On Air Now

Listen Now

Weather

partly-cloudy-tstorms-day
85°
Chance of T-storms
H 91° L 71°
  • partly-cloudy-tstorms-day
    85°
    Current Conditions
    Chance of T-storms. H 91° L 71°
  • partly-cloudy-tstorms-day
    91°
    Today
    Chance of T-storms. H 91° L 71°
  • partly-cloudy-tstorms-day
    91°
    Tomorrow
    Chance of T-storms. H 91° L 71°
Listen
Pause
Error

News on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

Listen
Pause
Error

Traffic on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

Listen
Pause
Error

Weather on-demand

00:00 | 00:00

More Galleries 

News

  • People aren’t the only ones feeling cooped up during the coronavirus pandemic. A wayward pet chicken hitched a ride with a Texas woman and her son to a Jiffy Lube on Wednesday, surprising everyone -- including the technicians performing an oil change. Tiffany Travis, of Pearland, was returning a dog and its crate to her neighbor, Laurie Fowler, KSAT reported. As Travis left, Fowler’s pet chicken, Maggie, jumped into the back of Travis’ truck, the television station reported. “Jury is still out if she flew into (the) bed or wheel well. Forensic Ring evidence is hazy,” Travis told KSAT. Travis and her son left and drove three miles to a Jiffy Lube for an oil change. When she started to pay for the service, she noticed a commotion. “My kids and I were in my husband’s truck, masked up COVID-style,” Travis told the television station. “When we were leaving the bay, because I was still in driver seat the entire time, we handed the staff my credit card through a cracked window and heard a commotion.” That’s when Travis saw a Jiffy Lube employee chasing after Maggie, finally catching the bird as it ran around one of the service bays. “Ma’am, is this your chicken? It just fell out of your truck,” the employee asked. “At first I was very confused,” Travis told KSAT. “Then it dawned on me. ‘Yes, yes that is my chicken.‘” “The JiffyLube staff [was] already cracking up. They all got out their phones and took pictures.” Oil’s well that ends well, even for the chicken. Maggie was unhurt, except perhaps for some ruffled feathers. “The entire experience was like a scripted sitcom and brought much-needed humor to what has been a rough few months for our family and well, humanity,” Travis told KSAT. “We all could use some laughter right about now. Thank God for funny chickens.”
  • Two boys magnet fishing reeled in an explosive find, a rusted old hand grenade. Lari Tammiviuori and Viljami Juutilainen made the discovery while fishing Thursday in Lake Vesijarvi in Lahti, Finland, YLE reported. 'We carried it to the shore with our hands, but then didn't touch it again when we found out what it was,' Tammivuori said.  The boys have gone magnet fishing frequently this summer, pulling in scrap metal, bottle caps and nails. They called police who arrived and disposed of the grenade.  The age and condition of the explosive have not been released.  Mother Maarit Juutilainen thought her son's magnet fishing hobby was harmless. “Now you kind of get scared of what they might find,” she said. “But we won’t allow the boys to continue fishing scrap from there.”
  • A 13-foot tall metal giraffe sculpture was stolen from out front of a St. Louis brewery and its owner is offering a $1,000 reward to get it back. “With all the bad going on in the world, you try to find things that make you smile,” Civil Life Brewing Company owner Jake Hafner told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “And the giraffe was one of those things.” Hafner bought the sculpture for $1,800 last year to lift employees' spirits after a plan to expand the brewery fizzled. The giraffe was added to a display that already included two large dinosaurs. Hafner took down a fence around the animal art in March.  “I thought, ‘nobody is going to take a 13-foot giraffe,’” Hafner said. “Famous last words.” Surveillance video from the brewery shows a white box truck pull up June 25 and minutes later the truck and giraffe are gone. The theft has been reported to police.  It would have likely taken at least two people to move the cumbersome, 160-pound sculpture.  Hafner is offering $1,000 reward for the giraffe’s return. He will also donate $1,000 to Northside Community Housing, an affordable housing group. 
  • Legendary competitive eater Joey Chestnut beat his own record, downing 75 hot dogs Saturday at the Nathan's Hot Dog eating content. He ate 33 more hot dogs than his closest competitor, ESPN reported. This is Chestnut's 13th hot dog championship title. His previous record was 74 hot dogs set in 2018. Miki Sudo ate 48.5 hotdogs to set a new women's record. It was her seventh appearance in the contest. The event took place with coronavirus safety measures in place. Competitors were six feet apart and separated by plexiglass. There were no fans in attendance. “I knew I was fast in the beginning,” Chestnut told USA Today. “I hit a wall (at the end). I really missed the crowd.” 
  • A driver is in custody after crashing into a group of protesters in Seattle, injuring two women. Officers said the accident happened after midnight during protests on southbound I-5. The freeway was closed at the time, Washington State Patrol said the vehicle drove through the closure. A man was taken into custody. Troopers said impairment isn’t believed to be a factor and the investigation into possible motive is underway. The two women were taken to Harborview Medical Center. One suffered life-threatening injuries and the other is in serious condition.
  • With more than 300 Houston firefighters quarantined because of the coronavirus, staffing is strained and officials are asking the public to avoid using fireworks. 'We will respond when called, but I also encourage citizens to help us by following health and safety protocols during the current public health crisis,' Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena said in a statement. 'Please wear a mask, physical distance and wash your hands. Do not use fireworks during the July 4th holiday weekend because they can cause fires and create an additional strain on our resources.' There are 34,108 confirmed cases and 387 deaths from the coronavirus in Harris County, according to The New York Times.