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  • 4 months D’Antoni turns down Rockets’ ‘incentive-based’ contract offer, owner says Click2houston
    Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said head coach Mike D'Antoni turned down a contract extension offer earlier this week. "We offered an incentive-based deal just a few days ago that was declined by Mike D'Antoni and his agent Warren Legarie," Fertitta said. Even without a deal in place, D'Antoni said he's looking forward to the season ahead. "We couldn't come to terms and I'm looking forward to a great year and enthused to come back this season," he said. {"url":"https://twitter.com/KPRC2RandyMc/status/1134228619855880192","author_name":"Randy McIlvoy","author_url":"https://twitter.com/KPRC2RandyMc","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;here with Tilman Fertita and GM Daryl Morey on D'Antoni lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rockets?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;#rocketslt;/agt; lt;a href="https://twitter.com/KPRC2?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;@KPRC2lt;/agt; lt;a href="https://t.co/3VBIBsFfj3"gt;pic.twitter.com/3VBIBsFfj3lt;/agt;lt;/pgt;-- ... more
  • 4 months D’Antoni turns down Rockets’ ‘incentive-based’ contract offer, owner says Click2houston -Sports
    Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said head coach Mike D'Antoni turned down a contract extension offer earlier this week. "We offered an incentive-based deal just a few days ago that was declined by Mike D'Antoni and his agent Warren Legarie," Fertitta said. Even without a deal in place, D'Antoni said he's looking forward to the season ahead. "We couldn't come to terms and I'm looking forward to a great year and enthused to come back this season," he said. {"url":"https://twitter.com/KPRC2RandyMc/status/1134228619855880192","author_name":"Randy McIlvoy","author_url":"https://twitter.com/KPRC2RandyMc","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;here with Tilman Fertita and GM Daryl Morey on D'Antoni lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rockets?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;#rocketslt;/agt; lt;a href="https://twitter.com/KPRC2?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;@KPRC2lt;/agt; lt;a href="https://t.co/3VBIBsFfj3"gt;pic.twitter.com/3VBIBsFfj3lt;/agt;lt;/pgt;-- ... more
  • 4 months 1 arrested, 1 wanted in connection with $100K worth of tire thefts Click2houston
    One man was arrested and Louisiana police said they want to find another Houston man in connection with an elaborate tire theft case. Slidell police said late last month that tires and wheels were stolen off 31 vehicles. In all, 124 tires and wheels were stolen from the Matt Bowers Chevrolet dealership, totaling a loss of about $120,000. Investigators were led to the Houston area and said they were able to identify 39-year-old Eric Summage of Humble and 44-year-old Riley Richardson of Houston as two of the primary suspects. Summage was tracked down and arrested. He was charged with theft ... more
  • 4 months Reward increased to $7,800 in Josue Flores case Click2houston
    New efforts in the 3-year-old murder case of 11-year-old Josue Flores were announced Thursday. Houston Crime Stoppers announced it is increasing the cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Flores was stabbed 20 times while walking home from school in his northside community in May 2016. KPRC was told local community organizations partnered with Crime Stoppers to help increase the cash reward in the case to $7,800. If you know anything that may help in the case, call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. ... more
  • 4 months Reward increased to $10K in Josue Flores case Click2houston
    New efforts in the 3-year-old murder case of 11-year-old Josue Flores were announced Thursday. Houston Crime Stoppers announced it is increasing the cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Flores was stabbed 20 times while walking home from school in his northside community in May 2016. KPRC was told local community organizations partnered with Crime Stoppers to help increase the cash reward in the case to $10,000. If you know anything that may help in the case, call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. ... more
  • 4 months 2 men known for ‘wobbly wheel’ scam arrested, police say Click2houston
    Two men have been arrested after a months-long investigation, accused of running a common scam: follow an unsuspecting driver, convince them one of their wheels is loose and then take their money. Sam Yonko, 31, is charged with three counts of felony theft. Investigators say he and a second suspect, Nick Stanley, would pull the scam along Westheimer Road in southwest Houston and would threaten drivers if they didn't pay. Stanley is charged with two counts of theft. It's called the wobbly wheel scam and it happens when strangers say there's something wrong with your tire. They get ... more
  • 4 months KPRC’s Bill Balleza to throw first pitch at Sugar Land Skeeters game Click2houston
    KPRC's Bill Balleza is throwing the first pitch for the Skeeters game at Constellation Field in Sugar Land Thursday night. The Skeeters face the Somerset Patriots at 7:05. Balleza is good under pressure, and here's proof: back in March, he drained a foul shot for charity at the rockets game. It was nothing but net! ... more
  • 4 months Bus driver with students on board fails sobriety test ‘miserably,’ constable says Click2houston
    A bus driver with a private company was arrested and charged on suspicion of drunken driving while students were on the bus, said Mark Herman, Harris County Precinct 4 constable. Witnesses began following the bus and called law enforcement, deputies said. The driver was pulled over in a CVS parking lot in the area of Aldine Westfield and Hirschfield roads. Charges against the woman have already been approved, Herman said. The bus driver failed a field sobriety test "miserably," he said. VIDEO: Harris County Constable provides updates after bus driver arrested for DWI The woman's identity has not ... more
