HOUSTON (AP) - One body has been recovered and two people are missing following a house fire in northeast Houston. Arson investigators are trying to determine what sparked the blaze. Fire department officials say a body was recovered shortly before midnight. Firefighters searched through the rubble for the other two possible victims of yesterday afternoon's blaze.
CONWAY, Texas (AP) - An Oklahoma man faces drug charges after a traffic stop in the Texas Panhandle led to the seizure of more than $1.3 million worth of methamphetamine. A trooper discovered more than 36 pounds of meth wrapped in bundles and hidden in the seats of an SUV. The Department of Public Safety says Leira Cota was pulled over for a traffic violation.
HOUSTON (AP) - A second person has been sentenced to prison and must repay nearly $10 million in a Texas-based life settlement investment fraud scheme. Prosecutors say Kelly Taylor Gipson misused investor funds and the policies lapsed. Gipson pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder proceeds from the scheme linked to a Houston firm.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has honored country star Reba McIntire with an annual scholarship to be given in her name. Rodeo officials on Thursday night announced the scholarship before McIntire's performance. Funding for the $18,000 McIntire scholarship will be provided by the show's educational fund.
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