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Top Stories: Police Investigate Plano Shooting; Truck Crashes Into Crane Removing Confederate Statue

Sep 11, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Seven people and their attacker are dead after a shooting at a home in Plano Sunday night.

A police officer, who shot the suspected gunman, was the first to arrive in response to reports of shots fired at the home on West Spring Creek Parkway near Custer Road.

Neighbors said the victims – all of them adults – had been watching a Dallas Cowboys game when the violence began. A neighbor told the Dallas Morning News she had seen grilling and laughing outside earlier that afternoon. Neighbors said a domestic dispute may have led to the incident – but police haven't provided any details about relationships between the victims and the suspect.

Two other people at the home were injured, but there hasn’t been word of their conditions. The victims and the suspect have not yet been identified, and the shootings remain under investigation.

Other stories this morning:

  • Police in Dallas are still investigating a deadly accident involving a crane the city brought in to remove the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park. An independent witness said the driver of a semi-truck moving fast on southbound S.M. Wright Freeway failed to yield the right of way, and collided with the crane at Linfield Road. Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax said the driver of the semi died, and the driver of the crane was not hurt.
  • In today’s Vital Signs, alternative approaches to treating pain with opioids. Dr. Timothy Clark is a neuropsychologist with Baylor Pain Management Center. He says despite the concerns about addiction and over-prescription of opioids, they’re still considered an effective choice for acute or short term pain. He told KERA’s Sam Baker that focusing on the brain can also produce results.              

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