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Houston Stations Cover Lone Star Stabbing

Houston stations have been in wall-to-wall coverage of a stabbing at Lone Star College that happened this morning around 11:20amCT. At least 15 people were injured in the incident.

KPRC‘s Andy Cerota first reported the news at 11:38 a.m. KTRK‘s Melanie Lawson was next at 11:45 a.m. KRIV and KHOU both reported the news at the top of their respective noon newscasts, with Melissa Wilson anchoring on KRIV and Ron Trevino and Katherine Whaley anchoring on KHOU.

The stations dispatched reporters to the Cypress-based college campus as coverage continued. Phil Archer and Phillip Mena reported from the scene for NBC affiliate KPRC, with Joel Eisenbaum reporting from Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Miya Shay and Kevin Quinn reported from Lone Star College for ABC O&O KTRK. Isiah Carey reported from the scene for Fox O&O KRIV, and Malani Basu and Jeremy Desel covered the incident for CBS affiliate KHOU.

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KTRK Anchor Dave Ward Suffers Fall Minutes Before Friday, the 13th Newscast

Longtime KTRK anchor Dave Ward seemed to disappear from the ABC-affiliate’s 10 p.m. newscast on Friday, the 13th.

As Houston blogger Mike McGuff points out, Ward appeared in news teases during primetime on Friday but was missing from KTRK’s actual 10 p.m. newscast, which Melanie Lawson anchored solo from the station’s newsroom.

It turns out that Ward suffered a fall minutes before the newscast and KTRK had to press on without him, according to a statement released by the station on Monday. Read more