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News 2 Know for Aug. 23, 2018

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It's Thursday, and it's also National Sponge Cake Day. So put on your baker's cap and enjoy some of the deliciousness that is sponge cake.

Today's Weather

Here's a quick weather update from meteorologist Frank Billingsley.

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

Family of slain 84-year-old Baytown man make plea to find drive-by shooter

Photos of Sam Wingate, who was shot in a drive-by shooting in Baytown on Aug. 15, 2018. He died four days later.
Photos of Sam Wingate, who was shot in a drive-by shooting in Baytown on Aug. 15, 2018. He died four days later.

An 84-year-old man died on Aug. 19 after being shot in the back while walking through a Baytown neighborhood last week. His family members are asking for answers, and now the reward for information about the case has increased.

Teen killed in road rage crash in Liberty County, officials say

An undated photo of Johnathan M. Perez.
An undated photo of Johnathan M. Perez.

On Thursday afternoon, Cleveland Independent School District officials confirmed that the 17-year-old killed in an act of road rage would have been a senior starting next Monday.

At least 4 sought in connection with Home Depot thefts across Harris, Fort Bend counties

Prior booking photos of Siera Whitley, Ellis Crossley, Chayne Crossley and Derrell Strong (photos courtesy of the Precinct 1 Harris County Constable's Office.
Prior booking photos of Siera Whitley, Ellis Crossley, Chayne Crossley and Derrell Strong (photos courtesy of the Precinct 1 Harris County Constable's Office.

A search is underway for at least four people believed to be responsible for a number of thefts at Home Depot stores across Harris and Fort Bend counties, according to the Precinct 1 Harris County Constable's Office.

Texas News

Rockport: A year after Harvey

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The town of Rockport has made tremendous strides in the year since Hurricane Harvey clawed its way over the Texas coast, but the recovery is not complete. Many business owners struggle to get their businesses back up to financial strength, while others struggle to make it back into their homes.

National & World News

Hurricane Lane has dumped more than 12 inches of rain as system moves

Hotel employees fill sandbags along the beach in preparation for Hurricane Lane, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Honolulu. Hurricane Lane continues to move northwest and tropical
Hotel employees fill sandbags along the beach in preparation for Hurricane Lane, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Honolulu. Hurricane Lane continues to move northwest and tropical

Hurricane Lane drenched Hawaii's Big Island Thursday, dumping 12 inches of rain.

Just for fun

Hilton is trying to grab attention of travelers earning points from other hotels

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Hilton would like to attract travelers with elite status levels at other hotel brands by offering a status match.


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