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Car drives into waters at Lake Olympia Parkway; shuts down roads


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A car drove into shallow waters after it overturned at Lake Olympia Parkway near the Fort Bend County tollway. Bystanders who witnessed the incident helped free the people who were trapped inside the car as they waited for police to arrive. It’s unclear what caused the incident. The investigation remains ongoing.

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TSU former president claims innocence after board fires him


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Texas Southern University board of regents has officially voted to fire its president, Dr. Austin Lane. The board met Tuesday night to decide Lane’s future, voting six to one. “They didn’t mention anything that links anything to myself or any of my administrative team. We didn’t hear one fact that they were able to prove …

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Survivor of deadly fiery crash: ‘It was terrible’


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — One of the survivors of the fiery deadly crash on Antoine said she cannot get the horrific images out of her mind. “It’s terrible. It’s terrible to see someone lose their life like that right in front of you. It was terrible,” said Tonya Polk. Polk, 47, was on her way home from work Wednesday afternoon. She …

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Another weekend of total closures on West Loop at 59


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — The I-610 Loop at the I-69 Southwest Freeway will be closed in both directions for several weekends coming up as crews continue to work on the interchange, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced. The closures will take place from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday on the following dates: Feb. 7-10, Feb. 14-17, and Feb. …

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Get ready for a cold start to your Friday


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — You’ll need your warm coat again Friday morning. Temperatures will dive into the mid 30s around Houston, with a light freeze possible outside of the city. High temps will make it back to near 70 Friday afternoon under a sunny sky, and the mild air will stay around through the weekend. Rain chances will return Sunday …

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NASA astronaut’s husband excited for wife’s return to Galveston


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After breaking a spaceflight record, a NASA astronaut is preparing to head home to Galveston. Christina Koch is back on Earth after being gone for nearly 11 months. The NASA astronaut and Galveston resident took a spaceflight of 328 days, which is more time than any other American female in history. Hours after she landed, she …

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Meet the HPD officer who moonlights as an UFC fighter


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A big weekend is a head. The UFC 247 will take place at the Toyota Center on Feb. 8. One of the fighters entering the octagon will have a lot of supporters from the Houston Police Department. Trevin Giles, an HPD officer, says he’s about to experience every fighter’s dream by fighting in his hometown. “Everybody, …

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Fatal pit bull dog attack survivor remembers horror


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman who survived a dog attack in north Houston last year said her neighborhood still isn’t safe after she and her friend were attacked by three pit bull dogs. Houston police were called to the 5500 block of Arlington Street near East Hamilton in December 2019. The friend was mauled to death, but Bobbie Jean …

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Maleah Davis: Public asked to wear pink, bring bubbles to party


February 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A birthday celebration will be held this weekend to honor Maleah Davis, the Houston girl whose body was found in Arkansas. Maleah’s father Craig Davis posted on Instagram that the public is invited to celebrate Maleah’s life on Saturday at Sunnyside Park on 3502 Bellfort St. The event starts at 3 p.m. and you’re encouraged to …

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