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Coldspring nurse who’s been in New York since April returns home


July 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There will be no breaks for a Coldspring nurse who just returned from New York City after 13 weeks of caring for COVID-19 patients there. Erica Blair, a registered nurse, arrived home Friday morning. She had been gone since April 20th, working 12 hour shifts, four days a week at a public hospital in Manhattan. She …

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Pedestrian struck and killed in morning crash in north Harris Co.


July 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A pedestrian was killed after getting struck by a vehicle in north Harris County Saturday morning, according to Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Veterans Memorial near TC Jester. The body of an adult Black male was found and appeared to have been hit, deputies said. Investigators need your help …

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Arson suspected in fire that destroyed historic Nantes cathedral in France


July 19, 2020

A fire at a historic cathedral in France may have been arson. Videos and photos surfaced of the fire shattering the famous stained glass windows in the Gothic cathedral. The cathedral in the city of Nantes in western France dates back to the 15th century. A French prosecutor said the fire started in three separate places. They treated it as …

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Former Houston Rockets star’s luxe estate shoots onto market


July 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — The world may be in the midst of a gripping COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t slowed the Houston real estate scene – especially for over-the-top, luxury homes. Now, a former Houston Rockets star player’s home is blasting onto the market and is a must-see for luxe buyers. Steve Francis, once dubbed “Stevie Franchise” by the team for …

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Ex-NBA superstar Shaq makes stop at NRG food distribution event


July 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal made an appearance at a food distribution site at the NRG Center Saturday afternoon. O’Neal was shocked to learn that he was being awarded the act of kindness and humanitarian award by Mayor Sylvester Turner. “I didn’t know I was getting an award. I thought I was coming out here to …

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Isolated storms Today, much more next week


July 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Repeated chances for showers and storms will be the trend for the week ahead. Today, we’ll see pop-up showers and thunderstorms, with the focus more on the heat and humidity (temps in the mid 90s with feels-like temps around 100 degrees), but a lucky few could still pick up a brief downpour. Rain chances pick up …

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Realtors in Houston see increase in home sales during pandemic


July 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Despite economic setbacks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston housing market is seeing more home sales than it did a year ago. According to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), single family home sales increased by 15.7 percent in June compared to June 2019. Also, the average price increased to $262,000 compared to $252,900 …

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This state park near Houston is perfect for your quarantine vacation


July 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Summer travel presents an interesting conundrum to those who want to get away during a pandemic. Crowded planes, dubiously cleaned hotel rooms, and questions of safety make for hefty challenges to vacation planning. One option that Americans are choosing in the era of social distancing is a trip to state parks. With a staggering 8,565 state parks …

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Houston leaders react to death of civil rights icon John Lewis


July 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — “A gladiator and a fighter” is how Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner remembered Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 80. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee said she had spoken to her colleague earlier this week. “He was strong, he was committed. …

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