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COVID-19 bankruptcies sparking concern among workers and shoppers

COVID-19 bankruptcies sparking concern among workers and shoppers

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The cost of COVID-19 is more than some businesses can afford. This year, there have been many name-brand retailers, local shops and restaurants declaring bankruptcy or closing altogether.Shoppers are sharing the heartbreak as fabled stores feel the effect of the pandemic. Coronavirus bankruptcies include J.Crew, Neiman Marcus and Pier One, just to name a few."I heard about it the other day, like, 'What? Really? Why?' Really [it's] everywhere you never would have thought," said shopper Sheldona Plumber.Many favorite local restaurants...

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'First of its kind' temporary medical marijuana sites open in Houston area

'First of its kind' temporary medical marijuana sites open in Houston area

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houstonian Zahid Qayum has been using a liquid form of medical marijuana for several months to help him manage a motor neuron disease he has, which causes him to lose strength in his arms and legs."That is something that regular medication hasn't helped at all. It has helped me. It hasn't killed it but alleviates some of the symptoms," Qayum said.For months, the medical marijuana has been delivered to his home, but now, the company where he gets it from has opened three temporary dispensary sites in Houston for patients to pick up at...

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Walmart closes 2 Houston-area stores for disinfecting

Walmart closes 2 Houston-area stores for disinfecting

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Walmart will be sanitizing and restocking shelves at two Houston stores today.The two locations will be closed all day and will reopen Friday morning: 2727 Dunvale Rd. and 3450 FM-1960 Rd. W.A Walmart spokesperson told ABC13 they understand Harris County has been hit hard by COVID-19, so as a proactive measure they've decided to close the stores to allow a third party specialist to come in and sanitize them.The closure will also give employees more time to restock.Walmart's statement said in-part:"Everything we're doing is for the...

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Promising HS football star Tristan Sanders killed in Hwy 6 crash that ripped BMW in half

Promising HS football star Tristan Sanders killed in Hwy 6 crash that ripped BMW in half

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A teenager is dead and two others are injured after a tragic accident early Friday morning on Highway 6 in northwest Harris County.Harris County Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. near Loch Katrine Lane.Video from the scene shows the destroyed BMW split in half, barely recognizable after colliding with a Hummer.The crash happened when the Hummer crossed the intersection at Loch Katrine and hit the BMW, causing it to spin before hitting a steel light pole, deputies said.According to the sheriff's office,...

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91 more Gerald Goines drug convictions being investigated by district attorney

91 more Gerald Goines drug convictions being investigated by district attorney

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Prosecutors are anticipating at least 91 more drug convictions to be overturned in relation to former Houston Police Officer Gerald Goines."We will continue to work to clear people convicted solely on the word of a police officer who we can no longer trust," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Thursday. "We are committed to making sure the criminal justice is fair and just for everyone."All of the cases being discussed by Ogg Thursday involved search warrants in which Goines was the affiant on the warrant that led to the...

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Meth, high-caliber weapons found during raid at luxury condo near downtown Houston

Meth, high-caliber weapons found during raid at luxury condo near downtown Houston

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Three people are in custody after about two dozen high-caliber weapons and at least three kilos of meth, were found inside a luxury condo Thursday morning near downtown Houston.Harris County Precinct 5 raided the home on St. Emanuel at Tuam, where authorities initially reported a bazooka was among the stash. They later said it was not.Deputies said they've been investigating for months a situation that started as a mail theft ring, where the suspects were stealing out of mailboxes. According to officials, the suspects then created fake...

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