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Visit from country music superstar George Strait provides respite for Rockport

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Country superstar, George Strait, and Governor Abbott took a trip to the Ace Hardware in Rockport today. They talked to victims of Hurricane Harvey, showing their care and support.

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UTMSI faces long, expensive road to recovery

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After suffering severe damage from Hurricane Harvey, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute's Port Aransas campus faces a long, expensive road to recovery.

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Friday Night Fever: Thursday 9/21 Scores & Updates

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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It's a new week and Friday Night Fever is back with all the coverage you can handle for this Thursday's football matchups!

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DEA, Homeland Security raid south side home, woman arrested

DEA and Homeland Security raided a home on the 8000 block of Mitra Parkway. DEA and Homeland Security raided a home on the 8000 block of Mitra Parkway.
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CORPUS CHRISTI - A woman is in jail after the DEA and Homeland Security agents, assisted by the Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics division, raided her home early this morning. The raid took place on the 8000 block of Mitra Parkway. 42-year-old Christy Harper was arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance after authorities found 30 grams of THC wax in her possession. This is a developing story. We will post updates here at kristv.com. The KRISTV.C...

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Local transit agencies discuss driverless vehicles

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Local leaders are talking about incorporating autonomous, or driverless, vehicles into the region's transportation system. Representatives from the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA), Port Corpus Christi and other local agencies met today to discuss the idea.

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Gregory P.D. asking for public's help missing teen

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Police officers with the Gregory Police Department say they are asking for the public's help in finding a teen who went missing yesterday afternoon. According to Officer Wesley Shaw, with the Gregory Police Department, says they are trying to find 15-year-old Savana Fetterman, who went missing Wednesday afternoon.

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Trojans & Bucs talk about the FNF Marquee Matchup

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In a battle of undefeated teams, Moody will play west side rival Miller in the Friday Night Night Fever Marquee Matchup. A huge crowd is expected to fill Buc Stadium and it has become the talk of the town. Players and coaches weigh in on this titanic matchup.   

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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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Hot weather continues

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Upper level high pressure will build back over the area resulting in a drying out process for the atmosphere meaning less rain and more sun along with hot temperatures in spite of the fact that Fall officially begins on Friday. An influx of tropical moisture will result in isolated showers returning on Sunday through Tuesday.

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Governor, Attorney General push for FEMA disaster assistance for churches

FEMA's Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide does not offer assistance for religious organizations, but the President has the authority to change that. FEMA's Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide does not offer assistance for religious organizations, but the President has the authority to change that.
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Governor Abbott and AG Paxton sent a letter to President Trump urging him to authorize FEMA funding for churches and other religious orgnizations after Hurricane Harvey.

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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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King of Country George Strait, Gov. Greg Abbott visit Rockport

George Strait and Gov. Greg Abbott at ACE Hardware in Rockport George Strait and Gov. Greg Abbott at ACE Hardware in Rockport
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Country music superstar George Strait and Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited the ACE Hardware store in Rockport today where they greeted community members. This is one of several high-profile public appearances for the small town, ravaged a month ago by Hurricane Harvey. President Trump and and Vice President Pence also visited and Gov. Abbott has come to the area multiple times since the storm.  ACE Hardware Store is one of the few stores in Rockport that's up and running and ...

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Drones used to assess hurricane damage

TAMU-CC and the CCFD used drones to assess storm damage after Hurricane Harvey. TAMU-CC and the CCFD used drones to assess storm damage after Hurricane Harvey.
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Drone images can provide detailed visuals of storm damage in the aftermath of Harvey.

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Houston homeowners may face tax increase after Harvey

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(AP) - As Houston recovers from Harvey's devastating flooding, many homeowners could be asked to shoulder an added financial burden: higher taxes on the same houses they are struggling to rebuild.

