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Major closures ahead for West Loop and 290 this weekend


December 7, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you’re headed on the roads the weekend, you may want to plan ahead for some major closures. 610 West Loop All southbound frontage roads from Woodway to Post Oak will be closed starting at 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. For an alternate route, take Woodway Driver to South Post Oak Lane. US-290 Two …

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Bomb threat sparks evacuation of CNN’s New York offices


December 7, 2018

NEW YORK — Police are investigating a bomb threat at Time Warner Center in Manhattan. The building has been evacuated. Columbus Circle and West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. According to police, someone phoned in a threat stating there were five bombs placed throughout Time Warner Center. Security has swept the …

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Police searching for missing woman with mental capacity of 8-year-old


December 7, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 40-year-old woman, who police say has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, has been reported missing near the Medical Center. Police say Karis Durr was last seen at her home in the 7800 block of Cambridge around 10 p.m Thursday. Durr was last spotted wearing a black hoodie or sweater with dark colored pants or …

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Houston Weather: Flash Flood Watch Friday and Saturday


December 7, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Heavy rain will move across Houston Friday and Saturday. Collin Myers says 3-7″ of rain will fall in most areas and some spots could pick up over 8-10″ of rain. That’s enough to cause some street flooding and will lead to rises on bayous, creeks, and rivers. We’re already seeing some rain and thunder start out …

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Former Astros players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo killed in car crash


December 7, 2018

Former Major League Baseball players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident on Thursday night, a spokesperson for their Venezuelan team, Cardenales de Lara, confirmed. Valbuena was 33 and Castillo was 37. The crash occurred after Valbuena and Castillo left the University Stadium at Caracas after playing a game in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. Venezuelan …

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Hania Aguilar’s father denied temporary visa to enter US for funeral


December 6, 2018

LUMBERTON, North Carolina — The father of Hania Aguilar has been denied a temporary visa, which would have let him enter the United States to attend his daughter’s funeral, despite hundreds of thousands of online requests. Last week, an online petition surfaced which requested that officials allow him to come to America from Guatemala to say his final goodbyes to his …

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H-E-B releases limited-edition Selena bags today


December 6, 2018

If you missed out on the first round of limited-edition H-E-B Selena bags, here’s your chance to try again! H-E-B released new limited-edition Selena bags online and in stores today. ABC13 consumer expert Chelsey Hernandez was at the H-E-B location on Blackhawk near the Beltway, where fans lined up. The first person in line says she arrived at 3:30 a.m. …

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Houston Weather: Flash Flood Watch Friday and Saturday


December 6, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Clouds will increase on Thursday with a few light rain showers ahead of a major weather system blowing into Texas Friday. Meteorologist Travis Herzog says strong storms with heavy rain are likely Friday into Saturday. Most of us can expect 3-6″ of rain spread out over several hours. That’s enough to cause some street flooding and …

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President George HW Bush honored in private Houston funeral service


December 6, 2018

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — America’s final farewell to George H.W. Bush shifted to Texas on Thursday, with his friend and former Secretary of State James Baker addressing him as “Jefe,” Spanish for “boss,” and celebrating him as a president with “the courage of a warrior but the greater courage of a peacemaker.” Baker fought back tears as he concluded his …

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