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Skyrocketing Electric Bills Add To Texas Power Woes.

Texans who still had power during this week's frigid winter weather and near collapse of the state's energy grid are facing skyrocketing electrical bills. KPRC's Mario Diaz reports.

(KPRC/NBC News) — Texans who still had power during this week’s frigid winter weather and near collapse of the state’s energy grid are facing skyrocketing electrical bills. “It’s more than some people’s mortgage or rent for sure,” says Sugar Land resident Eisac Rios. Rios has been monitoring daily usage charges on his account, as well as his mother’s. “For Sunday…

9-Year-Old Killed In Sledding Accident

A Tennessee community is in mourning after the death of a 9-year-old boy, killed when the snow tube he was riding as he was being pulled by an ATV slammed into a mailbox. WSMV's Forrest Sanders reports.

(WSMV/NBC News) — A 9-year-old boy is dead after a sledding accident in Brentwood, Tennessee. Police said the 9-year old was riding on a tube along with three other children while being pulled by an ATV driven by the boy’s father. The tube, while sliding through the snow and ice, collided with a mailbox . The child was taken to…

Homeless Hero Saves Man’s Life

Toriana Davis, 18, says her instincts kicked in when a man suffered a massive heart attack while sitting next to her at a Seattle bus stop. KING's Vanessa Misciagna reports.

(NBC News) — With everything that life throws at us, we never know when or where we will be put to the test. For Toriana Davis, 18, one of those tests came last week, at a bus stop in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. “He was instantly gone, like instantly,” Davis said. A man, who had just ended a volunteer shift at…

Texas Weather Woes Continue

Millions of Texans are spending another day without electricity or running water, as freezing temperatures continue. NBC's Dan Scheneman reports.

(NBC News) — Millions of Texans are facing another day without electricity or running water, struggling to stay warm as record-low temperatures continue to hold a grip on the state. Back-to-back winter storms have been made worse by a faltering power grid and rolling blackouts. Water and gasoline shortages are making the situation even worse. The biggest risk to safety…

Coronavirus Warning: Mis-C Cases On The Rise In Children

The dangerous inflammatory syndrome usually appears weeks after a COVID-19 infection in children, and is currently seeing a post holiday surge. NBC's Sarah Dallof reports.

(NBC News) — Cases of Mis-C, an inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 cases in children, are on the rise. It’s been diagnosed in more than 2,000 children in 48 states and resulted in the deaths of at least 30 according to the Centers for Disease Control. Burke White’s 5-year-old daughter developed Mis-C a month after what seemed to be a…

Powerless: Texans Struggle To Stay Warm In Bitter Cold

Widespread power outages continue as record-setting cold brings misery to the Lone Star state. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

(NBC News) — Millions of Texans remained without power Wednesday, struggling to stay warm as record-low temperatures continued to hold a grip on the state. Back-to-back winter storms have been made worse by a faltering power grid and rolling blackouts. For some, candles are being used for cooking heat. For others, church vans sent into areas without power are the…

Good Samaritans Feed Stranded Truckers

Resident of Clinton, Mississippi deliver dozens of meals to truckers stranded by icy conditions on Interstate 20. WLBT's Roslyn Anderson reports.

(WLBT/NBC News) — Truckers stranded by icy weather along Interstate 20 this week got a hot meal thanks to one Mississippi woman. Evelyn Fletcher, a retired U.S. Army veteran, heard about the stranded truckers and organized a plan to feed them. She cooked 65 meals at her home Monday to feed them and families in nearby Clinton hotels. “Just show…

“I Got A Second Chance At Life” – COVID Survivor Comes Home

Jeff Hanson is finally home after three months in the hospital fighting COVID-19. Two of those months he was in a coma and on a ventilator. WPBN's Brittney Buti reports.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WPBN/NBC News) — A Traverse City, Michigan man is finally home after a months-long battle with COVID-19. Jeff Hanson, 57, was in the hospital for three months. Two of those months he was in a coma and on a ventilator. “They told me I was in a coma for two months and to me, it felt like…

Sled Dog Dreams Come True

7-year-old girl sets her sites on the Iditarod after saving up for her very own sled dog. KFYR's Jody Kerzman reports.

(KFYR/NBC News) — Sloane Penfield and her new best friend, Harley, will be watching the Iditarod sled dog race closely this year. Sloane, 7, has been dreaming dog sledding for most of her young life. “There’s this movie that I watched when I was little called ‘Eight Below’ and I just fell in love with it,” she explains. Sloane had…