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Interview with country singer Stephen Chadwick Special

Responsible for one of the top country albums of 2014, the talented Texan's career is deservedly on the rise - and he has even made the first round of Grammy nominations for next year's ceremony. Digital Journal meets him.

Texas man shoots and kills home invader

Houston - A Harris County man shot and killed one of three home invaders early Friday morning while his mother was trying to make breakfast.

Teacher arrested after giving lap dance to student

Houston - A Houston middle-school teacher faces criminal charges after performing a lap dance on one of her male students for his birthday.

Aerial search for missing plane over, Australia says

Canberra - An international aerial search involving more than a dozen planes looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was called off Monday but high-tech underwater search operations are being expanded, Australian officials leading the effort said Monday.

Search for plane debris on ocean surface ending

Perth - Authorities investigating the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say their search for debris floating in the Indian Ocean is ending and efforts will shift to the seabed.

'Former Australia defence boss to head MH370 search'

Perth - Former Australian defence chief Angus Houston will take over coordination of the international search effort for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, reports said Sunday.

Video captures Houston worker's daring escape from fire

Houston - The combination of a Houston construction worker's quick thinking and the expertise of a firefighter crew resulted in a dramatic rescue caught on video that's quickly gone viral.

Two high school students killed at house party in Houston suburb

Cypress - An 18-year-old girl's birthday party in a Houston suburb Saturday night turned deadly when gunmen opened fire killing two high school students and injuring at least 20 others, authorities said Sunday.

Lone Star stabbing: Multiple victims, 1 suspect

Houston - The crime rate in Cypress, Texas has been notably low, as the crime rate is lower than 57% of U.S. cities. Houston however has been exponentially higher lately. This Lone Star College campus stabbing is a case in point.

School nurse's aide accused of sex with student in storage room

Houston - After a mother discovers explicit Facebook messages, a nurse's aide at Taylor High School in Houston is charged with having sex with a student on school grounds.

Op-Ed: Lorenzo's Restaurant waiter supports Down syndrome child rights

Houston - In a city that goes the extra mile to support Down syndrome fund raising and awareness, it's hard to believe a waiter actually had to deal with this situation.

TransCanada office in Houston taken over by protesters

The Tar Sands Blockade have entered the offices of TransCanada in Houston taking over the lobby. The protest is in progress at this moment.

Former President George H.W. Bush released from ICU

Houston - According to a Bush family spokesman, former President George H.W. Bush's condition is improving and has been moved from the Methodist Hospital's intensive care unit to a regular patient room.

Houston cop shoots double-amputee in wheelchair

Houston - In an incident outside of a group home in Houston, a police officer shot and killed a wheelchair bound, double-amputee after the man threatened his partner.

Houston police shoot and kill double amputee armed with a pen

Houston - A Houston police officer shot and killed a man in a wheelchair, missing an arm and a leg, when he allegedly threatened people with a pen.

Don't mess with this granny who fights off burglar with a fork

Houston - She's being dubbed "gangster granny" after the 73-year old took on a would-be burglar trying to break-in to her daughter's home. She scared him off with a pair of scissors an a BBQ fork.

Op-Ed: Forget tax hikes and stop tax fraud

Woo hoo, Boo Boo! Houston just made another Top 5 list! Okay, maybe we should say “boo hoo” instead, because it's the list of US cities most likely to have big-time identity thieves stealing billions of dollars by filing fraudulent tax returns.

Op-Ed: Smartest 3-year-old in U.S. from Texas accepted to Mensa

Three-year-old Christopher Salvaggio is one of a few toddlers that has been accepted into the Mensa program. There are more than 30 children under the age of 10 that are part of the Mensa Society.

Houston waiter receives $5,000 tip, gift is to buy a car

Houston - A waiter in a Texas Italian eatery recently got the biggest tip of his life. It's not a tip exactly, note some media sources, but more of a gift since the money was given without being attached to a bill.

Texas stripper wanted in fatal robbery

Houston - Police in Houston, Texas, are looking for a stripper who works at a Houston strip club. The stripper is said to have been involved in a fatal robbery.

Texas man arrested for riding unicycle naked

Kemah - Police arrest a man in Southeast Texas Wednesday accusing him of "distracting drivers and creating a hazard" after trying to ride his unicycle across a bridge in the buff.

Journalist moonlights as a stripper

A Houston newspaper is making headlines after a story broke out that one of its reporters was moonlighting as an exotic dancer.

Author Akash Kapur talks of ‘India Becoming’ Special

Houston - It was one of those idyllic mornings where the normally effervescent fountains belied their calm. One could not help but notice their doubling of Akash Kapur—his Zen as he greeted the crowd of anxious students at the University of Houston on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Whitney Houston a shining songbird and gateway drug

It was strange to learn of the passing of Whitney Houston on my iPhone. And yet it was so appropriate. In the 1980s her albums were as ubiquitous as social media is now.

Tiger on roof turns out to be false alarm, toy stopped traffic

Humble - On Wednesday night, commuters stopped along their ride as their eyes were drawn to a tiger sitting upon a roof. Drivers called emergency lines to report the 'escaped' tiger.

Did Yugoslav space technology sold by Tito put America in space?

The release of a Slovenian documentary, Houston We Have a Problem, alleges a new twist to the the Cold War: American bought a secret Yugoslav space programme to put it in space.

Man wants to pay $1 parking ticket from 58 years ago

Houston - A man who received a $1 parking ticket over 50 years ago has contacted officials informing them of his plans to pay this outstanding debt.

NBA: Chris Paul isn't a Laker, major 3-way trade on hold

The blockbuster NBA trade to send star point guard Chris Paul from New Orleans to the L.A. Lakers has hit a snag, ESPN reports. The trade also includes the Lakers' Pau Gasol moving to the Houston Rockets.

Novelist Abraham Verghese to lecture in Houston

Houston - Aspiring novelists and doctors—mark your calendars. The University of Houston's Department of Comparative Cultural Studies has extended an invitation to Abraham Verghese, a novelist and medicine professor to give a lecture and book signing.

Cops accused of eating confiscated pot brownies

Houston - Three Houston police officers are under investigation after a 19-year-old man who was arrested for drug possession accused them of eating his pot brownies. He backs up his claim with a transcript of a conversation the cops had later that night.
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Felicia Smith is being charged with a felony for engaging in a lap dance with one of her students.
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