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How to prepare for Friday’s possible severe storms


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston is expecting high winds, hail and tornado chances Friday afternoon. Ahead of the severe weather, officials are encouraging people to prepare. Francisco Sanchez with the Harris County Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to bring in items that could easily be picked up by wind. Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management ✔@ReadyHarris Severe Weather, …

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Gunman crawls through McDonald’s drive-thru, terrorizes workers


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police are looking for at least two people responsible for terrorizing workers at an east Houston McDonald’s earlier this week. A green Nissan Xterra is seen pulling into the drive-thru line at the restaurant on the East Freeway near Mercury. A hooded person in the back of the vehicle was caught on camera crawling out of …

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Students puzzled after high school principal’s sudden leave


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The principal at Stratford High School in Spring Branch is on administrative leave, but district officials aren’t saying why, leaving parents and students to wonder and speculate. Chad Crowson has been principal since 2017 after serving as an administrator at Klein ISD. Students ABC13 spoke with on Friday said they thought highly of Crowson until their …

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Gov. Abbott should reconsider rejecting refugees: Mayor Turner


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking Gov. Greg Abbott to reconsider after it was announced that the state will reject the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order. “Regardless of where someone is from, who they are, or what they believe, there is a home for …

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TSU places president Austin Lane on administrative leave


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — TSU announced it’s putting school President Austin Lane on paid administrative leave. The school did not give an explanation. CFO Ken Huewitt is now the interim president. SEE ALSO: TSU law school tied to admissions improprieties. TSU released the following statement: The Texas Southern University Board of Regents today placed TSU President Dr. Austin A. Lane on …

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Gov. Greg Abbott to reject new refugees coming to Texas


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the state will reject the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order. In a letter released Friday, Abbott wrote that Texas “has been left by Congress to deal with disproportionate migration issues resulting from a broken federal immigration system.” He added …

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All clear after stormy night brings damaging winds


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — We are all clear of the severe weather threat and from all thunderstorms now. Collin says we’re clearing out and we’ll see the sun today and Sunday! Cool mornings will give way to nice afternoons. Enjoy it while it lasts because storms return next week. Have a great weekend! Download the ABC13 Houston app in order to …

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Maleah Davis’ dad attacks suspect in daughter’s death during court hearing


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The biological father of little Maleah Davis lunged after the man who was the last to see her alive. Derion Vence, who was charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the death of Maleah Davis, was in family court Friday to sign away his parental rights to Maleah’s half-brother, Courtland. VIDEO: ABC13 caught up with …

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Exploding transformers light up skies over Hobby Airport


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Bright flashes of light filled the sky early Saturday morning as severe weather pushed through southeast Houston. Transformers sparks light the sky in Livingston neighborhood during tornado warning. Our cameras were rolling as transformers began to explode near Hobby Airport, emitting a pulsing light that could be seen for miles. Throughout the night, high winds whipped …

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All clear after stormy night brings damaging winds


January 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — We are all clear of the severe weather threat and from all thunderstorms now. Collin says we’re clearing out and we’ll see the sun today and Sunday! Cool mornings will give way to nice afternoons. Enjoy it while it lasts because storms return next week. Have a great weekend! Download the ABC13 Houston app in order to …

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