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  • Former NFL player indicted for murder, tampering with evidence

    Posted by · July 28, 2022 8:27 PM

  • Former NFL player indicted for murder, tampering with evidence

    Former NFL player Kevin Ware was indicted Thursday for murder and tampering with evidence, specifically a corpse, in the death of his girlfriend, Taylor Pomaski.

    “We appreciate everyone who has come forward to provide evidence and aid in our investigation,” said Lacy Johnson, a chief prosecutor in the Major Offenders Division, who is handling the case. “Although this investigation has been going on since Taylor’s disappearance in 2021, the court process is just beginning, and we encourage anyone who has knowledge about what happened between Kevin and Taylor to come forward.”

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  • Houston man who masterminded the hiding of 5-year-old’s body sentenced to 40 years in prison

    Posted by · July 27, 2022 8:05 PM

  • Houston man who masterminded the hiding of 5-year-old’s body sentenced to 40 years in prison

    A Houston man who worked to hide the body of his girlfriend’s dead 5-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.

    “The suspicious circumstances surrounding this little girl’s death warranted a full investigation, and every possible effort was made to find out exactly what happened,” Ogg said. “Even though we may never know how little Sierra Patino died, she and her family got justice with the jury’s verdict and the resulting 40-year prison sentence.”

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  • Harris County DA Kim Ogg hosting safety meeting for food truck vendors

    Posted by · July 26, 2022 7:48 PM

  • Harris County DA Kim Ogg hosting safety meeting for food truck vendors

    Who: Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston Police Department, Harris County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Que Onda Magazine and El Bolillo Bakery

    What: Public safety meeting to raise awareness for food truck owners, operators and workers

    When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 27

    Where: Baker Ripley House, 4410 Navigation, Houston, TX 77011

    Why: To teach participants how to protect themselves and their businesses from criminals, safeguard their rights and report crime to the proper authorities

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  • Safe Firearm

    Posted by · July 25, 2022 7:11 PM


  • Man charged in 2004 Houston murder extradited from Mexico

    Posted by · July 23, 2022 7:36 PM

  • Man charged in 2004 Houston murder extradited from Mexico

    A fugitive charged with murder in a 2004 shooting in Houston has been extradited from Mexico, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Saturday.

    Antonio Balencia Davalos, 53, arrived in Houston late Friday after being brought back to America by the U.S. Marshals Service.

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  • Crime Victims

    Posted by · July 20, 2022 7:14 PM


  • Tilman Fertitta offers $25K reward via Crime Stoppers in shooting death of Arlene Alvarez

    Posted by · July 20, 2022 4:56 PM

  • Tilman Fertitta offers $25K reward via Crime Stoppers in shooting death of Arlene Alvarez

    A Harris County Grand Jury on Tuesday declined to indict Tony Earls in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Arlene Alvarez, announced District Attorney Kim Ogg.

    “Our hearts go out to the Alvarez family because Arlene’s death is a tragedy that is unimaginable,” Ogg said. “We are focusing all of our efforts on finding the suspect who set this chain of events in motion and bringing him to justice.”

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  • Child Abuse

    Posted by · July 15, 2022 7:14 PM


  • Elder Abuse

    Posted by · July 10, 2022 7:15 PM


  • Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for ambushing and killing two brothers

    Posted by · July 06, 2022 4:53 PM

  • Man sentenced to life in prison without parole for ambushing and killing two brothers

    Marlon Brandon Valdez, 22, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday for ambushing and shooting two brothers he knew from high school in 2019, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “The families of these victims will never see their loved ones again because a teenager with an assault rifle decided to execute two teenagers he got in a fight with,” Ogg said. “Far too often, young people think they can do whatever they want, and hurt whoever they want, and just escape the consequences. But the consequences are real.”

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