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Remdesivir effective against coronavirus, study finds


May 24, 2020

A new study published on Friday found remdesivir to cut recovery times in coronavirus patients, showing the medication has “clear-cut” benefits. Complete results from the research, which was carried out by US government agency the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The United States authorised the emergency use of remdesivir in hospitals on May 1, followed by Japan, …

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Houston church creates hand-washing stations for homeless population


May 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Local community members have been stepping up to the plate across Houston, in efforts to take care of one another as novel coronavirus continues. The Rise Houston Church crafted over a dozen portable hand-washing stations, placing them throughout the city in areas that have a high population of homeless people. According to its website, the church, popularly known …

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Texas families filing for SNAP food assistance almost doubled in April


May 24, 2020

The number of Texas families applying for federal aid to afford groceries almost doubled in April compared with an already high number the month before as record numbers of Texans continue to also request unemployment benefits because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, Texas received a staggering 417,468 applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That was more than triple the 114,937 applications filed …

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Houston National Cemetery sets new guidelines ahead of Memorial Day Commemorations


May 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — As American’s gather together to memorialize the nation’s fallen soldiers, many loved ones will be faced with new limitations due to the increasing pandemic. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, novel coronavirus has forced officials to cancel annual Memorial Day gatherings and services, typically held for fellow Americans to honor veterans. The mass placement, and …

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Graduate with terminal cancer celebrated through car parade


May 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — High school graduations are now celebrated in drive-by processions, rather than a traditional march across a stage because of the coronavirus. One took place in a Crosby subdivision Saturday, and it took on extra meaning because of the person who was celebrated, and what force of will and faith it took for him to earn a …

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Pattern shift begins today, rain chances best for western counties


May 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Hot and dry weather has been the trend for over a week, but today marks the transitional day between a long stretch of hot weather and a new pattern of storms. This morning we’ve already seen scattered thunderstorms for our western counties, and while everyone has a chance of rain, the highest rain chances through the …

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1 injured in shooting at Post Oak Hotel


May 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A shooting was reported Sunday morning at an Uptown luxury hotel. It happened at the Post Oak Hotel some time before 5:30 a.m. One victim was found, according to Houston Police but it wasn’t yet known what exactly happened. The victim was taken to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. Their condition wasn’t known. One person was taken …

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Woman questioned after shooting husband to death in Houston apartment


May 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The wife of a man who died from a gunshot wound Sunday morning was questioned by investigators. The shooting happened inside an apartment in the 6300 block of Richmond Avenue just feet away from a 2-year-old, Houston police said. The couple was arguing inside the apartment when one shot was fired, according to investigators. The 37-year-old …

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