  • 4 months ‘I want to honor my friend’: Woman says Toni Kelly was killed in plumbing shop shooting Click2houston
    A close friend of the woman who was killed in a shooting spoke to KPRC2 on Thursday, a day after her friend was found dead at a plumbing company in Liberty County. Pavol Vido, 65, is accused of being the shooter in the pair of shootings. On Wednesday morning, three people were shot at a plumbing shop near Cleveland and a short time later, a deputy was shot in the neck during a shootout in the parking lot of a nearby veterinary clinic. Authorities said Vido shot three people at B Dependable plumbing shop on FM Road 321 near New ... more
  • 4 months Is the Rockets’ entire roster available via trade? Click2houston -Sports
    Reports have surfaced that the entire Houston Rockets roster is available via trade. But what does that mean? General manager Daryl Morey is known as a deal-maker and nothing seems too far from reality when it comes to moving players and picks in an effort to make the team better. Houston doesn't have a 2019 first-round pick, and the team can't trade its 2020 pick (which isn't very valuable) until after the 2019 draft. Who is under contract? Houston has seven players under contract for the 2019-20 season: James Harden, Chris Paul, Clint Capela, Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker, Nene Hilario ... more
  • 4 months Is the Rockets’ entire roster available via trade? Click2houston
    Reports have surfaced that the entire Houston Rockets roster is available via trade. But what does that mean? General manager Daryl Morey is known as a deal-maker and nothing seems too far from reality when it comes to moving players and picks in an effort to make the team better. Houston doesn't have a 2019 first-round pick, and the team can't trade its 2020 pick (which isn't very valuable) until after the 2019 draft. Who is under contract? Houston has seven players under contract for the 2019-20 season: James Harden, Chris Paul, Clint Capela, Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker, Nene Hilario ... more
  • 4 months Here’s a list of the 2019 hurricane names Click2houston
    Hurricane season begins Saturday and ends Nov. 30. Meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast a near-normal season with between nine and 15 named storms. Subtropical Storm Andrea was the first named storm of the season. It formed in the Bermuda Triangle on May 20 and fell apart a day later. Here are the 21 names that are being used for tropical storms and hurricanes that develop in the Atlantic Ocean this year. ... more
  • 4 months 4 things to do now to prepare for hurricane season Click2houston
    Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak of the season typically happening in September. The first named Atlantic storm of the 2019 season was Subtropical Storm Andrea. The next three named storms will be Barry, Chantal and Dorian. Here is the full list of 2019 Atlantic names. So, as we kick off the hurricane season, here are some things you should do now to make sure you're ready when a storm hits. 4 things you should do now There are several things you can do now, before the first storm forms, to get ... more
  • 4 months Remembering the victims of the Southwest Inn fire 6 years later Click2houston
    Friday marks the sixth anniversary of a massive fire that resulted in the deaths of five Houston firefighters. On May 31, 2013, firefighters were called to the five-alarm blaze at the Southwest Inn along the Southwest Freeway. Believing there were people trapped, Houston fire Capt. Bill Dowling led a rescue attempt. A roof collapsed, killing firefighters Robert Bebee, Matthew Renaud, Anne Sullivan and Robert Garner. VIDEO: Station 51, 68 firefighters talk about fallen comrades Dowling was seriously injured in the collapse. His legs were amputated, and he was left unable to communicate after suffering serious brain damage. He died ... more
  • 4 months UH to take on Washington State in 2019 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff Click2houston -Sports
    The Houston Cougars will take on the Washington State Cougars in the 2019 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff game on Sept. 13 at 8:15 p.m. It's the seventh installment of the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff and the game will be played at NRG Stadium. It will be televised nationally on ESPN. Houston and Washington State will meet for the fourth time, with Washington State leading the series 2-1. In 1959, Washington State topped Houston 32-18. In the 1988 Aloha Bowl, Washington State beat UH 24-22. Houston won in 1966, topping Washington State 21-7. It will be the first game for UH's new head ... more
  • 4 months UH to take on Washington State in 2019 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff Click2houston
    The Houston Cougars will take on the Washington State Cougars in the 2019 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff game on Sept. 13 at 8:15 p.m. It's the seventh installment of the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff and the game will be played at NRG Stadium. It will be televised nationally on ESPN. Houston and Washington State will meet for the fourth time, with Washington State leading the series 2-1. In 1959, Washington State topped Houston 32-18. In the 1988 Aloha Bowl, Washington State beat UH 24-22. Houston won in 1966, topping Washington State 21-7. It will be the first game for UH's new head ... more
  • 4 months R. Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes Click2houston -10ment
    Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him. Cook County prosecutors charged the Grammy award-winning singer with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim who was at least age 13 and under 17 at the time, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. The four aggravated criminal sexual assault counts carry maximum terms ... more
  • 4 months A beginners guide to ‘Star Wars’: Galaxy’s Edge Click2houston -10ment
