heavy Rainfall Occurred Over The Central Part Of The Watch Area Monday…Locally Rainfall Between 5 To 7 Inches Fell Over Jackson And Wharton Counties. Northern Fort Bend And Western Harris County…As Well As The City Of Houston…Have Experienced Rainfall Totals Of Between 2 To 4 Inches.
Elsewhere…Many Counties Have Picked Up 1 To 3 Inches. With Another Round Of High Rainfall Expected To Commence This Morning And Persist Through The Afternoon Hours…An Additional1 To 3 Inches Could Lead To Flooding.
* Flash Flooding Can Easily Occur Over Urbanized Areas Where Ponding Leading To Flash Flooding Is More Likely To Occur. If On The Road And Encountering Water Across The Roadway Of Unknown Depth…Turn Around Don`t Drown! Low Water Crossings And Other Low Lying Areas Will Also Have A Higher Risk Of Flooding.