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Top Stories: Domestic Violence Numbers Rise; Studying The North Texas Quakes

Nov 13, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

Domestic violence cases have sharply increased in Texas. State figures show more than 214,000 wives, husbands, girlfriends and others were injured or died last year at the hands of a family member. The Houston Chronicle reports that's an increase from about 193,000 in 2011.

Other stories this evening

  • From President Donald Trump to Queen Elizabeth to Oprah, photographer Annie Leibovitz has photographed some of the most famous people in the world. And her iconic images of these celebrities have been included in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue and countless other magazines. Today on Think, Leibovitz talked with Krys Boyd about crafting her portraits. 

  • In 2015, a 4-magnitude earthquake hit Johnson County near the town of Venus, the strongest recorded in North Texas. A new study finds the fault that produced that quake could create an even bigger one. Heather DeShon is a seismologist at Southern Methodist University and led the study. DeShon sat down with KERA's Justin Martin to discuss the earthquakes. 

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