News 2 Know: Deadly helicopter crash in national forest, ITC CEO breaks silence and more

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor

Happy Wednesday! You've made it halfway through the week, just a few days left until the weekend!

Today is National Spanish Paella Day. The Spanish rice dish is a staple in the culture. There are a wide variety of ways to make paella, but one of the most common is the seafood paella. This version includes different types of seafood such as shrimp, calamari, mussels and more. There are also meat and vegetarian versions if seafood isn't your thing.

Today's Weather

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1 killed after helicopter crashes in Sam Houston National Forest, officials say

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ITC Deer Park CEO Bernt Netland issues first statement 10 days after fire broke out at chemical storage facility.

ITC CEO Bernt Netland releases video response 10 days after Deer Park fire

The CEO of Intercontinental Terminals Co. spoke Wednesday, 10 days after a chemical fire at its Deer Park facility. Read more >

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Teacher's resignation sought after controversial President Trump assignment

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Lawmakers chide Pompeo for proposed budget cuts to State Department

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