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Boxing legend Maurice ‘Termite’ Watkins hospitalized with COVID-19


March 30, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Boxing legend and Houston native Maurice ‘Termite’ Watkins is hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19. His wife was informed Saturday that his test for coronavirus came back positive. “He returned from a business trip to Dallas last week, and complained of aches the next day,” Cindy Watkins said. As his symptoms worsened, she said he was …

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Wet start to the week


March 30, 2020

High clouds increased during the day on Sunday, but not before the temperature climbed to 70 degrees or higher in most of the area. Widespread rain will develop and overspread the area on Monday. There will likely be a few embedded thunderstorms. A few stronger thunderstorms may develop, but mainly east of Dallas. Half of an inch to an inch …

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Plane crash kills 1 near Dallas-Kaufman county border


March 30, 2020

A person died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Kaufman County, authorities say. The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. in an open field near Lawson Road and East Highway 80 in Sunnyvale, said Sgt. Kyle Bradford, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The person who died was the plane’s only occupant, Bradford said. The victim’s name …

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Clusters of coronavirus reported at Dallas assisted-living centers, official says


March 30, 2020

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says people should consider taking their loved ones out of nursing homes after several cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Dallas assisted-living facilities. The suggestion came after the county announced its 10th death from the virus Sunday. The latest victim was a woman in her 80s who was a resident at Edgemere, a senior-living …

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What you need to know about coronavirus


March 30, 2020

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the new virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses resemble …

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Wet Monday ahead


March 30, 2020

Wet weather has returned to North Texas this Monday morning. Waves of rain will move through during the morning, with some stronger storms expected this afternoon. While widespread severe weather is unlikely, there is a slight chance some storms could produce some gusty winds and even small hail. These stronger storms are most likely to be to the east of …

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Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 2021


March 30, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year. “The schedule for the games is key to preparing for the games,” …

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Privacy rights may fall victim to pandemic, fear activists


March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON: Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic — but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights. From China to Singapore to Israel, governments have ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens’ movements in an effort to limit contagion. In Europe and the United States, technology firms have begun …

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