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Suspect chased 3 men with machete while yelling racial slurs: Police


January 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man is facing several charges after police say he chased a group of people with a machete in a hate-filled rage on New Year’s Day. Emerson Munoz is believed to have driven up to three men in his car and asked for a cigarette at 8 a.m. on Sam Houston Parkway near Bellaire. When the …

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Man accused of killing fiancee days after proposing: Family says


January 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County deputies are searching for surveillance video after a woman was shot and killed in her apartment complex around midnight on Saturday. According to police, Dominic Jefferson was shot by her fiancé, Kendrick Akins, on Holly View Drive in northwest Harris County. Witnesses say they saw Akins allegedly shoot Jefferson in the parking lot after …

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Two brothers share playoff pregame fun with JJ Watt


January 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Texans fans will always remember JJ Watt’s monster sack in the wild card win over the Bills, but for a family, it was what he did before the game that’ll stick with them forever. Before the game, Watt stood on NRG’s field playing catch with two young fans. A moment Luke McCarthy won’t forget. “I honestly, …

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Sunshine returns Sunday, storms return late in the week


January 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Amazing weather continues for the first weekend of 2020. After highs around 70 Saturday afternoon, temps overnight will cool back into the mid 40s. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog says a southwest breeze on Sunday afternoon will boost temps back into the 70s Clouds return Monday head of our next cold front. Travis says this cold front …

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Man charged after death of his fiancée days after proposing


January 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — According to police, Kendrick Atkins has been arrested and charged following the fatal shooting of his fiancée, Dominic Jefferson. Harris County deputies are searching for surveillance video of the incident that happened around midnight Saturday on Holly View Drive in northwest Harris County. Atkins turned himself in late Saturday morning, and after questioning he was arrested …

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‘He helped everybody’: Family remembers father after hit-and-run


January 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Shaun Copeland was about a half mile from his workplace on Lauder Road Friday evening, but he never made it to his job. Deputies arrived at his home several hours later to inform his wife that her husband had been killed in a hit-and-run crash. He had been rear-ended by a grey Chevy SUV, causing his …

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‘Cancer cluster’: Fifth Ward residents talk with health department


January 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Just east of downtown, you’ll find one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods. But are those who live in the historic Fifth Ward at an elevated risk of getting cancer? “Hey, as long as I’ve been living, it’s been going on,” explained resident Lacy Vann. “Can you imagine how many billions of dollars they’ve made doing this?” Houston …

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Baby dies after being rushed to Houston fire station by mother


January 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Officials are investigating after a baby died after being rushed to Fire Station 77 Sunday morning. Firefighters received a call around 1:30 a.m. advising them to wake up because a baby was on the way to the station. When firefighters came out, a van was pulling up beeping the horn while a woman with a baby …

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