News 2 Know: Timeline of Deer Park chemical fire, teacher accused of sending nude photos and more

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

It's Thursday, and it's also National Common Courtesy Day. Celebrate by holding the door open for someone, or letting that car over that is trying to merge.

On this day in 1975, Ethiopia abolished its monarchy after 3,000 years.

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Kelsie Rochelle Koepke, 25, is charged with improper relationship and online solicitation of a minor.

Katy ISD teacher accused of sending sexual photos, videos to student on Snapchat

A high school teacher is facing charges after authorities said she sent inappropriate videos and photos to a student via Snapchat last year. Read more >

Local News


How it happened: A timeline of the Deer Park chemical fire

Emergency calls and dispatch logs from the Deer Park Police Department show there was initial confusion as to exactly where a fire was burning Sunday morning. Read more >


Burned tanks and foam are seen from the air March 20, 2019, at a chemical facility in Deer Park, Texas, after a fire that burned for days was extinguished.

Shelter-in-place for Deer Park, Galena Park lifted

The shelter-in-place orders issued for two east Harris County towns Thursday after benzene was detected at a Deer Park chemical facility that caught fire over the weekend have been lifted. Read more >

Texas News 

Two guys from the Dripping Springs area hope to re-name the city to Pound Town after one of the founding families, the Pounds.

2 guys hope to rename Dripping Springs to 'Pound Town'

Two guys are hoping to change the name of Dripping Springs, Texas. Read more >

National News

Indiana teachers shot with pellets during active shooter drill

Several Indiana school teachers were shot with projectiles "execution-style" during a recent active shooter drill, leaving welts, drawing blood and frightening the educators, the Indiana State Teachers Association said. Read more >

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North Carolina bulldog named Cadbury's newest bunny

The newest Cadbury bunny has been named after a "ruff" competition. Read more >

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