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Texans vs Steelers: Watt brothers to play in NFL game together for 1st time


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — In a lifetime filled with photos and accomplishments, Connie Watt wanted one more, and on Sunday she’ll get just that when her three sons play in an NFL game together for the first time. “We’ve been waiting forever. I always used to tell the kids, ‘In your offseason, can’t you just bring your NFL uniforms home? …

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Former NASCAR driver PJ Abbott accused of N95 mask fraud


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A former NASCAR driver, who already faced fraud charges, is in jail accused of trying to sell one trillion N95 masks he did not have. Patrick “P.J.” Abbott, 56, was charged in federal court last week with one count of wire fraud. He was out on bond on two counts of securities fraud and one count …

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Biden-Harris campaign makes virtual stops in Texas


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Like so much else this year, campaigning for the White House looks a bit different. This week, the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign is stumping for votes in Texas without either of the candidates stepping foot in the Lone Star State. The campaign is actively connecting with voters and listening to their concerns ahead of …

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Passengers killed in fatal Uber crash in NE Houston were cousins, family says


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The victims of a deadly crash that caused an Uber car to split in half in northeast Houston were cousins, according to family. Diana Munoz Salazar, 24, and Priscilla Munoz DeLeon, 25, died Saturday night when the car they were riding in was hit by another car that was being chased by deputies. It happened on …

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Woman killed and 4 children injured in crash near Greenspoint area


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman is dead and three children, who authorities said were not wearing seat belts, are in critical condition after a crash Thursday night near the Greenspoint area. It happened around 9:30 p.m. at Swords Creek and TC Jester. The woman was driving a Chevy Traverse with four children inside on Swords Creek, trying to enter …

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Mayor discusses testing wastewater for COVID-19 hotspots


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — City leaders are discussing more COVID-19 testing options as the virus continues to impact Houston and surrounding areas. Experts said they are researching a new, innovative way to help identify virus hotspots by testing wastewater in neighborhoods. If the virus can be targeted to one specific area, health officials believe it could be quicker to contain …

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How you can earn $17 an hour by working the polls this election season


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Early voting in Harris County starts in less than three weeks, and so do the job opportunities. You may never have thought of this before, but workers at the polling locations get paid and this year, they need more workers in Harris County than ever before. The reason? Harris County is trying to make voting easier …

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Gulf Freeway southbound lanes shut down due to truck crash at Griggs


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway were shut down Friday morning due to a truck crash at Griggs Road. It happened around 5 a.m. but it wasn’t known what exactly happened. You’ll want to avoid the freeway this morning while crews work to investigate and clean up the crash. The Gulf Freeway HOV lane was …

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21-year-old son shoots and kills parents’ attacker in SE Houston, police say


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 21-year-old son shot and killed a man who was attacking his father and stepmother in a parking lot along the Gulf Freeway near Fuqua in southeast Houston, police said. Officials told that around 2 a.m. Friday at a restaurant and bar, there was a fight between the father, stepmother and another man. The father, identified …

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Two fall fronts on the way to Houston


September 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two fall fronts are on the way to Houston next week, and the weekend is looking pretty good, too. The clouds will hold thick through the night, preventing temperatures from falling much. Lows in the upper 60s will be common by sunrise. We should get more breaks in the clouds Friday afternoon, allowing temperatures to climb …

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