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Cops arrest armed men, Texas bar owner who violated order to close


May 12, 2020

Cops in western Texas said they arrested a bar owner and a group of armed men Monday after they violated the state’s order. Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis said during a news conference Tuesday that his officers were alerted that the owner of Big Daddy Zane’s in West Odessa, Texas, opened her bar even though Gov. Greg Abbott’s reopening plan …

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The “Eggman” is a hero for homeless men and women


May 12, 2020

Houston’s “Eggman” has become a hero for homeless men and women for more than 30 years. Now in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, he is making sure they can still find food. Jay Hamburger first volunteered to serve Thanksgiving meals to families in need decades ago. Hamburger now works with small businesses, bakeries, and restaurants around Houston to get …

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HPD searches for 20-year-old with autism missing on Mother’s Day


May 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Police Department is asking for the community’s help in finding 20-year-old Luis Cano. HPD believes Cano walked away from 702 W. Sam Houston Parkway on Sunday in an unknown direction. He is said to be a Hispanic man who is also mildly autistic. HPD described Cano as having brown eyes, black hair and was …

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High-speed Houston police chase ends in arrest


May 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A high speed police chase turned into a tense arrest as officers with guns drawn surrounded a suspect’s car on Houston’s south side, on Reed Road near Highway 288. The pursuit started in the southwest Houston just after 1 p.m., and at one point was along Highway 288 near Holly Hall, before moving through downtown Houston. …

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Here are the new COVID-19 test sites opened this week


May 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A handful of Houston communities will now have easier access to free COVID-19 tests as the city plans to open new testing sites this week. The Houston Health Department announced on Sunday its partners have set up new sites in some of the city’s most vulnerable areas. First, the Texas Division of Emergency Management along with …

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Body found in Hermann Park lake identified as exiled Iranian activist


May 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A body found in McGovern Lake at Hermann Park on last week has been identified as a political activist and human rights advocate from Iran. Someone in the park spotted the body of Ali Ajami, 37, floating around 10:00 a.m. on May 6. Detectives said it is not clear how long he had been there before …

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Chief addresses HPD shooting that killed gospel singer


May 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Chief Art Acevedo is publicly addressing a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened when a gospel singer fought with an HPD officer during a traffic stop. The chief says the entire deadly interaction was captured on video, both by bodycam footage and a camera in the officer’s patrol car. The shooting happened just off the North Freeway …

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Severe storms possible Tuesday northwest of Houston


May 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Showers and thunderstorms return to parts of southeast Texas on Tuesday. An isolated storm northwest of Houston could turn severe. You’ll notice it feels more humid when you step outside Tuesday. Southeasterly winds will keep morning temperatures from dropping into the 50s again. As temperatures warm into the mid 80s, a small disturbance moving in from …

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HELP WANTED: This is who’s hiring in Houston


May 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — During a virtual interview,  Nick Natario answered questions and provided information about employers who are hiring on-the-spot. Here’s our list of opportunities in the Houston area that we update daily: 05/13/20 Houston ISD will hold a virtual job fair for educators, but you’ll need to complete an application first. The fair will be Wednesday from 12:30 …

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13 Investigates: State starts Harvey recovery program amid Houston’s slow progress


May 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Kim Ozain pulls out several large Ziploc bags filled with home improvement contracts and receipts. She’s been keeping track of every penny she’s poured into her northeast Houston home after Hurricane Harvey flooded it with two feet of water in August 2017. “All I can remember is just watching water coming through the floor and through …

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