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News 2 Know: Mother killed in crash, Aldine ISD officer accused in hit and run & more

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Hopefully your Monday got off to a good start. 

Today is also National Maple Syrup Day. So, don't feel guilty about pouring a bit more of that sweet goodness on top of your pancakes this morning.

Today's Weather

Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley has a look at the forecast.

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

Mother identified after being killed in crash caused by accused drunken driver

Taylor Phillips was killed in a crash on Dec. 17, 2018.
Taylor Phillips was killed in a crash on Dec. 17, 2018.

A teenager is facing charges after authorities said he was driving drunk and caused a crash that killed a mother and injured her child and the child's grandmother. Read more >

Aldine ISD police officer accused of hitting woman with patrol car, leaving scene

Surveillance video shows an Aldine ISD patrol car hit a woman crossing the street on Dec. 16, 2018.
Surveillance video shows an Aldine ISD patrol car hit a woman crossing the street on Dec. 16, 2018.

An off-duty Aldine Independent School District police officer is accused of hitting a homeless woman with his patrol car and leaving the scene over the weekend. Read more >

Ex-HISD counselor accused of inappropriately touching 12-year-old female student

The mugshot of Mario Alonzo Juliangarza, who is a former counselor accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old student multiuple times in 2012.
The mugshot of Mario Alonzo Juliangarza, who is a former counselor accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old student multiuple times in 2012.

A former Houston Independent School District counselor is facing charges after authorities said he touched a 12-year-old Deady Middle School student inappropriately multiple times in 2012. Read more >

Texas News

Texas still hasn't expanded Medicaid. That's leaving a gap in coverage for hundreds of thousands.

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In 2012, Tanya Walker took the $200 her father loaned her to see a doctor. She was in the aftermath of a divorce and needed a prescription for antidepressants, she said. But her doctor in Texarkana found signs of hypertension and prediabetes — problems Walker knew she could not afford to have. Read more >

National News

Newlyweds move wedding party to Target in effort to help underprivileged kids

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A couple's tradition of giving to others every year extended to their wedding day, with their guests taking part. Read more >

Word of the Year

        Why 'justice' prevailed in 2018, according to Merriam-Webster

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Robert Mueller's investigation of US President Donald Trump; Brett Kavanaugh's tense hearings in Congress; the fight for social, racial and gender equality: the past year has seen an absorbing and tumultuous news cycle. Read more >


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