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Top Stories: Progress On Dallas’ ‘Ghost' 911 Calls; Native Americans In Texas History

Mar 17, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:  

Engineers from T-Mobile and officials in Dallas say they’ve made significant progress on the ongoing problem of so-called ghost calls that have jammed the city’s 911 call center. However, it’s still unclear who’s at fault and whether the problem is fixed.

The Dallas Morning News reports T-Mobile engineers have made some technological upgrades since they arrived Wednesday. They’ll stay in town two more weeks to deal with any tech issues that come up, but T-Mobile officials believe their job is done.

The wireless company also believes the problem isn’t limited to T-Mobile phones.

Meanwhile, city officials say they plan to make their own changes. They’ll also add a dozen call takers a day until the issues are resolved. Two deaths have been publicly connected to the 911 ghost call problem.

Other stories this morning:

  • Texas was a very different place two centuries ago. It was home to roaming tribes with just a few permanent settlements. But the narrative of Texas history has often ignored these tribes. A new project from UT-Arlington is mapping Native American movement during the state’s formative years.
  • The three Texas teams in the NCAA basketball tournament this year play today. Baylor plays New Mexico State at 11:40 a.m. in Tulsa. SMU faces USC at 2:10 p.m. in Tulsa. Texas Southern from Houston faces North Carolina, a number one seed.

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