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Top Stories: Interviews Wrap Up For Dallas Police Chief; Wearable Tech For Diabetes

Jul 12, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The seven candidates hoping to become the next Dallas Police Chief wrap up interviews today.

They'll meet with City Manager T.C. Broadnax and his staff. Last night, the candidates fielded questions from the public at a citizen meet-and-greet at city hall.

Three of the candidates come from the Dallas Police Department - Malik Aziz, Gary Tittle and Rick Watson. The other four come from Detroit, Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as Montgomery County in Maryland.

Broadnax says there's no timetable for making a final decision, but would like to have someone in place by August or September. Whoever becomes the next DPD Chief will inherit a shrinking police force and low morale among the ranks.

Other stories this morning:

  • Lawmakers must pass legislation in the special session to keep some state agencies open. After that though, the legislature will consider 19 other items, including a so-called bathroom bill. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick had pushed for a bathroom bill during the regular session. It remains to be seen how much he’ll compromise on that bill.
  • Researchers at UT Dallas have built a small, inexpensive sensor they say can alert you if you're at risk for Type-2 diabetes.

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