A federal judge has set a trial date for the civil suit against a white Bellaire police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his parents' driveway. A federal magistrate on Wednesday put Robbie Tolan's lawsuit against Bellaire police officer Jeffrey Cotton on course for a September 2015 trial, c ... More >>
A federal appeals court has sent a civil rights claim against a white Bellaire police officer who shot an unarmed black man in his parents' driveway back to trial court. Issued today by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the ruling revives a claim filed by Robbi ... More >>
Murder charges have been filed against a 21-year-old man suspected of killing a Bellaire police officer and a man who came to his aid Christmas Eve. Harlem Harold Lewis has been charged with capital murder and murder in the shooting deaths of Bellaire Police Corporal J.D. Norman, 53, and Terry Tayl ... More >>
We imagine the Health Department really appreciated the Eating...Our Words-sponsored Haute Wheels food-truck festival. Where else could they check out 20 otherwise elusive mobile units in one place? Inspectors managed to get to that number on Saturday alone, the first day of the two-day event at the ... More >>
About 30 protesters and dozens of spectators lined the steps of the Harris County Criminal Justice building this afternoon, calling for new charges to be brought against Andrew Blomberg, the former Houston police officer recently acquitted on charges of kicking a 15-year-old burglary suspect. Membe ... More >>
Houston city councilman Jerry Davis donned a hoodie at yesterday's meeting in support of protests over the Trayvon Martin shooting. Davis, whose represented District B since January, said minorities still face unequal treatment by law enforcement.
Once Galveston emergency personnel discovered the dead motorcyclist was "one of us," a Bellaire teenager's nightmare revved into overdrive.
The Tolans say they'll move on to federal courtJeffrey Cotton, the Bellaire police officer who shot Robbie Tolan in a controversial incident outside the Tolan home, was acquitted by a jury today after four and a half hours of deliberation.He had been charged with aggravated assault in the 2008 in ... More >>
Back in 2004, we covered the battle of man vs. coyote in League City. Now it appears the wily canines have moved the battlefront closer to town.WestUInstantNews picks up the, um, tail: Coyotes and bobcats have recently been spotted prowling the border of Bellaire and West University Place, prom ... More >>
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Robbie Tolan and his family have finally filed the long-awaited civil suit against the city of Bellaire and the cop who shot him in a high-profile incident that's brought national attention to the affluent suburb.The federal suit -- which contains explosive allegations of racist incidents by Bellair ... More >>
Bellaire police officer Jeff Cotton, who was indicted for shooting Robert Tolan, insists he's not someone who indulges in racial profiling. Well, he doesn't insist. Nor does his attorney. Instead, a spokesman for his attorney insists, to the Houston Chronicle, that he's no profiler. Just because he ... More >>
Robert Tolan, the minor league baseball player shot by Bellaire cops in his parents' driveway on December 31, called for Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel's resignation at a press conference today. "I would hope that Bellaire's residents are appalled and outraged," Tolan told a crowd of about 100 people ... More >>
Isiah Carey's Insite reports the Robbie Tolan/Bellaire police shooting story is going national.Bryant Gumbel of HBO's Real Sports was in town to interview Tolan, who was shot in his driveway by Bellaire cops. Tolan's father is former major leaguer Robert Tolan.Carey says Gumbel interviewed the entir ... More >>
Robert Tolan got shot by Bellaire PD, and all he got was this lousy bullet lodged in his liver. That's all he's gotten so far, at least. Tolan was released from the hospital yesterday, and Hair Balls contacted his attorney to see what their next move is."Let me quote my favorite president, the curre ... More >>
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Unarmed 23-year-old black man Robbie Tolan was shot in his own driveway last Wednesday in Bellaire. The bullet pierced his lung and lodged in his liver, where doctors say it will likely remain for the rest of his life.The shooter was Sgt. Joseph Cotton, who evidently thought Tolan's 2004 Nissan Xter ... More >>
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Three cops. One kid on LSD. Something just didn't add up for Skip and Becky Allen, who filed a lawsuit to find out how their son died.
Brittany Ann Corcoran, age seven, went "missing" for seven months. She resurfaced with a case of head lice, holes in her socks and nothing settled about what has been and what will become of her...