News 2 Know: 1960 construction begins, boyfriend arrested in connection with girl's death and more

Good evening from Today is Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Today was National Coffee Ice Cream Day, so trade in your morning cup of Joe for a scoop of Ice cream tonight.

Let's wrap up the day with a look at the weather and the top headlines.


Record heat today hit 99 degrees at IAH, 97 at Hobby and 95 in Galveston. Evening temps fall slowly through the 90s to 87 by 9 p.m., 82 at midnight, overnight to 78. But the humidity is low and with the dry air in place it doesn't feel half bad (and it IS the weekend!). Check Frank's full forecast for more.

Go to the Hurricane Headquarters section for all the updates and all the details on the tropics.


Year-long road closures set for Friday due to FM 1960 bridge construction


Area commuters should be aware of road closures on Friday that will due to construction of the new SH/FM 1960 bridge. 

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Mother's boyfriend arrested in case of 5-year-old girl's body found in closet


Santiago Esparza Jr. is seen in this 2016 mug shot released by the Houston Police Department on Sept. 6, 2019.

A man wanted after a 5-year-old girl's body was found in a closet on Labor Day was arrested Friday afternoon, according to charging documents.

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HCSO: Homeowner charged with aggravated assault after shooting man who he thought broke in his house

A Crosby homeowner who is accused of shooting a man who he believed broke into his home Friday afternoon has been charged with aggravated assault. 

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DA: 300 underage people arrested for DUI this year alone in Harris County

There have been approximately 300 underage drinkers charged with driving while intoxicated this year, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office. This is the first time that the district attorney's office has tracked the number of arrests of those between the ages of 17 and 20. 

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On this day: In 1901, former President William McKinley was assassinated in New York. 

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