Today's Top Headlines: April 12, 2017

From deputies coming the rescue and saving a child's life to the birth of the newest member of the giraffe family at the Houston Zoo, here are all of today's top headlines:

LOCAL NEWS:

Houston Zoo announces birth of giraffe calf

While the world waits for April the giraffe in New York to give birth, the Houston Zoo announced its own baby Masai giraffe was born this week. Click here for more details and more photos.


Teen accused of killing parents released on bond

Antonio Armstrong Jr., a local teenager accused of killing his parents in their Bellaire home, was released on a $200,000 bond this afternoon. For more details click here.


TEXAS NEWS:

San Antonio hunters donate wild game to feed the homeless

Local hunters joined forces to help feed the homeless in San Antonio. They donated the wild boar served for dinner Tuesday evening at Haven For Hope. Click here for more details.


 

NATIONAL NEWS:

United Airlines to refund fares to all Flight 3411 passengers

After disturbing video of Chicago airport security officials forcibly removing a passenger from one of its planes went viral, United Airlines says it will be refunding everyone on board that particular flight. For more details, click here.


South Carolina deputies save choking baby's life

Frantic parents flagged down deputies in South Carolina when their vehicle broke down while trying to make it to the hospital to save their one-year-old. The child had choked on peanuts while at home and wasn't responding to his parents using the Heimlich maneuver on him. For the full story click here.

Wife of church bus driver in fatal accident dies two weeks later

The wife of the man who drove the church bus in the fatal accident that left 13 people dead last month has died exactly two weeks after her husband, according to their daughter, Jenn Barrett. Click here for more details.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died at the age of 57. Click here for more details.

FEATURE NEWS:

Twins born premature and two weeks apart

A woman in Spring, Texas knew something was wrong when she began having intense pain at just 24 weeks of being pregnant. After making it to the hospital, she gave birth to her first child, a baby girl weighing in at just one pound. Two weeks later came along her second child, a baby boy weighing just 2 pounds. Click here for more details.


SPORTS NEWS:

Tickets for Rockets' first 2 home playoff games on sale

The Houston Rockets are in the playoffs, and tickets are on sale for their first-round home games against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Click here for more details.

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