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Rapper kept 12 women in home for prostitution: Prosecutors


December 5, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston rapper has been charged with sex trafficking. Authorities say Aryion Jackson is charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution. Prosecutors say the 21-year-old housed up to 12 girls and women inside a northeast Houston home. Jackson has a lengthy criminal record. He was arrested on an unrelated charge in Jefferson County. We found a sample …

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Mayor proclaims Gina Gaston Day in Houston


December 5, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Happy Gina Gaston Day! The ABC13 anchor was honored by the March of Dimes Wednesday for her work advocating for the health and wellness of all mothers and babies. Then, Mayor Sylvester Turner declared Dec. 4, 2019, as Gina Gaston Day in Houston. Gina began working at ABC13 in 1992 as a co-anchor for the 6 …

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Student out $700 after scammer uses ‘movie money’ for iPhone


December 5, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A college student was duped with “movie money” and scammed out of hundreds of dollars. Tamera Malone thought she was taking every precaution when she sold her iPhone on the Letgo app, but she still learned a hard lesson. “I was very mad at myself,” Malone said. “I should have paid more attention to detail.” Malone …

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Next front arrives Friday, here’s how it impacts the weekend


December 5, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Beautiful cirrus clouds are returning to southeast Texas ahead of a Pacific cool front arriving early Friday. These cirrus clouds will likely keep our low temps around 50 at sunrise Thursday. An onshore wind will push up humidity levels into a comfortable range as temps climb into the mid 70s. Thursday night a Pacific cool front …

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Former HPD officer who led botched raid granted federal bond


December 5, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Ethan Godinez is a 13-year-old seventh grader at Clifton Middle School in northwest Houston. A few weeks ago, he was at a park adjacent to the school when another student he did not know pushed him from behind unprovoked and without warning.   A local mom concerned about her injured son and what she says is …

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You can get tickets to J.J. Watt’s 2020 Charity Classic today


December 5, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is ready to get back on the field: the baseball field that is. After a great turnout for his annual Charity Classic softball game at Minute Maid Park last year, the star defensive end announced tickets are set to go on sale for the 2020 event today. Watt’s announcement was fitting …

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Trump impeachment hearing, changes at Texas driver’s license centers, teen vaping


December 5, 2019

Good morning! Here are the top political headlines from Austin, Washington, the campaign trail and Dallas. If you’d like to receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Points from Austin 1. Texas lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the rise of vaping devices among youth and the lack of federal and state regulation, despite a new law that raised …

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Is evidence against Trump ‘wafer thin’ or ‘undisputed’? Clash of scholars and realities at impeachment hearing


December 5, 2019

  WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee opened a new chapter in impeachment on Wednesday, at a contentious hearing featuring legal scholars tutoring lawmakers on standards for corruption and abuse of power that would merit removal from office. “It does not matter that President Trump got caught and ultimately released the funds that Ukraine so desperately needed. It matters that …

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Pelosi OKs drafting impeachment articles against Trump


December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. ’’Our democracy is what is at stake,” Pelosi said. “The president leaves us no choice but to act.” Pelosi delivered the announcement as Democrats push toward a vote, possibly by Christmas. She said she was authorizing the …

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