    Disneyland's "Star Wars": Galaxy's Edge, is just days away from opening in California. The reported $1 billion expansion covers 14 acres and immerses guests in the world of their favorite Jedi or Sith Lord. We're going to go over the basics of the land and discuss what you can expect when traveling to a galaxy far, far away. Greetings from Batuu Along the galaxy's outer rim is a destination known as Batuu. This frontier of Wild Space is an uncharted region beyond all known star systems. The planet is the home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port ... more
  • 4 months Heading to Galaxy’s Edge? Everything you need to know before you go Click2houston -10ment
    Have your social media feeds been overrun by "Star Wars": Galaxy's Edge news? We thought we would add one more story to your list. But this is the only one you really need: a one-stop shop for all the pertinent details. If you're planning on visiting the new land in the coming weeks, in Anaheim, California, you may want to learn what to expect before you go. We'll tell you what you need to know about checking in, getting a reservation and more. Reservations are needed in order to enter the land If you want to ... more
  • 4 months ‘Let us not forget’: Maleah Davis still missing month after she disappeared Click2houston
    Thursday marks a month since the last time 4-year-old Maleah Davis was seen. Maleah's stepfather, Derion Vence, said he, Maleah and Maleah's younger brother were attacked April 30 when he stopped to check a damaged tire. He said that he was knocked out during the attack and when he regained consciousness, Maleah and the family's car were gone. Vence reported Maleah missing three days later when he went to a hospital in Sugar Land for treatment of his injuries. In the days that followed, scores of people scoured nearly a dozen locations in an effort to find the missing girl. ... more
  • 4 months Should more netting be installed at Minute Maid Park? Click2houston -Sports
    A girl was hit in the head by a foul ball at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, renewing the debate over the amount of netting that should be required at ballparks. The hit happened during the fourth inning of the Astros-Cubs game, when a ball fouled off by Chicago outfielder Albert Almora Jr. flew over the third-base dugout, past the protective netting and hit the child. "I just saw this rocket of a ball just coming at us and it was very little time to react," said Heather Doughty, who was seated two rows away from the girl. "All you ... more
  • 4 months Should more netting be installed at Minute Maid Park? Click2houston
    A girl was hit in the head by a foul ball at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, renewing the debate over the amount of netting that should be required at ballparks. The hit happened during the fourth inning of the Astros-Cubs game, when a ball fouled off by Chicago outfielder Albert Almora Jr. flew over the third-base dugout, past the protective netting and hit the child. "I just saw this rocket of a ball just coming at us and it was very little time to react," said Heather Doughty, who was seated two rows away from the girl. "All you ... more
  • 4 months ‘Thoughts and prayers’: What Astros are saying about girl injured by foul ball Click2houston -Sports
    After a young girl was hit by a foul ball during the Houston Astros game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, Astros players spoke about the incident. During the fourth inning, a foul ball hit by Chicago outfielder Albert Almora Jr. off Astros pitcher Wade Miley went screaming over the visitor's dugout past the protective netting, striking the child. Almora was visibly shaken up after the incident. He crouched to his knees and held his head in his hands. The child received treatment at the stadium and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. She ... more
  • 4 months Houston Astros star Carlos Correa’s broken rib made all of these memes Click2houston -Sports
    Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said Wednesday that he'd broken a rib during a massage at his home, but the internet is a bit skeptical about what caused the injury. Below are some of the most interesting posts we found on social media. The injury will prevent Correa from playing from four to six weeks. {"url":"https://twitter.com/KPRC2AdamW/status/1133857311070408704","author_name":"Adam Wexler","author_url":"https://twitter.com/KPRC2AdamW","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;We're talking about ribs. Or to be more accurate, one rib. lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Correa?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;#Correalt;/agt; lt;a href="https://t.co/Ej5n6kF4WX"gt;https://t.co/Ej5n6kF4WXlt;/agt; lt;a href="https://t.co/41uIU1qQcP"gt;pic.twitter.com/41uIU1qQcPlt;/agt;lt;/pgt;— Adam Wexler (@KPRC2AdamW) lt;a href="https://twitter.com/KPRC2AdamW/status/1133857311070408704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"gt;May 29, 2019lt;/agt;lt;/blockquotegt;nlt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"gt;lt;/scriptgt;n","width":550,"height":null,"type":"rich","cache_age":"3153600000","provider_name":"Twitter","provider_url":"https://twitter.com","version":"1.0"} {"url":"https://twitter.com/barstoolsports/status/1133874409851277318","author_name":"Barstool Sports","author_url":"https://twitter.com/barstoolsports","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;In What May Be The Biggest Lie ... more
  • 4 months Is there really a Buc-ee’s in the Middle East? Click2houston
    Buc-ee's dominates the travel stop scene in Texas, and the convenience store chain with a beaver mascot recently expanded out of the Lone Star State, but how about overseas? A photo tweeted by journalist Maurice Chammah of the familiar Buc-ee's sign in Jordan had him scratching his head. The Marshall Project writer said he spotted the familiar red-hatted beaver logo while driving on a highway north of Amman, the capital of the Middle East country. "I have so many questions," Chammah said in his tweet directed at his fellow Texans. {"url":"https://twitter.com/MauriceChammah/status/1133737446162731009","author_name":"Maurice Chammah","author_url":"https://twitter.com/MauriceChammah","html":"lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"gt;lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"gt;Fellow Texans: lt;brgt;lt;brgt;I was driving ... more
