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 2021-07-23 14:17 

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DEVELOPING: COVID-19 related death in Port Neches...

The Port Arthur Health Department is reporting a COVID-19 related death in Port Neches, a 75-80 year old man with underlying health conditions. The Health Department has reported 14 COVID-19 related deaths in Port Neches since the beginning of the pandemi...

 2021-07-23 14:16 

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Rep. Cuellar on border crisis: 'People have died and people are going to continue dying'...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Texas has begun arresting illegal immigrants for trespassing, as a historic number of illegal immigrants cross the border with more than 1 million trying to enter the U. S> in the past eight months. According to the latest data released...

 2021-07-23 14:00 

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Toronto Film Festival to honor Denis Villeneuve and Alanis Obomsawin...

Filmmakers Denis Villeneuve and Alanis Obomsawin are among those being honored at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. TIFF co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey said Thursday that Villeneuve will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Awa...

 2021-07-23 13:55 

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The Question of the Day: Friday, July 23, 2021...

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 2021-07-23 13:48 

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Cleveland Indians announce new team name...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's baseball team is changing its name from Indians to Guardians, the team announced in a Twitter video Friday morning that was narrated by actor Tom Hanks. Rock band "The Black Keys" was also featured in the vid...

 2021-07-23 13:42 

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New York Film Festival to open with Joel Coen's 'The Tragedy of Macbeth'...

Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth" starring Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington will have its world premiere on opening night of the New York Film Festival, organizers said Thursday. The 59th edition of the festival kicks off Sept. 24. W...

 2021-07-23 13:35 

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Manga featured in opening ceremony for Tokyo Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics stepped into the world of Japanese comics and graphic novels when manga was featured prominently in the opening ceremony on Friday. The placards for the country names for the parade of athletes used ma...

 2021-07-23 13:29 

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Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games...

TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes Friday night. Those video game songs get stuck in your head. Natalia Santos of Angola, carry her country's flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadi...

 2021-07-23 13:24 

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Assassinated Haitian president's hometown holds funeral amid violence...

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — The hometown of slain Haitian President Jovenel Mose received his body on Friday for a private funeral amid heavy security following violent protests and fears of political volatility in the Caribbean nation....

 2021-07-23 13:00 

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'He wants to go shopping' Video shows bear visit Tennessee mall...

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WZTV) — A curious customer searching for the "bear" necessities made some heads turn at a Tennessee shopping mall. That's right, a bear showed up at the College Square Mall in Morristown! Morristown is about an hour an...

 2021-07-23 12:59 

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At least 100 US athletes unvaccinated as Olympics begin...

TOKYO (AP) — About 100 of the 613 U. S. athletes descending on Tokyo for the Olympics are unvaccinated, the U. S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's medical chief said hours before Friday night's opening ceremony. Medical director Jonathan F...

 2021-07-23 12:43 

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Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?...

Q: Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? A: It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and help prevent the virus from spreading to others who aren't protected. ________________. ...

 2021-07-23 12:36 

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Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking...

When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy. With few U. S....

 2021-07-23 12:26 

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As Delta cases rise, mask mandates could discourage new vaccinations, says doctor...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - The White House says it will wait for the CDC to change guidelines before making any decisions to urge vaccinated Americans to mask back up, as Delta variant cases are starting to rise. "I think some local areas are going to," s...

 2021-07-23 12:18 

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Two critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs born at Oregon safari park...

WINSTON, Ore. (KPIC) — Wildlife Safari in Oregon "is once again making headlines in big cat conservation," the organization said as it welcomed two critically endangered Sumatran tiger cubs this past week. Caption: KVAL. "This past Sunda...

 2021-07-23 12:07 

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Pandemic impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the U. S. to nearly double, with the shift most pronounced among college graduates and workers in such fields as finance and professional servic...

 2021-07-23 12:04 

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Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze...

BLY, Ore. (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten hom...

 2021-07-23 11:47 

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Hillsdale College's 1776 curriculum focuses on 'evidence,' says assistant provost...

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Hillsdale College in Michigan has launched a new free curriculum described as a "corrective agent against identity politics and critical race theory. ""We live at a time right now where the very foundation of our nation is b...

 2021-07-23 11:10 

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As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk?...

TOKYO (AP) — Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games begin at last on Friday night, a multinational showcase of the finest athletes of a world fragmented by disease — and an event steeped in the political and medical bag...

 2021-07-23 05:00 

KBTV

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United Bull Riders Enveratex Invitational Text to Win Contest Rules...

