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    City of Houston files subpoenas for documents from pastors

    HOUSTON – The city of Houston has filed a subpoena for documents from local pastors who opposed Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance(HERO). The ordinance was meant to extend equal rights to the city’s gay and transgender residents. However, nearly 50,000 people signed a petition to repeal the law. Opponents of HERO were hoping to get the ordinance repealed with a petition, but the city called the position invalid. Now, the attorney for the city of Houston wants to know what several […]

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    Who will be in charge of America’s Ebola response?

    WASHINGTON (NBC) – President Barack Obama is expected to appoint a former chief of staff to head up efforts to address America’s response to Ebola, an official told NBC News. Ron Klain is a former chief of staff to both Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore. He is now the president of Case Holdings and serves as the general counsel for Revolution, an investment organization. Experts say he does not have any extensive background in health […]

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    Crews decontaminating the home of Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola

    DALLAS – While the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola is being treated at Emory University Hospital, the decontamination of her Dallas apartment continues. Hazmat crews arrived at Amber Vinson‘s apartment early Thursday morning where she lived alone with no pets. They are beginning the second phase of the decontamination process. Phase two includes removing items from Vinson’s home such as bedding, towels, and other items that may be contaminated with the Ebola virus. Officials say crews may not have to […]

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    Officials: 10-year-old charged with elderly woman’s murder planned escape from jail

    WAYNE COUNTY, Pa. – A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy, who has been arrested and charged for the murder of an elderly woman, had a plan to escape jail. The prison cell for 10-year-old Tristen Kurilla at the Wayne County Jail became the focal point of investigators on Wednesday. According to a search warrant application, the prison’s warden indicated that the boy appeared to have drawn an escape plan on a coloring book. Detectives seized a piece of notebook paper with the […]

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    Nurses allege they were forced to ‘improvise’ when it came to Ebola, schools close over fears of virus

    DALLAS –  A central Texas school district has closed three campuses for cleaning on Thursday after learning two students were on the same flight as a nurse who tested positive for Ebola. Amber Vinson flew to Dallas from Cleveland after reporting a fever to the CDC. One day later, she was diagnosed with the Ebola virus. The two students were pulled from class on Wednesday and will stay home for several days. The school district says the risk of infection […]

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    Why? Man without hazmat gear at Ebola transfer leaves many with questions

    DALLAS (KXAS) – As KXAS covered the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola being transported to Emory, viewers spotted an unusual sight. At Love Field, a man in plain clothes is seen standing among workers in hazmat suits. KXAS reports that as three people helped Amber Vinson into a specially equipped jet, a man wearing no protective gear stood nearby. The man, who was wearing only slacks, a buttoned-down shirt and sunglasses was out-of-place. Now, many people are concerned […]

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    New recall affects Acura drivers, see if your vehicle is on the list

    There is another automotive recall to tell you about. Acura is recalling 43,000 vehicles to replace front seat belts. Acura says the seat belts might not release in temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit. No injuries have been reported related to the issue. The recall covers 7,000 2014 RLX and 36,000 2014 and 2015 MDX models. Acura will mail notices to owners later this month.   To see if your vehicle is on the list, click here.

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    Safety concern prompt recall of thousands of bike helmets

    There’s a helmet recall bicyclists should know about before getting on that bike this weekend. Louis Garneau is recalling nearly 2,000 bicycle helmets due to an injury hazard. The helmets can fail to protect the wearer from impact injuries during cold temperatures. Independent bicycle dealers nationwide sold the helmets. They were also sold online at LouisGarneau.com Consumers should stop using them immediately and return them to Louis Garneau USA for a refund or replacement. Historic group gives visitors tour of […]

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    Recall: Nissan recalling 238,000 Altimas

    A recall by Nissan is targeting one of its most popular cars. Nissan is recalling more than 238,000 Altima midsize cars across the world. The automaker says a secondary latch on those vehicles can fail and allow the hood to fly open while the car is in motion. Right now, only 2013 Altimas are involved in the recall. However, the company says it is investigating to see if other models with similar latch designs could have the same problem.

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    Reports: Texas sheriff’s deputy showing no signs of Ebola

    Update: 10/9/2014 – Health officials say the Dallas County Deputy is showing no signs of Ebola. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement Thursday that Michael Monnig is in good condition one day after he was taken by ambulance to the hospital. According to NBCDFW, Monnig was one of the deputies who went inside the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying. Monnig did not have contact with Duncan, but did see some of Duncan’s family members now […]

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    Police: Man covers himself in tar to hide from officers

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Authorities say a man who was planning to break into a gas station had a strange strategy of avoiding capture. Police in Daytona Beach say 30-year-old Joshue Holoman was found covered in tar around 3 a.m. Tuesday on the roof of the business. He originally tried to convince officers he was an appliance repairman working on the building’s air conditioning unit. He later said that he had been sleeping on the roof and smeared tar on […]