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Week 4 High School Football Schedule

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Week 4 High School Football Schedule Thursday 9-21-17 Tuloso-Midway vs. King at Buc Stadium 7pm Kingsville at Robstown 7:30pm Friday 9-22-17 (all games 7:30) Moody vs. Miller at Buc  Carroll at Alice  Flour Bluff at Gregory-Portland Ray vs. Veterans Memorial at Cabaniss Sinton at Beeville Rockport-Fulton vs. Ingleside at Tuloso-Midway Aransas Pass at Santa Rosa Odem at West Oso Progresso at Hebbronville San Diego at Orange Grove Falfurrias at George West Pear... More>>

Prosecutors say Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas lawmaker spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, appeared for work at the Capitol apparently impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators, prosecutors said in a court filing this week.    Rep. Dawnna Dukes is due to face misdemeanor corruption charges at an Oct. 16 trial. She is accused of giving a taxpayer-funded raise to a legislative aide to cover gas money for shuttling her daughter back and forth from school. 

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Workforce Solutions has mobile bus to help residents look for jobs

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Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend is doing what they can to help residents affected by Harvey find a job.  Inside this mobile unit, anyone who's out of work right now can make it to the mobile unit and apply for a new job, apply for unemployment benefits or stop in to ask any job-related questions. The mobile unit is equipped with 10 computers, wi-fi and printers so any person that needs assistance finding a job or applying for unemployment benefits can do that there. Mon...

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Donated cars on their way to Port Aransas

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Several S.U.V.s and trucks are on their way to Port Aransas. The city of Port Aransas lost several of its city vehicles during Hurricane Harvey. The city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado decided to donate a Jeep Cherokee, three Dodge Durangos and two pickup trucks. They were loaded onto a trailer Wednesday evening. Steamboat Springs' City Manager Gary Suiter says the city had them in storage and they're all in good working condition. They're expected to arrive in Port Aransas Friday ...

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American Red Cross relaunches financial assistance program

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CORPUS CHRISTI - The American Red Cross today announced it is restarting its financial assistance program for those most affected by Hurricane Harvey.  $45 million in assistance has been approved for over 100,000 households already, according to The Red Cross, and they say they are ready to assist hundreds of thousands more. This was made possible by all of the donations received after the hurricane. The Red Cross will provide $400 to qualified Texas households in the coun... More>>

BBQ benefit for elderly woman run over, killed by alleged drunk driver

Photo of Cordie Gilmore who family members say worked at Stripes for almost two decades. Photo of Cordie Gilmore who family members say worked at Stripes for almost two decades.
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CORPUS CHRISTI - The death of 74-year-old Cordie Gilmore stunned the community.  74-year-old elderly woman run over by truck  Cordie, who is called "Grandma" by those who knew her best, was run over and killed in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Flour Bluff. The driver, 34-year-old Cody Callison, was arrested and charged with intoxication assault. Family members recall life of elderly woman run over and killed  Family members and friends are holding a BBQ benef...

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Voestalpine gets extension to settle payment dispute

The Port Commission gave voestalpine an extension for settling its payment dispute with contractors. The Port Commission gave voestalpine an extension for settling its payment dispute with contractors.
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Contractors say the company owes them $60 million, and now voestalpine has until January to resolve those claims. 

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MSU football player dies from injuries sustained during game against TAMUK

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Tragedy struck near the end of the Texas A&M-Kingsville football game against Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls last weekend as a cornerback for MSU died after suffering an injury on the field, according to MSU's website.  19-year-old Robert Grays, a sophomore general business major and star football player at MSU, suffered a severe neck injury while making a tackle with 3:24 left in the fourth quarter Saturday night, according to MSU. Midwestern State University...

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Donations needed to save Columbus replica ship

A GoFundMe account has been started to save the Nina. A GoFundMe account has been started to save the Nina.
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A GoFundMe account has been set up to save the Columbus replica ship Nina.

