Top Stories: Examining District 32 Democratic Runoff; Former Richardson Mayor Indicted | KERA News

Top Stories: Examining District 32 Democratic Runoff; Former Richardson Mayor Indicted

May 16, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: 

The 32nd Congressional District in Texas is on the radar for national Democrats. They think a Democrat can beat longtime incumbent Republican Pete Sessions. But they still don’t have a candidate for the district, which includes a large chunk of North Dallas and suburbs like Garland and Richardson.

Following the March primary, two Democratic hopefuls, Colin Allred and Lillian Salerno, are facing off in Tuesday's runoff election. The winner will face Sessions in the fall.  KERA’s Christopher Connelly sat down with Eric Aasen for a preview.

Other stories this evening:

  • A former Richardson mayor and a developer she married have been indicted in a public corruption case alleging fraud and bribery while she was in office. Prosecutors say Laura Jordan, known as Laura Maczka while she was mayor, and developer Mark Jordan made initial court appearances Wednesday in Plano.
  • More than 110,000 Americans are waiting for an organ donation. What if instead of waiting for a donor, though, you could just have a new organ created by a 3D printer? Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Zach Weinersmith about making this breakthrough a reality.

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