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Harris County DA to drop charges against more than 600 Houston protesters


June 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Just hours after George Floyd’s funeral service in Houston, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said it’s dropping charges against 796 protesters in Houston. Ted Oberg ✔@TedABC13 BREAKING: DA sources say @HarrisCountyDAO dropping charges against 600+ demonstrators arrested in Houston protests. @abc13houston 291 5:20 AM – Jun 10, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 140 people …

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City of Somerville votes not to hire former deputy charged with murder


June 10, 2020

SOMERVILLE, Texas (KTRK) — The Somerville city council voted against offering a job to a former Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy who had once been charged with murder and then the Mayor asked the police chief to resign. Tuesday night, as dozens of people chanted outside, all four city council members present “disapproved” of the measure to offer Chauna Sheffield, …

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Where are we on COVID-19 fight? Here’s what experts say


June 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After the World Health Organization released contradictory comments on asymptomatic coronavirus patients, a Houston health expert believes it was taken out of context, and people still need to be careful. After studying COVID-19 for months, some neighbors hope scientists can offer more. “If it’s still safe? Should we even be out?” asked Spring resident Cierra Cano. …

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‘Racist’ email sent by charity employee blames Asians for COVID-19


June 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A letter from an employee of the charity Be An Angel is being called racist. Former Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini is the chairman of the organization and is addressing the controversy. The racist statement appears to blame Asians for the coronavirus outbreak. It was sent to more than 200 employees at Aldine ISD in an email …

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Black-owned businesses see surge in support since George Floyd protests


June 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Since protests began over the death of George Floyd, there has been a strong push to support black-owned businesses. The owners of Lonez Scents in Houston said the support has been overwhelming with sales beginning to surge. “The bittersweet part is that it took such a tragic event for this to happen, and the hope is that, after …

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Front clearing through, lower humidity on the way


June 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A weak cold front pushing through SE Texas this morning is going to help clear out the humidity we’ve felt the past couple of days, and will bring some showers and isolated storms in the process. That front has moved through Houston already as is on the way to our coastal communities. The biggest difference behind …

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TSU offers George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter a full scholarship


June 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Texas Southern University announced Tuesday that it plans to honor the memory of George Floyd by providing his 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, with a full scholarship to the university. “This Board is committed to education and understands that a college degree is one of many powerful steps toward a productive and successful life,” said TSU’s chairman of …

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Houston City Council could vote today on a new HPD budget


June 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Changes could be coming soon to the Houston Police Department. Wednesday, the city council could vote on the budget for next year, and one council member is calling for millions of dollars that are earmarked for hiring new officers to be used for different purposes. The proposal calls for eliminating 199 vacant positions at HPD, and …

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