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Six most interesting facts about bats


June 22, 2020

Living on the planet for millions of years, even before the humans inhabited the planet, bats are usually associated with fear and horror as they roam around at night. Making up one-fifth of all living mammal species and found on six continents, bats range from the insect-loving greater mouse-eared bat to fruit bats. Here are some of the interesting facts …

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COVID-19 vaccine: Researchers launch phase-2 human test


June 22, 2020

acca BEIJING: Chinese researchers have started a second phase human trial of a possible coronavirus vaccine, the Institute of Medical Biology at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMBCAMS) said on Sunday, in efforts to further assess effectiveness and safety. About a dozen vaccines are in different stages of human tests globally, as the World Health Organization warns the coronavirus pandemic …

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Man found dead outside erotica club in north Houston


June 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man was found dead outside of a club in north Houston on Sunday morning, said Houston police. It happened outside the XTC Erotica Club near the 11400 block of North Freeway.   Patrol units are on the scene of a shooting where a male was found dead in his car in a parking lot at …

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Weekend travel will be a challenge in Houston this weekend


June 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Freeway closures around Houston are causing delays as TxDOT road crews have expanded overnight and weekend work hours on various projects. Closures will start at 9 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., and will reopen at 5 a.m. Near downtown, I-10 East will be shut down outbound from US-59 to Waco. You can detour to the feeder. …

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TABC suspends alcohol permits of 2 Houston-area bars for violating social distancing rules


June 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two Houston-area bars had their alcohol permits suspended for violating social distancing rules, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced on Sunday. HandleBar Houston on Washington Avenue and BARge 295 in Seabrook, Texas, were issued an emergency order for a 30-day permit suspension. The TABC said a total of 12 Texas bars have been suspended during undercover …

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Houston firefighter in ICU after testing positive for COVID-19, union says


June 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston firefighter is in ICU after testing positive for COVID-19, announced the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association on Sunday. The union said another crew member at his station also tested positive for the virus. “We are in contact with the hospitalized member’s family,” wrote the union in a tweet. “Please keep him, his family and …

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Bar chooses to close after reports of COVID-19 close by


June 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston bar owner decided to shut down his downtown business after the number of COVID-19 cases linked to other bars and clubs kept increasing. Owner, Michael Neff, said the decision to shut down the Cottonmouth Club came after he and his staff felt uncomfortable because they kept hearing about workers at other bars getting sick …

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2 years later, family of mom who vanished after dropping child off still has faith


June 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two years ago, on June 21, a mother dropped her daughter off with a babysitter and went to work. Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez hasn’t been seen since, but her family remains hopeful. Her ex-boyfriend, Erik Arceneaux, has been charged with her gruesome murder and dismemberment. But he hasn’t been found, and neither have Rodriguez’s remains. “We want Erik …

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What to know about Harris County’s new face mask order


June 22, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a new mask order, mandating businesses to require wearing of face masks, starting Monday. “The idea is to see this as a no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service,” she said. The order directs any businesses providing goods or services to require all employees or visitors to wear …

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