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Top Stories: Gas Leak Investigation Continues In Northwest Dallas

Feb 26, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Federal investigators are in town to look into a suspected natural gas leak that caused an explosion last week at a newly renovated house in Northwest Dallas.

The explosion killed a 12-year-old girl and injured four other members of her family.

The neighborhood is on edge. Two other gas-related problems forced 300 families in the area to evacuate. Sunday, residents at an apartment complex about a half-mile away were also evacuated due to a gas leak.

Atmos Energy is in the process of repairing two and a half miles of gas lines throughout the neighborhood.

Other stories this morning:

  • After Hurricane Harvey, the city of Houston and Harris County have proposed stricter rules for building in flood-prone areas. But there's frustration because money has been slow to come for strengthening flood infrastructure.
  • Back in 2016, we told you about a method involving steam used to treat enlarged prostate, which is a problem common to most men over 50. Today in Vital Signs, we discuss another minimally invasive approach called UroLift.

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