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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A world premiere from the king of choral music, John Rutter, debuts in Dallas Sunday night.

And bad news today for the folks in Denton who voted to ban hydraulic fracturing last fall.

Pint-Sized Triathletes Learn Big Lessons In Training

Apr 17, 2015
Dianna Douglas

In Dallas, the Tom Landry Triathlon will be held this weekend--it’s 400 meters of swimming, 15 miles of biking, and then 3 miles of running. Among the athletes at the starting line on Saturday will be a group of middle schoolers from South Dallas.

The Texas House Friday overwhelmingly passed a bill to limit local regulation of oil and gas drilling. It comes after stronger local drilling ordinances and a vote by residents in Denton to ban fracking within the city limits.

After Dog Shootings, Texas House Approves Cop Canine Training

Apr 17, 2015
Cindy Boling / Texas Tribune

On a May afternoon nearly three years ago, Mark and Cindy Boling were unloading groceries from their truck when a young Fort Worth police officer responding to a nearby burglary mistakenly walked down their driveway.

Cooper Neill / The Texas Tribune

The Texas House passed a bill Friday that would limit cities and counties from regulating hydraulic fracturing within its limits. The oil and gas industry-backed measure was overwhelmingly approved by the House.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This weekend in Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct a North Texas legend. Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble – Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and Reese Wynans – are headed for the Rock Hall 25 years after Vaughan died in a helicopter crash.

Trinity Parkway Design Charette Report

A re-design of the proposed Trinity Toll Road got official support of the Dallas City Council Thursday. The final vote in support of a four-lane, meandering parkway came only after a cloud of confusion cleared.

FEMA Photo Library / Wikipedia

Tonight at 7, KERA 90.1 FM will air a special program about the 20th  anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

City Design Studio

The top stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Yesterday, the Dallas city council voted to approve the new recommendations for the Trinity Parkway. That vote did not come without some confusion, counter amendments and accusations of political maneuvering. 

Academy of Country Music Awards / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: country music takes over Arlington; the Dallas Museum of Art has a lot of friends; Texas Motor Speedway has a lot of fans; and more.