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Underground: Freeway remodel could bury part of Southwest Fwy


February 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — By now, you’ve probably heard about the plans to send a portion of I-45 underground in downtown Houston. What you may not know, the same $7 billion project would also send the Southwest Freeway underground going into downtown. The Pitroom off Richmond sits just a few blocks away from the future construction site along the Southwest …

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Innocent driver killed in crash, other driver accused of 4th DWI


February 3, 2020

A man accused of driving while intoxicated for the fourth time has been charged with murder following a crash that killed another driver in northwest Harris County. Investigators say the victim, Eduardo Tovias, was driving down Bammel North Houston Road around 7:45 p.m. Sunday when the suspected drunk driver, 57-year-old Jeffery Davis slammed into him. According to authorities, Davis allegedly …

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HPD investigate shooting involving METRO bus in NW Houston


February 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — At least one person was injured following reports of a shooting in northwest Houston. It happened some time before 6:45 a.m. at Gulf Bank Rd. and Veterans Memorial in the Hidden Valley neighborhood. The person injured was struck by glass and was not shot, according to Houston police. Shots were fired, but investigators said they weren’t …

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Feeling like spring Monday, then winter Wednesday


February 3, 2020

Sunday temperatures climbed into the low 80s in parts of North Texas. The normal high this time of year is 58 degrees. Monday and Tuesday will be relative mild with minor rain and storm chances. The big weather feature we are watching this week is an arctic cold front that will move through North Texas late Tuesday. Temperatures will be …

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Shooting victim found in Buckner Terrace, Dallas police say


February 3, 2020

Dallas police found a wounded person in Buckner Terrace late Saturday who said he’d been shot after he got into an argument with a woman. Officers were called about 11:30 p.m. to the 6900 block of Thornwood Drive, where they found the victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. He told police he’d gotten into an dispute with …

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2 wounded in shooting in mall parking garage in Hurst, police say


February 3, 2020

Two people were wounded Sunday in a shooting in a parking garage at the North East Mall in Hurst, police say. Officers were called about 1:45 p.m. to the second floor of one of the parking garages at the mall. One victim was taken to a hospital with multiple wounds, details about the person’s condition were not available. A bystander …

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Stolen Dallas ambulance recovered in Louisiana, officials say


February 3, 2020

A woman was arrested Sunday in Louisiana after she was found driving a stolen Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance, officials said. The ambulance was reported stolen from a station in East Dallas around 4:17 p.m., according to DFR spokesman Jason Evans. The discovery was made after the vehicle was assigned to a 911 call, and medics noticed it was missing when they …

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Texans overwhelmingly want gun background checks, are open to red flag laws, DMN-UT Tyler poll finds


February 3, 2020

Texans strongly support expanding background checks for gun purchases and laws that let police remove guns from people deemed by a judge to be dangerous, according to a Dallas Morning News-University of Texas at Tyler poll. The poll, taken six months after the massacre of 22 people in El Paso, also found that a majority of Texans don’t believe elected officials …

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As impeachment trial ends, John Cornyn’s 2020 fate tied to Donald Trump


February 3, 2020

John Cornyn has made bedfellows with President Donald Trump, and their connection will determine whether the longtime senator will win another term or get voted out of office. The 2020 elections are largely a referendum on Trump’s presidency and behavior in the White House. Through it all Cornyn has backed Trump and most of his policies. He was against allowing …

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