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2 Harris County deputies, Houston firefighter injured in North Harris County apartment fire
"Several residents have been hurt to Harris County deputies briefly hospitalized Sunday morning, suffering from smoke inhalation. After they went into a burning apartment building to rescue tenants and northwest Harris County on in 1960 West and began as a car fire. The champion apartments spread to nearby building this resident telling our TV partner Channel two Was heavy smoke everywhere right now we are really is balking in the building. No, we couldn't see the friends on Lee, this world that was coming out from the window next to my apartment. Houston firefighter also required medical attention for an injury to his knee. The fire was put out 20 units in several vehicles were destroyed.
Houston weather: Clouds and fog with warm temperatures
"Very warm conditions. Tonight We are cloudy and foggy with a 40% chance of showers. Especially late. Those drop down the upper sixties temptress barely budging all through your Monday. Steady temp around 70 degrees. A 50% chance of showers Monday morning with some patchy fog and clouds and some clearing skies later in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, low seventies Tuesday. I mean girls, Todd work Whether challenge 71 degrees cloudy skies at the John Moore Ktrh 24 hour Weather
5-month-old boy left in the road after car stolen in north Houston
"A child found in a car that thieves were that the thief was stealing. The thief took the child out in the child's Car seat and sped off. The five month old in the car seat was sitting on the side of the road. Houston police are looking for the car thief who made off with a white vehicle. I cannot imagine somebody would do that. And I could also not imagine that nothing happened to the baby because this is a real busy street in the mornings. The child was found by an Amazon driver. The entire incident was caught on a neighbor's surveillance camera. And
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls for changes to ease Texas COVID vaccine scramble
"Calling for changes to the covert vaccine rollout plan, Patrick recommended creating subgroups within phase one be so that all residents with chronic conditions don't rush to get their vaccine. At the same time, his plan would back state Texans. 8 75 and older first, followed by teachers and school staff over 65 years of age before doing the rest of phase one b. He said the current rollout plan has Texans feeling frustrated with long lines. Thousands of
Driver steals ambulance, caught while stopping at Houston Jack In the Box
"Police in Texas arrested a man they say went for fast food in a stolen ambulance. This was in Houston just happened Thursday night. According to investigators, paramedics working an apartment complex on the man jumped in the ambulance and drove off. Officials used GPS to track the ambulance to the jack in the box drive through. They found the man ordering food inside of the emergency vehicle. He didn't have the sirens going that he had the lights on. That's the topper. I'll have a jumbo Jack talk. Oh, I do want you to say what I believe. First of all, you stole an ambulance? Yeah, That was good. They guys were working by uber drivers Never gonna show up. I gotta go. I gotta get to Jane, the maid before the clothes. Oh, if there was ever if there was ever a case for a guy that was high That's the only time of what Jack in the box, is it I mean, other commercials about being high. All the late night menu is about being high. So you sort of the actually get the order out at the first dead. When he pulled up, said they hit the lights. Arrival. Bridget, It said they found the man ordering food inside of it, So I don't know if he was sitting in the line. I don't know if he had ordered yet or what, but he had the emergency lights online. Yeah, we have the lights on like you said. So things going off like it's an emergency. I need a jumbo Jack. What
City of Houston Receives 9k Vaccines
"Of vaccine Yesterday they'll be opening a drive through vaccination clinic at Del Mar Stadium operated by United Memorial Medical Center on Monday. Were 1600 people. Those appointments were scarfed up just in a matter of minutes. When they became available yesterday, the city is going to be giving shots to those with appointments. Today at the buy you event center, There is a Free Cove it testing
Houston-area doctor accused of stealing vaccine didn't want doses to go to waste, attorney says
"For a Harris County public health doctor fired and charged with stealing code vaccine says it's the Health Department of the D. A's office who should be investigated for covering up borders to destroy vaccine rather than help save people's lives in apology to Dr Go cool from the Da's office and the Harris County Public Health Department. Is not gonna be enough because we want to get people vaccinated. He did everything he could and use the best judgment he could to make sure these vaccines were not wasted. Attorney Paul Doyle says Dr Hassan Go call was following CDC guidelines requiring doctors to administer expiring of vaccine by any means possible. Harris County has sent sighted a policy expiring vaccine should go to police and firefighters first.
Houston Texans interview QB Josh McCown for head coach opening
"So the Houston Texans that could be coming close to finding the next head coach Mike are full of the NFL Never supported. The Texans are thinking about hiring former quarterback Josh McCown through their next coach. Account played 17 seasons for nine different teams and does have some familiarity within the organization as he was signed by using off the Eagles practice squad back in November, So insides are offsides. Josh McCown will entice to Shawn Watson to stay in Houston. If they hired. You're saying if you saw yes, I apologize.
Houston Health Department receives additional 9,000 doses of vaccine; new appointments booked in minutes
"Health Health Department Department says says 1600 1600 new new appointments appointments for for the the covert covert vaccine vaccine were were booked booked within within five five minutes minutes this this afternoon afternoon this this after after the the department department said said they they received received an an additional additional 9000 9000 doses doses of of the the vaccine vaccine today. today. The The new new appointments appointments were were for for the the department's department's new new drive drive through through vaccination vaccination site site at at Del Del Mar Mar Stadium, Stadium, operated operated by by United United Memorial Memorial Medical Medical Center, which is set to open on Monday.
