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U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood.

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A large number of Texans — mostly middle class — fall into a "justice gap" where they aren't poor enough to receive free legal aid provided to indigents but can't afford basic legal services on their own, according to Nathan Hecht, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Plano’s growth and development plan, known as Plano Tomorrow, survived a petition by opponents to bring the plan to a referendum vote.

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Students at an Arlington high school are learning how to repair band instruments. To have an instrument ready for repair, it’s hammer to horn and then, a lesson on fixing it.

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Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk unveiled a program that’s close to her heart on Monday. The new Reformative Justice Unit is aimed at keeping people with mental illnesses and young first-time offenders out of prison. Hawk says jailing young offenders can starts them down a path that leads to more crime.


The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Ahmed Mohammed's lawyers asked today for $15 million - and apologies from Irving’s mayor and police chief. Ahmed is the kid who took a homemade clock to school and was handcuffed by officials who though it was a hoax bomb.

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Mimi is 92, but it's her 64-year-old daughter who must leave their suburban Dallas home for an assisted living facility. Sophie Sartain's  documentary "Mimi and Dona" airs on KERA TV at 10:30 p.m. 

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A new study shows 38 million Americans are renting apartments and homes. In Dallas, the home ownership rate is significantly below the national average.

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Removal

Nov 23, 2015
Tamir Kalifa / The Texas Tribune

Planned Parenthood’s Texas affiliates on Monday filed a federal lawsuit to keep state health officials from booting them from the state’s Medicaid program.


Dozens of LGBT activists gathered outside Dallas Police headquarters last night to protest what they see as slow police response to the wave of crime in the Oak Lawn neighborhood, which has a prominent gay entertainment district. The protest follows another violent attack last week; the 12th in less than three months.