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    CCPD: Speed a factor in fatal motorcycle accident

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 6:27 AM EDT2017-09-26 10:27:21 GMT
    Corpus Christi law enforcement officials investigate a fatal accident on Highway 181.Corpus Christi law enforcement officials investigate a fatal accident on Highway 181.

    A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on Highway 181. Corpus Christi Police received several calls from drivers after seeing a body on the road. The calls came in just after 2am Tuesday. CCPD is diverting drivers from Highway 181 Northbound while they work the scene. We'll update this story as soon as more details become available.

    A motorcyclist is dead following a crash on Highway 181. Corpus Christi Police received several calls from drivers after seeing a body on the road. The calls came in just after 2am Tuesday. CCPD is diverting drivers from Highway 181 Northbound while they work the scene. We'll update this story as soon as more details become available.

Homeowners have made progress on their properties and a handful of businesses have reopened, but storm ravished areas still face months of clean up. Homeowners have made progress on their properties and a handful of businesses have reopened, but storm ravished areas still face months of clean up.

One month after Harvey communities still face long road to recovery

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While homeowners have made progress on their properties and a handful of businesses have reopened, storm ravished areas still face months of clean up. 

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One month ago today: A look back at Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017 radar image of Hurricane Harvey. August 25, 2017 radar image of Hurricane Harvey.
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It has been one month since Hurricane Harvey hit the Coastal Bend as a powerful Category 4 storm.  Digital Content Producer Haley Williams put together a short video looking back at the last month. More>>

Extra day to apply for D-SNAP added in Nueces County

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AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced today it will add an extra day for victims of Hurricane Harvey to apply for disaster food relief in Nueces County. Nueces County residents who have not yet applied by this evening will have another opportunity to apply for D-SNAP from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Sunrise Mall, 5858 S. Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi. The extra day is being added due to longer than expected lines over the weekend and to ensu...

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Del Mar College HVAC students helping Harvey victims

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Del Mar College is working on a new program that will help hurricane victims and give some of it's students some valuable hands-on training. Instructors with the air conditioning and building maintenance program on the West campus are reaching out to city officials in places like Rockport, Port Aransas and Aransas Pass. They're asking for appliances that were damaged by Harvey. The plan is to haul them over to the Del Mar College West campus where students will fix them. 

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Some rain in the forecast

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Tropical moisture is on the increase with a weak frontal boundary to our west (where the heavier and more likely activity will occur the next few days-out near Del Rio.) Rainfall will also increase in aerial coverage for Tuesday then start to back off Wednesday and Thursday as a weak cold front approaches and then slowly moves through on Friday.

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Cowboys kneel before national anthem against Arizona

Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night, kneeling on the field before rising as a group before the playing of the national anthem. (Courtesy: NBC) Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night, kneeling on the field before rising as a group before the playing of the national anthem. (Courtesy: NBC)
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem. The Cowboys and their owner did kneel, though not during the anthem.

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Young woman dances 'All Night Long' after getting stuck at an airport

A young woman, who got stuck at a Charlotte airport, decided to make the most of it and created a music dance video. (Courtesy: Mahshid Mazooji) A young woman, who got stuck at a Charlotte airport, decided to make the most of it and created a music dance video. (Courtesy: Mahshid Mazooji)
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A video of a young woman, dancing and singing after getting stuck at an airport, is going viral. I missed my connecting flight in Charlotte, and I didn't want to sit in anger all night long, so instead I did what makes me happiest...DANCE!!!! Oh, and I made some really great friends along the way! Thank you for dancing your troubles away with me!!! :)

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Pearl Mae foundation and MCCI Medical Group hosting Harvey relief event

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If there's one upside to a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it's a reminder that when people need help, this country is always willing to lend a helping hand. The storm's impact on the Texas coast has been devastating, and the estimated cleanup costs have already hit the billions. That has spurred several organizations to reach deep into their pockets and help out. The Pearl Mae Foundation, along with the MCCI Medical Group, is hosting a Hurricane Harvey relief event in Rockp... More>>

Periods of Thunderstorms

Stormy Today Stormy Today
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A very strong weather system along the Texas Medico border will produce significant rain today with some of that stormy weather moving into our area tonight. Look for scattered showers with a few thunderstorms though Wednesday. Rain chances will decrease Thursday and Friday. A weak cool front will move through late Friday for a very fall weekend. Today: Mostly cloudy with showers and a few thunderstorms. Total rainfall up to 0ne-inch. High 90. Wednesday:  Scattered showers wit...