  • 4 months Here are our favorite splash pads in the Houston area Click2houston
    School is out. If you've got kids, that means the days are longer and they're not getting any cooler. Consumer expert Amy Davis is highlighting our area's best free splash pads and swimming pools. [SCROLL DOWN TO SEE AN INTERACTIVE MAP OF HOUSTON-AREA SPLASH PADS] Here are some of our favorites: River Park Splash Pad 5875 Summit Creek Sugar Land, TX 77479 Why we love it: There are colorful pipes, suspended dump buckets and shaded benches where parents can sit. What to know: The splash pad is closed every Tuesday until noon for maintenance and cleaning. ... more
  • 4 months ‘His car was behind my uncle’s house’: Residents react to shooting that killed 1, injured 3 Click2houston
    People in the community were shocked about what took place. Arnulfo Rodriguez rents space from the B Dependable plumbing shop. His space is right next to the company's unit. "I know the woman in there," he said, in reference to the woman who was shot and killed. "I used to pay rent to her and as far as I know, that's a good woman, you know, I feel bad." He said he also knows the two men who were shot and said, "Nice guy. You can see that they're good people." "The people involved are people I went to school ... more
  • 4 months Astros miss out on chance to sweep Cubs, lose 2-1 in series finale Click2houston
    Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help the Chicago Cubs avoid a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. The game included a scary and jarring moment when a young fan was hit by a foul line drive off the bat of Albert Almora Jr. in the fourth inning. The Astros did not provide an immediate update on the girl's condition, though a photo taken by The Associated Press appeared to show her ... more
  • 4 months Astros miss out on chance to sweep Cubs, lose 2-1 in series finale Click2houston -Sports
    Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help the Chicago Cubs avoid a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. The game included a scary and jarring moment when a young fan was hit by a foul line drive off the bat of Albert Almora Jr. in the fourth inning. The Astros did not provide an immediate update on the girl's condition, though a photo taken by The Associated Press appeared to show her ... more
  • 4 months 2 aggravated robbery suspects apprehended after chase through NW Houston Click2houston
    Two robbery suspects were taken into custody after a chase in the Heights on Wednesday, according to Houston police. Officials said the suspects were wanted in connection with a string of aggravated robberies in northwest Houston. Police said the pursuit started around 7 p.m. in northwest Houston and went through the Heights. During the pursuit, police used spike strips to disable the suspects' vehicle. Also during the pursuit, two Houston Police Department vehicles were involved in a minor accident due to the erratic driving of the suspect, police said. The passenger bailed from the vehicle and was apprehended a short ... more
  • 4 months Young fan struck by foul ball at Astros-Cubs game Click2houston
    A young girl was struck by a foul ball at Minute Maid Park game on Wednesday. During the fourth inning of the Astros-Cubs game, a ball off the bat of Chicago outfielder Albert Almora Jr. went screaming over the visitor's dugout past the protective netting, striking the girl in an unknown location. Almora was visibly shaken up after the incident. He crouched to his knees and held his head in his hands. His teammate Jason Heyward and manager Joe Maddon came onto the field to console him. Almora went on to strike out swinging in the at-bat. PHOTOS: Child struck ... more
  • 4 months Young fan struck by foul ball at Astros-Cubs game Click2houston -Sports
    A young girl was struck by a foul ball at Minute Maid Park game on Wednesday. During the fourth inning of the Astros-Cubs game, a ball off the bat of Chicago outfielder Albert Almora Jr. went screaming over the visitor's dugout past the protective netting, striking the girl in an unknown location. Almora was visibly shaken up after the incident. He crouched to his knees and held his head in his hands. His teammate Jason Heyward and manager Joe Maddon came onto the field to console him. Almora went on to strike out swinging in the at-bat. PHOTOS: Child struck ... more
  • 4 months 7 burned rabbits found in Fort Bend County neighborhood Click2houston
    Authorities in Fort Bend County are asking the public for information about a possible animal cruelty case. Officials said about seven burned rabbits were found in the Ironwood Estates subdivision near Sundance Summit Lane. Authorities said the rabbits were burned within the last week. Anyone with information is asked to call 281-238-1430 and leave a message for Sgt. Schuelke referencing case No. 19-20609. ... more
  • 4 months Get to know Raider, the K-9 that helped find Pavol Vido hiding under a boat Click2houston
    Authorities are giving credit to a dog for finding a man who was being sought in connection with a pair of shootings -- one at a plumbing shop near Cleveland and the other in the parking lot of a veterinary clinic when he sparked an hourslong manhunt in Liberty County. Authorities said Pavol Vido, 65, was responsible for the shootings. Where was Vido found? Raider found Vido hiding under a boat. After he was found by the dog, Vido killed himself, according to authorities. The search for Vido came to an end hours after it started. Officials said K-9 Raider ... more
  • 4 months Knuckles to become legal in Texas Click2houston
    The use of knuckles and clubs as methods of self defense will become legal beginning Sept. 1, according to House Bill 446. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill after a unanimous vote. The bill stated that the previous ban against knuckles "is unnecessary and outdated and that the instrument represents no danger to the general public," according to the Bill Analysis. Read the enrolled bill here. ... more
