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HELP CATCH THE BURGLAR!

Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Burglary and Theft Division need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a Credit Card Abuse. 
 
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, at approximately 3:27 a.m., an unknown black male suspect used the victim’s stolen credit card to make an unauthorized purchase at a convenience store located in the 6300 block of San Felipe Street in Houston, Texas. During this incident, the suspect was captured on video surveillance using the stolen credit card to purchase items at the checkout counter. The credit card was stolen that same day in a burglary of the victim’s vehicle while parked in the 7500 block of Burgoyne Road.  The suspect was seen leaving the store in a black car (possibly a Dodge Challenger). 
 
Suspect: Black male, 20-29 years old, 5’10”, 160 lbs., wearing a blue and gray sweatshirt, silver track pants and red shoes.  
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crimestoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.

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FREE FACE MASKS FOR THE PUBLIC!

The Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office is distributing masks and gloves to the public at the below listed times and locations. Please share this information with your audiences so they can better protect themselves from COVID-19.

Constable Alan Rosen is working to ensure that those without the ability to purchase these precious resources for themselves will still have access to them.

“No one should go without in the middle of a pandemic,” said Constable Rosen. “Our Community Outreach team is working diligently day and night to find these resources and get them into the hands of those who need them most. We’ve been doing so for the past two weeks.”

The first 100 vehicles will be served at each location.

Effective Monday, April 27, masks are legally required in Harris County per an executive order signed today by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. The order expires after 30 days. There is a $1000 fine which can be associated with violation of the order.

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HOUSTON TEXANS’ WHITNEY MERCILUS GIVES BACK AT TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL!

Houston Texans’ Outside Linebacker Whitney Mercilus partnered with Papa John’s Houston to deliver pizza to nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital earlier today.

Mercilus, works with his foundation, WithMerci, which focuses on helping families with children with disabilities; each year Mercilus and the foundation serves Thanksgiving dinner to nearly 50 families at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Mercilus brought along DJ and Producer Rican McGusty (AKA DJ Big Reeks) from the Waxaholics, also his partner in this giving back mission, Keith Sullins, President of Papa John’s Houston, to help deliver 125 pizzas. 

“When Keith calls I have to answer. Keith and Papa John’s have been huge supporters of the WithMerci Foundation and making sure we take care of the men and women on the front lines just made sense. The nurses and doctors all over the world are jeopardizing their lives for ours and this is the least I can do. The nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital hold a special place in my heart and if bringing pizza puts a smile on their face, I will do it every time,” Whitney Mercilus said.

Mercilus and the WithMerci Foundation will be working along-side Papa John’s Houston to deliver additional pizzas throughout this time for nurses and doctors throughout the city. 

Mercilus is currently working on cooking videos, ‘Wednesdays with Whitney in the Kitchen’, to help families with children with disabilities make easy meals.

The first video will be released, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

To learn more about the WithMerci Foundation and partner with Whitney Mercilus to assist children with disabilities visit www.withmerci.org.
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PEOPLE ARE STILL STEALING COPPER? DANG!



Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Metal Theft unit need the public’s assistance identifying the suspects responsible for a Burglary of a Building. 
 
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, at approximately 10:46 p.m., two unknown suspects burglarized a business located in the 6900 block of Raton Street in Houston, Texas. Video surveillance captured the suspects breaking into the building and stealing copper pipes. During the incident, the suspects stole approximately $45,000 worth of copper pipes. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel. 
 
Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward. 
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Surveillance Video, Photo of Wanted Vehicle in Crash That Injured Child at 4600 Galesburg Street!



Houston police have released surveillance video and a photo of a suspect’s vehicle wanted in a crash that seriously injured a child at 4600 Galesburg Street about 5:35 p.m. last Monday (April 13).

The surveillance video of the vehicle, a silver/gray Chevrolet Sonic.

Investigators in the HPD Hit and Run Unit stated the female suspect driver knew she struck the child, a pedestrian, because video shows her speeding away from the crash scene and then running a stop sign. 


It is believed the suspect is an Asian female, about 25 to 35 years of age.  She is wanted for felony failure to stop and render aid. 

The victim, a 7-year-old boy, sustained multiple broken bones and head trauma. 


Anyone with information on the vehicle or the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 

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FACTOR THROWBACK: DENNIS RODMAN ONE ON ONE ON ISIAH FACTOR!

He was the bad boy of basketball, the former NBA player who went to North Korea, and he even once dated Madonna.

Now, Dennis Rodman is dropping his guard and revealing his complex life in an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary.

