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LIVE: Sky 2 over scene of 18-wheeler fire on I-10 East at Dell Dale
Houston firefighters battled a fire Wednesday on Interstate 10 east after an 18-wheeler went up in flames.According to Houston TranStar all lanes on I-10 east near Dell Dale were shut down because of the incident involving three vehicles.It is unclear how the fire started or if there were any injuries. KPRC will update this story with more information when it becomes available. Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go.Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox. ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
2 hours ago
Player Style Files: Floyd Mayweather
By Matt Citak The time has finally come. This Saturday night, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the most anticipated boxing matches in recent memory will take place. Floyd Mayweather and his perfect 49-0 record will come out of retirement to take on UFC star Conor McGregor, who will be making his professional boxing debut. While rumors of this battle began swirling over a year ago, it was not made official until the two fighters announced the epic showdown via Twitter on June 14, just over two months before the fight. That may not sound like a lot of time for a 40-year-old boxer to prepare for a match, but the five-division world champion said that’s all the time he needs. “I don’t really know how long I’ve really been training for this fight,” Mayweather said. “I want to probably say eight weeks, nine weeks.” Mayweather has not boxed competitively since September 2015, when he shut down Andre Berto over 12 rounds. However rust has never been an issue for the man who has won fifteen world titles, as he is known for staying in phenomenal shape all the time, not just getting into great shape when ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
2 hours ago
TRAFFIC ALERT: Burning vehicles shut…
Views from Houston TranStar showed the freeway is blocked near Dell Dale.inspiring-curiosity fblike20.png googleplus20.png pinterest20.png twitter20.png email20.png rss20.png   ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
2 hours ago
Whole Foods shareholders OK Amazon’s takeover; Regulators still need to chime in
whole-foods-vintage-storefront*100xx1938-1936-399-0.jpgOnly Uncle Sam stands in the way of a $13.7 billion deal that promises to shake up worldwide food distribution — and significantly alter business dynamics in the Texas capital. Whole Foods Market Inc. shareholders on Aug. 23 approved a buyout by Amazon.com Inc. at $42 per share, the Wall Street Journal reports, clearing one of the final roadblocks to the merger. Federal regulators still have to give their OK. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) shareholders do not need to vote on the deal. Whole Foods (Nasdaq:… bizj_houston?d=yIl2AUoC8zA bizj_houston?i=qSqDzsVj3ho:b4OGWiWDE2o:V_sGLiPBpWU bizj_houston?i=qSqDzsVj3ho:b4OGWiWDE2o:F7zBnMyn0Lo bizj_houston?d=qj6IDK7rITs ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
3 hours ago
Best of In The Loop 8-23-17
John and Cody give their thoughts on Bill O’Brien’s comments on Tom Savage being the starter for the Texans   John and Cody give thier thoughs on standing for the national anthem.   John and Cody talk about the current Texans QB situation vs other QB situations in the NFL   John and Cody talk Ezekiel Elliot on a boat, play by play announcer pulled off of a game because of his name, LeVeon Bell plans on retruning September 1st, and more on What’s Trending.   John and Cody give their Optimistic, Pessimistic, and Realistic topics of the week.   ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
3 hours ago
Pct. 4 deputy fired in connection…
According to Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman's Office, the officer was terminated after dash cam video was reviewed and found that the footage was connected to a crash being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.inspiring-curiosity fblike20.png googleplus20.png pinterest20.png twitter20.png email20.png rss20.png   ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
3 hours ago
Asian, Hispanic residents in Houston have high homeownership rates
gettyimages-547451008*100xx3744-3744-936-0.jpgA research firm found that more diverse cities tend to have the smallest gaps in homeownership rates between white, black, Hispanic and Asian residents. bizj_houston?d=yIl2AUoC8zA bizj_houston?i=o53b3qeqTa4:A6FKm2fSDlU:V_sGLiPBpWU bizj_houston?i=o53b3qeqTa4:A6FKm2fSDlU:F7zBnMyn0Lo bizj_houston?d=qj6IDK7rITs ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
3 hours ago
Houstonians stock up ahead of…
Even before the National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for the Texas coast Houstonians headed to the store to prepare to weather the storm. inspiring-curiosity fblike20.png googleplus20.png pinterest20.png twitter20.png email20.png rss20.png   ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
3 hours ago
CenterPoint Energy releases Harvey checklist for customers
