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Rice University warns students of coyote sightings around campus


February 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Coyotes have been spotted roaming the Rice University campus, and officials are urging people to be aware. The Rice University Police Department said it received multiple reports of coyote sightings over the last couple of weeks at various locations around campus. Those spots include near the Kraft building, the North Annex Lot, North College area and …

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Outdoor pop-up theater featuring actual beds coming to Houston


February 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Are you looking for another reason to stay in bed? You might want to add this to your list. Known as the “world’s most comfortable” movie experience, Bed Cinema is coming to Houston this summer, and they’re bringing free popcorn! The event plans to host a one-of-a-kind movie experience on June 24 – 28. Though a …

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Crash that killed woman on bike blocks commute on 610


February 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The West Loop northbound lanes have reopened after an investigation into a major deadly crash involving a motorcyclist at Evergreen Street. TxDOT- HOU District ✔@TxDOTHouston Possible fatal crash working on I-610 West Loop NB at Evergreen has all mainlanes blocked. Seek alternate route. Traffic heavy at the @HOU610at69 interchage as well. 6 2:01 AM – Feb …

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10-year-old boy shot by babysitter who was taking pictures with gun, sheriff says


February 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 10-year-old child was shot by a babysitter who was playing with a gun, according to the sheriff’s department It happened in the 18200 block of Chisholm Trail near Rankin Road Tuesday evening.   Ed Gonzalez ✔@SheriffEd_HCSO @HCSOTexas units are at 18200 blk of Chisholm Trail. Very preliminary report indicates a 10-yr-old has been shot. Child …

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Houston realtor chases intruder who was living in vacant home for days


February 26, 2020

MONTROSE, Texas (KTRK) — A real estate agent went beyond selling a home when he encountered an intruder inside a client’s house. George Huntoon, also known as “Local George” of EXP Realty, received a call from his client Tuesday morning. When he approached the house in the 1500 block of California Street in Houston, he noticed the window was broken. …

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Iconic Houston Hat Store in business for a century


February 26, 2020

HOUSTON — “It’s like molding clay.” Each hat is a work of art at The Hat Store in Houston, Texas. The family business was started in 1915 as the American Hat Company and is part of Houston’s history. The coolest part is that all of the hats are formed using steam! If you want to check out the designs and …

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VIDEO: Firefighter pinned between fire truck and SUV while battling blaze


February 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston firefighters are demanding answers after one of their own was pinned between an aging firetruck and a department SUV while responding to a serious blaze at an apartment complex Monday evening. In video obtained by ABC13, the firefighter is heard yelling for help as he was stuck between the two vehicles. Several other firefighters are …

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JJ Watt gives shout out to baby Texans fan for one-of-a-kind corrective helmet


February 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A father received a sweet surprise after he tweeted a photo of his infant son in a customized J.J. Watt corrective helmet. Matthew Morales, a Houston Texans super fan, posted a series of photos of his 4-month-old son Mateo in his helmet. Baby Mateo has Plagiocephaly, which causes a baby’s head to have a flattened appearance. …

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New tech to help Houston law enforcement track gunfire, mayor announces


February 26, 2020

  HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the city is moving forward with plans to deploy a gunfire detection system. The system is known as ShotSpotter, and it’s been deployed in other big cities to battle violent crime. On Tuesday, Houston leaders refused to tell the public what community will be monitored …

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Hold on to your hats: Wind advisory issued for Wednesday


February 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A strong cold front will blast through Houston overnight, pumping the winds up on Wednesday and bringing a light freeze Wednesday night. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog says a wind advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. when winds could gust up to 40 mph. Travis Herzog ✔@TravisABC13 Get ready for a really windy …

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