I had a chance to chat with him and what I found was a very complex man who’s still looking for happiness despite all of his success.

He was brought to town by anyticket.com for a Q&A with his fans at Sam’s Boat.

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ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING LEADS TO MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE!

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 1725 Upland Lakes about 8:45 p.m. on Thursday (April 16).  

The suspect, Antoine Loic Tran (A/m, 21), is charged with manslaughter in the 208th State District Court.  He is accused for his role in the death of Kevin Le, 21.  

A booking photo of Tran is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan and Detective K. Heaverlo reported:  

Tran shot Mr. Le while inside a residence at the above address.  Le was initially transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.   He was later transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

A preliminary investigation and statements from witnesses and Tran indicated the shooting was accidental.  Tran remained at the scene, was taken into custody and subsequently charged in the shooting.  

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TWO MORE COVID 19 DEATHS IN HOUSTON!

Mayor Sylvester Turner says there have been two more Covid-19 deaths in the city of Houston.

Tuner says that brings the number to 31 people who have died from this deadly form of the Coronavirus.

There are a total of 2,570 cases in the city of Houston.

There are 6,600 cases in Southeast, TX.

After intense screenings (1,000 tests completed Thursday) there are also 114 new positive tests for Covid 19.

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JOB OPENINGS IN THE HOUSTON REGION FROM ISIAH FACTOR!

At Isiah Factor Uncensored we realize there are thousands of people in the Houston region who have lost their jobs because of the Coronavirus.

That’s why I came up with the idea to do a job fair on television.

We wanted to have real tangible jobs that people could walk into the next day.

We worked with WorkSolutions and the University of Houston to come up with a list plus resources for small business that are also struggling.

The video above is what we came up with and we hope it helps you.

Stay strong people!

FOR BUSINESSES:

GET IN THE LINE EARLY FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF SBA LOANS AT UNITY NATIONAL BANK:

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HISD announces new food distribution sites for week of April 13!

April 9, 2020 – The Houston Independent School District will continue food distribution efforts at 25 sites throughout the district during the week of Monday, April 13.

Food will be packed by HISD Nutrition Services staff at the Hexser T. Holliday Food Services Support Facility and then delivered daily to each site, in alignment with our updated procedures and safety measures. Each site can distribute up to 500 bags — or 15,000 pounds of food — per day.

As families arrive, staff will minimize contact by filling out required forms for families and placing food in their trunks. Those who walk to the sites also must adhere to strict social distancing requirements.

Specific locations, dates, and times are listed below.

Monday, April 13

  • Foerster Elementary School, 14200 Fonmeadow Dr., 9 a.m.
  • Attucks Middle School, 4330 Bellfort Blvd., 9 a.m.
  • Booker T. Washington High School, 4204 Yale St., 11 a.m.
  • Blackshear Elementary School, 2900 Holman Ave., 3 p.m.
  • Shadydale Elementary School, 5905 Tidwell Rd., 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14

  • McNamara Elementary School, 8714 McAvoy Dr., 9 a.m.
  • Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St., 9 a.m.
  • Thompson Elementary School, 6121 Tierwester St., 11 a.m.
  • Jones Futures Academy, 7414 Saint Lo Rd., 3 p.m.
  • Key Middle School, 4000 Kelley St., 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15

  • Williams Middle School, 6100 Knox St., 9 a.m.
  • Fondren Elementary School, 12405 Carlsbad St., 9 a.m.
  • Navarro Middle School, 5100 Polk St., 11 a.m.
  • Mitchell Elementary School, 10900 Gulfdale Dr., 3 p.m.
  • Hilliard Elementary School, 8115 E. Houston Rd., 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 16

  • (new location) Hartsfield Elementary School, 5001 Perry St., 9 a.m.
  • Jane Long Academy, 6501 Bellaire Blvd., 9 a.m.
  • Burrus Elementary School, 701 E. 33rd St., 11 a.m.
  • Wheatley High School, 4801 Providence St., 3 p.m.
  • Fonwood Early Childhood Center, 9709 Mesa Dr., 3 p.m.

Friday, April 17

  • Scarborough High School, 4141 Costa Rica Rd., 9 a.m.
  • Fleming Middle School, 4910 Collingsworth St., 9 a.m.
  • Young Elementary School, 3555 Bellfort Ave., 11 a.m.
  • Osborne Elementary School, 800 Ringold St., 3 p.m.
  • Pilgrim Academy, 6302 Skyline Dr., 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 18 **New Site

  • NRG Stadium parking lot, NRG Parkway, 4-7 p.m.