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'Swab and Shop' to help save lives

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Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. The "Be The Match" bone marrow donor registry is looking for donors right here in South Texas.  This Saturday, September 23rd, the registry will be set up in Center Court at La Palmera Mall for this year's "Swab and Shop" event. It's a quick and painless process, allowing you the opportunity to possibly be someone's cure for cancer.  The primary age group is from ages 18-44.  This even...

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New plaintiffs added to lawsuit over chemical plant fire

PHOTO: Arkema chemical plant fire in Crosby, Texas, Photo Date: 9/1/2017 PHOTO: Arkema chemical plant fire in Crosby, Texas, Photo Date: 9/1/2017
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HOUSTON (AP) - Eleven plaintiffs, including a 4-year-old girl, have joined the $1 million lawsuit against a Houston-area chemical plant rocked by explosions after floodwater from Hurricane Harvey inundated the facility.    Six deputies and one EMS official filed a lawsuit in Harris County Court earlier this month, saying fumes from an Aug. 31 explosion in Crosby left them vomiting and gasping for breath.  The Houston Chronicle reports six more first responders along w... More>>

Seafood markets still feeling the impact from Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey and the flooding left in its wake has made a major impact on the restaurant and fishing industries across the state of Texas,   As the work of fishermen is interrupted and distribution lines are severed, many area seafood markets have been feeling the impact.     Groomer's Seafood in North Beach is currently losing anywhere between 75-125 thousand dollars a week.   The industry's wheels are falling off.  Sales of seafood to Coastal Bend restau...

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Isolated Showers

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We have enough moisture and heating for a few showers today. Most of them will be triggered by afternoon heating. High Heat Index expected today. A low chance of stray showers possible over the weekend. Early next week, we continue with a low chance for showers. Today: Partly cloudy, warm with isolated showers. High 93. Friday: Partly cloudy and warm. A few stray showers. High 91. Saturday: Partly cloudy and warm. A few stray showers. High 90. Sunday:

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A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory Thursday.    The extent of the damage is unknown given that dozens of municipalities remained isolated and without communication after Maria hit the island Wednesday mor... More>>

Corpus Christi Coast Guard Air Station holding memorial for plane crew lost 44 years ago.

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Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi will hold it's annual memorial honoring an airplane assigned to the unit that was lost on September 21, 1973.

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Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

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Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died.

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Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico’s quake rescue efforts

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A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

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Driscoll patients to be treated like stars as holiday cards go on sale

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CORPUS CHRISTI – Past and present Driscoll Children’s Hospital patients will be treated like stars tomorrow when the hospital’s 2017 holiday card collection is unveiled. Every year, Driscoll patients from throughout South Texas draw pictures for 10 holiday cards, and community members select the artwork to be used. 

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Rockport business prepares for visit from the "King of Country," George Strait

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Since Hurricane Harvey, the Coastal Bend has welcomed some pretty big names to the area who are all looking to help those in need. Governor Greg Abbott has visited a few times and even our President and Vice President and tomorrow, the Rockport area will welcome the "King of Country" George Strait. 

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Friday Night Fever Marquee Matchup- Miller vs. Moody

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It's the game everyone is talking about, Moody and Miller meet in this week's Friday Night Fever Marquee Matchup. It's a battle of undefeated teams. Moody is 3-0, MIller is 2-0. Kickoff is set for Friday night at Buc Stadium,starting at 7:30 The KRIS 6 Sports crew will be there for complete game coverage. 

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Some rain returns to the forecast

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A weak upper level disturbance will pass over the area the next couple of days producing a little bit of rainfall and temperatures not quite as hot. Rainfall increases next week as a cold front stalls in central and South Texas for several days. Hurricane Maria in the tropics continues to be no threat to interests around the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Bomb threat forces Alice High School evacuation

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Students at Alice High School were forced to evacuate the campus after a bomb threat was found. According to school officials, a note was found Thursday morning in the boys restroom. It read that a bomb was going to go off on Friday. Students were evacuated and the Alice Police Department was called in to sweep the building. Bomb dogs were also brought to the campus but nothing was found. For safety reasons, the students were released after lunch. They were allowed to return to...

