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Man accused of stabbing great-grandparents sneaks knife into jail: Sheriff


January 1, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A man accused of stabbing his great-grandparents in a car has landed another charge after he sneaked in a small knife into a Harris County detention facility, according to the sheriff’s office. Lucian Adrian Johnston, 20, was arrested Monday after deputies say he stabbed his two great-grandparents from the backseat of a car. He is …

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12-year-old wrestled knife away from brother during stabbing: Sheriff


January 1, 2020

KATY, Texas (KTRK) — A 12-year-old boy is being hailed a hero after saving his great-grandparents from being stabbed to death by his half-brother during an argument. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the couple, the boy and 20-year-old Lucian Adrian Johnston were in a car, when Johnston got into a verbal argument with his great-grandparents. According to the sheriff’s …

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Church van en route to help immigrants stolen in Greenspoint


January 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Clear Lake community is coming together to help a North Carolina church after one of their vans filled with donations was stolen in north Houston. The North Carolina church filled up the van with warm clothing that was going to be taken down to McAllen, Texas and given to immigrants living across the border. On …

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Jacoby Jones’ life after Texans could include comedy


January 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A former Texans player is back on the field, not scoring touchdowns, but changing young men’s lives. The photos surrounding Jacoby Jones’ home tell the story of his NFL career. “I was a bad man,” Jones recalled. He played for nearly 10 years. Jones caught 14 touchdowns, and had more than 2,700 career receiving yards. He’s …

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How Texans win this weekend could erase 27-year-old heartbreak


January 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — For the first time since an epic playoff collapse, a team from Houston will meet the Buffalo Bills in the NFL playoffs, and one Oilers player hopes a Texans win will help erase the pain of the past. BUFFALO VS HOUSTON: @abc13houston is looking at the last time the cities met in the playoffs. I was 7 and …

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ABC13 reporter Shelley Childers gets hair chopped off for good cause


January 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — This week, you may notice ABC13’s very own Shelley Childers sporting a new look. Over the weekend, Childers cut off 12 inches of her hair and donated it to an organization based in New York.   Hair We Share was formed in 2014 and is led by hair replacement specialists and cosmetologists who donate wigs to children …

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Things you should know before buying and using fireworks


January 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Are you buying fireworks for the holiday? If so, here are some things you should know before buying and using fireworks. It is legal to buy, possess and use fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Harris and other counties, but there are places you cannot use fireworks, even in unincorporated areas of the county. Fireworks are …

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Astros’ star and wife add to family with birth of baby girl


January 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers and his wife Kara welcomed a baby daughter just days shy of the new year. Kara McCullers posted a photo on Instagram of her holding little Ava Rae in her arms. “2019 brought me my biggest blessing of all,” Kara posted, along with the little girl‘s birthdate of Dec. 27, 2019. Kara’s …

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A chance of rain for your New Year’s Day


January 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A cloudy and milder start to New Year’s Day. The next big weather system to impact Houston will arrive on New Year’s Day. Isolated to scattered showers will be possible Wednesday afternoon. Widespread rain showers are likely from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, but it now looks like the deepest moisture might remain just offshore, keeping …

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