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Two dead in Houston explosion that destroyed building, caused ‘significant’ damage to homes

Joey Charpentier/Twitter(HOUSTON) — The two victims killed in an explosion at a Houston manufacturing facility have been identified, authorities said.Gerardo Castorena and Frank Flores, both employees at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, were killed in the early-morning blast at the site on Friday, according to the city’s police and fire chief.The manufacturing company issued a statement…read more »

Building explosion felt throughout northwest Houston

Joey Charpentier/Twitter(HOUSTON) — A building explosion at a manufacturing plant sent shock waves across northwest Houston early Friday morning. The force of the explosion, at around 4:30 a.m. local time, rattled nearby windows and was felt throughout the area, according to residents. The owner of the business, John Watson of Watson Grinding, says the blast…read more »

Police find missing 13-year-old girl who ‘willingly’ got into someone’s car and never made it to school

Pelham Police Department(PELHAM, Ala.) — Authorities in Alabama say they have found a 13-year-old girl, who disappeared on her way to school.Amberly Nicole Flores left her home in Pelham, Alabama, on Tuesday morning to walk to the school bus stop. But she never made it to school, according to the Pelham Police Department.On Thursday afternoon,…read more »

Annabella Sciorra testifies in Harvey Weinstein trial

Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra took the witness stand on Thursday at Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial and testified in wrenching detail about the night nearly 30 years ago that she said the disgraced Hollywood producer violently raped her at her apartment.Sciorra’s testimony is the first and among the most highly anticipated…read more »

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