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Corpus Christi man survives earthquake in Mexico

Red Cross workers in Mexico City following the earthquake. Photo: Mexico Red Cross Red Cross workers in Mexico City following the earthquake. Photo: Mexico Red Cross
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Mexico suffered its second major earthquake in just a week on Sept. 19, as a 7.1 magnitude quake hit 75 miles southeast of Mexico City.

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Dr. Hector P. Garcia Foundation makes donation to IWA

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Every third Wednesday in September is recognized as Doctor Hector P. Garcia Day. In honor of the Mexican-American civil rights leader, Incarnate Word Academy students participated in a special mass at the school this morning. 

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Nueces County offers prescription discounts in wake of Harvey

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CORPUS CHRISTI - Although Hurricane Harvey hit nearly four weeks ago, many people are still trying to make ends meet.  With the help of the Nueces County Commissioners Court, Coast2CoastRx will continue to provide prescription discounts through their free discount card program.  The program has been in affect for six years. However now that many are feeling the burden of Harvey, they want to bring more awareness to their program. Zach Barrett, an employee of Coa...

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"King of Country" George Strait coming to Rockport

Country music superstar George Strait will visit with Hurricane Harvey victims in Rockport on Thursday. Country music superstar George Strait will visit with Hurricane Harvey victims in Rockport on Thursday.
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Country music superstar George Strait is coming to Rockport. Governor Greg Abbott's office has sent out a media release stating Governor Abbott and the "King of Country" will meet with Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey in Rockport on Thursday morning. The meet and greet will be held at the ACE Hardware Store at 2631 State Highway-35 at 10 a.m. KRIS 6 News has reached out to the Governor's office for more details. Keep it on KRISTV.com for more information on Thursday's e...

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Harvey damages keep Port from operating without restrictions

Damages from Hurricane Harvey keep the Port of Corpus Christi from fully re-opening without restrictions. Damages from Hurricane Harvey keep the Port of Corpus Christi from fully re-opening without restrictions.
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Port officials and their federal partners are working to fully reopen the Port, but damages from the storm are causing some delays. 

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Man who caused crash that killed 11 year old is sentenced

Michael Ramon was sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing a crash that killed 11-year old My-Kayla Recio. Michael Ramon was sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing a crash that killed 11-year old My-Kayla Recio.
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The man who crashed a vehicle and left an 11-year-old to die is heading to prison. On September 10, 2016, Michael Ramon crashed an SUV on the Crosstown Expressway near Ayers. He then fled the scene. Several people were in the vehicle, including 11-year-old My-Kayla Recio, who didn't survive.

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Warrant issued for man accused of causing motorcycle crash, abandoning victim

A warrant has been issued for Jeffrey Harvey after he failed to appear in court Wednesday morning. A warrant has been issued for Jeffrey Harvey after he failed to appear in court Wednesday morning.
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A warrant has been issued for a man who caused a crash, injured a woman and left her behind. Jeffery Harvey, 35, was supposed to be arraigned in the 347th District Court on charges of intoxication assault Wednesday morning but Harvey failed up to show up in court. Police say Harvey crashed his motorcycle behind the Home Depot store off South Padre Island Drive and injured his female passenger. She serious head injuries. According to police, Harvey fled the scene and wa...

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Man accused of killing Flour Bluff teen appears in court

Paris Richardson pleaded not guilty to a murder charge during his arraignment Wednesday afternoon. Paris Richardson pleaded not guilty to a murder charge during his arraignment Wednesday afternoon.
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The man accused of fatally shooting a Flour Bluff teen says he's innocent. Paris Camtrail Richardson pleaded not guilty to a murder charge Wednesday afternoon. The 26 year old is accused of shooting and killing Timothy Echols, Jr. on Valentines Day. The 17 year old was shot at an apartment complex on Waldron Road. Richardson fled the area. U.S. Marshals arrested him three months later after they found him trying to hide in the trunk of a car at an apartment complex in Gretna, Louisi...