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Full federal court to hear 'Making a Murderer' appeal

Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal appeals court will consider arguments Tuesday over whether detectives tricked a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series into confessing and whether he should go free in a case that puts police practices in the spotlight.    Oral arguments in Brendan Dassey's case are before all 12 judges of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago. Dassey's lawyers and state attorneys are each expected to speak for half an... More>>

Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

PHOTO: Damage from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Photo Date: 9/20/17 PHOTO: Damage from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Photo Date: 9/20/17
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed.    Most food stores and restaurants remain closed. That is largely because power is out for most of the island and few have generators or enough diesel to power them. The shops that were open Monday had long lines outside and vast empty shelves where they once held milk, meat and other perish... More>>

Gregory council postpones action against police chief

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The Gregory City Council decided not to make a decision about the future of its Police Chief Monday.

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S.O.S. for the Nina

Nina sank at her mooring on Lawrence St. T-Head after Hurricane Harvey. There was no damage, her bilge pumps failed when the City Marina lost power Nina sank at her mooring on Lawrence St. T-Head after Hurricane Harvey. There was no damage, her bilge pumps failed when the City Marina lost power
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The Columbus Sailing Association has sent out an S.O.S  for the Nina. Her sister ships, The Pinta and the Santa Maria, were allowed to rot away and ended up in the city dump. That's why the C.S.A. has launched a GoFundfMe campaign to save her from the same fate.

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West Haven Park gets much needed upgrades

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There was a grand re-opening at one of the west side's oldest parks. City leaders joined West Oso I.S.D. teachers and staff for a ribbon cutting at the newly refurbished West Haven Park Monday afternoon.

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6 Investigates: Is the city's agreement with Schlitterbahn still valid?

A lucrative city tax incentive with the owners could be invalid now that the owners are in bankruptcy proceedings. (KRIS 6 News) A lucrative city tax incentive with the owners could be invalid now that the owners are in bankruptcy proceedings. (KRIS 6 News)
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Now that the owners of North Padre Island’s largest development project are in bankruptcy – that could nullify a lucrative tax incentive with the city. Construction around the Schlitterbahn water park is at a stand-still, and it's been that way for months. Nothing new has been built since the hotel and park opened two years ago. But that hasn't stopped city tax money from flowing to the owners. So far this year, the city of Corpus Christi has transferred about $83...

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Appeals court allows more of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

PHOTO: Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, Texas PHOTO: Texas State Capitol in Downtown Austin, Texas
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court gave Texas more latitude Monday to enforce a "sanctuary cities" ban backed by the Trump administration, but opponents suing over the immigration crackdown said it was unlikely to drastically change the status quo.      The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans comes nearly a month after a lower judge blocked most of the law signed in May by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.      ...

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Hundreds line up for the D-snap benefits on the last day

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Time is running out if you want the state to help you get food - that you lost - when Harvey zapped power. The state has been giving short-term benefits to people through its disaster supplemental nutrition assistance program.  People began lining up outside the American Bank Center around four a.m. The longest wait time today has been about 5 hours. But midday Monday the line was flowing pretty smooth,  These people are all trying to beat a seven p.m. deadline to appl...

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Time running out as historic ship Nina remains underwater

A salvage diver says the hull is sound, and there is no structural  damage A salvage diver says the hull is sound, and there is no structural damage
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The Columbus Sailing Association says that time is running out on an effort to raise money to save the replica of Christopher Columbus’ historic ship Nina. 

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San Antonio school district makes a big donation to Port Aransas ISD

Courtesy: North East ISD Courtesy: North East ISD
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A school district in San Antonio is making sure Port Aransas Independent School District has everything they need to get their school year started right. This weekend, North East Independent School District donated four school buses to the the district. As you know, the community of Port A was devastated during Hurricane Harvey and the school district's school buses were damaged. According to North East I.S.D.'s Executive Director of Communications, Aubrey Chancellor, the d...

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Mexico death toll rises to 325

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - The death toll last week's magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico has crept up to 325. Civil Defense chief Luis Felipe Puente says in a tweet that 186 of the deaths occurred in Mexico City. 

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Accused leaker asking again for pre-trial release from jail

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for a woman accused of leaking a classified U.S. report want a judge to free her from jail pending trial, arguing prosecutors have added no new charges months after they warned the woman may have stolen additional secrets.

