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Aaron Hernandez' brain showed damage like that of a 67-year-old

The attorney for the late New England Patriots' former tight end Aaron Hernandez announced this week that his client's brain exhibited severe signs of Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Attorney Jose Baez gave a press conference Thursday, Sept. 20, after researchers at the CTE Center at Boston University diagnosed the debilitating brain disease by examining Hernandez' brain after his April suicide in prison. Hernandez was acquitted of two murders but convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for the murder of former friend Odin Lloyd. The murder happened only 10 months after Hernandez signed a multi-million dollar contract with the Patriots.

Be wary of underage drinking and driving this homecoming season

As we head into the fall season, Houstonians are still in recovery mode from from last month's Hurricane Harvey. However, time marches on, and the treasured rituals of autumn continue to play out in football stadiums all over Texas.

Soon homecoming season will be upon us. Excited high school students will don their finest formal wear accompanied by wrist corsages for the girls and colorful boutonnières for their favorite fellows. Friends will gather and make plans to meet up for the big game and later, dinner dates and the main event — the dance itself.

Houston wrecks hospitalize 4

A multi-car pile-up that occurred yesterday, Sept. 14, in Houston sent four people to area hospitals. Two of those hospitalized were Houston paramedics responding to an earlier collision, Houston police reported.

The accident happened on I-45 South on the stretch of highway between the exit on Scarsdale Blvd. and the San Houston Tollway. In the initial crash, which happened around 4:30 a.m., two cars collided and blocked the interstate near the Beltway by the Scarsdale Blvd. exit ramp.

Can traffic lights contribute to auto fatalities?

Earlier this summer, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University in Houston released its report that illustrated how intersections equipped with traffic lights are frequently the setting for fatal accidents.

Both Houston and America as a whole have seen a recent uptick in wrecks involving automobiles and bike riders and pedestrians. According to the Institute's report, the presence of stop lights in intersections increases the likelihood of fatal collisions by nine times.

Relief supplies continue to Houston after fatal head-on wreck

Hurricane Harvey continues to rack up collateral victims, as two people died following a head-on collision with a semitruck carrying relief supplies for the storm victims in southeast Texas, officials reported.

The fatal accident occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 30, shortly after 6 p.m. According to the chief of the Wilmer Fire Department, it happened almost at the junction of the Dallas and Ellis County lines on I-45 at Malloy Bridge Road.

Technology, plus focused driving, can reduce accidents

Distracted driving is a big problem all across the United States. Because driver distraction is a primary cause of collisions, it's important to nip the problem in the bud when young people are learning to drive.

In another southern state, driver's education courses have begun incorporating simulator technologies to emphasize the scope of the problem and its repercussions.

Voice texts as dangerous when driving as hands-on texting

The impact of technology on society is undeniable, perhaps exemplified most by cellphones. Everyone has one that accompanies them wherever they go. While no one can argue that they aren't handy to have, depending on how they are used, they can be deadly.

You'd have to be living underneath a rock not to have gotten the message that texting while driving is very dangerous. The tech industry responded to these safety concerns by developing smartphones that are controlled by voice. A driver can get updated texts read out loud to him or her behind the wheel and then dictate the reply to be sent. Drivers can even use speech to issue commands by prefacing those commands with the phrase, "Okay, Google."

Tips to keep your teen safe behind the wheel

The big day is right around the corner. Your daughter will soon be starting her driver's education class and, before you know it, she will be driving herself to school. Unfortunately, teens are involved in car accidents more than any other age group. This is why it is vital to teach your child safe driving techniques.

Before you turn her loose on the roads of Bellaire, be sure you take time to go over the following safety tips with your teenager. Good driving habits can make a major difference on city streets, highways and the country roads around Texas.

Did a vehicle rollover cause your injuries?

One of the most dangerous types of auto accidents drivers can have involve vehicle rollovers. Fortunately, these types of crashes are relatively rare, with rollovers only happening in approximately 3 percent of major collisions.

Yet that small percentage of auto accidents is still responsible for roughly 30 percent of the fatalities that occur in wrecks involving passenger vehicles.

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