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Abducted Ukrainian shares story of survival in Austin

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www.kxan.com – Ryan Chandler – 2024-02-24 08:00:00

SUMMARY: Sixteen-year-old Ivan Matkosvsyi has endured two years of war, fleeing his hometown of Mariupol during the Russian invasion. He was taken captive by Russian troops and held in Donetsk for two months. Matkosvsyi is one of the many children estimated to have been taken captive by Russia. He visited Austin and Houston to share his story as part of a documentary screening. As Ukrainian troops run out of resources, Matkosvsyi is urging Texans to support his country’s cause and help rescue children still in captivity. The documentary aims to raise awareness about Russia’s war crimes and genocide of Ukrainians.

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Fatal shooting: Woman found shot to death in car in Alief, Houston police say

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-04-21 17:43:08

SUMMARY: A woman was found shot to death inside a car in Alief, Texas on Sunday afternoon. The suspect, described as a Hispanic man in his 40s, shot the woman through an open car door or window. Surveillance footage shows the suspect in a white Jeep Renegade. Witnesses heard gunshots and saw the suspect speeding off. The incident could possibly be domestic, but details are limited. Homicide investigators are working to gather evidence as the investigation continues. For more updates, follow Luke Jones on social media.

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Will our rainiest month live up to it?

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www.kxan.com – Nick Bannin – 2024-04-21 17:11:07

SUMMARY: In April 2024, Austin’s weather has been wetter and warmer than normal, with May being a crucial month that could impact the summer and drought. May is typically the wettest month in Central Texas, with an average high of 86.9º and average low of 66.8º. The Climate Prediction Center forecasts near-average rainfall in May, with warmer-than-normal temperatures expected. While there have been improvements in the drought situation compared to previous weeks and months, some areas still have substantial rainfall deficits. May is also the peak of the severe weather season in Central Texas, so staying weather aware is important.

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Week 4 Roughnecks matchup: Houston takes down Arlington Renegades at Rice Stadium for 1st win in UFL season

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-04-21 16:44:14

SUMMARY: In a Week 4 matchup, the Houston Roughnecks defeated the Arlington Renegades 17-9 at Rice Stadium. The victory was Houston’s first of the season in the United Football League, improving their record to 1-3. The game saw Houston’s quarterback Reid Sinnett connecting with wide receiver Emmanuel Butler for a touchdown and running back Mark Thompson adding another touchdown to secure the win. The Roughnecks are now looking forward to defending their home turf against the Birmingham Stallions in Week 5, with a schedule of upcoming games leading to the end of the season.

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