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Top Stories: Baylor Football Player Accused Of Sexual Assault; The Problem With Tent City

Apr 8, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Another student from Baylor University has accused a school football player of sexual assault.

According to records obtained by the Waco-Herald Tribune, the woman said she was assaulted early Sunday morning and went that day to the hospital, where she was seen by a sexual assault nurse examiner.

Waco police are investigating the player, who hasn’t been arrested. The University says it’ll cooperate with the investigation.

The accusation comes as Baylor is facing increasing criticism from students and alumni about its handling of sexual assault complaints. Another student is suing the University for its handling of Tevin Elliot, a football player convicted and sentenced in 2014 for sexually assaulting her. The suit claims Baylor failed to investigate the incident and didn’t offer the victim counseling and other assistance.

Baylor’s currently studying ways to improve its response to sexual assault allegations.

Other stories this morning:                               

  • The Dallas Fort-Worth area added almost 117,000 non-farm jobs in the last year – the third largest gain in the country. However, other parts of the state are suffering from the effects of low oil prices. Odessa lost about five-thousand jobs over the last year.
  • The North Texas economy may be doing well, but the region is also facing a rise in homelessness. Larry James of CitySquare talks about the scope of homelessness and why Dallas’ Tent City is such a problem in our Friday Conversation.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.