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News 2 Know: Layoffs looming in wake of Prop B, man accused of strangling wife and more

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Good Thursday evening! Today is National Burrito Day so it's the perfect day for some tortilla-wrapped goodness from your favorite taco or burrito joint.

If you would rather not eat a burrito but want to celebrate the day, you can make yourself into one with a giant tortilla blanket. A woman posted a photo of herself wrapped up in one, and it quickly went viral.

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.

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Jay Hammersley & Maria Vestal (Photo: Facebook)
Jay Hammersley & Maria Vestal (Photo: Facebook)

Man accused of strangling wife, buying 100 lbs of charcoal to burn her body

A Katy man is accused of strangling his wife and burning her body to ashes. Read more >

Local News

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HFD cadets, 40 municipal workers to be laid off in wake of Prop B dispute

KPRC2 has learned that dozens of Houston Fire Department cadets are being laid off due to the implementation of Proposition B. Read more >

One person was killed after a truck rear-ended another driver on U.S. 59 near Splendora.
One person was killed after a truck rear-ended another driver on U.S. 59 near Splendora.

Driver killed in rear-end crash on Highway 59 in Splendora

One person was killed after his or her truck was rear-ended in Splendora, police said. Read more >

Texas News 

Looking for work? These water parks are hiring for more than just the summer

Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park at Grand Texas in New Caney is hiring 500 people to fill seasonal, permanent, full and part-time positions.  Read more >

National News

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Produce is already getting delayed at the border

For decades, tons of fresh produce have passed through the McAllen Produce Terminal Market -- a critical gateway connecting Mexican fruits and vegetables with US kitchens and restaurants. Read more >

Boeing Investigation

A piece of the fuselage of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 can be seen in the foreground as local residents collect debris at the scene where the plane crashed in a wheat field in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
A piece of the fuselage of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 can be seen in the foreground as local residents collect debris at the scene where the plane crashed in a wheat field in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Preliminary report: Crew of doomed Ethiopia jet followed procedures

The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last month performed all of the procedures recommended by Boeing when the plane started to nose dive but could not save it, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by Ethiopia's government. Read more >


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