  • 4 months HFD Station 101 in Kingwood remains closed due to damage from recent flooding Click2houston
    When heavy rains flooded parts of Kingwood earlier this month, one of the casualties was Houston Fire Department Station 101. The storm damaged the roof and flooded the station's lounge area, leaving the building uninhabitable. Firefighters from Station 101 were sent to two nearby stations in Kingwood. The emergency medical crew went to Station 104 while the ladder crew was reassigned to Station 102. Fire department spokeswoman Sheldra Brigham said the crews were placed so as not to impact emergency call response time. But firefighter union head Marty Lancton said the city needs to move faster with repairs on the ... more
  • 4 months Derion Vence’s lawyer requests to withdraw as counsel Click2houston
    The hired attorney for Derion Vence filed a motion Wednesday seeking to withdraw as Vence's legal counsel, according to court records. The Harris County District Clerk's website said Thomas H. Burton III, listed the following reasons for his request for withdraw: Vence has failed to comply with the terms of the employment agreement with Burton. Vence and Vence's family have failed to make payments due under the contract. The withdrawal is not sought for delay, but that Vence might be represented by counsel of his choice, and/or court-appointed counsel as he in indigent. Vence is the stepfather of ... more
  • 4 months Who is the deputy shot in Cleveland shootout? Click2houston
    Deputy Richard E. Whitten with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office was shot and injured while confronting a suspect in Cleveland on Wednesday. Whitten was shot in the neck while confronting Pavol Vido, 65. Vido was wanted in connection with a deadly shooting at the B Dependable plumbing shop on FM Road 321 near New Salem Road. Whitten is expected to recover from his injuries, officials said. Whitten has been with the department for four years. According to a Facebook post by the sheriff's office: "Richard E. Whitten has been married for 14 years to Kami Heard ... more
  • 4 months Is Battleship Texas leaving for good? Click2houston
    The Battleship Texas went around the world and served in both world wars before docking in La Porte, but the ship might leave the Houston area for good. The 105-year-old vessel, moored near the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, has been in a state of disrepair for the better part of a decade. Periodic leaks have plagued the ship since 2010, which has led to flooding and the ship sinking 2 feet. The boat will either be moved to Mobile, Alabama, or Tampa, Florida, for major repairs to its hull, said Bruce Bramlett with the Battleship Texas Foundation. ... more
  • 4 months Man struck, killed by vehicle being driven by off-duty deputy, officials say Click2houston
    A man was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the man was acting erratically before he was struck by a vehicle being driven by an off-duty deputy around 6 a.m. Witnesses said the man was walking back and forth and talking to himself before he walked into traffic near the intersection of Broadway Avenue J and 53rd Street. No charges are expected to be filed against the deputy. ... more
  • 4 months Questions remain in 1983 triple homicide, police ask for public’s help Click2houston
    Three people were shot the evening of Aug. 19, 1983. Two were already dead when police arrived. A third, Frances Ivey, died later at an area hospital. All three of the victims were women, according to an old news clipping from the Houston Post. The Houston Police Department's Cold Case Homicide Unit is hoping to find answers to the many questions that remain in the case. The unit issued a news release on Wednesday, asking for the public's help in solving the crime. The unknown killers robbed and shot the three women at the Shumate and Co. ... more
  • 4 months Men dressed as DEA agents attempt to enter Pearland home, police say Click2houston
    Pearland police said two men attempted to get inside a home by impersonating Drug Enforcement Agency agents Tuesday. Around 7:15 p.m., police said two men dressed in blue jeans and black shirts that had DEA lettering on the front and police lettering on the back approached a home in the 11500 block of Ivory Creek Drive, in the Shadow Creek Ranch subdivision. Police said both men were armed with handguns and were wearing balaclavas to cover their faces. VIDEO: Fake DEA agents approach resident's front door in Pearland One of the men banged on the door and yelled, "DEA," according ... more
  • 4 months Beto O’Rourke’s immigration plan calls for pathway to citizenship Click2houston
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping immigration plan to seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally, deploy thousands of immigration lawyers to the southern border to help with asylum cases and earmark $5 billion to bolster the rule of law in Central America. The former Texas congressman becomes just the second major candidate in the packed field of Democratic presidential hopefuls to offer a comprehensive immigration proposal, even though the U.S.-Mexico border and the thousands of people streaming across it illegally have dominated headlines and U.S. policy discussions for ... more
  • 4 months QUIZ: Are You Water Wise? Click2houston
    School's out for Summer! As more families cool off by the water, KPRC 2 has partnered with YMCA of Greater Houston and our sponsors Shipley Do-Nuts and Splashway Waterpark to help keep local families and children safe. Is your family Water Wise? Take the quiz below! (function() { var qs,js,q,s,d=document, gi=d.getElementById, ce=d.createElement, gt=d.getElementsByTagName, id="typef_orm", b="https://embed.typeform.com/"; if(!gi.call(d,id)) { js=ce.call(d,"script"); js.id=id; js.src=b+"embed.js"; q=gt.call(d,"script")[0]; q.parentNode.insertBefore(js,q) } })() powered by ... more
  • 4 months Strong storms possible Thursday morning Click2houston
