News 2 Know: Fire rages in Deer Park, George Strait breaks records and more

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

Welcome to Monday. It's National Sloppy Joe Day, and, honestly, that sounds like a really good idea for lunch today.

On this day in 1965, cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to walk in space. He left his spacecraft called Voskhod II for 12 minutes.

Today's Weather

After a mostly cloudy weekend, Monday will start a string of sunnier days. Meteorologist Britta Merwin 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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Black smoke billows from a chemical plant fire in Deer Park, Texas, on March 18, 2019.

LIVE STREAM: Fire spreads, engulfing total of 8 chemical tanks at Deer Park plant

Firefighters have been using foam to try and control a fire that started Sunday morning at a plant in Deer Park that continued to burn steadily overnight and has now spread to six other tanks, bringing the total to seven. Read more >

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A plume of black smoke is seen from Seabrook, Texas, on March 18, 2019. The smoke was rising from a massive chemical plant fire in nearby Deer Park, Texas.

Deer Park, La Porte ISD cancel class amidst plant fire

The Deer Park chemical fire is causing havoc for residents in the immediate and surrounding area. Read more >

Shooting suspect found dead near UH-Downtown after falling to his death, officials say

A man was found dead Sunday evening near the University of Houston-Downtown after he ran from police, officials said. Read more >

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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo speaks during an interview with KPRC2's Bill Balleza in Houston on Jan. 31, 2019.

Cardinal DiNardo hospitalized after suffering mild stroke

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the head of the U.S. delegation, was hospitalized at a Houston hospital after he suffered a mild stroke Friday night, according to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Read more >

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How 34 recorded phone calls brought down college admissions scam

Rick Singer called up his client, the wealthy parent of a college student, and went into his prepared lines. Read more >

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Singer-songwriter George Strait performs onstage for the Country Rising Benefit Concert at Bridgestone Arena on November 12, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Country Rising/Getty Images)

George Strait breaks NRG Stadium attendance record at Houston Rodeo

George Strait along with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen set an all-time NRG Stadium attendance record during Sunday night's performance. Read more >

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