Most read local stories on in July 2011

1. Two charged in case involving Patti LaBelle
It all began with a video showing a scuffle between Patti LaBelle's entourage and a West Point cadet. At first, it was a case of he said, she said. Now two people have been charged with a crime.

2. Sharks caught at two Houston-area beaches
Large sharks caught in the Gulf of Mexico are creating a scare for swimmers and people on the beach. At least two sharks were caught by fishermen recently along the Texas coast.

3. Body found in creek may be missing NC woman
A dismembered body found in Fort Bend County on Sunday may be a North Carolina woman who went missing more than a week ago.

4. Cop appears to take swing at handcuffed suspect
A Houston police officer was caught on camera Thursday taking a swing at a handcuffed robbery suspect. Eyewitness News investigates these shocking images captured by SkyEye 13 HD. And now the police chief is responding.

5. New details in fiery fatal wreck on Highway 59
We're learning new details about Tuesday's fiery multiple vehicle accident on Highway 59 near the Grand Parkway that ended with one woman dead and the road shut down for hours.

6. Woman wins appeal to have 'Diaper Baby' book banned
We have an update on a book ban appeal at Brown Elementary School. A Channelview ISD's parent wanting one kid's book banned from the library has finally gotten her wish.

7. Workers fall ill at HP headquarters
Health officials are investigating a mysterious illness among some people at Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in northwest Harris County.

8. Peculiar animal sparks rumors of chupacabra
You've heard the outlandish stories, the unbelievable claims -- the myth of the chupacabra. Over the years, there have been alleged sightings all over the south, creating quite a reputation for a creature that experts say doesn't exist. Now one local town is abuzz with the latest so-called sighting.

9. HCSO deputies investigating triple shooting
Deputies are investigating a triple shooting in northwest Harris County. Two of the victims have died, and police believe it all started with an altercation at a nearby nightclub.

10. Woman found fatally shot along Highway 288
A woman was found dead along Highway 288 near Blodgett early Wednesday morning, prompting a murder mystery for police.

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