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Houston weather: Tornado, windstorm death toll up to 7, including Christin Martinez; pregnant mom survives but loses unborn baby

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abc13.com – Miya Shay – 2024-05-17 22:15:00

SUMMARY: Intense storms in the Houston region resulted in the deaths of at least seven people and injuries to several others. The victims included a mother of four killed when a tree fell on her SUV, a worker at a cement factory killed by a falling crane, and others who died while trying to move downed power poles or due to lightning strikes. Survivors are still dealing with the trauma, including a woman who lost her five-month-old baby due to injuries sustained during the storm. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with medical expenses for those affected by the storms.

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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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