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Seafair returns to Rockport-Fulton for a 43rd year

October 12th-15th, 2017 October 12th-15th, 2017
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For more than four decades, the folks of Rockport-Fulton have invited the Coastal Bend community to Seafair.

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Aransas Pass driver license office reopens

The Texas Rangers were reportedly investigating after Orange Grove Chief of Police Roy Guerrero was placed on administrative leave with pay. The Texas Rangers were reportedly investigating after Orange Grove Chief of Police Roy Guerrero was placed on administrative leave with pay.
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The Aransas Pass Driver License Office reopened today after being temporarily closed due to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The office, located at 919 South Commercial St. will operate under its normal business hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Texas Department of Public Safety is providing replacement driver license or identification cards for residents of hurricane-impacted counties at no cost. Customers in these counties are encouraged to bring identity and residency document...

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Violence in US rises for second straight year

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year 2016, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday.    The Trump administration immediately seized on the figures as proof that the nation is in the midst of a dangerous crime wave that warrants a return to tougher tactics like more arrests and harsher punishments for drug criminals. But criminologists cautioned the new numbers may not indicate the start of a lon... More>>

One month later: Rockport mayor gives Harvey recovery update

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One month ago, Hurricane Harvey tore through the Coastal Bend, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and whole towns devastated.  One of the hardest hit areas was the city of Rockport. Once a thriving tourist destination, Rockport is now laden with debris and residents are working endlessly to try and get their lives back together. The Mayor of Rockport, CJ Wax, has a message for residents one month after Hurricane Harvey. "It's getting better everyday!!" Mayo...

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Bridge construction road closures coming to North Beach

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Starting next week, the southbound lanes of West Causeway Boulevard, leading to the Joe Fulton Corridor, will be converted to two-way traffic between Avenue F and Burleson Street as part of the Harbor Bridge Project. 

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North Korea says Trump has 'declared war' on his country

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - North Korea's top diplomat says President Donald Trump's tweet that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer" was a declaration of war against his country by the United States.    Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters Monday that what he called Trump's "declaration of war" gives North Korea "every right" under the U.N. Charter to take countermeasures, "including the right to shoot down the United States st... More>>

Local non-profit offering relief for artists affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Art Center of Corpus Christi The Art Center of Corpus Christi
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The special storm gallery is called the "Harvey Emergency Exhibit," and 90 percent of proceeds from any piece of art purchased in that collection go directly back to the artists affected by the storm.

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Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

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NEW YORK (AP) - Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency.      Weiner, 53, dropped his head into his hand and wept as the sentence was announced by Judge Denise Cote. He must surrender to prison officials by Nov. 6.      The sentencing completed the sordi... More>>

Target to up hourly base pay to $15 by end of 2020

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NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it better recruit and retain top-quality staff and provide a better shopping experience for its customers.    The initiative, announced Monday, is part of the discounter's overall strategy to reinvent its business announced earlier this year that includes remodeling stores, expanding its online services and... More>>

Trump revels in latest war of words with professional sports

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated his criticism of NFL players who knelt during the national anthem, pushing back against suggestions that race drove his calls for those football players to be fired.    Trump wrote on Twitter that his objection "has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!" The president also used his favorite social media platform to point to fans wh...

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Curfew still in place in Port Aransas one month after Hurricane Harvey

A homeowner's boat now rests on top of the back deck following the arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas. (KRIS) A homeowner's boat now rests on top of the back deck following the arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas. (KRIS)
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The city-wide curfew is in place from midnight to 6 a.m. There is also a curfew in place on the beach from sundown to sunup.

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Looks like a Wet Week

A Few Showers A Few Showers
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Look for some stormy weather for the next few days. An early cold front will move slowly out of West Texas where it will drop heavy rain. We can expect showers around South Texas for the early part of the week. The a cold front comes through for a touch of fall weather for the coming weekend. Today: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. High 89. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 88. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers.

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Residents lines up early on last day to apply for D-SNAP benefits

Residents line up to apply for D-SNAP benefits. (Sunday, September 25) Residents line up to apply for D-SNAP benefits. (Sunday, September 25)
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Lines are already forming at the American Bank Center as today is the last day residents affected by Hurricane Harvey can sign up for disaster food relief benefits through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (D-SNAP). Residents who line up Monday before 7 p.m. will be served. Thousands of people try to sign-up for D-SNAP  D-SNAP provides short term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. Benefits are loaded onto a Lone Star card with...