    Strong storms are possible Thursday as a front tries to roll through the Houston area. A cold front that is causing severe weather in the Dallas area Wednesday will slide southeast into the region by early Thursday. The best chance of rain early Thursday, with the highest chance of severe weather, will be northwest of Houston. Some storms could contain hail and gusty winds. There is a possibility of a second round of storms Thursday afternoon as the front stalls across the area. These storms could also produce some heavy downpours for the evening commute. Otherwise, ... more
  • 4 months Former Texan convicted, sentenced for stealing from player trust fund Click2houston -Sports
    Former Houston Texan Jameel Antwon Cook was convicted on charges related to stealing from a player health care fund, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Wednesday. Authorities said Cook, 40, filed 30 bogus claims for medical and other expenses from the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Plan. The player plan is a health-reimbursement account, according to court records. Cook played for the Texans in 2006-07. He also played for several seasons in Tampa Bay. Cook was accused of submitting the claims between March 2016 and September 2017. Most of the claims were for compensation for insurance premiums, which Cook said ... more
  • 4 months Former Texan convicted, sentenced for stealing from player trust fund Click2houston
    Former Houston Texan Jameel Antwon Cook was convicted on charges related to stealing from a player health care fund, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Wednesday. Authorities said Cook, 40, filed 30 bogus claims for medical and other expenses from the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Plan. The player plan is a health-reimbursement account, according to court records. Cook played for the Texans in 2006-07. He also played for several seasons in Tampa Bay. Cook was accused of submitting the claims between March 2016 and September 2017. Most of the claims were for compensation for insurance premiums, which Cook said ... more
  • 4 months Bruce Springsteen planning massive tour with E Street Band next year Click2houston -10ment
    The Boss may have called it quits on his one-man Broadway show, but that's not stopping him from releasing new music and traveling the world, and soon, it will include the E Street Band. Bruce Springsteen has a new solo album coming out June 14, but that hasn't stopped him from thinking about his next move with the beloved E Street Band. In an interview with Italian newspaper la Repubblica, Springsteen gives some details about his future plans. "We will go on tour next year," he said. "I'll record with the E Street Band in autumn and, when we ... more
  • 4 months George H. W. Bush’s Former Service Dog Sully Pays Tribute to the Late President Click2houston -10ment
    George H.W. Bush's service dog is still lovingly remembering his former owner. In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, Sully's Instagram posted a tribute to the 41st president, who served as a Navy pilot during World War II. The pic of the adorable pup was taken in front of Bush's name at the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. "Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor' -- George H.W. Bush." the caption quoted the former president ... more
  • 4 months Mandy Moore Starts Her Climb to Everest Base Camp — See the Pics! Click2houston -10ment
    Mandy Moore has started her next adventure. The This Is Us star took to Instagram on Wednesday to share new photos from her Mt. Everest adventure. Moore, who summited Mt. Kilimanjaro last year, started her "Everest viewing trek" (as she's calling it, in case her group doesn't make it to base camp) earlier this week. "I went into this Everest viewing trek relatively blind. Not unprepared, mind you...but I wanted to venture forward into the unknown with an open mind and heart and as free of expectations as possible," the actress wrote. "I also knew we ... more
  • 4 months Astros place Carlos Correa on 10-day Injury List Click2houston -Sports
    A fractured rib has landed Astros shortstop Carlos Correa on the 10-day Injured List, the team announced Wednesday. Myles Straw has been called up from Triple A to take his spot on the 25-man roster. Correa will be out for approximately four to six weeks. He last played Sunday against Boston. "He was doing some things at home and reported to me of soreness around his rib area and alerted us. He was in the lineup but I took him out," Hinch said Tuesday. "He's not here right now and is seeing our doctor." Correa was not at the ballpark ... more
  • 4 months Just magical: Bride with a serious love for Disney tricks out her wedding day the princess way Click2houston -10ment
    A Florida couple took Disney love to a new level on their big day. WJXT reported Taylor and Ryan Chewning got married on May 17 at Bowing Oaks Plantation in Jacksonville. The Disney fascination began with the bride. Taylor said she has loved Disney since she was a child. Her family took her to the theme park often and her room was decked out with everything Disney, from her toys to her bedding. Ryan began to love Disney after seeing Taylor's excitement at Magic Kingdom, Taylor saying he recognized that he loved her for the first time under ... more
  • 4 months What we know about Pavol Vido, the suspect in the Cleveland shootings Click2houston
    A manhunt is underway for Pavol Vido, the man accused of shooting three people at a plumbing business, one of whom died. Vido is also accused of injuring a Liberty County deputy after the debuty encountered Vido near a veterinary clinic. KPRC2 investigator Robert Arnold dove into Vido's past and learned this is not his first encounter with law enforcement. Here is what we know about Pavol Vido: Personal details: -- Vido turned 65 this month. -- His Social Security number was issued in Florida. -- His Texas driver's license was first issued in 1983. -- The address ... more
  • 4 months Alex Trebek shares ‘mind-boggling’ pancreatic cancer update Click2houston -10ment
