Top Stories: Weekend Protest Over Robert. E Lee Statue In Dallas; Cowboys Fall To Broncos | KERA News

Top Stories: Weekend Protest Over Robert. E Lee Statue In Dallas; Cowboys Fall To Broncos

Sep 18, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

About 115 people showed up at Lee Park in Dallas Saturday to protest the city's recent decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

People with handgun licenses were urged to come armed, but only a couple dozen protesters actually did. Other than one fight between a man wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and a supporter of the Lee statue, the protest was relatively peaceful.

Other stories this morning:

  • The city's Confederate Monument Task Force will decide what to do with the statue, as well as other monuments, street names and artwork in Fair Park. The task force hasn't made any recommendations, so far.
  • In this edition of Vital Signs: Why falls can be dangerous for seniors.
  • After a strong season opener and last week's legal tussle over whether running back Ezekiel Elliott could play, the Dallas Cowboys suffered their first loss of the season Sunday against Denver, 42-17.

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