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EPA clarifies earlier FEMA statement on Texas toxic sites

STILL UNTITLED: Floods from Hurricane Harvey devastate Houston STILL UNTITLED: Floods from Hurricane Harvey devastate Houston
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday it has recovered 517 containers filled with unidentified, potentially hazardous material found floating in or washed up along Texas waterways after the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey receded.    The agency's statement sought to clarify an earlier media release saying the containers were recovered from highly contaminated toxic waste sites. EPA said that statement issued Friday night by the Federal E... More>>

Refugio resident says she was denied financial assistance from the Red Cross

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Residents in the Coastal Bend are upset with the Red Cross. Refugio homeowners say they applied for financial assistance from the Red Cross, but were being denied.

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Reverse alert issued for LyondellBasell facility flaring

Photo: LyondellBasell facility flaring conditions (KRIS-TV) Photo: LyondellBasell facility flaring conditions (KRIS-TV)
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A reverse alert was issued after flaring was seen at a refinery plant. "Operating conditions within the LyondellBasell facility located at 1501 McKinzie Rd. Corpus Christi Tx. have made flaring necessary at this time," the alert read.

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Local chapter of League of Women Voters plan to celebrate National Voter Day

Courtesy: Corpus Christi League of Women Voters Facebook Courtesy: Corpus Christi League of Women Voters Facebook
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The League of Women Voters-Corpus Christi (LWV-CC) will be among hundreds of organizations nationwide to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 26. 

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Thousands of people try to sign-up for D-SNAP

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Thousands of people stood in line to sign up for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The long lines started forming as earlier before 6:00 am Sunday morning over at the American Bank Center.

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Texas A&M Commerce football team goes into overtime to support Harvey relief

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For Texas A&M Commerce, last night's game against Texas A&M Kingsville, wasn't their typical road game.  Instead of heading back home, they stuck around to assist those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Colby Carthel, Head Football Coach of the Lions, could see the impact of Harvey all the way from Commerce, Texas. "I knew this was an area that had a huge need.  I saw a lot on Facebook and reading articles and that they were short on volunteers.  I said, we...

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Moisture increases through mid-week

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Here we are a few days into fall and it is still very much feeling like summer out there with afternoon highs in the mid to lower 90s and heat indices still pushing the triple digits for many places across South Texas.  There were a few isolated spots to get some rainfall this afternoon and that provided some relief from the heat. Rain chances will start to creep up from isolated to scattered/likely by the middle of next week as an upper-level disturbance moves in from the west...

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The Exchange, working to make Corpus cool again

The Exchange is a new downtown gathering place at N. Mesquite and William street The Exchange is a new downtown gathering place at N. Mesquite and William street
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If enthusiasm and a vision combined with energy are ingredients to success, a trio of young entrepreneurs here in town just may have a winning formula. Jeremy Wells, Xavier Ramos. and Hank Harrison are the  driving force behind a new downtown attraction called 'The Exchange.'

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Refugio coming together for Casey Henderson

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Last Friday nights game between Refugio and Edna came out with a big win for the Bobcats. But as everyone left the field that night, the win was not on everyone's mind. During the game Bobcat's defensive back Casey Henderson suffered a severe neck injury when going for a tackle. Immediately the crowd stopped and all the players were quiet.  "As soon as it happened, everybody like, dropped. All our, like our energy and everything, just shattered we were all down," says ...

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Texas HHS extends D-SNAP registration hours

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Texas Health and Human Services is extending Corpus Christi D-SNAP hours of operation to 9 p.m. for today and Monday due to high demand over the weekend. Applicants in line by 7 p.m. today will be served until 9 p.m. If staff are unable to serve everyone by 9 p.m., applicants will receive a number to be served first Monday. 

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Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in Tennessee say eight people were injured in a shooting at a church in the Nashville area. Nashville fire department spokesman Joseph Pleasant tells the Tennessean newspaper that the wounded were being transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The nature of the injuries weren't immediately known.

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2 Texas officers injured in crash chasing road rage suspect

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Two Texas police officers have been taken to the hospital with serious injuries after crashing during a vehicle pursuit of a person involved in a road rage incident.      Fort Worth Police spokesman Officer Brad Perez told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sunday that the officers were responding to a call around 3 p.m. for a road rage incident during which a suspect allegedly displayed a gun at another vehicle.      Perez says there w...