    "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his doctors say he's in "near remission" of advanced pancreatic cancer and his response to the treatment is "kind of mind-boggling." The 78-year-old TV personality tells People magazine he's responding very well to chemotherapy and the doctors have told him "they hadn't seen this kind of positive results in their memory." Trebek says some of the tumors have shrunk by more than 50%. Trebek announced his diagnosis in March, but said he intended to keep working. He said he planned to beat the disease's low survival rate with the love and support of family and ... more
  • 4 months Car found as search for suspect in shootings near Cleveland continues Click2houston
    Authorities said Wednesday they found the car believed to have been driven by the man wanted in connection with a pair of shootings in the Cleveland area, and the search for the suspect continues. The first shooting was reported about 7 a.m. at the B Dependable plumbing shop on FM Road 321 near New Salem Road. Capt. Ken DeFoor, of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, said 65-year-old Pavol Vido entered the business and shot three people. DeFoor said one of the victims, identified only as a female, died at the scene. The other two were taken to nearby hospitals for ... more
  • 4 months Man dies after shooting at north Houston hotel Click2houston
    Police are investigating after a man was found shot in the parking lot of a hotel in north Houston. According to authorities, the shooting happened around 2:20 a.m. at a Palace Inn near the North Freeway and Kuykendahl Road. When police arrived, they found the man - believed to be 40 - lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his lower extremities, police said. Emergency responders performed CPR on the man as he was transported to a hospital, where he later died, police said. Witnesses told authorities they heard a gunshot and saw at least two men ... more
  • 4 months Rihanna, Ariana, Emilia Clarke among celebs reimagined as Disney princesses Click2houston -10ment
    Some people are just so creative, aren't they? Elena Morgun, who lives in Kiev, Ukraine, is the artist behind the Instagram account helen_morgan, which, at last check, had nearly 32,000 followers. And no, that's not a typo on our front. Morgun said her first name is Elena, but she also goes by Helen. Morgun creates artwork and posts it online, and one of her latest projects involves reimagining some of the bigger names in Hollywoood as Disney characters. (Many of the posts below depict official Disney princesses, but there are a few exceptions). "(On) Instagram, there are many talented artists ... more
  • 4 months Woman trying to cross North Freeway hit, killed by passing vehicle, police say Click2houston
    A woman was killed when she was hit by a vehicle in Montgomery County, authorities said. The accident happened just before 3 a.m. Wednesday on the North Freeway near the Woodlands Parkway exit. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a woman was trying to cross the freeway when she was hit and killed by a passing vehicle. The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene, authorities said. Troopers said they do not know how many times the woman was hit. There is no word on if the driver will face any charges. The freeway is closed ... more
  • 4 months Father of four shot, killed, carjacked while listening to music in his car, police say Click2houston
    A man sitting in his car in his driveway was shot multiple times during a carjacking in northeast Houston, police said. The shooting happened around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at the victim's home on Boggess Road near Deanna, authorities said. Officers said the man was inside his car listening to music when someone opened fire on him. "He was sitting in his car playing music, just chilling out and some unknown suspects either walked up, drove up (or) rode up on a bike - we're not really sure - and shot him, what looks, like multiple times and fled the scene ... more
  • 4 months Surveillance video captures image of burglar possibly tied to several break-ins in Fort Bend County Click2houston
    Two homeowners in the Aliana subdivision said someone broke into their homes through the back door last Friday.They live in different parts of the master-planned community, and one homeowner did not have cameras, so they don't know if the suspect is the same, but hope someone has information. Denny, who asked KPRC not to use his real name, lives on Colinton Drive. He, his wife and two kids went out for dinner Friday and returned home around 10:40 p.m. "My wife got in first and she started noticing that the back door was smashed and the glass is everywhere. She ... more
  • 4 months Bregman homers twice as Astros rally past Cubs 9-6 Click2houston
    Alex Bregman homered twice, his second a tiebreaking two-run shot in the sixth inning that propelled the injury-weakened Houston Astros to a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night that gave manager AJ Hinch his 500th career victory.Bregman, who is tied for the American League lead with 17 homers, got his first one in the third inning off starter Jon Lester (3-4). It was tied at 6-6 when he connected on Brad Brach's first pitch for the second.Bregman's big game helped the Astros overcome five home runs by the Cubs on a night Houston played with a lineup ... more
  • 4 months Bregman homers twice as Astros rally past Cubs 9-6 Click2houston -Sports
    Alex Bregman homered twice, his second a tiebreaking two-run shot in the sixth inning that propelled the injury-weakened Houston Astros to a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night that gave manager AJ Hinch his 500th career victory.Bregman, who is tied for the American League lead with 17 homers, got his first one in the third inning off starter Jon Lester (3-4). It was tied at 6-6 when he connected on Brad Brach's first pitch for the second.Bregman's big game helped the Astros overcome five home runs by the Cubs on a night Houston played with a lineup ... more
  • 4 months Did Alex Bregman hit 2 home runs to congratulate JJ Watt on his engagement? Click2houston -Sports
