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Gas prices drop as the oil industry braces for trouble


March 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As businesses and travel are impacted by coronavirus fears, the oil market has also taken a major hit. Overnight Monday, Russia and Saudi Arabia could not agree on how to deal with lower prices. Saudi Arabia slashed prices and increased production and that’s sent the oil market into a freefall. The price of a barrel of …

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Rice University cancels classes for a week amidst growing coronavirus fears


March 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — In the wake of growing coronavirus fears, Rice University has made the decision to cancel classes for the week of March 9-13. Rice says this decision comes out of an abundance of caution and to “allow faculty and staff time to prepare for possible remote instruction this semester.” The university says faculty can provide students material …

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Senator Ted Cruz isolates after interaction with coronavirus patient


March 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Senator Ted Cruz is alerting the public after he says he was just informed he recently interacted with a coronavirus patient. Cruz said 10 days ago at the Conservative Political Action Conference he “briefly interacted with an individual who is currently symptomatic and has tested positive for COVID-19.” The senator said the interaction consisted of a brief …

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90-year-old man shoots and kills wife, self at Texas City nursing home


March 9, 2020

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) — Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a nursing home in Texas City Sunday evening, police said. Around 2:45 p.m., officers were alerted to a shooting at the Rio at Mainland Center in the 1000 block of Mainland Center Dr. Officials said a 90-year-old male family member of a 79-year-old female resident shot …

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Total coronavirus cases in Houston-area increases to 12


March 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — ONE NEW HARRIS COUNTY CASE: Harris County Public Health announced another presumptive positive coronavirus case in Harris County Sunday night. The 60 to 70-year-old female is now the twelfth coronavirus case in the Houston-area, and third in Harris County. Like the rest of the known cases, the woman recently traveled on the M.S. A’sara Nile River cruise …

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10-year-old helps family escape house fire in NW Harris County


March 9, 2020

A family managed to escape a large house fire after officials say they were alerted by a 10-year-old. The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 11500 block of Pinole Lane Court of the Cutten Green subdivision in northwest Harris County. When crews arrived, they say they saw the two-story home heavily involved, with the fire making its …

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Houston health department sets up COVID-19 call center


March 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you’re searching for more information about coronavirus (COVID-19) that has affected thousands, the Houston health department is setting up a call center to help answer your questions. The health department says the call center will be available starting Monday. Anyone with questions will be able to call in on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and …

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Morning showers, but sunshine for the afternoon


March 9, 2020

Morning showers are moving through North Texas early this Monday. Much of the rain will be spotty and should move along rather quickly. It should be gone by midday. Nonetheless, allow some extra time on the roads this morning. Sunshine will return this afternoon. It will be warm and windy with a high in the 70s. A strong south wind …

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