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3 dead and dozens injured after Texas tornado

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www.usatoday.com – – 2023-06-17 05:27:31

SUMMARY: A tornado in Perryton, Texas, has killed at least three people, injured dozens more, and caused widespread damage as severe storms moved across parts of the southern and central Plains. The tornado is the first to hit Perryton since 2008. The active weather is not expected to end, with another round of intense thunderstorms possible on Friday. The region is also experiencing a mid-June heatwave, with dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity affecting much of the South and record-breaking high temperatures in Texas and the Deep South.

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‘Intimate’ class: Nine ATCEMS cadets graduate

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-15 15:46:48

SUMMARY: Austin-Travis County EMS faced a staffing shortage, but new medic cadets graduated on Friday to help alleviate the issue. Chief Robert Luckritz emphasized that the small class size fostered closer integration among graduates. Despite these efforts, the agency continues to tackle the staffing crisis. In 2022, ATCEMS had Austin's highest vacancy rate for authorized sworn positions. Luckritz expressed optimism about improving staffing levels, noting significant progress but acknowledging ongoing fluctuations. He also mentioned that while the current class is small, the upcoming class will be one of the largest in recent times.

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Houston parents’ annual childcare expenses are less than the $25,181 national average, SmartAsset report shows

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abc13.com – CultureMap – 2024-06-15 15:38:39

SUMMARY: Raising a child in the Houston, Texas area — including The Woodlands and Sugar Land — costs over $21,000 annually, according to a new SmartAsset report. Despite this seemingly high cost, the Houston metro area ranks 13th among the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas for having some of the lowest child-rearing expenses. The report emphasizes the significant financial consideration for those planning to start a family. For further details, the article recommends visiting Houston CultureMap. Watch ABC13 Houston for more and updates.

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Timeline: Recent British royal events as Kate Middleton appears in public while battling cancer

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-15 15:35:16

SUMMARY: Kate, Princess of Wales, made her first public appearance at King Charles III’s Birthday Parade since her cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Both Kate and King Charles have faced cancer treatments recently. Kate is progressing but still undergoing treatment and not returning to full-time duties yet. Charles resumed public engagements in April after a three-month hiatus for his treatment. Key recent events include Charles’ various state visits, Kate’s surgery and cancer treatment announcements, and issues surrounding privacy and misinformation. Kate received overwhelming public support and attended the Trooping the Color ceremony with her family, ending with a military flypast.

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