    Looks like JJ Watt asked Alex Bregman to make two home runs as a real congratulations on his engagement -- well, Bregman delivered in Tuesday night's game at Minute Maid Park. Watt has been flooded with congratulatory comments since his engagement to his girlfriend Kealia Ohai Sunday. Well, in one of the comments, Astros infielder, Bregman, sent his congrats on Watt's Instagram comments. Instead of a thank you, Watt challenged Bregman that two home runs would be better. Although Bregman didn't make the two home runs Monday, we are not sure if Watt's comment was Tuesday's motivation, but Bregman definitely ... more
  • 4 months Quanell X no longer representing Maleah Davis’ mother Click2houston
    Quannell X has confirmed to KPRC2 that he is no longer representing Maleah Davis' mother, Brittany Bowens. When asked to provide a reason why he was no longer representing Bowens, Quanell X said there are inconsistencies with her story. Maleah, 4, has been missing for nearly a month after her stepfather, Derion Vence, told police she was kidnapped.Vence was later booked into the Harris County jail on suspicion of tampering with evidence, a human corpse, according to the jail website. Investigators said they found blood evidence linked to Maleah in his apartment. He is still being held at the Harris ... more
  • 4 months Man once charged in stabbing death of 11-year-old boy takes to YouTube to proclaim innocence Click2houston
    Andre Jackson has been released from custody because of inconclusive DNA results, but he is still considered a suspect by the Houston Police Department in the murder of 11-year-old Josue Flores in 2016. Jackson is now speaking out in a YouTube video released Saturday. In the video, Jackson criticizes the department and Chief Art Acevedo, the media and the Northside community where Josue was senselessly murdered. Members of that community are not happy with the message. "The video was inflammatory," said Christel Bastida, a scientist and community organizer. "I think that it was taunting the family and the community. ... more
  • 4 months Peacock walks away uninjured after getting stuck in vehicle’s grill Click2houston
    The Clackamas County sheriff tweeted out a video and a picture of a peacock lodged in the grill of a truck Tuesday. A deputy had stopped to help the driver of the vehicle, who told him the bird was stuck.As seen in the video, the deputy was trying to calm the bird so he could help extract it safely. But then, the peacock manages to free itself and miraculously walked away uninjured. {"author_name":"Clackamas County Sheriff's Office","author_url":"https://www.facebook.com/clackcosheriff/","provider_url":"https://www.facebook.com","provider_name":"Facebook","success":true,"height":null,"html":"lt;div id="fb-root"gt;lt;/divgt;nlt;script async="1" defer="1" crossorigin="anonymous" src="https://connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.3"gt;lt;/scriptgt;lt;div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/clackcosheriff/photos/a.451324794953413/2275109032574971/?type=3" data-width="552"gt;lt;blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/clackcosheriff/photos/a.451324794953413/2275109032574971/?type=3" class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"gt;lt;pgt;Yep, that's a peacock. Just another example of "You never know what you're going ... more
  • 4 months Major upgrades, residential development for Heights area Click2houston
    One of Houston's priciest residential spots is set to get some major upgrades. Houston-based home builder, David Weekley Homes, purchased two new sections of land in the Heights. One is just under 5 acres on Nadine Street along Airline Drive, and the other just over 1 acre at Northwood and Louise streets. The builder plans to clear the area along Airline Drive and create an upscale gated community with a total of 78 units. The builder estimates $50 million to $60 million of investment going into the development. ... more
  • 4 months Former VP, presidential hopeful Joe Biden hosts town hall in Houston Click2houston
    Joe Biden, former vice president and presidential hopeful, was in the Bayou City on Tuesday for his first Town Hall.Biden met with members of the American Federation of Teachers union and Houston Teachers Association in Houston on Wednesday evening and the focus was on education. Biden unveiled his plan for education and said, if elected, he would raise wages for educators and triple Title 1 funding. He added that he wants to fix and simplify the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to help teachers pay off student debt.He also addressed mental health care in schools and said he would double ... more
  • 4 months By the numbers: 245 drivers arrested, charged with DWI over Memorial Day weekend Click2houston
    As is often the case, the long holiday weekend led to a major spike in impaired drivers on Houston highways. Dozens of arrests were made after Harris County beefed up its patrols as part of its "No Refusal Weekend." One drunken driver sped through a red light while going roughly 80 mph on Westheimer Road on Sunday night. Police said the driver, a man, rammed right into a vehicle that was transporting a woman home from work. Police said the man was taken to a hospital and charged with intoxication assault. The woman remains at the hospital in critical condition. ... more
  • 4 months Rock the vote to get your Houston Astros in MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland Click2houston -Sports
    Your Houston Astros are off to a hot start this season and now's your chance to vote the players into the MLB All-Star Game. The 2019 ballot features a new format that includes two phases of fan voting. The Primary voting phase runs May 28 through 3 p.m. CT on June 21. Fans can submit up to five ballots per day on Astros.com and the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark apps, or up to 17 unique players per day on Google. The top three vote-getters at each position (top nine outfielders) in each league will be revealed the night ... more
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