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Houston flight attendant sings to help passengers stay calm on plane


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Charise Miles has worked for Southwest Airlines for more than 20 years, but the flight attendant from Houston, Texas, has never faced a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic. As more flights get canceled and fewer people fly, Miles is spreading joy by singing. She went viral in 2017 when she sang a Christmas carol at the airport. …

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Some salons not ready to open while others eager to open Friday


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Gov. Greg Abbott said salons and barbers are good to open Friday, but they also have the option to stay closed. Some owners are ready to open, while others are still not yet ready. “I’m not ready,” said barber J Ro of Current Cuts. “It’s too soon in my opinion.” Gov. Abbott announced Tuesday a sooner-than-expected …

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Suspected drunk driver with 2 prior DWIs kills man in crash


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There’s been three cases in the span of 24 hours in which five people were killed, and police found evidence of a driver being under the influence. In one case, investigators said the victim’s brother called the driver a coward after trying to run away from the scene on Sunday. “We buried him earlier today, and …

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Morning showers followed by sunshine this morning


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A broken line of showers is moving across the area this morning, dropping some heavy rain in places. We’ll dry out and temperatures will warm up this afternoon. There will be a big drop in the humidity, but abundant sunshine will push temperatures up near average with a high of 86. The nice weather will continue …

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City to vote today to spend $15M on rent relief for Houstonians


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a rent relief program that will use millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to help Houstonians pay their rent. According city council agenda documents, Turner wants to allot $15 million in federal CARES Act funding for the rent relief program. City council is set to vote on the program today, and if …

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Dump truck crash ties up SW Freeway


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The southbound lanes of I-69 were blocked Wednesday morning after a dump truck lost control and crashed south of downtown. It happened near Spur 527 and tied up traffic for miles. Traffic was being diverted off I-69 at Fannin St. for part of the morning. It wasn’t clear what led to the crash. Get real-time traffic …

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Gas station clerk shoots suspect to death during attempted robbery in NE Houston


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A gas station clerk opened fire on a group of suspects, killing one of them in northeast Houston, police say. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Maxey near Wallisville. Investigators say one of four suspects forced open the convenience store’s locked doors while the others ran inside. Two of the men wore hoodies, and at …

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New data shows much more movement in Harris Co. since order lifted


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Hair and nail salons will be allowed to reopen Friday as part of the Governor’s plan to reopen Texas. This comes as Google just released new data that shows even though Texas is just beginning to reopen, Harris County residents are already moving around much more than just a few weeks ago. Salon and barber shops …

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Beyoncé and mom Tina Knowles Lawson launch campaign to increase testing for minorities in Houston


May 6, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The COVID-19 pandemic has hit many people hard, but some groups were affected more than others. African Americans, in particular, were hit especially hard. But, Houston’s famous family stepped in to raise awareness and provide testing in some of the minority communities. Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Tina Knowles Lawson, was stunned to learn that more than one …

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