Alley Theatre building to be renamed after anonymous $25 million matching grant | Houston Public Media

The Alley Theatre Building will be renamed after receiving a $25 million matching grant from an anonymous donor — the largest gift in the 75-year history of the Alley. The new name, the Meredith J. Long Theatre Center, is in honor of the theater’s chairman who served on the Alley’s board for 31 years before … Read more

A look at recent Amtrak derailments and other crashes

An Amtrak passenger train struck a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing in a rural area of Missouri killing three people on the train and one in the truck. At least 150 others were injured. The crash happened Monday near Mendon, Missouri. Several cars derailed. The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago. Later … Read more

Chestnut Hill neighbors in a pickle over noisy pickleball courts

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A popular sport is putting neighbors in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia in a pickle. People who live behind the Water Tower Recreation Center claim the sport of pickleball is so loud it breaks the city’s noise ordinance. Players say the courts are the only place they have to play the … Read more

Traveling with kids this summer? Here’s how to prepare for kid-friendly flight

HOUSTON – The summer travel season is officially underway. If you’re traveling with young children, boarding a flight can seem daunting when you consider they’ll need to sit still for hours in the cabin. Kelsey-Seybold pediatrician, Dr. Suma Manjunath, said there are several things you can do to make the trip more kid-friendly. “Try to … Read more

ABC7’s ‘Set the Record Straight: The Jam Master Jay Case’ wins multiple Telly awards

WABC-TV’s “Set the Record Straight: The Jam Master Jay Case” revealed exclusive new insights into the legacy of the rap pioneer. Both the 2021 special, hosted and reported by WABC-TV reporter Darla Miles, and the online trailer to promote it won a total of three Gold Telly Awards and one Silver Telly Award and we … Read more

Fourth Of July Firework Prices Skyrocketing Amid Inflation, Supply Shortage

BOOTHWYN, Pa. (CBS) — The holiday weekend is still a few days away, but this Fourth of July, celebrating will cost you more. At Wholesale Fireworks in Boothwyn, Delaware County, the managing operator says customers are going to be paying 10 to 15% more for fireworks compared to last year. Customers are getting ready to … Read more