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Posted: May 29, 2014 4:01 AM

Updated: May 29, 2014 4:01 AM

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) Residents of two subdivisions near Houston are ducking flooded roads this week. The Northshore and Belleau Wood subdivisions north of Humble (UHM'-bl) sit along the shores of the flood-prone West Fork of the San Jacinto River. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for moderate lowland flooding for the area effective through tomorrow morning.

HOUSTON (AP) Houston leaders have approved an ordinance expanding anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents. Supporters of the ordinance say it's about offering protections at the local level against all forms of discrimination. Those against the ordinance say it would infringe on their religious liberties.

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard has scheduled a hearing on a collision between a tugboat and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel. No injuries were reported from the March 22nd collision. The oil flowed into the nearby Gulf of Mexico. Some washed ashore as far southwest as Matagorda Island.

HOUSTON (AP) A federal court hearing is scheduled today in Houston for a man involved in the 2012 shooting death of an Iranian student and women's rights activist. Ali Irsan faces state murder charges for the death of Gelareh Bagherzadeh. Federal prosecutors say evidence they plan to present at today's detention hearing for a benefits scheme likely would show some connection to Irsan's state indictment in Houston for the slaying of the Bagherzadeh.

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