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Celanese employees make major donation to help local veterans

Employees at Celanese presented the group "Burn Pits 360" with a $14,000 check. Employees at Celanese presented the group "Burn Pits 360" with a $14,000 check.
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Every day, KRIS 6 News celebrates good deeds in our community. This time, we're giving a thumbs up to the employees at Celanese facility. Veterans at the plant presented a $14,000 check to the "Burn Pits 360" group. The money will go to the group's Warrior Support Center in Robstown.       The center offers veterans job training, counseling and other resources.  Reading on your phone? Download the KRIS 6 News Mobile App for iOS/iPhone here. And for... More>>

6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

The quake's epicenter was reported 185 miles off Japan's east coast. Image courtesy: USGS The quake's epicenter was reported 185 miles off Japan's east coast. Image courtesy: USGS
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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck just under 200 miles off Japan's east coast on Wednesday at around 11:37 local time.

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Corpus Christi City Auditor fired

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CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi City Council voted on Tuesday to fire City Auditor Arlena Sones. The vote came after a closed-door review of Sones' position, during Tuesday's council meeting. City Human Resources Director Steve Viera tells KRIS-6 News Sones worked for the city for about five years.  

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Pet of the Week: Kimberley

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Kimberley is a 1-year-old Black Mouth Cur mix, and is being offered for immediate adoption by Corpus Christi Animal Care Services.

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Fewer sites at Saturday's Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup

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The annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup will be a bit different this year in that there will be a limited number of sites participating, due to damage from Hurricane Harvey.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado donating cars to Port Aransas

The city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado plans to donate six vehicles to the City of Port Aransas. The city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado plans to donate six vehicles to the City of Port Aransas.
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Port Aransas is getting some help from friends who are nearly 1,300 miles away.       The city of Port Aransas lost at least ten vehicles during Hurricane Harvey. The city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado has decided to donate six vehicles to the city. They include a Jeep Cherokee, three Dodge Durangos and two pickup trucks. The Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter tells KRIS Six News the city had them in storage units but are in good working condition.  

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Pirates helping Pirates, Wylie H.S. showing support for Rockport

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The bleachers at Rockport Fulton's High school stadium haven't been full since Hurricane Harvey hit. "Just like football season, it's not been easy.  Either is coming back from a hurricane.  It's very difficult," said Rockport Fulton Head Football Coach Jay Seibert.  "There are a lot of challenges you don't really know about until you're apart of it." These days, Friday night's in South Texas are about so much more than just playing a...

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Houston-area police fatally shoot man armed with rifle

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LA PORTE, Texas (AP) - Police near Houston have shot and killed a man who they say had repeatedly fired "an assault-type rifle" and then was seen by neighbors walking up and down their residential street with the weapon.      La Porte police said in a statement late Tuesday that officers responding earlier in the day to the neighborhood adjacent to La Porte Municipal Airport were told by a woman that her husband was suicidal.      Authorities sa... More>>

US to give $32M for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees

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NEW YORK (AP) - The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar.      The new money for food, medical care, water, sanitation and shelter comes as the U.S. joins a growing chorus of international condemnation over the minority group's plight. In less than a month, some 421,000 Rohingya have fle... More>>

Homework Assignment asking students to role play as KKK sparks anger

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LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave.    The Island Packet reports that Lexington-Richland School District 5 says it's "taking this matter very seriously" after Tremain Cooper posted a picture of his nephew's assignment on Facebook last week.    The assignment asked fifth-grade students at Oak Pointe Elem...

