Top stories this Christmas Eve morning

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in the stabbing death of his girlfriend at a home on Atherton Canyon Lane in northwest Harris County. K-9 units and the Houston Police Department helicopter were dispatched to help find the man.

Cassandra Caloca, also known as Cassie, who was last seen on Friday at a Church's Chicken restaurant in southwest Houston, has been reported missing. She was loading Christmas gifts into an olive green Ford Explorer for a donation drive and police say she was with a Hispanic man at the time. They were supposed to deliver the gifts to a shelter in north Houston.

A man was arrested following a nine-hour-long police standoff in Odessa in which two officers were shot trying to serve him a warrant. Both officers are in fair condition, one of whom underwent surgery. Police took the shooting suspect into custody.

At least three people, including a young boy, have died following severe weather in Mississippi. Two weather-related deaths were reported in Tennessee while a woman in Arkansas was killed after weather caused a tree to topple onto her home.

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