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News 2 Know: 9 arrested in poker room raids, woman burned after salon treatment and more

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Wednesday, the first day of May, is almost over.

Today is known around the world as May Day. It's observed with feasts in some countries, but in the United States, we typically mark it with calls to action. You can read more about the history of the day here.

Today's Weather

Mostly cloudy and warm weather is expected overnight as temperatures drop to the upper 70s. Overnight lows bottom out at 72. Frank Billingsley has a quick look at your forecast here.

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The Prime Social Poker Club in west Houston is seen from the air on May 1, 2019.
The Prime Social Poker Club in west Houston is seen from the air on May 1, 2019.

9 arrested as authorities raid 2 Houston poker rooms

Authorities raided two Houston poker clubs and arrested their owners and operators on Wednesday following a two-year money laundering and engaging in organized crime investigation.  Read more >

Local News

Idania Rivera needs skin grafts and hair transplants after a salon service left her permanently scarred. A chemical used to lift the color out of her naturally dark hair left her with a third-degree burn.
Idania Rivera needs skin grafts and hair transplants after a salon service left her permanently scarred. A chemical used to lift the color out of her naturally dark hair left her with a third-degree burn.

Woman suffers 3rd-degree burn after salon treatment

A Harris County woman is suing a local hair salon and the maker of a hair product after she said a color service left her with a third-degree chemical burn stretching across the top of her head.  Read more >

A child was shot Wednesday near a gas station in southwest Houston, police said. The shooting was reported near South Gessner and the Southwest Freeway.
A child was shot Wednesday near a gas station in southwest Houston, police said. The shooting was reported near South Gessner and the Southwest Freeway.

Nurse rushes to help 1-year-old child shot in road rage incident, police say

A 1-year-old child was shot Wednesday near a gas station in southwest Houston, police said. Read more >

Jordan Henson
Jordan Henson

Weekend fundraiser for survivor of deadly Liberty County crash

 A deadly accident in January in Liberty County devastated a family. Read more >

National News

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New York is the first major city to allow free calls from jail

New York City is now the first major city to make phone calls free from jail, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. The measure went into effect Wednesday after being passed last year by the city council. Read more >

On This Day

In 1931, the Empire State Building opened in New York City.

The Empire State Building rises above Midtown Manhattan.
The Empire State Building rises above Midtown Manhattan.