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Federal, Texas officials testing boats displaced by Harvey

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Federal and state officials have teamed up to recover and test around 300 boats that were displaced, overturned or sunk when Harvey passed through Southeast Texas, causing record floods in its wake. In a statement Saturday, the Texas General Land Office said it is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to test the vessels for oil leaks. Commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, says that the hurricane's destruction will "require a long rec... More>>

Port A creates group to seek funds and help rebuild town

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The island community of Port Aransas was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey and remains in a state of devastation more than four weeks after the storm. The city should be inundated with tourists hurrying to the beach before summer's end, at least, on a normal year. Now, locals are wholly focused on restoring their city.

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Disaster Recovery Centers to change hours of operation

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers throughout Texas will be changing their hours of operation beginning Monday, September 25. Most centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. 

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Sen. Cruz says he's against GOP health bill

Ted Cruz suspended his presidential campaign following the Indiana Primary. Ted Cruz suspended his presidential campaign following the Indiana Primary.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local):      12:35 p.m.      Sen. Ted Cruz says he's against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack Obama's health law. BREAKING: GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says 'right now' he opposes Republican health care bill, further dimming measure's prospects. — The Associated Press (@AP) September 24, 2017      If the Texas Republican st... More>>

Houston Texans release statement in response to Trump's call for player firings

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The Houston Texans released a statement today, in reaction to President Donald Trump's  statements calling for the firing of NFL players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem. Statement from @Houston Texans Founder, Chairman and CEO Robert C. McNair: pic.twitter.com/sF78Sc4hdg — Texans PR (@TexansPR) September 24, 2017 The statement reads: "The NFL specifically, and football in general, has always unified our communities and families. The comments mad... More>>

Not home? Walmart wants to walk in and stock your fridge

Kingsville Walmart has reopened after Hurricane Harvey Kingsville Walmart has reopened after Hurricane Harvey
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NEW YORK (AP) - Would you be OK with letting a stranger into your house for the sake of convenience?      Walmart is testing the idea with a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge.      "This may not be for everyone," wrote Sloan Eddleston, Walmart's head of e-commerce strategy, in a blog post Friday; "but we want to offer customers the opportunit... More>>

NFL owners speak out in support of players, against Trump

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The NFL's players and owners have united in a manner unseen in years in the nation's most popular professional sports league, sounding a resolute chord in decrying President Donald Trump's remarks about players kneeling during the national anthem.      New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who's been a strong supporter of the president, expressed "deep disappointment" with Trump on Sunday and said politicians could learn much from the unifying spirit of a c... More>>

McCain's choice: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP

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WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain faced a choice that balanced friendship, party loyalty and his convictions. He made the decision some of his closest advisers expected.      Looking at the twilight of his career and a grim cancer diagnosis, the Republican senator from Arizona who prides himself on an independent streak could not be moved to go along with a last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system.      Those close to him say he wrestle... More>>

Childhood cancer patients get a breather thanks to Driscoll Children's Hospital

Driscoll Children's Hospital patients and their families got some respite over at Bowlero. Driscoll Children's Hospital patients and their families got some respite over at Bowlero.
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Patients and their families gathered at a local bowling alley for a day away from the stress of their treatment for cancer and other diseases thanks to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

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Port Aransas vet clinic treating animals after Harvey

The only veterinary clinic in Port Aransas suffered minor damage due to Hurricane Harvey, but quickly worked to reopen. The only veterinary clinic in Port Aransas suffered minor damage due to Hurricane Harvey, but quickly worked to reopen.
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PORT ARANSAS - Some residents in the area lost everything. But Island Animal Clinic in Port Aransas is showing their support the only way the know how.

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Girls in Aviation event hopes to inspire a new generation of aviators

The Girls in Aviation event brought Girl Scouts together with the hope of inspiring a new generation of aviators. The Girls in Aviation event brought Girl Scouts together with the hope of inspiring a new generation of aviators.
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A group of Girl Scouts took to Del Mar's training hanger at a local airport to spark interest in aviation. With the goal of getting young girls interested in aviation, 17 Girl Scout troops met at Del Mar College's training hanger to get a hands-on experience with aircraft.

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New 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico

Damage from the earlier 8.1 magnitude quake on Sept. 7 in an area now affected by the new 6.1 quake. Photo: MGN Damage from the earlier 8.1 magnitude quake on Sept. 7 in an area now affected by the new 6.1 quake. Photo: MGN
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MEXICO CITY (AP) - A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least one person, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people.