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Nations to sign nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons was opened Wednesday for countries to sign, with the backing of over 100 nations but the opposition of nuclear-armed ones.    "This treaty is an important milestone towards the universally held goal of a world free of nuclear weapons" at a time of increasing concern about their risk, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said as he opened a signing ceremony.    It came alongside the U.N.'s ... More>>

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico as a major Category 4 Hurricane

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico faced Wednesday what officials said could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.    Maria barreled toward the island with 155 mph (250 kph) winds and was expected to make landfall Wednesday midmorning along Puerto Rico's southeast coast as a Category 4 storm, punishing the island ...

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Still time to file an insurance claim due to Hurricane Harvey

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Consumers affected by Hurricane Harvey don't need to rush to file an insurance claim.   Warnings spreading on social media about a Sept. 1 deadline to file claims related to Hurricane Harvey was misinformation, experts say.    The alerts reference a Texas law set to potentially reduce the penalties insurers face for late claim payments as a result of a lawsuit.   Believe it or not, most insurance agencies want to help, and if they can't help, they will point you in...

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Nueces County offers free prescription discount card in wake of Harvey

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CORPUS CHRISTI - Hurricane Harvey disrupted lives across the Coastal Bend. Many have struggled to get basic necessities. For those who also need prescription drugs, the cost can be overwhelming. The Nueces County Commissioners Court wants to let Nueces County know that there are additional resources available to those in need of prescriptions.  The commissioners court will announce this morning that they will reinvigorate their prescription discount program with Coast2Coas...

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Hot and Steamy

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Autumn begins on Friday of this week but it won't feel much different from mid summer. Mostly sunny skies with a stray showers possible through Friday. Highs staying in the low 90s. Today: Mostly sunny and warm. A stray shower. high 92. Thursday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. High 91. Friday: Partly cloudy with a stray shower. High 91. Saturday: Partly cloudy and warm. High 92. Sunday: Partly cloudy and warm. High 93.

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Rescue workers, volunteers dig through rubble as quake death toll rises

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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Rescue crews worked frantically through the night in Mexico City to save people trapped beneath the rubble of buildings that collapsed during Tuesday's earthquakes. Mexico's federal government has declared a state of disaster in Mexico City. This has freed up emergency funds for victims of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that has killed at least 240 people. Mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, said buildings fell at 44 locations in the capital alone as high-rises across the city...

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Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

Family and friends of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca carry his casket. Family and friends of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca carry his casket.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Wednesday over whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in U.S. courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010.    The case is again before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans. That court sided with agent Jesus Mesa in 2015 but was told to take another look at constitutional issues in the case by the U.S. Supreme Court.    Mesa was on the Texas side o... More>>

Fact Check: Does FEMA force you to buy flood insurance?

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Some homeowners say they were forced to buy flood insurance before the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided them assistance. So our Fact Check team asked, can FEMA force you to buy flood insurance before they help you? Our fact check team found out...

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FOLLOW UP: Rockport mother finds help in Harvey's aftermath

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After our report on Friday, a San Antonio couple opened their Fulton vacation home to Leslie Bradley and her family, meaning, they don't have to sleep in their car. So for now, their housing problem is solved. Not only that, FEMA stepped in to help, reminding us again that communication is key. FEMA estimates that 80 percent of delays are caused by incomplete or inaccurate applications. Bradley is grateful for fema's help, but whether it was her mistake or theirs, it's been a confu...

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European style turf installed at Cabaniss Soccer Complex

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Upgrades continue for CCISD athletic venues. The latest is a brand new artificial turfed field at the Cabaniss Soccer Complex. This turf is unlike any other in the United States and here is why. This turf was made by a company in Germany and they have designed a soccer only turf. It is called Legend and the blades are thicker which results in better roll and a softer feel. There is no cork in this turf, simply rubber and sand.  You can find these turfed fields all over Eur...

