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Top Stories: Fort Worth Police Investigating Arrest; Holiday Weather And Travel Outlook

Dec 23, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Fort Worth police are investigating an officer’s arrest of a woman and her two teenage daughters after the woman contacted police for help.

Jacqueline Craig called to report a man assaulted her 7-year-old son for littering.

A viral video showed the situation quickly escalated – the officer wrestled Craig to the ground before arresting her and her teenage daughters. They were released from jail yesterday.

Police Internal Affairs are investigating, and the officer involved has been placed on restricted duty status.

Photo credit: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Other stories this morning:

  • As head of the Trinity Trust Foundation, Gail Thomas raised money for the signature Calatrava bridges, the revitalized Pegasus over the convention center, and the Ron Kirk pedestrian bridge. She’s retiring from the Trinity Trust at the end of the year. She talks about one item left on her to-do list in our Friday Conversation.
  • The Christmas holiday will be warmer than usual – and wet. AAA Texas says a record number of Texans will be traveling through Jan. 2 – 8.2 million.

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