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CCFD: 15 quarts of oil spills into roadway

Parts of S.P.I.D. near Kostoryz Road were temporarily shut down after 15 quarts of oil leaked from an automotive maintenance business. (KRIS-TV) Parts of S.P.I.D. near Kostoryz Road were temporarily shut down after 15 quarts of oil leaked from an automotive maintenance business. (KRIS-TV)
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Corpus Christi first responders and environmental crews responded to an oil spill near a busy intersection. The incident happened around 9:00 am Saturday morning near the intersection of Kostoryz Road and along South Padre Island Drive.

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Congressman to Harvey victims: 'God is telling you to move'

Congressman Jeb Hensarling as seen in his official photo. Courtesy: hensarling.house.gov Congressman Jeb Hensarling as seen in his official photo. Courtesy: hensarling.house.gov
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DALLAS (AP) - The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says victims of repeat flooding should consider Harvey's devastation a sign from on high.

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Long lines form as Harvey victims sign-up for D-SNAP

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Lots of your neighbors stood in line to sign up for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The long lines started forming Saturday morning over at the American Bank Center.

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EPA recovers waste from toxic sites flooded by Harvey

A flooded Houston area neighborhood in the days after Hurricane Harvey hit the area. Photo: KXLN / MGN A flooded Houston area neighborhood in the days after Hurricane Harvey hit the area. Photo: KXLN / MGN
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey.

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Unexpected road hazard on CSPD cruiser

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DENVER (AP) - You don't see this every day. A Colorado Springs Police Officer got an unexpected hitchhiker on the way to a serious injury accident. A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer pulled over.

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Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on

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NEW YORK (AP) - The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year's storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for a similar fight, lawyers involved in Sandy insurance battles say.

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Friday Night Fever: Final Scores 9/22

KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS) KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS)
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Another night of high school football is at an end for us but it doesn't have to be for you. Check out all the highlights from tonight (9/22)'s games right here on our website!

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Schools come together united by a mascot

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Two schools united only by a common mascot.

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Rockport residents helping feed area livestock

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Prior to Hurricane Harvey's arrival, many farm and ranch families worked around the clock to harvest crops and move livestock and equipment out of Harvey's reach,  Weeks later, ranchers are still assessing damage and still counting livestock after Harvey invaded the Texas coast. Texas is always accepting donations for the people of the communities hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, but one city north of Corpus Christi is collecting other supplies. Rockport-Fulton is struggling to h...

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Friday Night Fever: Live Scores & Updates 9/22

KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS) KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS)
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The Fever is back! Friday Night Fever that is! We'll have live scores and updates from your local games right here on this webpage. Then, after the games, we'll be posting highlights from each game from Friday Night Fever online and on social media.

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Two Arkansas men snag one huge alligator

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You know the old joke about the big one that got away...well, two Arkansas men got the big one and kept it.  Warren Parker and John Manues, who are both alligator hunters, were armed with a Go-Pro camera and harpoons and headed to a swamp on their property.

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U.S. Coast Guard facility opens

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The Coast Guard held a flag raising ceremony at their new facility at the Corpus Christi International Airport. After years of construction, and some delays, the Coast Guard's new Corpus Christi headquarters is finally ready.

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City Council votes against voter approved tax increase to repair streets

Voters approved a tax increase to fund residential street repairs, but the City Council voted to keep the tax rate the same. Voters approved a tax increase to fund residential street repairs, but the City Council voted to keep the tax rate the same.
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Council members voted against the motion after learning the city would face a big bill for changing the tax rate this late the fiscal year.

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Doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients involved in road rage incident

Jaime Sandoval is accused of being involved in a road rage incident on September 13th. Jaime Sandoval is accused of being involved in a road rage incident on September 13th.
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A local doctor accused of sexually assaulting two female patients is in more legal trouble after he's being accused in a road rage incident with a prosecutor. During a court hearing Friday morning, Judge Missy Medary revoked Doctor Jaime Sandoval's bond after hearing testimony about the September 13th incident which is a violation of his agreement.       The victim in the case is attorney Ray Pena who works for the Nueces County District Attorney's office. Accordi...

