Top Stories: Texas Rangers Investigating Baylor Over Sexual Assault Scandal | KERA News

Top Stories: Texas Rangers Investigating Baylor Over Sexual Assault Scandal

Mar 2, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Texas Rangers have opened a preliminary inquiry into the sexual assault scandal at Baylor University. The investigative unit is working with a local prosecutor’s office to determine if further action’s needed.

Baylor is already under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights over whether the school violated Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. It’s also facing multiple civil lawsuits from rape victims.

Meanwhile, the Big 12 Conference is withholding money from the school until it can independently verify changes at the university.

Baylor says it’ll cooperate with the Rangers inquiry.

Other stories this morning:

  • The Dallas Theater Center’s next season includes two world premieres, a 50th anniversary revival of the musical “Hair” and a new LBJ drama called “The Great Society.”
  • South Asia has one of the biggest film industries in the world. Some of region’s films will show in North Texas this weekend as part of the DFW South Asian Film Festival.

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