Saturday, November 9, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a man's electrocution in a Houston hotel swimming pool was the result of criminal negligence. Authorities are searching for two electricians charged in the death of Paul Hernandez. According to a police statement, repair work was done in a "substandard fashion," light to a pool light short that killed the 27-year-old man.
HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent Houston hand surgeon has died in Florida. Michael Brown was found unconscious last month at his Miami Beach home and had been on life support since. Brown had founded the Brown Hand Center, but he lost his medical license due to drug abuse. He also was convicted of assaulting a pregnant former wife and acquitted of assaulting his fourth wife.
HOUSTON (AP) — The son of singer Patti LaBelle has taken the stand in the misdemeanor assault trial of his mother's bodyguard. Zuri Edwards testified he was hit in the face by a man in the Houston terminal after the man shouted racial slurs at his mother. Efrem Holmes beat Richard King in 2011, and Holmes' attorneys say he was defending LaBelle and Edwards at the time.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Christian University has renamed its college of communications after its star journalism alumnus. TCU trustees voted to name the college for CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, the host of "Face the Nation." He's a 1959 graduate of the journalism school, which also is named after him.