KFDM/KBTV / UNITED BULL RIDERS ENVERATEX INVITATIONAL TEXT TO WIN. OFFICIAL TEXT CONTEST RULES. Contest: KFDM/KBTV / United Bull Riders Enveratex Invitation Text To Win. Station: San Antonio Television, LLC dba KFDM and KBTV. Station Address: KFDM/KBTV, 2...

 2021-07-23 04:26 

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Update: A second Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation leader resigns...

An update to a story KFDM News broke Wednesday night. A second Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation leader resigns. The Port Arthur EDC vice president John Chirafis has resigned effective immediately. Some with the EDC say there appears to be a po...

 2021-07-23 03:57 

KBTV

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Clothes designer uses great grandfather's cowboy life in Cheek as inspiration for fashion...

Beaumont is not the first city that may come to mind when you think about fashion, but one Beaumont native is using time spent on his grandfather's historic ranch in Cheek as inspiration for his clothing line. Fashion designer Josh Allen is the great ...

 2021-07-23 02:41 

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Effort to fund racially diverse climate groups gets momentum...

Efforts to increase how much philanthropic funding goes to minority-led environmental organizations are gaining momentum, with one group's push for transparency from the nation's top climate donors drawing big-name support....

 2021-07-23 02:28 

KBTV

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Organizations team up in Beaumont to spread word about importance of getting Covid vaccine...

Two organizations in Beaumont team up to spread the word about the importance of getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Rising Sun Baptist Church and the Southeast Texas Faith and Community Coalition are joining forces to help get residents vaccinated. Fox 4/KFDM&...

 2021-07-23 02:26 

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Mother thanks Virginia officer who helped her son during mental health crisis...

AMHERST, Va. (WSET) — A mother in Amherst County, Virginia gave thanks to a Town of Amherst police officer who helped her son through a mental health crisis. "It's better to say breast cancer, testicle cancer or anything, except mental illne...

 2021-07-23 02:04 

KBTV

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College coaches working to learn NIL impact on recruiting...

CHARLOTTE, N. C. (AP) — Devin Leary can only imagine what it's like being a high school recruit in the era of college athletes finally being able to profit from their fame. North Carolina State's fourth-year quarterback figures there will be...

 2021-07-23 01:45 

KBTV

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Texas Department of State Health Services, Walmart team up to provide vaccines to children...

From the Texas Department of State Health Services:With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on the rise in Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services is again hitting the road to promote vaccination. DSHS will hold 18 pop-up events at Walmart lo...

 2021-07-23 01:40 

KBTV

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Crafty cockatoos master dumpster diving and teach each other...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be thrilled, but ornithologist Richard Major was impressed by the ingenuity. It's quite a feat for a bird to ...

 2021-07-23 01:24 

KBTV

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Hemingway Look-Alike Contest returns to Florida Keys...

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The 40th edition of an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest opened Thursday night at an iconic Key West bar once frequented by the author, marking the return of a contest canceled last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some 70...

 2021-07-23 01:07 

KBTV

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Tyler County man dies in UTV accident on Crystal Beach...

The Galveston County Sheriff tells KFDM/Fox 4 News his office is investigating a crash that killed a man from Tyler County who was driving a utility task vehicle, or side-by-side, on Crystal Beach, Sheriff Henry Trochesset tells KFDM/Fox 4 a 56-year-old m...

 2021-07-23 01:06 

KBTV

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Senate bill bolsters security for critical infrastructure...

WASHINGTON (SBG) — A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday to fortify the federal government's defense against cyberattacks. The bill is sponsored by leaders of the Senate committees on intelligence and homeland security, inclu...

 2021-07-23 00:59 

KBTV

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Hardin and Orange counties team up with Walgreens to provide vaccinations to children...

With the new school year only weeks away, Hardin and Orange County Health Services is teaming up with Walgreens to provide vaccinations for eligible school children. KFDM/Fox 4's Paige Hubbard reports the partnership solves a problem the health depart...

 2021-07-23 00:49 

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Ford, Argo AI to deploy autonomous vehicles on Lyft network...

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and a self-driving vehicle company it partly owns will join with the Lyft ride-hailing service to offer autonomous rides on the Lyft network. The service using Ford vehicles and a driving system developed by Pittsburgh-...

 2021-07-23 00:40 

KBTV

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Shortage of volunteer firefighters in Vidor and surrounding area and help is needed...

