St. John B. Smith

St. John B. Smith


Call me Sinjin. @Houstonchron, Public safety reporter. Bostonian. Peace Corps, Paraguay. Philly-trained. Tips: st.john.smith@chron.com

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What happened to Mayor Turner's plan to open a theme park in Houston?

HPD Chief@ArtAcevedo  calls Houston's skyrocketing murder rate a 'perfect storm' )

Today is my birthday. And apparently, Joe Biden's(!)

For a price, this Texas DA drops drug charges - and gives the money to local charities

Free Solo. Oh my god. 💀💀💀

Ted Cruz digs in for congressional battle over 'censorship' on Twitter, Facebook

TIL cops in MA can lose their pensions if they're arrested/convicted for on-the-job misconduct ... For Boston police officers accused of crimes, legal troubles tend to just melt away

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If you don't live in Texas, here's how to help #Harvey 's victims

BREAKING: Harris County District Attorney's Office is dismissing charges against 604 people arrested during #GeorgeFloyd  protests. A total of 796 cases, all non-violent misdemeanors. Charges remain against 51 adults, 1 juvenile.

Trump took $70,000 in tax deductions for hair care. That's illegal, experts say

BREAKING: Attorneys for Waller County are seeking a gag order in the #sandrabland  lawsuit after our recent stories

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Chief Acevedo, other law enforcement officials slam Trump's family separation policy

A Texas prison sergeant found not guilty after video showed him slamming an inmate into concrete so hard he died

*Taps mic* Today, we published our investigation into @houstonpolice 's narcotics division in print. Read it here:

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BREAKING: Detectives release sketch, surveillance video in 7 year-old #JazmineBarnes ’ murder

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