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Family mourns son killed in wrong way crash on US-290


March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The innocent driver killed by someone driving the wrong way on U.S. 290 over the weekend was a twin who had recently earned his masters and planned to pursue his doctorate degree. Brandon McGhie, 26, was on his way home when his car was hit head-on by a truck driving the wrong way on 290. The …

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Taser used on HFD firefighter accused of resisting arrest


March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man who had to be stunned with a Taser at a Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday was identified as a city of Houston firefighter who has been arrested at least one time in the past. The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office said Michael Sinclair was arrested after deputies responded to an intoxicated male causing …

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Progressive candidate pulls ahead in Harris County attorney’s race


March 4, 2020

Early numbers put progressive candidate Christian D. Menefee well ahead longtime incumbent Vince Ryan for Harris County Attorney. If Menefee secures the Democratic nomination and wins in November, Menefee said he’ll be the first black man to hold the position in the county’s history. He said he challenged Ryan over the county’s defense of the misdemeanor bail lawsuit. “It’s an …

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Houstonian who hasn’t missed an election since 1964 shares advice


March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston resident Preston Roe hasn’t missed an election since 1960 after he returned from serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Leaning on his cane, Roe says he doesn’t plan on missing one any time soon. “As long as I can get on a stick and get to the election, I will vote.” He warned Houstonians who …

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Student from Houston self-quarantined after studying in Italy


March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A student landed back in Houston Monday night after returning from being in Italy for two months. She’s now self-quarantined at home. “We were actually in the middle of studying for midterms,” said Lizzy Lankford. Last Friday, Lankford received news that her semester-long study abroad program in Italy was being cancelled. The junior, who attends the …

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ABC13 VAULT: 60 Years ago today, students protested to end segregation


March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Sixty years ago today a group of student staged sit-ins at drug stores, changing Houston forever. The first sit-in was at the Weingartens Supermarket on Almeda. Texas Southern University students marched from their campus to the Weingartens to challenge segregated lunch counters. They walked into the supermarket, sat down at the counter and asked to be …

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Rain and storms expected today


March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Watch out for damp roads and areas of sea fog near the coast this morning. A Dense Fog Advisory along the coast in effect until 9 am Wednesday. Storms are possible in Southeast Texas Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure tracks across our area. Our overall severe threat is low but an isolated severe …

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Troy Nehls and Kathaleen Wall headed to runoff race for District 22 seat


March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The race for Pete Olson’s seat in Texas House District 22 is headed to a runoff between Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls and Kathaleen Wall. After Olson announced he would not be seeking re-election, the open seat garnered interest from 15 Republican candidates and a handful of Democrats. Sri Kulkarni, the Democratic nominee in the district …

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Voters wait hours to cast ballot at Texas Southern University


March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Hundreds of voters waited in line to cast their vote at Texas Southern University, with the last person in line voting at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. That last voter, Hervis Rogers, wasn’t angry or frustrated though. He was still smiling by the end with no complaints, telling ABC13 he used the time to watch results on his …

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Dallas officer arrested on charge of injury to a child


March 4, 2020

A Dallas police officer faces a charge of injury to a child in Ellis County. Sr. Cpl. Latoya Carrington, 44, turned herself in to Red Oak police Monday in connection with a Jan. 15 incident, authorities said. No further details about the allegations against Carrington have been released. Public records indicate that she lives in Red Oak. Dallas police said …

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