Most read local stories on in December 2011

1. Bay City shooting leaves four kids dead; mom in critical condition
Four children are dead and their mother was wounded after police say a man opened fire on his wife and kids in Bay City Wednesday before turning the gun on himself.

2. Man accused of injecting substance into water bottles
A Houston man is in jail because of what police say he did to some products at a convenience store. He was arrested after a clerk at the store on the Katy Freeway and Shepherd called police when he noticed something strange.

3. Coach accused of improper relationship with student found dead
A high school is in shock after a coach takes his own life while being investigated for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student. The news was a bombshell -- a coach under suspicion takes his own life.

4. Man accused of beating salesman during meeting
The family of a Tomball man is outraged over what happened to him while on the job. He was beaten while out on a call, and the family calls it a hate crime.

5. Explosions confirmed at refinery in Pasadena
Two confirmed explosions at a refinery prompted a temporary shelter in place for Pasadena residents Saturday evening.

6. Runaway reindeer corralled after running around on Gulf Freeway
There was a strange sight along the Gulf Freeway Wednesday -- two reindeer who look like they belonged at the North Pole, not in southeast Texas. But there was a simple explanation -- they escaped from a trailer owned by one of Santa's helpers.

7. Girl, 6, killed in suspected DWI crash
A deadly crash in north Houston killed a six-year old girl

8. Boy, 4, saves grandfather's life
His family says this boy's bravery helped save his grandfather's life. Kanden Jones may be too young to own a smart phone, but apparently he knows how to use one. The family of the four-year-old says that knowledge helped him when his grandfather's health took a turn for the worse.

9. Motorcyclist dies in grisly accident on Highway 290
The Northwest Freeway westbound lanes were shut down for several hours after a deadly and a gruesome crash at Pinemont.

10. Police rescue woman after car plunges in bayou
Police and emergency crews rescued a woman after her vehicle crashed into Buffalo Bayou near downtown Wednesday afternoon.

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