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Missing Gregory-Portland girl found safe

Picture of Savana Fetterman (Courtesy Gregory Police Department) Picture of Savana Fetterman (Courtesy Gregory Police Department)
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A Gregory-Portland area girl who police said went missing yesterday afternoon has been found safe.

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Pirates join forces with a battlecry for Rockport

For the Wylie Pirates, "AHMO" means more than a trademark. For the Wylie Pirates, "AHMO" means more than a trademark.
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The phrase "AHMO" is trademarked by Wylie school district, and it can mean a variety of things, depending on who you ask. 

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HUD Secretary, Governor survey damage to housing developments

Secretary of HUD, Ben Carson (file) Cropped Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0 Secretary of HUD, Ben Carson (file) Cropped Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0
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Areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey were paid a visit by the head of Housing and Urban Development alongside Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

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Gregory police chief on paid leave after sexual harassment allegation

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The Chief of Police in Gregory has been placed on paid administrative leave after accusations of sexual harrassment, according to city officials.

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PHOTOS: Strait, Abbott visit Hurricane Harvey ravaged Rockport

Governor Greg Abbott displays a "Make Rockport Great Again" t-shirt during his joint visit with country music legend George Strait. Governor Greg Abbott displays a "Make Rockport Great Again" t-shirt during his joint visit with country music legend George Strait.
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Images from the event which took place today at ACE Hardware store in Rockport, Texas. 

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UPDATE: Power still out at mall; some stores open

La Palmera still without power this afternoon. La Palmera still without power this afternoon.
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A power outage affecting La Palmera occurred just after 9 a.m. this morning, diverting many would be shoppers of the newest fall fashions. Although the mall remains open, almost all stores on the south (SPID) side of the mall remain without power and are temporarily closed. These include the upper and main level - including the food court and its restrooms. This also includes the KRIS 6 News Community Set located in the mall's food court, from with we broadcast our noon show f... More>>

Javelinas host A&M Commerce Saturday

Javelinas logo. Javelinas logo.
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KINGSVILLE, Texas – Back at home for the first time in three weeks, the Texas A&M-Kingsville football team (1-2) will host the third-ranked team in the country, the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions (3-0), who will visit Kingsville, Texas to battle for the Chennault Cup on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at Javelina Stadium. The Lions enter Saturday undefeated, having opened their schedule wi... More>>

GOP health bill all but dead

McCain plans to vote no to repeal and replace plan. McCain plans to vote no to repeal and replace plan.
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McCain: "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal..."

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La Palmera without power this morning

La Palmera without power La Palmera without power
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If you planned to spend this morning shopping for new fall fashion at La Palmera, think again, According to Amanda Spencer with La Palmera, power on the south side of the mall is out. AEP is on scene troubleshooting the issue, but currently Spencer said they don't know the extent of the malfunction, what cased the power to go out or how long it will take to restore. This is a developing story. Stick with KRIS 6 News as we continue to bring you details. We'll let you know when La Pa...

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Stabbing suspect asks for lower bond to go to college

Juan Sanchez asked that his bond be denied so he could return to college. Juan Sanchez asked that his bond be denied so he could return to college.
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The man accused of stabbing a good Samaritan outside a Lowe's store back in July asked a judge to lower his bond. Police say on July 2nd, Juan Sanchez was shoplifting at the Lowe's store when he ran out of the store and stabbed a man in the parking lot who tried to intervene.

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NASA’s asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

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NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock. 

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Moonlight in the Gardens XI

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One of Corpus Christi's most popular events is returning to the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center (402 Harbor Drive) on Friday, October 6th.

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Uber to lose its license to operate in London

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London’s transport authority said Friday it won’t renew Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security.

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Bullyproof program in schools

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One in five children report being bullied in schools, this is a study from the National Center for Educational Statistics.  One CCISD Police Officer decided that she wanted to change that. CCISD Police Sergeant Janelle Cantu started the Bullyproof program last year and after the amazing response from students and parents, Sgt. Cantu knew she had something worth teaching. Cantu started her 2nd program at Crockett Elementary yesterday to a class of 5th graders. The program will e... More>>

Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4, some success

PHOTO: 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits central Mexico, Photo Date: September 19, 2017 PHOTO: 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits central Mexico, Photo Date: September 19, 2017
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Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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Canadian retailers see potential NAFTA change as threat

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A Canadian looking for a high-end men’s shoe from can buy it from a major online retailer in the U.S. or get it for 25 percent less at the bustling Eaton Centre mall in downtown Toronto.