The chief of Orange County Emergency Services District #1, which serves Vidor and the surrounding area says his department needs more volunteer firefighters. Fox 4/KFDM's Joy Addison reports that Chief Robert Smith says the lack of volunteers is causi...

 2021-07-23 00:38 

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Chicago schools requiring masks when schools reopen in fall...

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday its students, teachers and staff will be required to wear masks indoors when they return to classrooms in August. In a letter to parents, Chief Executive Officer Jos Torres said the policy is ...

 2021-07-23 00:20 

KBTV

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Southwest, American post 2Q profits as air travel picks up...

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both posted second-quarter profits on Thursday thanks to generous federal pandemic relief that covers most of their labor costs. The reports on Thursday underscored the progress that airlines ar...

 2021-07-22 23:53 

KBTV

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dgar Ramrez: 'I have family members dying of COVID'...

NEW YORK (AP) — dgar Ramrez wants people to understand that although the world is starting to come out of the pandemic, the fight is not yet over. The Venezuelan actor told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his own family is suffering gravely b...

 2021-07-22 23:30 

KBTV

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Jets assistant Knapp dies of injuries from bicycle accident...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in a bicycle accident near his home in California last Saturday. He was 58. Knapp's family released a statement through the team that the longtime NFL as...

 2021-07-22 23:15 

KBTV

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Capitol Police have new chief after Jan. 6 insurrection...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former police chief in Maryland and Virginia, J. Thomas Manger, is the new chief of the U. S. Capitol Police, congressional officials announced Thursday. Manger will take charge of the department in the aftermath of the violent J...

 2021-07-22 22:54 

KBTV

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Eilish concert film coming; Rockettes return for holiday...

A look at what's happening the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic. BILLIE'S POST-ALBUM CONCERTThe Billie Eilish concert film "Happier than Ever:...

 2021-07-22 22:51 

KBTV

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California's recall ballot is set, but GOP strategy isn't...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's recall ballot is finally set, but the Republican party is still determining its best strategy for winning the governor's office in one of the nation's most Democratic states. With less than a month ...

 2021-07-22 22:19 

KBTV

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Delta variant, breakthrough infections complicate messaging on mask use...

The White House is in a difficult position of potentially back-peddling its public health message after reports came out that administration officials have started discussing new mask recommendations in response to the spike in U. S. coronavirus cases. Th...

 2021-07-22 22:18 

KBTV

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Brother of Miami condo victim heartbroken but not hopeless...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — He has given his DNA, talks frequently with the medical examiner and search team, and even reluctantly visited the site of the collapsed Surfside, Fla. condo, to see for himself what is being done to find his big sister....

 2021-07-22 22:16 

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US officials seek to know if 3rd dose helps some...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials signaled Thursday they're hunting ways to quickly learn if a third COVID-19 vaccine dose might better protect organ transplant recipients and other patients with weak immune systems. While the vaccines ...

 2021-07-22 22:04 

KBTV

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Police: 1 suspected migrant dead among several others found in New Mexico U-Haul...

TULAROSA, N. M. (KFOX) — A migrant was reported dead after several other migrants were found inside a U-haul vehicle in New Mexico Thursday morning, according to officials. Lincoln County Sheriff Mike Wood said the U-Haul was pulled over by law enfo...

 2021-07-22 21:58 

KBTV

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Mississippi argues Supreme Court should overturn Roe v. Wade...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U. S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's...

 2021-07-22 21:42 

KBTV

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Judge tosses lawsuit by Candace Owens over Facebook fact checks...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by conservative political commentator Candace Owens against USA Today and another media organization over fact-checking coronavirus posts she made on Facebook. The judge ruled earlier...

 2021-07-22 21:40 

KBTV

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Do you have a project or event in mind that would benefit Jefferson Co.? Apply for a grant...

From:Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors CenterThe Jefferson County Tourism Committee is now accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County. Applications are due Friday, September 3, 2021 by 5:00pm...

 2021-07-22 21:40 

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Cute coatimundi kittens go on show...

VIENNA (Zenger News) — A pair of white-nosed coati twins finally saw the light of day when they ran through their enclosure at a zoo in Austria's capital Vienna for the first time ever. The two female coatis, named Bonita and Belize, were filmed...

 2021-07-22 21:24 

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Washington Post reporter sues paper for discrimination...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Post politics reporter Felicia Sonmez sued the paper and several of its current and former editors for discriminating against her as a victim of sexual assault. In a suit filed Wednesday in D. C. Superior Court, Sonmez s...

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