News 2 Know for Aug. 16, 2018

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

It's Thursday. Hang in there! You've only got one more day to go until the weekend.

Today is also the 60th birthday of pop singer (and some would say diva) Madonna. She was born in Bay City, Michigan, and released her first album in 1983. Scroll down to the "Just For Fun" section for even more facts about Madonna.

Today's Weather

Here's a quick weather update from meteorologist Frank Billingsley.

Don't forget! You can keep track of the radar and forecast throughout the day at or by downloading the Frank's Free Forecast app.

Local News

UPDATE: 3 arrested after teen gunned down during altercation, robbery, police say

Brian Portales

Three men have been arrested after a teenager was shot and killed during an altercation and subsequent robbery Wednesday night in northwest Houston.

State finds 'neglectful supervision' in infant's day care death


Shane Diaz died in 2016 at a day care as a result of "neglectful supervision," according to a recent state investigation.

A state investigation into the 2016 death of an infant concluded, among other things, “neglectful supervision” on the part of staff at the now shuttered Bib and Cribs day care.

HPD looks into financial paper trail of troubled elevation company


A Titan Foundations and Elevation sign is seen on the ground on July 25, 2018.

Channel 2 Investigates has learned that the Houston Police Department is looking into the financial paper trail of a troubled elevation company after a KPRC2 Investigation.

This Whataburger-themed dorm room is making students jealous

Texas burger chain Whataburger decked out a Trinity University student's room in a big way.

Texas News

Authorities seized nearly 300 animals at Grimes County property

The Houston Humane Society assisted the Grimes County Sheriff's Office in seizing nearly 300 animals in various stages of neglect at a rural property in Anderson.

National News

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Getty Images

Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" Premiere Concert during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival).

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," "I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.

Just for fun

Houston Astros RBI team wins its first softball World Series

Photo courtesy of Houston Astros RBI

The Houston Astros Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities softball team earned its first Softball RBI World Series title.

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