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Millionaire Robert Durst faces start of trial in murder of best friend


February 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES, California — There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York real estate heir Robert Durst to the slaying of his best friend in Los Angeles 20 years ago. What does link him to the killing of Susan Berman, though, is a cryptic note sent to police with her address and one word: “CADAVER.” The slip of paper …

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Houstonian collects dozens of presidential wax figures


February 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you step inside the Bierman home, you might think it’s a museum of sorts. “When you are an antique collector, it’s a never-ending thing,” Craig Bierman said. “You get hooked and collect more and more.” It’s a private collection of everything you can think of. He and his wife have been collecting these amazing antiques …

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HISD teacher accused of indecency with kindergartner


February 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An HISD elementary school teacher is accused of inappropriately touching a kindergartner. Raven Ambers@ravenabc13 BREAKING: James Alan Bradley is charged with indecency with a child. He’s accused of inappropriately touching a kindergartner at Foster Elementary School where he worked last year. We’ll have more on this at 4 on @abc13houston 5 2:16 AM – Feb 18, …

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Meet NASA’s first ever South Asian female flight director


February 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — In NASA’s 62-year history, there have only been 100 flight directors. Only 15 of them have been women, and now, the agency has its first South Asian female flight director. After 12 years, Pooja Jesrani has seen a lot of changes, with even more changes on the way as their team works to put the first …

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Patchy morning fog, evening cold front in Houston


February 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Tuesday brings patchy morning fog, afternoon warmth, and an evening cold front with rain. Dense sea fog will be an issue along the coast off and on. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect through 8am Tuesday for the immediate coastal waters. Like Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon will bring high temperature around 80 ahead of a …

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Woman shot multiple times by ex-boyfriend in NW Harris County


February 18, 2020

  An woman’s ex-boyfriend is on the run after deputies say he shot her overnight in northwest Harris County. It happened around 2:17 a.m. at 11800 Grant near Jones Road.   Courtney Fischer ✔@CourtneyABC13 Man shot his ex-girlfriend 2x in NW Harris Co apartment, according to @HCSOTexas investigators. Off Grant Rd near Cypresswood Dr. #abc13 3 3:36 PM – Feb …

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Woman accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend’s son gets $30K bond


February 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman accused of kidnapping her ex-girlfriend’s son went before a judge on Tuesday where new details were revealed in the case. Nicole Harrison, 30, and the 10-year-old boy were found at a hotel on Monday in Houston’s west side just minutes after an Amber Alert was issued. During court, prosecutors said the 10-year-old’s mom and …

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Contractor who stole $180K from dozens of Hurricane Harvey victim gets 10 years in prison


February 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A building contractor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud during Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said. Benjamin Wood, 36, pleaded guilty to stealing $180,000 from 26 different victims including workers, suppliers and clients, District Attorney Kim Ogg said. Wood operated construction companies and had a long history of misdemeanor …

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How to background check your online dates for free


February 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Online dating sites like Match.com and Tinder can open a world of meeting strangers online. Many other dating sites and apps followed, helping people find true love. But while some find happily ever after, others encounter dangerous, even deadly situations they might have prevented with a free background check. Investigator Dick Gibbins says with a first …

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