Search for gunshot victim, reward for 2-year case offered, Catholics honor MLK

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HOUSTON (KIAH) – Here’s what you missed on Eyewitness News at 9 here on CW39 Houston.

Police continue search for Cracker Barrel manager’s killer

The search continues for the shooter who shot and killed a Cracker Barrel manager during an attempted robbery.

Friends and family gathered to remember Robin Baucom on Sunday evening. She worked at the restaurant for 34 years.

Deputies say the suspect left in a 2018 model or newer metallic gray Charger.

Reward offered for information on a cold murder case

Sunday marked two years since a Houston mother was shot and killed as she walked through a wooded lot along Cullen Boulevard in southeast Houston.

Juanisha Fortune’s family have been joined by Crime Stoppers as they appeal to the public to help them solve this case.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the suspect. You can remain anonymous.

Catholics hold Mass in honor of MLK Day

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston held the 37th Annual Memorial Mass in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

it was held Sunday at the Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral downtown. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo was on hand for the celebration.

There was also a performance by the Catholic African American Ministry Choir.

New Texas Election Law Hooks U.S. Citizens and Mail-In Ballot Applications

The impact of a sweeping new election law that Republicans pushed through last year during protests by Democrats is once again sparking fire.

Thousands of Texans, including some U.S. citizens, received letters saying they had been flagged as potential noncitizens who could be kicked off the voter rolls. And local election officials say hundreds of mail-in ballot applications are being rejected for not including required new information.

On Friday, Harris County officials said they rejected more than 200 of 1,200 applications from Houston-area voters. The secretary of state’s office said in a statement Friday that counties should check with it on how to properly discard mail-in ballots.

Doubt raised in case of mother accused of having put her son in the trunk

A judge has found no probable cause to support a charge a Houston mother faces after she was accused of placing her 13-year-old son in the trunk of her car for the purpose of killing her. isolate after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 41-year-old mother had been charged by prosecutors with putting a child at risk after authorities said her son was found on January 3 in the trunk of his car at a drive-through testing site in the north -West of Houston.

But in a hearing on Thursday, state District Judge Chris Morton said prosecutors had not presented enough evidence to support the charge.

A spokesperson for the Harris County prosecutor’s office said prosecutors will review the evidence before deciding how to proceed with the case.

Prosecutor: Texas Attorney General Violated Public Records Law

A district attorney says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton violated state public records laws by withholding or failing to preserve his communications relating to his appearance at a pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the deadly riot in the US Capitol last year.

The Austin-based Travis County District Attorney’s Office told the Republican attorney general in a letter Thursday that it has four days to remedy the issue or face legal action.

Paxton’s office did not respond to a request for comment Friday.

Multiple news outlets requested his communications around the time of the Jan. 6, 2021, event under Texas public information law.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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