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In what’s become an annual tradition, fifty independent contractor drivers for Yellow Cab Houston will transport over 125 homeless women and children from Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center to the downtown Hard Rock Cafe for a Thanksgiving meal.

 

“This has become a wonderful tradition that our independent contractor drivers look forward to each year. In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, our volunteer drivers enjoy the opportunity to share part of their day with the families of Star of Hope and are honored to serve their community,” said Roman Martinez, President of Yellow Cab.

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A Houston man is trying to get answers after finding his Chase checking account overdrawn for nearly a billion dollars.

The man family says they have tried to get answers from the bank but no one can explain it.

They tell the Factor they have left several messages for the financial institution but have yet to hear back.

It looks like one for the Factor!

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Police Officer Darren Wilson — the suburban St. Louis patrolman who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in early August – will not face criminal charges in the controversial shooting death, a grand jury has decided.

Wilson, who is white, became a national figure after he shot the black 18-year-old multiple times in broad daylight on a residential street. The grand jury deliberated for months and Ferguson was rocked by violent protests in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

The decision was announced by prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch, who discussed the lengthy deliberation period of the grand jury citing consideration of differing witness reports as a one reason for the unusually long session.

He laid out their sessions by the numbers: the jurors met 25 times and spent hundreds of hours poring over evidence.

McCulloch also expressed condolences for the Brown family. “My heart goes out to them. The family is going to have a loss forever,” he said.

On the whereabouts of Wilson, he said “I have no idea what his status us.” Last week several media outlets reported that Wilson was preparing to resign. Had he been indicted, Wilson would have been required to turn himself into authorities immediately.

Ahead of Monday’s announcement, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made a plea for peace.

“Our shared hope and expectation is that regardless of the decision, people on all sides show tolerance, mutual respect and restraint,” he said.

Meanwhile, officials in Clayton stepped up security measures erecting barricades around the courthouse to prepare for possible protests. A Yahoo News reporter spotted members of the National Guard arriving in military vehicles. Several Ferguson-area schools have announced they will be closed Tuesday.

“The men and women of the National Guard also will be in the area to provide security at critical facilities like firehouses, police stations and utility substations, and offer logistical and transportation support as needed. This will free up law enforcement officers to do their jobs effectively,” Nixon said.

Demonstrators gathered ahead of the announcement holding signs, chanting and honking car horns.

The 12-member St. Louis County grand jury — which included one black man, two black women, six white men and three white women — has been hearing testimony since Aug. 20 to determine whether there was probable cause that Wilson had committed a crime.

Police experts have said officers generally have leeway to use lethal force if they reasonably fear they are in imminent danger.

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CNN: Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

Barry was elected four times as the city’s chief executive and was a council member for Washington’s 8th ward at the time of his death.

His death was disclosed by Natalie Williams, a spokeswoman for United Medical Center, a public hospital in Washington.

“Marion was not just a colleague but also was a friend with whom I shared many fond moments about governing the city,” Mayor Vincent C. Gray said in a statement, according to CNN affiliate WUSA. “He loved the District of Columbia and so many Washingtonians loved him.”

Dogged by allegations of cocaine and alcohol abuse during his first three mayoral terms from 1979 to 1991, Barry was arrested in 1990 after a famously televised police surveillance tape showed him smoking crack in a hotel room. He was sentenced to six months in prison after a possession conviction.

More recently, he has had run-ins with the IRS over his failure to file tax returns and pay taxes. In 2006, he was suspected of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license in separate incidents. He was found not guilty of the DUI charge, and the state said a computer glitch erroneously reported that Barry’s license had been suspended.

In 2002, police said they found “apparent” traces of marijuana and cocaine in Barry’s car but didn’t arrest him, and in 2009, he was arrested for stalking, a charge prosecutors later dropped.

He reclaimed his seat in the mayor’s office in 1995 and was re-elected to the City Council in 2004.

Over the summer, Barry released his autobiography, “Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.” It’s a nod to his longevity in the city politics of the capital.

“In Washington, I have worked hard for the people and I’ve been loved by the people,” Barry said in a July interview on CNN. “I didn’t get elected because of my name. I got elected because I work hard for the people.”

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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person adult.    

Brian Orolin was last seen at his residence in The Woodlands, Texas, on November 19, 2014, in the mid-afternoon.  It is believed that Mr. Orolin was in the North Harris County area, near the 7500 block of Lenae Road, at approximately 2:00 PM on the same date.  The missing person adult is believed to be wearing blue jeans, a red shirt, blue hoodie, camouflage backpack and is believed to be traveling on foot.
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If you have information regarding the missing person adult, please contact Detective Hatfield at 281-297-6510 or the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center at (936)-760-5800, (option 3).

Information Source:

Lieutenant Brady Fitzgerald

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Administrative Services

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Just before FSU shooter Myron May attempted to cut down a room full of people At Florida State investigators say he mailed several suspicious packages to friends…

The FBI says one to a local attorney here in Houston.

Shauna Dunlap with the FBI says they have retrieved that package and it did not pose a threat to the public.

Just what was in it is still unclear.

Dunlap refered the Factor to the FBI office in Florida for more details.

As you may know May went to law school at Texas Tech and worked as an attorney here in Houston.

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The owner of a local Metro PCS store really wants to catch the men who broke into his business Monday night.

