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Vehicle erupts in flames during chase in northwest Houston


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A suspect who led deputy constables on a chase Wednesday afternoon was speeding through northwest Houston neighborhoods with a blown out tire, and at one point, drove his SUV as it burst into flames. The chase ended with an arrest just after 5:30 p.m. SkyEye 13 followed deputies from the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office …

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Houston and Harris Co. declare emergency over coronavirus


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Emergency health declarations are expected to be announced Wednesday for the city of Houston and Harris County in light of the possible first non-travel related coronavirus case in the region. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo made the announcement as word got out of the abrupt closure of the Houston Livestock Show …

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Fog returns this morning as temperatures warm up your Thursday


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Fog is expected to roll back inland this morning and could impact your morning drive, but it may not be as dense as yesterday for most areas except for our coastal counties. You’ll still want to take it slow on the roads this morning. Thursday and Friday afternoons will bring more partial sunshine away from the …

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City of Houston reports 3rd coronavirus case


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Here’s what we know so far about the 15 reported cases in the Houston area. TOTAL CASES: Houston (1 confirmed, 2 presumptive): The Houston Health Department announced Wednesday night a presumptive case of a female in the 15 to 25 age range, who is currently experiencing mild symptoms and quarantined in her home. She recently traveled …

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Rodeo performers react to RodeoHouston cancellation


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Some celebrities posted on social media their reactions to the cancellation of one of the largest livestock exhibitions and rodeos in the world amid the growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus. Lizzo, one of the performers who was set to take the stage on Friday, March 13, posted she was “heartbroken” to her Instagram.   …

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Houston councilman blasts mayor over coronavirus emergency


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After the city of Houston’s emergency declaration was announced, and the closure of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was made real Wednesday, at least one member of the city council was “vehemently opposed” to the decision, doubting the severity of the situation as similar to “the Zombie Apocalypse.” Council Member Greg Travis sent an email …

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3-year-old left behind at RodeoHouston on HISD preschool field trip


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 3-year-old HISD student was left behind by his class while on a field trip to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the district confirms. Kelsey Williams says her son, Karter, is in the Head Start program at Thompson Elementary. Last Friday while on a field trip to the rodeo, he was separated from his class …

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List of events canceled, postponed in Houston-area


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Several events have been canceled or postponed amid the growth of concerns regarding coronavirus. For the events that required tickets, ticketholders should follow refund instructions from the vendor. Emergency health declarations were announced Wednesday for the city of Houston and Harris County in light of the first non-travel related coronavirus case in the region. Houston Mayor …

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RodeoHouston closes, cancels several concerts amid coronavirus concerns


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One of the largest livestock exhibitions and rodeos in the world is being shut down early amid the growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus, according to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. The closure comes as Turner has declared a health emergency for Houston, which impacts the rodeo and a number of other events in the city. …

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What school districts, colleges are doing about COVID-19


March 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As various Houston-area cities and counties deal with the ongoing coronavirus emergency, school districts and colleges in the region have taken steps to protect their campuses. Here are the schools that have announced measures, as of March 11: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CLEAR LAKE Classes at all campus locations are canceled from March 16-21. Classes will resume …

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