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First woman Muslim chaplain commissioned in the US military


January 16, 2020

(RNS) — The U.S. Air Force commissioned its first Muslim woman chaplain candidate last month, marking the first time the U.S. military will have a female chaplain of the Islamic faith. Saleha Jabeen became a second lieutenant in a December ceremony at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. “The fact is America is a place where the Constitution guarantees your …

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Popular chain Voodoo Doughnut debuts in Houston to hungry crowd


January 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Popular chain Voodoo Doughnut officially opened for business Wednesday, with hungry treat-seekers already lined up well before its 10 a.m. grand opening. The 24-hour doughnut shop is located in the Buffalo Heights area at 3715 Washington Ave. The shop is touted as the nationwide chain’s first drive-thru location. Voodoo pledged to donate a portion of opening day proceeds …

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Garbage truck dumped man’s body in SW Harris Co. processing plant: Deputies


January 16, 2020

A man’s body was dumped in a trash processing plant in southwest Harris County when a garbage truck made its dropoff early Wednesday morning. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of the body at the Lone Star Disposal and Recycling Facility off of Sam Houston Tollway and Hiram Clarke. The sheriff’s office said the garbage …

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Teen remains in ICU with head injuries after hit-and-run


January 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 15-year-old boy remains in the ICU more than a month after being hit by a car as he was crossing the street in southeast Houston. Henry Bellard, a freshman at Milby High School, was trying to get to Burger King on Broadway near the La Porte Freeway, according to family friends. The teen was either …

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What temps will be like for Chevron Houston Marathon


January 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It might feel like we’ve skipped winter, but colder weather is predicted to roll into Houston just in time for the Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog says a cold front scheduled to arrive late Saturday should bring lower humidity and cooler temperatures with race time temps starting in the mid 40s. Winds …

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Bellaire High first U.S. school shooting fatality in 2020


January 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Tuesday’s death of Cesar Cortes is the first fatality in a U.S. school in 2020, but already the fifth school shooting this year. Statistics from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security showed 111 separate school shootings in 2019. Eleven students died in those incidents last year. Statistics also show the vast majority of school shooters …

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Brother of Bellaire HS shooting victim gives emotional speech at vigil


January 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The brother of the Bellaire High School student, who was killed at school Tuesday, was brought to tears as he addressed the crowd at a community vigil. READ MORE: Bellaire High School shooting suspect charged with manslaughter, victim identified Dylan Cortes spoke to the hundreds who gathered at Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire Wednesday night. His brother, …

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Police looking for female suspect who escaped custody at Ben Taub Hospital


January 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police are searching the area near Ben Taub Hospital for a suspect they say escaped custody while she was in the bathroom. Houston Police ✔@houstonpolice Officers are checking for an escaped female prisoner at Ben Taub. Prisoner was being held on a warrant for drug possession. 202 38 7:41 AM – Jan 16, 2020 Twitter Ads …

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY: Prepare for another foggy commute


January 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It was a warm Wednesday with high temperatures climbing up into the upper 70s and low 80s. We actually broke our record high temperature temperature with a high temperature of 81 degrees. The past record was 79 degrees set back in 1996. With the record warmth comes unusually moist air, and that brings more fog Thursday …

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