red_light_camera_largeBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Data shows that adjusting the time on yellow lights to reflect the speed of traffic leads to fewer red-light runners than the presence of cameras does. But one officials attempts to get his colleagues to agree, and potentially give up a lot of the revenue from tickets, crashed and burned. Westword has the story.

jennifer-lobato-facebookBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Lobato, a 37-year-old mother of seven, died in custody from opioid withdrawal. The lawsuit filed afterward details the incidents of alleged neglect that led up to her death, with one jailer quoted as rejecting a plea for help from a fellow inmate with an order to “shut the fuck up.” Westword has the story.

jonbenetBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A new reportindicates that former Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy misrepresented DNA evidence in the JonBenét Ramsey investigation in order to clear her parents and her brother of any suspicion in the six-year-old’s 1996 murder. That revelation is unsettling enough, but it also fits into a pattern of officials misleading the public over the entire troubled history of the still-unsolved case. Westword has the story.

dylan-redwine-easter-photo-facebook-800Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Just over four years ago, thirteen-year-old Dylan Redwine disappeared during a court-ordered visit with his father, Mark Redwine. His body was found in June 2013, and just over two years later, Mark was named a person of interest in the case. Meanwhile, Dylan’s mom filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Mark, to which her ex-husband responded with a countersuit. Now, Mark’s suit has been tossed out following the previous dismissal of Elaine’s complaint — but the search for justice continues. Westword has the story.

paulwall_dec23Eric Sauseda

Houston rapper Paul Wall and Baby Bash might as well volunteer to be DD’s this New Year’s Eve, because on Tuesday, a judge ordered that they not drink alcohol or do any drugs as part of their bond conditions. Just before Christmas, the rappers and several others were arrested and charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of THC with intent to deliver, both felonies.

Each told judges they would not pass their drug tests if made to pee in a cup.

jack-warmolts-facebook-3Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: While Warmolts will have to spend time county jail, the sentence stipulated by the pact keeps him out of prison. This kind of comparatively light punishment for sex crimes involving white, college-age defendants has upset critics on the national level, as in the case of convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner. Westword has the story.

wilforkGalveston County Sheriff's Office

A University of Houston football player has been kicked off the team after allegedly getting caught with drugs, as KPRC reported late Tuesday.

D’Aundre Holmes-Wilfork, a safety on the Cougars football team, was charged with possession of between 200 and 400 grams of a controlled substance in Galveston County last week, according to court records.

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