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Astros GM, manager fired after 2017 sign-stealing investigation


January 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Astros have learned their punishment after Major League Baseball’s investigation into the organization’s illegal use of technology to steal signs in 2017. On Monday afternoon, the MLB announced that the Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch would be suspended for the 2020 season. Moments later, Astros owner Jim Crane announced that …

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Here’s where you can meet these Astros players this week


January 14, 2020

Astros fans, the season is almost here! But before our team takes the home plate, you’ll have a chance to ask your favorite player all you want on Monday. The Houston team announced the dates and locations for the caravan tour that kicks off Jan. 13 in Conroe. Monday, Jan. 13 CONROE: Players/broadcaster: Cy Sneed and Todd Kalas H-E-B: 10200 …

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Baby taken in stolen car found shivering in cold 20 miles away


January 14, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A 16-month-old is safe after a car was stolen with him in the back seat from a gas station in northeast Harris County. Deputies say that around midnight, a mother, identified as 21-year-old Kimberly Cook, and her boyfriend, 29-year-old Anthony Blue, left their Chrysler 300 running and unlocked in the parking lot while they were …

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Family of hit-and-run victim: ‘They left him like he was a dog in the street’


January 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Zachary Jackson was a 38-year-old tattoo artist working on turning his life around. “If he wasn’t my son, I would have liked him to be my friend,” said his mother Irene Jackson. Though investigators haven’t confirmed, she knows her son was the one killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Eastex freeway Sunday morning. He was …

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Timeline of Houston Astros cheating scandal


January 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Early 2017 season Sometime in the beginning of the 2017 season, Astros employees in the video replay review room began using the live game feed to steal signs. Alex Cora, the Astros bench coach at the time, then began to call the replay review room from a dugout phone to get information on the catchers signals. …

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Gone or not? Confusion surrounds recent Harris Co. Harvey recovery hire


January 14, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Monday morning Harris County “part(ed) ways” with a questionable hire in its disaster recovery effort. By Monday night it appears he is still assisting the troubled agency. The Harris County effort to help Harvey victims has been hopelessly slow to get going. As we told you last year, the effort had helped no one – …

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Teen brutally beaten in robbery over cell phone: Family


January 14, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A north Harris County mother is left terrified after her daughter was beaten so severely during a robbery, doctors had to glue her jaw ligaments. It happened outside of her apartment complex near FM 1960 and Hafer Road on Friday. “It’s crazy we have to look over our shoulder (and) make sure no one is …

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Damp roads and dense fog for the morning drive


January 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A warm front moving inland will bring widespread fog and rain showers along with a few thunderstorms. A dense fog advisory is in effect for all of southeast Texas until 10 a.m. Tuesday. While most of us will just get the fog and showers, a few thunderstorms could produce some small hail. There is just a …

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