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Update on 2 children burned from barbecue pit fire

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It's been more than a month since a three-year-old girl and her four-year-old brother were burned by a barbecue pit at their home on Prescott. The three-year-old, Bella Ybañez, remains hospitalized. 4-year-old Isaiah Ybañez would normally be playing with his little sister. That changed back on August first when both were burned in a tragic accident. Fire officials say the family had set up a BBQ pit in the backyard. "The kids were inside the doors were locked ...

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Attorney General investigates more than 70 price gouging, fraud complaints from Coastal Bend

The Attorney General's Office has received more than 70 complaints of price gouging, fraud, or scams from the Coastal Bend since Harvey hit. The Attorney General's Office has received more than 70 complaints of price gouging, fraud, or scams from the Coastal Bend since Harvey hit.
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The Attorney General's Office does not take action on any complaint, but they are looking into all Harvey-related allegations and can choose to take legal action.

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Governor Abbott suspends trucking regulations to aid in Hurricane Irma relief

In spite of the slow down in the oil industry, the demand for truck drivers is still big. In spite of the slow down in the oil industry, the demand for truck drivers is still big.
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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation today, suspending laws and regulations related to interstate trucking through the state of Texas. This suspension will allow commercial vehicles to travel more quickly and deliver aid to states directly affected by Hurricane Irma. 

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7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - US Geological Survey says earthquake that hit Mexico was 7.1 magnitude, located in central state of Puebla.

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D-SNAP now available in Nueces, Aransas, Refugio, and San Patricio counties

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Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)  benefits for residents of Nueces, Aransas, San Patricio and Refugio Counties will be available starting today and residents can continue to apply until next Monday, September 25. Residents of these counties must go to the designated location on the correct day. The application process is organized by the first letter of a person's last name. You can find a list of locations and dates to apply below....

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If you received HUD assistance before Harvey, you may be eligible for FEMA help

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If you were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and live in one of the 39 counties designated for FEMA Individual Assistance and were receiving rental assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to the hurricane, you should register with FEMA. 

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4 things to know about Apple's iOS 11 software update

Our Emily Hamilton showed off some of the new iPhone O.S features. Our Emily Hamilton showed off some of the new iPhone O.S features.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Holding off on upgrading your trusty old iPhone? You won't need a spiffy iPhone 8 in order to get new maps, photos and other features with a free software update Apple began rolling out Tuesday. The iOS 11 update brings a variety of enhancements, including a new voice and functionality for the Siri virtual assistant and a new photo format to reduce file sizes. 

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Bealls to donate $200K in merchandise to Harvey relief organizations

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Bealls stores in southeast Texas are donating $200,000 worth of merchandise to relief organizations that are providing aid to hurricane victims in Texas. 

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The Latest: Trump makes his debut before UNGA

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local):    10:15 a.m.    President Donald Trump is opening his maiden address in front of the United Nationals General Assembly by praising his accomplishments in office so far.    He's also sending thanks to the leaders of countries that have offered assistance to the U.S. as it recovers from a pair of damaging hurricanes.    Trump is praising the Amer...

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Community Pep Rally to help in Harvey recovery

Community Pep Rally Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 PM Community Pep Rally Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 6:00 PM
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Those who live in Aransas Pass are wasting no time in declaring their strength and unity in the face of Hurricane Harvey.

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Attorney General's Office warns about price gouging after Harvey

The Attorney General's Office has received complaints about price gouging at the Tropic Inn in Robstown and has filed a lawsuit against that business. The Attorney General's Office has received complaints about price gouging at the Tropic Inn in Robstown and has filed a lawsuit against that business.
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The Attorney General's Office has received more than 40 complaints about businesses in the Coastal Bend. 

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Three car accident sends one to hospital

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CORPUS CHRISTI - A woman was taken to the hospital this morning after officers say she caused a three car accident. The accident happened at the intersection of Port and Winnebago just after 5:30 a.m.  The woman was traveling east bound down Winnebago when officers say she did not stop at a stop sign. Her Ford Explorer was hit by a work truck which then hit another truck, a Toyota, that was stopped at the intersection. The driver of the Toyota was an off-duty Port of Corpus Ch...

