Top stories this morning 02/25

- The man accused of setting fire to the gallery furniture warehouse is scheduled to be in court today. This will be the first court appearance of Robert Gillham since he was deemed competent to stand trial. Gillham was in a state mental hospital for the past four years. In 2009, investigators say, he set fire to the store on the north freeway. They say he was a disgruntled employee.

 

Fast-food workers demanding a hike in the minimum wage are making use of the publicity Texas is receiving ahead of tonight's debate. Workers in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and New Orleans plan to walk off the job today. They are seeking a minimum wage of 15 dollars an hour. Protesters say, they are working class people who deserve a better living wage, so they can stop relying on public assistance to make ends meet.

One carjacking led to two chases and a deputy-involved shooting in northwest Harris County.

Last night, deputies responded to a carjacking near Tamfield drive. They spotted the truck they say was stolen and chased the driver. After about five miles, the truck stopped and the driver jumped out and was eventually arrested. The passenger inside the truck drove off leading to a second chase. It ended when the driver drove towards a deputy and that deputy opened fire. The truck then hit several parked cars before driving into a bayou. That driver got away and deputies are still looking for him. No one was hurt.

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