The cellphone shop is located on Martin Luther King Boulevard in South Park.

Manager Carlos Gonzales says the thieves came through a concrete wall and stole over $30,000 in cellphones, cash, and computers.

The wanted men were captured on surveillance video but the alarm at the shop did not kick in.

Gonzales says the owner is offering a $500 reward for each of the suspects.

If you have any information call Metro Pcs at 832-463-9064.

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Houston City Councilman Michael Kubosh was hot after learning dozens of people at thevMunicipal Court was left standing in long lines Tuesday morning.

Kubosh says this is while the temperature was in the 30’s.

He says there should’ve been better planning by the administration at the city facility.

The Factor reached out to the courts and received this response:

Council Member Kubosh visited our court yesterday and expressed concerns regarding what he perceived as overcrowding in courtrooms. Our Director and Presiding Judge, Barbara E. Hartle contacted him and let him know that we are a bit busier than usual because of an Amnesty Program currently being offered to individuals with delinquent court matters, which affords them an opportunity to settle their cases at a considerable cost savings.

Also, it’s not uncommon that during peak hours, even without the Amnesty, it may take a few extra moments for folks to pass through security. The security check point is there to safeguard all court visitors and is common practice for most public buildings. Our security team does a great job of getting hundreds of people processed through security on a daily basis as quickly as possible without compromising the safety of our team or those we serve. 

 

Thanks for allowing us an opportunity to respond regarding this inquiry.
 

 

Sincerely,

Gwendolyn Goins

Public Information Officer

Municipal Courts Department

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November is Hunger & Homeless Awareness Month and multiple events are taking place right here in Montgomery County as part of this important campaign!  

The Montgomery County Homeless Coalition announces the following events as opportunities for local city and county officials and Montgomery County citizens to understand the problems and become part of the solution for homelessness in Montgomery County, Texas.  

Tuesday, November 11th – “Picture This” Youth Photo Exhibit (open to the public) Opening Reception:  November 11, 2014 5:30-7:00pm, Conroe City Hall (300 W. Davis Street) The “Through Their Eyes” screening will be at 6:30pm. Exhibition presented by HomeAid Houston and Our City TV will run from November 11-30, 2014 For more information about the exhibit, call 281-382-9977 or visit www.homeaidhouston.org

Thursday, November 13th – Homelessness Panel Discussion (open to the public) Topic: Current Challenges of Homelessness in the City of Conroe & Montgomery County  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Conroe Chamber of Commerce (505 W. Davis Street) Panel Members:  Diane Pyles, Housing Authority; Dr. Joanne Ducharme, Director of Montgomery County Community Development; Jeff Christy, Deputy Chief of Conroe Police Department; Rodney Poole, Downtown Merchants Association;  Nancy Heintz, President of the Montgomery County Homeless Coalition, Capt. Karen Twinney, Salvation Army, and a Representative from Tri-County.  Moderator: Tyler Dunman, Assistant District Attorney.  

Wednesday, November 19th – Empty Bowls Lunch (open to the public)  Conroe Tower, Top Floor, 300 W. David Street, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm    This simple meal of soup, bread, and water is $5.oo per person.  Servers to include: Wayne Mack, Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace, James Noack, Pct. 3 Commissioner, Brett Ligon, District Attorney, among others. 

Also, beautiful handmade bowls created by students at Lone Star College-Montgomery and local artists will be available for purchase.  All proceeds of this event will help underwrite efforts of the Homeless Coalition to educate and provide community awareness.

Thursday, November 20th – Montgomery County Homeless Coalition Monthly Meeting  Conroe Chamber of Commerce (505 W. Davis Street), 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join us for our monthly event and to meet the agencies and ministries who do the daily work to prevent and end homelessness in and around Montgomery County.

Nancy Heintz: “We are very excited about the homelessness events happening this month.  We hope that the city and county officials and the citizens will come out to these events to learn more about the issues facing Montgomery County and how they can be a part of the solution.”  

The Montgomery County Homeless Coalition is non-profit organization that, through advocacy, education, and collaboration by its members, seeks to eliminate homelessness in Montgomery County, Texas.  For more information on any of these events, contact Nancy Heintz at 936-443-4990 or go to:  www.mctxhomeless.org /   www.facebook.com/mctxhomeless /   @mctxhomeless

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On Sunday, November 16, 2014, at approximately 9:00 AM, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies responded to the 12700 Block of Willis Waukegan Road, in reference to a male found deceased within a vehicle. When Deputies arrived at the location, they discovered a deceased male inside of the vehicle with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Units, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators, and representatives from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene.  The body of the deceased was later transported to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for an autopsy.  An investigation is on-going and investigators are in the process of reviewing evidence. 

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to call the Major Crimes Unit at (936) 760-5876.

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On November 4, 2014, Harris County Deputies responded to a robbery call at a drug store in the 6700 block of S. State Highway 6. The female employee told deputies that around 3:20 am the suspect approached the service counter and pulled out a handgun. He placed it on the counter and demanded all the money out of the register. The suspect grabbed the cash and walked out of the store.

This suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30-to-35 years old. He has a slim build. The employee says he has a tattoo on the side of his left eye.
If you have any information about this crime, or any other felony crime, please call Crime Stoppers at

713-222-TIPS (8477).  

 

You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the criminal’s arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.