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Dallas, TX, United States

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Quinlan girl meets German man who donated bone marrow that saved her life

Landrie Lay's donor started as a stranger from Europe. But over the years, he’s become family to the North Texans. → Read More

Lewisville firefighter who died on New Year's Eve laid to rest

Landun Charles was just 31 years old when he had a medical emergency and died. He and his wife were expecting their first child due next month. He was only with the Lewisville Fire Department for two years, but he made a lasting impact on the department and those who knew him. → Read More

Parts of Vanessa Guillen Act included in defense bill set to be signed by President Biden

Changes are coming to the military justice system following the murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen. → Read More

Mesquite officer dies after being shot outside grocery store

An officer was fatally shot twice after responding to a disturbance call Friday afternoon in Mesquite. → Read More

PSA videos released to curb issues with unruly passengers aboard flights

A pandemic-high of 2.4 million people passed through airport security Sunday, wrapping up a busy Thanksgiving holiday. And with more holiday travel to come, a group that represents passenger service agents put out quick videos with one goal in mind: cutting down on "air rage." → Read More

531,000 jobs added in U.S. October jobs report

The new U.S. jobs report was much better than expected, as employers added 531,000 jobs last month. → Read More

Child COVID-19 vaccinations start at south Fort Worth site

Some Fort Worth ISD students aged 5 to 11 are among the first in the district to get the pediatric Pfizer COVID vaccine approved for emergency use authorization earlier this week. The drive-thru clinic put together by Fort Worth ISD and the city of Fort Worth was held at the district’s Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center. → Read More

Texas PUC discusses recommendations for power plants after deadly winter storm

The Texas Public Utilities Commission members spent Thursday going over recommendations to avoid another deadly winter storm. A lot of the proposals come from the larger players in the market. But commissioners stressed they want to hear recommendations from the smaller independent companies too. → Read More

Law enforcement leaders warn of another caravan of migrants heading to the Texas border

Law enforcement leaders say they are trying to get ahead of another large group of migrants headed to the Texas border. One Texas sheriff is warning of another massive influx of Haitian migrants like the thousands that gathered underneath the city's international bridge last month. → Read More

Some North Texas clinics resume abortions after Senate Bill 8 suspended

In a 113-page opinion, Judge Pitman took Texas to task over the law, saying Republican lawmakers had "contrived an unprecedented and transparent statutory scheme" by leaving enforcement solely in the hands of private citizens. Some North Texas providers have already begun providing expanded abortions. → Read More

Dallas County DA heads new program to get help for low-level offenders and out of jail

The goal is to keep individuals charged with certain low-level, non-violent misdemeanor offenses from entering the criminal justice system. The program seeks to treat underlying mental illness and substance abuse issues to try and keep individuals from becoming repeat offenders. → Read More

North Texans remember and teach the history of 9/11 terror attacks 20 years later

Several events across North Texas will mark 20 years since the Sept. 11 attacks. While they may bring up painful memories for those old enough to remember exactly what they were doing when the World Trade Center's twin towers fell, the memorials are serving as important history lessons for the younger generation. → Read More

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn visits Dallas to discuss success of the Save Our Stages Act

Sen. Cornyn took part in a roundtable discussion with venue owners, artists, and entertainment staff to hear about how the pandemic affected the Dallas live music scene and entertainment industry and discuss how the Save Our Stages Act funding has helped. He also talked about the states’ controversial abortion law and the exit from Afghanistan. → Read More

North Texas pediatric ICU capacity remains near capacity post-Labor Day

There are currently just three available staffed pediatric ICU beds in the North Texas hospital region. → Read More

UT Southwestern: COVID hospitalizations will peak next month, but forecast shows improvements

The latest UT Southwestern COVID forecast expects the situation to get worse before it gets better. Hospitalizations are up in the North Texas region, but so are vaccinations and the use of masks. That could start to bring the COVID infection rate down faster than previously predicted. → Read More

More medical workers deployed to Texas hospitals as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

Medical staffing continues to be a problem here in North Texas, and the state is deploying more nurses. → Read More

Guidance expected on COVID-19 booster shots for all vaccinated Americans

Health officials are already encouraging immunocompromised people to get their additional shot. → Read More

Texas, Florida accounting for nearly 40% of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S.

During a briefing Thursday, the White House COVID-19 Response Team said the percentage of new daily COVID-19 cases is up 24% from the previous week, which is about 113,000 new cases per day. → Read More

Texas hospital officials testify before Senate committee about struggle to fill nurse openings

Parkland Hospital’s chief medical officer says he currently has 470 open nursing positions at Parkland he cannot fill as COVID hospitalizations continue to rise. He says part of the problem is competing with other hospitals for the same dwindling talent pool. → Read More

United Airlines to require U.S. employees to be vaccinated

United Airlines will require employees in the U.S. to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by late October, perhaps sooner, joining a rising number of big corporations that are responding to a surge in virus cases. However, North Texas-based American and Southwest are not going that far just yet. → Read More