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TSU president’s leave linked to 3-month admissions investigation


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Texas Southern University announced Friday that they have named Kenneth Huewitt acting President of the university. This news comes a week after they placed Dr. Austin Lane on paid administrative leave. Huewutt is the former TSU chief financial officer. He served as interim president before Friday’s announcement. SEE ALSO: TSU law school tied to admissions improprieties. TSU …

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Woman accused of stealing over $700K worth of HP computer chips


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman has been accused of stealing more than $700,000 worth of computer processor chips from Hewlett Packard. Andrea Bosley, 52, allegedly stole more than 300 chips from a secured lab on the HP campus in Harris County before they were supposed to be released in 2017. The company said the chips were valued at exactly …

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Funeral arrangements set for Bellaire HS student shot to death on campus


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The 19-year-old Bellaire High School senior who was shot to death, allegedly by a classmate, will be remembered by friends and family this weekend. The funeral for Cesar Cortes is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at West University Baptist Church on 6218 Auden. Cortes was shot to death on campus Tuesday. The accused shooter, a …

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Chevron Houston Marathon’s official poster created by runner


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — April Murphy loves two things: art and running. So when the Houston Marathon Committee asked Murphy to create this year’s official race poster, she sprinted at the opportunity! As ABC13 continues its week of stories leading up to Sunday’s Chevron Houston Marathon, watch the video above to see how Murphy’s work is proof that two passions …

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Surveillance video shows barefoot child break into north Houston smoke shop


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Shocking surveillance video shows a child breaking into a smoke shop on Houston’s north side, all while it appears an adult is outside directing the boy on what he should steal. “It’s real sad. I got four kids. It’s like, he could be one of my kids,” store owner Shy B said. Shy closed up the …

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Winning sleep routine? Simone Biles doesn’t hit ‘snooze’


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Olympic gold medalist and Houston native Simone Biles took time out of her training season to meet with Henderson Elementary students, specifically to encourage young girls. Biles visited the school to educate the group of girls about the importance of healthy living. She walked them through her daily routine, sleep schedule and her eating habits. She …

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EaDo Bike Co. wants Houston drivers to enjoy city and ride more


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Desmond Bitner and Nathan Marquez said opening a bike shop in east downtown was only the first goal they wanted to accomplish in their new community. “I think the first thing we need to address is we need to stop thinking of alternative transportation as alternative transportation,” said Bitner with EaDo Bike Co. The EaDo Bike …

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Woman becomes champion for athletes with disabilities


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The runners participating in this year’s Aramco Half Marathon and Chevron Houston Marathon may not know Bernie Tretta’s name, but she is making sure every athlete is in the race. Bernie started the Houston chapter of Achilles International, a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities participate in sports. Six years ago, members couldn’t race in …

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Astros owner Jim Crane says team not in crisis


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Astros’ owner Jim Crane says his baseball team is not in crisis because of the cheating scandal and will be fine. Speaking at the 5th Annual Diamond Dreams Gala charity fundraiser, Crane said, “We think the future is bright. We’ll make the adjustments. You got a lot of really smart people here, in baseball ops, …

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Damp and foggy until Saturday’s cold front passes


January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Collin says sea fog and rain showers will remain an issue until a stronger cold front arrives this afternoon. Behind the front, cooler and drier air will move in, bringing back sunshine. This front will also make for breezy, cold conditions for Chevron Houston Marathon weather with start time temps in the 40s. Wind chill will …

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