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Houston Police are looking for two unknown suspects who robbed a store at 7003 McHard Road and killed an employee. The fatal robbery happened around 9:35 p.m. on July 3.  Jose Fidel Gomez, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say  two unknown suspects wearing gloves and hoods approached the front door.  The first suspect showed a gun and demanded money from the store clerk. The other suspect acted as a lookout.   A co-worker, Mr. Gomez, pulled out a gun and shot at the suspect trying to rob the store. The suspect and Gomez fired at each other, but Gomez was killed.  Both suspects fled the store on foot. Anyone who has information on the suspects is urged to call the Houston Police Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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On July 3, State District Judge Mark Morefield dismissed the case  of James Noteware vs. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston.  In December 2017, a voter sued the City of Houston to challenge the results of the November 7, 2017 election.  During that election, Houston voters overwhelmingly approved the pension bonds.

“These pension bonds are a critical part of our pension reform statute and plan, and I am very pleased with the judge’s ruling,” Mayor Turner said in a news release.

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No one was hurt during a house fire and explosion.   It happened  in the 90 block of N. Bryan  in Houston’s Second Ward on June 29, 2018 at 9:49 a.m.  The Houston Fire Department estimates $140,000 in damage.  The cause of the fire in the one-story brick home is under investigation by the HFD arson division. HFD reports there was a small fire inside the home and the explosion blew out the outside walls.   The fire was put out quickly.  Firefighters from Stations 20, 18, 17 and 42 responded.

 

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