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Judge Hidalgo wants to extend eviction ban through August 24


June 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Mayor Sylvester Turner have asked the county Justices of the Peace not to evict anyone until July 25. The required 30-day notice would mean that no one would be evicted before August 25. Hidalgo said, “The last thing we need is folks unhoused in the streets in the middle of …

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Neighbors of George Floyd travel to Minnesota to honor his life & legacy


June 5, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — A group of neighbors who grew up with George Floyd have returned from Minneapolis, where they went to honor their friend. “I looked up to him as a celebrity,” said Baron Goosby. “He was already a star to me.” Goosby and other neighbors went to the spot where Floyd took his last breath. But they also …

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Houston Rockets legend Mario Elie relives his time in NBA


June 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Three-time NBA World Champion Mario Elie is celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the most clutch shots in Houston sports history – The Kiss of Death. Elie sat down with Patti Smith from Houston’s Sports authority during this weeks edition of Q’d Up. Elie was known for bringing his scrappy, hard-nosed attitude to the sports …

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Woman who shot man in head on Facebook Live to be released from prison early


June 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The woman who shot a man in the head while they were broadcasting on a Facebook Live stream is set to be released early from prison on shock probation, ABC13 has confirmed. Cassandra Damper was sentenced to serve 10 years for an aggravated assault count and five years for a tampering with evidence charge. She pleaded …

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13 Investigates: First look at nursing homes with worst COVID-19 outbreak


June 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — More than 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths in Texas have occurred at nursing homes, but before Thursday, it was impossible to know which facilities had the worst outbreaks. The Texas Department of State Health Services recently began providing a statewide and regional view of how many confirmed staff and residents cases were at those facilities, but …

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Bay Area Christian teacher surprised with cutouts of her students


June 5, 2020

LEAGUE CITY, TX (KTRK) — Distance learning began at Bay Area Christian School in League City on March 17, and it was quite the transition for one first grade teacher. “I had never done that before,” said Marci Boyett. “I started making YouTube videos, which was totally out of my comfort zone.” The other challenge came with not seeing her …

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2 Houston restaurants temporarily close due to staff contracting COVID-19


June 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Two Houston restaurants have temporarily closed after each had an employee test positive for COVID-19. Musaafer, the recently opened fine dining Indian restaurant in the Galleria, and FM Kitchen & Bar, the popular comfort food restaurant near Washington Avenue, each announced they’ll be closed following the discovery of employees with positive tests. Like the rest of the …

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Protesters say HPD officers attacked them during demonstrations for George Floyd


June 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has responded to criticism that officers have gone too far during the demonstrations in the name of George Floyd. The Houston Protesters Defense Team, a group of attorneys representing protesters, said officers used rubber bullets. Some protesters said tear gas was used. In a lengthy statement, Acevedo said only pepper spray …

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Hot and mostly dry while uncertainty looms over Cristobal


June 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The latest track on Tropical Storm Cristobal shows the cone edging into the upper Texas coastal area late this weekend. The storm should stay over Mexico through Friday night then move north through the Gulf this weekend. The track into and beyond this weekend makes Louisiana the primary target for landfall, but Texans should continue to …

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