It's something that we saw for Hurricane Ike, Tropical Storm Allison, and many other storms that have wreaked havoc on the Texas coast -- when these storms hit, losing power during and after a storm is often an unfortunate consequence.With the tropical system known as Harvey now in the Gulf of Mexico, CenterPoint Energy has compiled a checklist for customers.For ELECTRIC customers: -- Stay away from downed power lines. Be especially mindful of downed lines that could be hidden in flood waters and treat all downed lines as if they are energized. -- If you experience flooding and water has risen above the electrical outlets in your home, contact a licensed electrician before turning on the main circuit breaker or trying to restore power. -- All electrical appliances and electronic equipment that have been submerged in water need to dry thoroughly for at least one week. Then, have them checked by a qualified repair person before turning them on. Attempting to repair a flood-damaged appliance could result in electrical shock or death. Attempting to restart it could result in further damage and costly repairs. -- If the outside unit of an air conditioning system has been underwater, mud and water ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
4 hours ago
Jury deliberates fate of woman accused in 2012 death of husband
A jury on Wednesday was deciding the fate of a woman accused of killing her husband nearly five years ago and staging a home invasion to cover it up.The jury was handed the case of Sandra Melgar late Tuesday after a day of testimony followed by closing arguments.The prosecution painted a graphic picture of their case, accusing Melgar of stabbing her husband, Jaime, 31 times.Defense attorneys argued that there is not enough evidence to convict their client of murder.Investigators said that relatives found the Melgars on Dec. 23, 2012, tied up in closets. Jaime Melgar had been stabbed, investigators said.Sandra Melgar told investigators that she had blacked out and woke up in the closet, not knowing how she and her husband ended up there, according to police. Download the Click2Houston news app in your app store to stay up-to-date with the latest news while you're on the go.Sign up for KPRC 2 newsletters to get breaking news, sports, entertainment, contests and more delivered straight to your email inbox. ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
4 hours ago
Navy veteran killed in shooting…
Investigators believe the incident started with four men involved in a verbal altercation that led to a fight. That’s when someone pulled out a gun and opened fire.inspiring-curiosity fblike20.png googleplus20.png pinterest20.png twitter20.png email20.png rss20.png   ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
4 hours ago
Nick Faldo On The Northern Trust: ‘Always Fun To See Who Might Step Up’
By Dave Shedloski The final event of the CBS golf season is the first of the FedExCup Playoffs, which has a new sponsor and all-new venue. The Northern Trust begins Thursday at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, N.Y., on Long Island, with 120 players entered among the top 125 in the season-long FedExCup points race who qualified. Hideki Matsuyama of Japan is the pacesetter, but the four-tournament playoff stretch contested over the next five weeks is sure to see movement aplenty in the race for the coveted FedExCup title decided at The TOUR Championship in Atlanta. Points are quadrupled in the Playoffs, so 2,000 points go to the winner, giving 38 players a mathematical chance to overtake Matsuyama for the No. 1 spot with a win this week. The last player to enter the Playoffs in first and go on to win was Jordan Spieth in 2015, and before that Tiger Woods in 2009. The next four behind Matsuyama are Justin Thomas, the new PGA champion, British Open winner Spieth, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, and Rickie Fowler, the TOUR’s scoring leader. The hot hand coming in is 2016 Open champion Henrik Stenson, who won last week’s Wyndham Championship. ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
5 hours ago
Hurricane Watch issued for Texas
The latest updates on Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the weather alerts for the Houston area.inspiring-curiosity fblike20.png googleplus20.png pinterest20.png twitter20.png email20.png rss20.png   ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
6 hours ago
Reward offered for Most Wanted sex…
A cash reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture.  inspiring-curiosity fblike20.png googleplus20.png pinterest20.png twitter20.png email20.png rss20.png   ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
6 hours ago
The Best Of Mad Radio 8-23
Today on Mad Radio: John McClain joins the show to respond to Andre Ware and discuss Tom Savage being the starter, weighing Savage against the other starters in the NFL, what would you do if your significant other had a JJ Watt tattoo, millennials ruining things and more. Plus, a very heated debate about Tom Savage being named the starter between Seth Payne and Landry Locker. An epic heated debate about Tom Savage being the Texans starting quarterback breaks out (again) between vintage Seth Payne and Landry Locker and this time stuff is flying in the studio. The General John McClain joins Mad Radio to react to Andre Ware’s displessure over the notion that Deshaun Watson took a step back over the weekend and discusses Tom Savage being the starting quarterback for the Texans. John McClain joins Mad Radio for his weekly visit for the latest installment of Ask McClain Anything and to discuss the latest drama between a member of the media and a former NFL coach. Seth Payne and Landry Locker argue about Bill O’Brien’s decision to name Tom Savage the starting quarterback over Deshaun Watson at the beginning of the show. Mad Radio revisits the time Seth ... read more
Published on 08-23-2017
6 hours ago
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