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Sunny and mild Friday, beautiful through the weekend


March 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Another cold front will cross the area early Friday morning. It won’t bring rain but it will re-enforce the already nice weather we have. We’re in for a few more days of sunshine and low humidity. We can expect cool mornings in the 40s and pleasant afternoons in the upper 60s and low 70s. In fact, …

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HISD chief operating officer assigned to home-duty after FBI investigation


March 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — HISD’s Chief Operating Officer has been temporarily assigned to home duty after the FBI conducted an investigation at the district’s main office. The FBI spent more than three hours at the Houston Independent School District’s administration building conducting an investigation Thursday morning. They were also spotted at Busby’s home. Later that day, Officer Brian Busby was …

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ABC13+ MEMORIAL: Elita Loresca Visits with Wilchester Elementary


March 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — ABC13’s meteorologist Elita Loresca recently visited students from Wilchester Elementary in Memorial to give them a closer look at weather forecasting. A few students also got the chance to do the weather in front of their peers by viewing weather graphics and animations in real time. Third grade teacher, Ms. Thomas, also showcased her weather skills …

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HISD board refuses to speak about FBI raid and employees involved


March 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Minutes before an HISD Board of Trustees meeting Thursday night, the school district finally decided to announce HISD’s Chief Operating Officer had been put on home duty. COO Brian Busby’s reassignment memo, obtained by 13 Investigates, using open records laws reveals, the decision to “temporarily” assign Busby to home duty with pay came as FBI agents …

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Teens learn about law enforcement from deputy constables


March 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It’s not very often teenagers are happy to hear police sirens. But, at the Guthrie Center, it’s just part of a lesson. “There’s a lot of misconceptions about law enforcement. And, law enforcement officers can have a tendency to feel isolated from the community. So, it gives both a chance to really get to know each …

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Charges yet to be determined after largest animal seizure case in Katy home


March 6, 2020

KATY, Texas (KTRK) — It’s going to take some time to determine if charges will be filed in Fort Bend County’s largest animal seizure case. For nearly a week, the Houston Humane Society staff has worked with the seized animals. Veterinarian Carolyn Bender explained some of the issues she’s seeing. “They’re concerns were mainly fleas, ear disease, as well as …

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Here’s what we know about the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Harris County


March 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Health Department has confirmed the first ‘presumptive positive’ case of COVID-19 within Houston’s city limits. Thursday night, officials confirmed there is a man between the ages of 60-70 years old who has a history of international travel. The man is said to be experiencing some symptoms and has self-quarantined at home. His lab work …

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‘Presumptive positive case’ of COVID-19 found in Fort Bend County, officials say


March 6, 2020

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — City leaders in Stafford are now investigating after they were notified about a patient who came back as presumptive positive case for COVID-19 in Fort Bend County. The Stafford fire chief says they responded to a call on Tuesday morning and three firefighters then assisted the patient. “Our personnel on the fire truck assisted …

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First Dibs consignment shop in Memorial has pocket-friendly name brands


March 6, 2020

MEMORIAL, Texas (KTRK) — Our ABC13+ series brought us to the store First Dibs in Memorial. This one-stop-shop is where you can get designer items for a fraction of the original price. “We have perfumes. Tiffany, David Yurman.” said owner Lorett Cuadra. “We have every day jewelry. We have a wall full of Louis Vuitton’s, Prada, Gucci, Chanel.” That’s just …

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ABC13 VAULT: Remembering the deadly Westchase Hilton hotel fire of 1982


March 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — In the early morning hours of March 6, 1982, a slow burning fire filled rooms with thick black smoke, killing 12 people and injuring three others at the Westchase Hilton hotel in southwest Houston. The first call came in at 2:28 a.m. and within minutes firefighters were on the scene rescuing people. The fire was contained …

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