Houston, chance of rain with sun returning next week
"Got a lot of clouds, not much in the way of sunshine. The next couple of days. We've got another cold front, though. Once that clears out of here early next week, we will see some sunshine. So I think two states today, let's mark it on the calendar. Come back and revisit this on Monday. So we're cloudy, Not a lot of Ringo today and tomorrow a 30% chance of showers. Today it's mild. That's the upside were mild through the weekend, mid sixties still low seventies today. 20% chance of a shower tomorrow mid upper sixties are rain chances increase Sunday Monday because the Cold Front's getting closer so a 40% chance of showers and some thunderstorms. Sunday, Monday and then dry Tuesday. All the clouds most of the cloud should be out of here by Tuesday. So Nice Sunny day, mid sixties the low seventies Tuesday,
Houston school board elects new officers
"In other news. The houston school board has elected a new slate of officers after breaking through deadlocks on electing a leader. Last week we check in with education reporter. Laura is the new president of the houston. School board is trustee patricia. She was a longtime educator in the district before she retired in two thousand fifteen and was then elected to the board in twenty nineteen. She'll now have the task of guiding the h d board as it tries to avoid takeover of the entire district trustees also chose holly maria flynn visas. Sakha as their first vice president and judith crews as their second vp. Laura is with that report.
Houston doctor accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine
"Area Public Health doctor is accused of stealing doses of the Corona virus vaccine, Harris County prosecutors say Dr Hassan Google took the shots from an humble vaccine site last month and gave them to friends and family. Prosecutors say they learned about the theft after Google told a co worker he has been fired from his position at Harris County Public Health, he could get a year in jail in a $4000 fine
Will Houston Texans trade QB Deshaun Watson?
"I tell you. I don't know if houston will actually trae does shawn watson because there. They would be idiots if they did. But it is houston but it is houston a. b. if shawn watson is the one asking for the trade than you at least have to give it consideration because you do not want an unhappy quarterback because then that turns into an unhappy team. Yeah and if if you're a new general manager there's no better way to make a statement then to immediately come in and get a franchise quarterback that still in his prime. Yeah just ask the question. What would you trade for. Deshaun watson and i will make this easy for the both of you. I will go ahead and give you my answer. Whatever in the hell houston basically literally. I would trade them whatever they want you can name player a draft pick or a combination of the two and i would agree. I think from a team building perspective. That's the way to go. I just like from a panthers fan perspective. I wanna keep the players that we have that. I like no green other sites that coin. Yeah the fan in me. I don't wanna trae brian burns. I don't wanna trade. Jeremy chinn don't wanna trade dj more. I don't wanna trade christian mccaffrey house and say yeah. I mean i don't order those guys. But if houston asked for any combination of them. I would do it. You don't get the opportunity. To get bonafide franchise quarterbacks five years old still in the prime under a reasonable contract. In the first year he would only count like ten and a half million dollars against our salary cap this year now next year that have to do an extensive because his cap number jumps to like thirty five million. They would have to figure out a way around that but they could do it.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he'll sue to stop Biden administration's 'lawlessness'
"Attorney general Ken Paxton says he plans to do whatever he can to counter the Biden administration policies he considers lawless Paxson tweeted a message Wednesday, congratulating Biden on Inauguration day. He then promised Texans to challenge the unconstitutional and illegal actions he expects of the Biden White House and to push back against federal overreach that infringes on Texans rights. Accidents Office filed more than two dozen lawsuits opposing various policies of President Obama.
Child cancer cluster located in Houston's Fifth Ward
"Another story. We're following in the newsroom. Health officials have identified another cancer cluster in the fifth ward and kashmir gardens area of houston our health reporter. Sara will ernst tells us the cluster isn't just affecting adults but also children the texas department of state health services looked at the rate of certain cancers from two thousand two thousand sixteen across twenty one. Cents is tracks. These areas are all within a two mile radius of a former railyard site now owned by union pacific. The report found that the rate of acute lymphoblastic leukemia a childhood cancer nearly five times more than projections estimated in a statement mayor sylvester turner is requesting that union pacific relocate affected residents in the historically black neighborhood and that state and federal agencies declare the area a superfund site a group of subject matter experts and community members determined a study on the association of the cluster and environmental factors would not be feasible.
Houston re-signs Michael Brantley
"Former Houston Astro has flew the coop. He's now a member of the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday, a six year $150 million deal. Had charity. Do the math for me because I'm not good at math. That's $25 million a year. Nice Now. There were reports yesterday from ESPN at the Astros also lost outfielder Michael Brantley. To the Toronto Blue Jays. That's not true. He agreed to a extension with Houston two years 32 million that when I'm able to do on my own, that's $16 million a a year year sound sound CIN CIN math. math. So So what's what's it it
Houston's Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens cancer cluster report released
"Health officials have identified another cancer cluster in the fifth ward and kashmir gardens area of houston a health reporter. Several will ernst tells us the cluster isn't just affecting adults but also children. The texas department of state health services looked at the rate of certain cancers from two thousand two thousand sixteen across twenty one. Cents is tracks. These areas are all within a two mile radius of a former railyard site now owned by union pacific. The report found that the rate of acute lymphoblastic leukemia a childhood cancer nearly five times more than projections estimated in a statement mayor sylvester turner is requesting that union pacific relocate affected residents in the historically black neighborhood and that state and federal agencies declare the area superfund site a group of subject matter experts and community members determined a study on the association of the cluster and environmental factors would not be feasible.
Phoenix Suns beat Houston Rockets 109-103
"In sports. The Rockets lose to the suds at home last night. You heard it here on Ktrh. Final score. 109 What l three Victor Oladipo and Eric Gordon each put up 22 points of the effort. It was a season high for Gordon. Rockets take on the Pistons of Detroit Friday night that game we'll start on sports talk 7