Most read local stories on in August 2011

1. Self-proclaimed 'vampire' allegedly breaks into woman's apartment
A Galveston man is under arrest following a bizarre incident in a woman's apartment over the weekend.

2. City of Houston imposes mandatory water restrictions
The city of Houston has been added to the list of cities enacting mandatory water restrictions due to the ongoing drought.

3. Mom in court over 12-year-old daughter's alleged rape, abortion
A Houston woman is in custody, accused of going to extreme measures to protect her son from sexual assault charges.

4. Woman claims maintenance men violated her privacy
A tenant accuses maintenance staff of playing dress-up in her west Houston apartment, then posting pictures on Facebook.

5. Investigation into family tragedy goes on
Tragedy unfolded last night in northwest Harris County. Two young children are dead, allegedly killed by their mother who tried to end her own life as well. That mother remains hospitalized from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

6. Body identified as missing mom; boyfriend charged
The Harris County District Attorney's Office confirmed the body of a woman found over the weekend is that of Amber Elkins, the 20-year-old local mother who was missing for more than a week.

7. Masked gunmen kill mom in her own home
There is shock and fear in a northwest Harris County neighborhood after a woman was gunned down during a home invasion.

8. Woman struck by multiple vehicles on Beltway
Tragedy on the Beltway, as a woman was found dead along a busy stretch of road. Now police are searching for clues to solve her death, and find the driver who didn't stop to help.

9. Jogger in Galveston finds 55 pounds of cocaine
Beachgoers were shocked to hear what washed ashore on Galveston Island -- more than two dozen bricks of cocaine that had been adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. The drugs were found Monday on Indian Beach on the west side of Galveston.

10. Grandmother accused of trying to drown grandson
A northeast Houston woman is in custody, accused of trying to drown her own grandson. The child's mother is currently in jail.

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