Archives

PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose’s interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post’s report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior.

The women, three of whom spoke on the record in the deeply-reported story, accused Rose of groping them, walking naked in front of them and relating an erotic dream.

Rose told the Post that he was “deeply embarrassed” and apologized for his behavior.

Rose’s PBS show features his in-depth interviews with newsmakers. The 75-year-old journalist is one of three hosts of “CBS This Morning” and is also a contributor to “60 Minutes.”

The FBI Violent Crime Task Force needs the public’s help identifying a woman who robbed a Chase Bank in northwest Houston on Friday, November 17, 2017. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the bank robber. 

 

The woman entered the Chase Bank located at 10243 Kempwood Dr around 11:30 a.m. The suspect asked to make a withdrawal and slid a demand note to the teller threatening that she had a gun and demanded cash. The teller, in fear for her life and personal safety, gave the woman an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was seen leaving the bank in a newer model, dark gray Chevrolet Impala sedan.

 

The bank robber is described as a thin black female, 20-29 years old, approximately 5’3”-5’5” tall, long straight black hair, hazel-colored contact lenses, and long fake eyelashes. She wore a black baseball cap with pink letters, a gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt, and gray or black leggings.

 

Bank surveillance photographs of the suspect are attached. They can also be found on Twitter @FBIHouston.

 

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this bank robber. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637) or visit www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Crime Stoppers of Houston app which can be downloaded at the app store for both iPhone and android devices. All tipsters remain anonymous.

The following is a listing of the “Top Ten” makes of vehicles reported as stolen to the Houston Police Department during the month of October 2017. 
Ford Trucks

168

Chevrolet Trucks

154

Dodge Trucks

57

Toyota Cars

49

Chevrolet Cars

46

Honda Cars

40

Nissan Cars

35

GMC Trucks

34

Ford Cars

27

Hyundai Cars

24

It’s blatant in-your-face racism with a dangerous side order of road rage thrown in. A Houston woman says someone tried to run her off the road while calling her the n-word. Just when you thought we were a post-racial America…not! Joining us on the Factor is Kenisha Singleton who has been through a crazy 24 hours and she’s lucky to be alive.

A September Wall Street Journal poll shows 70 percent of Americans think race is a major problem in this country, particularly following the Charlottesville protest. Here’s a breakdown. Twenty-eight percent of the people view race relations as very bad while 42 percent said it was fairly bad. Then there were those who had their heads in the highest cloud. Twenty-six percent of those lilliputians said when it comes to race, it’s simply a wonderful world.

Let’s have that conversation that leaves many of you a bit uncomfortable and slightly squirming in your seats. Just how bad are race relations in this country and what’s causing it? On the Factor is Dr. Robert Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam in Houston, and talk show host Attorney Charles Adams.

Sheriff’s Livestock Unit, Investigating Animal Cruelty

On September 28, 2017, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit were dispatched to a property in the 20300 block of Canterbury Lane Porter, TX in reference to animal cruelty. Once Deputies arrived, they discovered five horses on a small piece of property.  Deputies observed that one horse, a black mare, had just recently died.  A second smaller horse, believed to be her, colt was located approximately 50 feet away.  This young horse was also emaciated, could not stand on its own, and was barely alive.  Deputies noticed that two other horses on property were in a state of declining health.

Based on the investigation, an immediate seizure warrant was written an approved by Judge Metts to take the animals. Although the colt was immediately taken to Conroe Vet Clinic, the horse was unable to be saved. A necropsy was completed on both deceased horses and it appears that the animals died as a result of starvation.

Deputies have interviewed the persons responsible for the care and feeding of the horses as the investigation continues.

“Animal cruelty is an intolerable crime,” states Sheriff Rand Henderson. “With so many wonderful people and groups in our county that are willing, ready and able to step in to assist with the care of pets and livestock it is shameful that anyone would allow conditions like these to exist.”

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Livestock Unit stands ready to assist in the investigation and apprehension of individuals responsible for the mistreatment and abuse of animals. Please contact us at 936-760-5800, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867). 

Lieutenant Scott Spencer

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Executive Division

ZRO’s attorney Charles Adams says after the Harris County grand jury dropped the felony assault charge against the rapper Tuesday, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office moved in and has decided to file a new misdemeanor assault charge against ZRO this morning.

You may remember it was back in July when ZRO was arrested and charged with physically assaulting his former girlfriend and entertainer Just Brittany.

Brittany and her attorney Lisa Bloom will talk about the latest Wednesday night at 10:30 pm on #IsiahFactor on #Fox26! 

The Factor is working to confirm criminal charges have been dropped against Houston rapper ZRO. 

This comes just months (July 2017) after ZRO was arrested and charged with physically assaulting his former girlfriend and entertainer Just Brittany.

Harris County court records show a grand jury no billed ZRO’s case today (Oct 10, 2017)… Ro’s legal name is Joseph McVey.

Those records also show the case is now officially closed. 

Harris County Records

The Factor reached out to ZRO’s attorney Charles Adams who says he’s seen the same information on court records but he has been tied up on another case in Galveston.

ZRO’s management team also confirmed they’ve seen the documents but they’re also awaiting final confirmation from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Isiah Factor legal analyst Carmen Roe says when a case is listed as no billed by the grand jury that means there was insufficient evidence to move forward with criminal proceedings. 

More coming your way on Isiah Factor at 10:30 pm on Fox 26 in Houston. 

Stay tuned! 

unnamed (2)

Luis

unnamed (3)

Oscar

Charges have been filed against a second suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 7930 Corporate at 8:45 p.m. on January 3.

The suspect, Luis Contreras (H/m, 21), is charged with capital murder in the 263rd State District Court as well as felony evading arrest and felon in possession of a firearm. Oscar Rene Martinez (H/m, 19) was charged with capital murder in the same court on June 23. Both are accused in the killing of Martin Pineda, 38, of the above address.

Photos of suspects Contreras and Martinez are attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Nguyen reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Pineda with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported by HFD paramedics to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where doctors later pronounced him deceased.

Further investigation identified Martinez as the suspect in this case. He was arrested on June 23 and subsequently confessed to his role in Pineda’s death.

On Wednesday (Oct. 4), Contreras was arrested on an unrelated warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after he led HPD officers on a high-speed vehicule pursuit, which led to a multiple-vehicle crash at 7200 South Gessner.


CBS has parted ways with one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she was “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the mass shooting that unfolded in Las Vegas late Sunday night. 

Monday night she issued a statement of apology. 

Hayley Geftman-Gold, the network’s now-former vice president and senior counsel, said, “Earlier today I posted an indefensible post in a Facebook discussion thread concerning the tragic Las Vegas shooting, a statement I sincerely regret. I am deeply sorry for diminishing the significance of every life affected by Stephen Paddock’s terrorism last night and for the pain my words have inflicted on the loved ones of the victims. My shameful comments do not reflect the beliefs of my former employer, colleagues, family, and friends. Nor do they reflect my actual beliefs — this senseless violence warrants the deepest empathy. I understand and accept all consequences that my words have incurred.”