News 2 Know for April 17, 2019: Man cited for racist rant, 311 call of tiger discovery and more

By Megan Kennedy - Digital News Editor

Welcome to Wednesday. We're halfway through the work week. Today is also National Bat Appreciation Day. Did you know that Houston has two bat colonies that can be observed? Get more information about them here.

Today's Weather

Cloudy with a few sprinkles this evening as temps remain in the mid 70s. Chief Meterologisti Frank Billingsly says a cold front overnight means storms. Read more > 

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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Joey Christian was seen on video going on a drunken racist rant at a phone store in Friendswood on April 16, 2019.

VIDEO: Racially-charged rant arrest

Joey Christian was seen on video going on a drunken racist rant at a phone store in Friendswood on April 16, 2019. Read more >

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311 call of tiger discovery in abandoned house released

The woman who made the call back in February to report an illegal tiger at a southeast Houston home tells KPRC2 she wants to remain anonymous. Read more >

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Sean Teare (L) and Julivan Tran (R) and the scene of a fatal crash on Voss Road.

'Shouldn’t be a death sentence': DA's Office on deadly motorcycle road rage incident

A woman was charged with manslaughter after a road rage-fueled chase near the intersection of Westheimer Road and Voss Road. Read more >

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A Texas sales tax increase would hit poor people the hardest

Texas’ Republican leadership wants to raise the taxes that consumers pay when they go shopping in order to lower the taxes that homeowners and business owners pay on their properties. Read more >

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Tourists continue to admire Notre Dame Cathedral in wake of fire

Throngs of tourists admired Notre Dame de Paris from across the water on Wednesday. KPRC2's Jacob Rascon reports from Paris Read more >

CBD burger to be tested on 4/20

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Carl's Jr. testing out CBD burger

Carl's Jr. is testing out a cannabis burger to stay at the forefront of the CBD trend. Read more >

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