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News 2 Know for Aug. 7, 2018

Happy Tuesday, and Purple Heart Day!

On this day in 1782, then-General George Washington created a purple, heart-shaped decoration that was to be presented to soldiers for "any singularly meritorious action." We now know that decoration as the Purple Heart medal, which bears the bust of Washington.

Today's Weather

Showers off the gulf continue on the east side and expect a 40% chance of rain across the area through 8pm. Once the heat of the day starts to wane, then things will dry out and settle down. Some of these storms are causing ponding on feeder roads and highways, so be careful if you're driving anywhere! Temperatures are cooling a bit with cloud cover and rain. Wednesday brings a 30% chance of scattered showers in the afternoon.

Don't forget! You can keep track of the radar and forecast throughout the day at click2houston.com/weather or by downloading the Frank's Free Forecast app.

Local News

'Daddy, I'm sorry': Last words of one of two children slain by father, investigators say

Jean-Pierre Ndossoka, pictured at work.

When officers arrived at an apartment at 10919 Fondren Road on Aug. 4, they said they found the mother of two slain children screaming and crying in the home of her estranged husband, Jean-Pierre Ndossoka.

Missing Baytown officer found dead in field near his home

John Beasley is seen in this undated photo shared by the Chambers County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 7, 2018.

A Baytown police officer who was reported missing last week was found dead near his Chambers County home Tuesday.

Owner of foundation company with funding problems dies from apparent heart attack

Bobby Fisher, owner of Titan Foundations and Elevations.

Bobby Fischer, the owner of Titan Foundations, has died of an apparent heart attack in Missouri, according to information gathered by Channel 2 Investigates.

Prospective adoptive mother speaks out after woman is charged in fake pregnancy scheme

The mugshot of Jessica Felder on Aug. 3, 2018.

The woman who thought she would adopt from a local mother claiming to be pregnant with twins is speaking out for the first time since that woman was charged with felony theft.

Texas News

Gov. Abbott proposes bail reform for Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces his school safety plan during a news conference in Dallas on May 30, 2018.

Gov. Greg Abbott wants the Texas Legislature to pass a bail reform law next year.

National & World News

Salon turns away disabled woman, so Walmart cashier steps in to paint her nails

Walmart employee paints a disabled woman's nails after she turned away at a nail salon.

Walmart is praising a cashier who painted a disabled woman's fingernails after a salon turned her away because her hands shake from cerebral palsy.

Just for fun

Goo-gle gaga: Parenting in the age of Alexa, Google Assistant

Hey parents: What if there was a machine that could respond to your kids' every command, never tiring, even if they ask it to tell jokes for two hours or answer all their homework questions?


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