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Houston police investigate 2 South Acres/Crestmont Park shootings 16 minutes apart and half-mile of each other

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abc13.com – Alex Bozarjian – 2024-06-12 22:13:54

SUMMARY: On Wednesday evening, Houston Police responded to two shooting incidents within 16 minutes and less than half a mile apart in the South Acres/Crestmont Park area. At 7:23 p.m., officers found a young Black male shot to death and a 16-year-old injured from a pistol-whipping at 5540 Selinsky Road. A white Nissan was seen fleeing and later found at the second scene at 5599 Cedarburg Drive, where another injured person was taken to the hospital. The causes of the violence remain unknown. Earlier, police were also handling other unrelated shootings in Gulfton and Alief. ABC13’s Alex Bozarjian will report more details after the NBA Finals.

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Dodgers’ Hernández Beats Royals’ Witt for HR Derby Title, Alonso’s Bid for 3rd Win Ends in 1st Round

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-07-16 02:58:01

SUMMARY: On July 15, 2024, Teoscar Hernández of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the Home Run Derby at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. He defeated Bobby Witt Jr. of the Kansas City Royals 14-13 in the final round, hitting a total of 49 home runs over three rounds, covering 3.98 miles. Hernández, who became the first Dodgers player to win the event, secured his victory when Witt's last attempt fell short, hitting the left-center wall. This marks Kansas City's continued absence from winning the derby. (AP , 2024, All rights reserved.)

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CenterPoint Energy faces lawsuit from Houston restaurants over prolonged power outages

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abc13.com – Tom Abrahams – 2024-07-15 22:18:37

SUMMARY: Restaurant owners in Houston have filed a class action lawsuit against CenterPoint Energy, alleging that the company’s negligence led to power outages that significantly hurt their businesses. Executive chef Ryan Lachaine of Riel Restaurant emphasized the devastating impact of the week-long outage on his business and employees. Lawyer Tony Buzbee, representing the plaintiffs, aims to address infrastructure issues and advocate for change. Another restaurateur, Robin Wong, highlighted the repeated losses due to power outages. The lawsuit seeks accountability and improvements to prevent future disruptions. The group stresses they don’t want a handout but demand reliable service.

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Beryl’s death toll: Official count pending as heat and power outages continue to cause more deaths

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abc13.com – Pooja Lodhia – 2024-07-15 22:17:44

SUMMARY: In Houston, Texas, at least 13 deaths have been attributed to Hurricane Beryl, with concerns that more fatalities could occur due to ongoing power outages. The Shaw family, who has been without power since the hurricane hit, faced a tragedy when 89-year-old Mary Shaw, suffering from dementia and heart disease, died in dire conditions despite family efforts to keep her cool. Agencies tracking storm deaths report that the final count will come from the medical examiner's evaluation. The Shaws, feeling neglected by utility companies, fear for the of other relatives and neighbors.

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