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Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

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ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma.      The storm was on a track to wallop Puerto Rico on Wednesday "with a force and violence that we haven't seen for several generations," the territory's ...

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Navy chief: Budget cuts strain force amid ship crashes

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance, gaps in training and nearly a decade of budget constraints and uncertainly have strained the U.S. Navy, eroding readiness in a Pacific fleet that is responsible for monitoring Chinese aggression and protecting America against North Korea's nuclear threat, Navy leaders and members of Congress said Tuesday.      The Navy's top officer, however, said he can't yet draw a direct link between those problems... More>>

Corpus Christi Man Charged with Sex Trafficking of a Child

A suspect in the back of a police patrol car in Austin managed to shoot himself while handcuffed. A suspect in the back of a police patrol car in Austin managed to shoot himself while handcuffed.
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CORPUS CHRISTI - Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez announced today that a Corpus Christi man has been charged with the attempted sex trafficking of a young girl. 

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At UN, Trump threatens 'total destruction' of North Korea

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threated the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward nuclear weapons.    Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea, told the murmuring crowd at the U.N. that "it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront" Kim Jong Un and said that Kim's "reckless purs... More>>

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

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NEW YORK (AP) - Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.    The company said the proceedings are a way for Toys 'R' Us to work with its creditors on restructuring the debt beleaguering it. And it emphasized that its stores worldwide will remain open and it will work with sup... More>>

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  • Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:15 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:38:16 GMT
    Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild...
    Puerto Rico faces what officials say could be the strongest hurricane to ever hit the U.S. territory as they warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.
  • Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

    Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:46:03 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:37:23 GMT
    Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews...
    Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S. territory.
  • Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention

    Girl hit by foul ball at Yankees game gets game's attention

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:00:15 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:35:28 GMT
    Foul ball that struck girl at Yankees game gets game's attention.
    Foul ball that struck girl at Yankees game gets game's attention.
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  • 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. 

  • 6 Investigates: Hurricane-proofing the Coast

    6 Investigates: Hurricane-proofing the Coast

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:33:47 GMT
    Texas Windstorm Insurance Association encourages policyholders to file a claim, no matter how large or small.Texas Windstorm Insurance Association encourages policyholders to file a claim, no matter how large or small.

    There's no such thing as a "hurricane-proof" home. But, clearly, some coastal homes come closer to the idea, than others. A group of blockhouses on 10th Street in Port Aransas survived 140 mph winds during Harvey without a scratch while other homes nearby, are now in shambles. But, building a bunker isn't necessarily the answer. 

    There's no such thing as a "hurricane-proof" home. But, clearly, some coastal homes come closer to the idea, than others. A group of blockhouses on 10th Street in Port Aransas survived 140 mph winds during Harvey without a scratch while other homes nearby, are now in shambles. But, building a bunker isn't necessarily the answer. 

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  • Trojans & Bucs talk about the FNF Marquee Matchup

    Trojans & Bucs talk about the FNF Marquee Matchup

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:31:35 GMT

    In a battle of undefeated teams, Moody will play west side rival Miller in the Friday Night Night Fever Marquee Matchup. A huge crowd is expected to fill Buc Stadium and it has become the talk of the town. Players and coaches weigh in on this titanic matchup.   

    In a battle of undefeated teams, Moody will play west side rival Miller in the Friday Night Night Fever Marquee Matchup. A huge crowd is expected to fill Buc Stadium and it has become the talk of the town. Players and coaches weigh in on this titanic matchup.   

  • Friday Night Fever: Thursday 9/21 Scores & Updates

    Friday Night Fever: Thursday 9/21 Scores & Updates

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:07:32 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)

    It's a new week and Friday Night Fever is back with all the coverage you can handle for this Thursday's football matchups!

    It's a new week and Friday Night Fever is back with all the coverage you can handle for this Thursday's football matchups!

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