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Oct 14, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; The Houston Astros mascot \"Orbit\" during game two of the 2017 ALCS playoff baseball series of the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park.
Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
May 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Who wants a T-shirt from the T-shirt cannon? Raise your finger. Last July, the Houston Astro’s mascot, Orbit, fired a T-shirt into the crowd. While this would sound like most fans’ dream, it wouldn’t be for the woman on...
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Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas.
David J. Phillip/AP Photo
March 21, 2019 - 10:02 am
By Juan A. Lozano and David Warren, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — National Guard troops have been called in and residents were told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected early Thursday near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. Harris...
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Charlie Tamez and his wife, Dalia Tamez, finish their lunch at Ken's Restaurant, 1122 Center St., as the chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company continues to send dark smoke over Deer Park, Texas.
Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP
March 20, 2019 - 9:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss. Intercontinental...
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In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, North Carolina's Cameron Johnson (13) dunks against Gonzaga during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Gerry Broome/AP Photo, File
March 19, 2019 - 10:25 am
By Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer At this time of year, everyone's in search of a system — some way of simplifying the brackets and making it a little easier to pick one champion out of all those contenders. You could go with the most experienced coaches, or perhaps the teams playing the best...
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March 08, 2019 - 10:48 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 31 points and 10 rebounds and the Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 107-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The Rockets had a big lead for most of the night after a 37-point first quarter and were up by...
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Anne McClain and Christina H. Koch
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March 06, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN (CNN) -- For the first time in history, an all-female crew will conduct a spacewalk at the International Space Station, NASA confirmed to CNN. As part of Expedition 59, NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will carry out the spacewalk on March 29. They'll be...
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February 23, 2019 - 6:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard disintegrated after crashing Saturday into a bay east of the city, according to a Texas sheriff. Witnesses told emergency personnel that the twin-engine plane "went in nose first," leaving a debris field three-...
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The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger.
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February 12, 2019 - 10:40 am
By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- It took a little convincing before police believed the person who reported the strange discovery. The concerned citizen claimed to have entered an abandoned Houston, Texas home to smoke pot and found a tiger. So, naturally, authorities were suspicious. "We...
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Police investigate the scene where several Houston Police officers were shot in Houston on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP
January 28, 2019 - 8:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Five Houston officers were injured in a shooting Monday in an incident involving a suspect and taken to a hospital, police said. Houston police tweeted the officers were "struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect" Monday afternoon in a neighborhood in southeast...
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Larry D. Woodruffe
Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP
January 08, 2019 - 5:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities announced Tuesday that a second black man has been charged in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old Houston black girl, whose death her family had initially believed was racially motivated. The Harris County Sherriff's Office said 24-year-old Larry D. Woodruffe has...
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