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Wife of man accused of killing officer wants to thank Houston Police Department


October 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The estranged wife of capital murder suspect Elmer Rolando Manzano wanted to end their 16 year marriage after their relationship became toxic. The woman’s attorney, Carvana Cloud, said she just wanted to protect her sons. Cloud is with the non-profit Empowered Survivor. The two connected after Monday’s deadly shooting. Houston police give information about domestic violence resources …

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More than 700 leading economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge US voters to reject Trump, a ‘selfish and reckless’ president


October 24, 2020

More than 700 economists from major US institutions signed an open letter warning against reelecting President Donald Trump. They wrote that Trump’s “selfish and reckless behavior” had weakened the economy and described Trump’s actions as a “sustained assault” on democracy. “He has a poorly-informed, zero-sum view of economics that engenders needless viciousness and cruelty,” the economists wrote. Among the economists …

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HPD sergeant’s memorial service and final procession set next week


October 24, 2020

  HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police Sgt. Harold Preston, who was killed while responding to a domestic violence call, will be laid to rest next Thursday. A viewing and service for the 41-year veteran of the department are scheduled on Oct. 29 at Grace Community Church, which is located on the Gulf Freeway between Dixie Farm Road and Beltway …

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Secretary Ben Carson visits Houston area to assess need for assistance during pandemic


October 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on the country. More than 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since May, according to Columbia University researchers. This means more people are in need of housing or other assistance. Since COVID-19, things haven’t gotten any easier for Johnny Salce. “Right now, they have cut down on …

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Houston’s Nigerian community joins #EndSARS movement


October 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Africa’s most populous nation is seeing the most unrest it has seen in years. “It was so sad. They killed people and unfortunately, the kids who were protesting. They were innocent,” Houstonian and march organizer Tunde Aogo said. Oct. 20, 2020 will forever be etched in the mind of Nigerians and Nigerian Americans. That’s when soldiers …

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Houston trans rights advocate Monica Roberts to be laid to rest Saturday


October 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Beloved transgender rights advocate and Houston blogger, Monica Roberts, who died of natural causes on Oct. 5, will be honored with a memorial service and laid to rest on Saturday. Supporters can pay their respects between 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at UH Cullen Performance Hall, before the service begins at 1 p.m. She will then …

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Here’s how long the cool air will stick around


October 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A crisp fall morning with temperatures starting out in the 50s across SE Texas Saturday. We’ll start with mostly cloudy skies, but I expect more sunshine to peek through the clouds this afternoon, warming us up to a pleasant 70 degrees (with low humidity). Sunday will still be nice, but a warm front will push the …

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