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Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

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The storm knocked out the entire grid across the U.S. territory of 3.4 million, leaving many without power to light their homes, cook, pump water or run fans, air conditioners or refrigerators.

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Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday.

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Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for threat

PHOTO: North Korea leader Kim Jong-un inspecting what is claimed to be a nuclear device, Photo Date: Sep. 2017 (Photo: Korean Central News Agency) PHOTO: North Korea leader Kim Jong-un inspecting what is claimed to be a nuclear device, Photo Date: Sep. 2017 (Photo: Korean Central News Agency)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon.

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King and Kingsville take home Thursday night football wins

KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS) KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS)
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This week, the kings took home Thursday night football wins...King High School and Kingsville (HM King) that is.

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Megyn Kelly sits down with KRIS6 News Anchor Priscilla Torres, talks about upcoming show

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Former attorney-turned political journalist, Megyn Kelly is now taking on a new role. She's joined our NBC team and plans to show a softer side to her on air-personality. Kelly said, "I really am hoping that in this next iteration of my professional self, I can form more human connections." Megyn Kelly's new show fittingly titled, "Megyn Kelly Today" will air weekday mornings. 

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  • 6 Investigates: Is the city's agreement with Schlitterbahn still valid?

    6 Investigates: Is the city's agreement with Schlitterbahn still valid?

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:37:31 GMT
    A lucrative city tax incentive with the owners could be invalid now that the owners are in bankruptcy proceedings. (KRIS 6 News)A lucrative city tax incentive with the owners could be invalid now that the owners are in bankruptcy proceedings. (KRIS 6 News)

    Now that the owners of North Padre Island’s largest development project are in bankruptcy – that could nullify a lucrative tax incentive with the city. Construction around the Schlitterbahn water park is at a stand-still, and it's been that way for months. Nothing new has been built since the hotel and park opened two years ago. But that hasn't stopped city tax money from flowing to the owners. So far this year, the city of Corpus Christi has transferred about $83...

    Now that the owners of North Padre Island’s largest development project are in bankruptcy – that could nullify a lucrative tax incentive with the city. Construction around the Schlitterbahn water park is at a stand-still, and it's been that way for months. Nothing new has been built since the hotel and park opened two years ago. But that hasn't stopped city tax money from flowing to the owners. So far this year, the city of Corpus Christi has transferred about $83...

  • 6 Investigates: Homeowner fights for insurance coverage after hurricane damage

    6 Investigates: Homeowner fights for insurance coverage after hurricane damage

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:30:16 GMT
    For one couple - the insurance process post-Hurricane Harvey has been a nightmare complicated by a battle with cancer and a bank that assured them they had windstorm insurance. (KRIS 6 News)For one couple - the insurance process post-Hurricane Harvey has been a nightmare complicated by a battle with cancer and a bank that assured them they had windstorm insurance. (KRIS 6 News)

        Thousands of people across South Texas are stressed about when and how they will pay for damage to their homes after Hurricane Harvey.
    For one couple - the insurance process has been a nightmare complicated by a battle with cancer and a bank that assured them they had windstorm insurance. 

        Thousands of people across South Texas are stressed about when and how they will pay for damage to their homes after Hurricane Harvey.
    For one couple - the insurance process has been a nightmare complicated by a battle with cancer and a bank that assured them they had windstorm insurance. 

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  • Friday Night Fever: Final Scores 9/22

    Friday Night Fever: Final Scores 9/22

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:47:18 GMT
    KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS)KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS)

    Another night of high school football is at an end for us but it doesn't have to be for you. Check out all the highlights from tonight (9/22)'s games right here on our website!

    Another night of high school football is at an end for us but it doesn't have to be for you. Check out all the highlights from tonight (9/22)'s games right here on our website!

  • Friday Night Fever: Live Scores & Updates 9/22

    Friday Night Fever: Live Scores & Updates 9/22

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-09-23 03:42:49 GMT
    KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS)KRIS 6 Sports brings the Friday Night Fever every high school football season. (KRIS)

    The Fever is back! Friday Night Fever that is! We'll have live scores and updates from your local games right here on this webpage. Then, after the games, we'll be posting highlights from each game from Friday Night Fever online and on social media.

    The Fever is back! Friday Night Fever that is! We'll have live scores and updates from your local games right here on this webpage. Then, after the games, we'll be posting highlights from each game from Friday Night Fever online and on social media.

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