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John Wiley Price is now completely free of the federal corruption charges that dogged him for years.

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Update, May 19: Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price will not be retried on any charges related to his case, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Last month, 67-year-old Price was found not guilty on seven of 11 counts.

Prosecutors are also dropping their case against political consultant Kathy Nealy, Price's longtime associate who was accused of bribing him.

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Across North Texas, early voting is underway for the May 6 municipal elections. Members of city councils and school boards will be elected. But as KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, if the past is any indication, most people who can vote... won't.

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The jury in John Wiley Price’s federal corruption trial is deadlocked on at least one of the counts against him. The jury has spent five days deliberating the guilt or innocence of the longtime Dallas County Commissioner, and the judge told the jury to come back and try again Wednesday morning.

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The jury in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price stopped deliberating for the day without reaching a verdict. It marked the third day of deliberations, and the jury is back in session Monday morning. 

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The jury in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price begins deliberating his fate this morning. The Dallas County Commissioner faces charges of bribery, mail fraud, and tax evasion.

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The jury in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price begins deliberating his fate Wednesday morning. The longtime Dallas County Commissioner faces charges of bribery, mail fraud, and tax evasion. His assistant Dapheny Fain also faces charges.

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Prosecutors say longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price accepted nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for insider information and his vote on certain contracts. Price has pleaded not guilty.

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Closing arguments are expected today in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price.

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Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday morning in the federal corruption trial of John Wiley Price.

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Jury selection starts Tuesday in the trial of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. He faces charges of accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of certain projects. What’s at stake for one of the most visible African-American political voices in North Texas?

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A Dallas County grand jury today did not indict County Commissioner John Wiley Price or former Dallas council member Dwaine Caraway in their February fight at a gospel radio station.

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Longtime incumbent Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price had three challengers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Still, he was able to fend them off. 

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The tension in North Texas is building toward Super Tuesday, and it's not only in the presidential primary. Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News sat down to talk about another race with major implications.

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The fallout continues from Monday’s meltdown between two Dallas County commissioner candidates.

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John Wiley Price is facing the two biggest challenges of his three decades as a Dallas County commissioner.

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Dwaine Caraway wants John Wiley Price’s seat on the Dallas County Commissioners Court. It promises to be a lively race – especially against the backdrop of Price’s corruption case.

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A co-defendant in the federal corruption case involving Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price pleaded guilty to a bribery charge Wednesday morning.

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State lawmakers today demanded details about how the first U.S. diagnosed case of Ebola has been handled. The CDC is working on new screening procedures for air travelers.

Meanwhile, Ebola patient remains in critical condition at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He’s on a ventilator and is undergoing kidney dialysis.

Gerald Britt says County Commissioner John Wiley Price's arrest created an "incredible sadness" in the African American community.

A 107-page federal indictment of County Commissioner John Wiley Price and three others painted a picture of conspiracy, tax fraud, and nearly $1 million in bribes. Rev. Gerald Britt says that’s not the whole picture. Britt, who’s vice president for public policy at CitySquare, wrote an op-ed column in today’s Dallas Morning News about the case and sat down with KERA.

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Corruption cases like the ones against John Wiley Price aren’t new. An attorney involved in an earlier case offers his insights.

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At Lake Cliff Park in southwest Dallas, across from the home of John Wiley Price, a man pulled up in his white SUV, got out of his vehicle, and raised his fists in the air, yelling “victory.”  

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Dallas County’s longest serving, most controversial and only African American Commissioner, John Wiley Price, was arrested and named in a 13-count indictment today alleging conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. Three co-defendants were also named. A three-year investigation led up to Friday’s arrest. What started it? Here’s a look.

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Following John Wiley Price’s arrest Friday morning, a layer of quiet concern seemed to settle over the offices where he was sworn in 29 years ago as the first African American on the Dallas County Commission.

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A special report from the KERA Newsroom: Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was arrested today on charges of bribery, conspiracy, and tax fraud. Bill Zeeble breaks down the indictment as well as the events that led up to his arrest, and county officials and constituents react.

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In 1991, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was found guilty of a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 75 days in jail for breaking the windshield wipers off a woman’s car during a protest. Here is news coverage from KERA-TV of his weeklong trial and sentencing more than 20 years ago.

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FBI agents arrested longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Friday morning following a years-long investigation. Federal officials charged him with taking nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for political favors.

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Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price is a man of faith – and he’s been relying on that faith as the federal government has been investigating him, says a pastor who knows him well.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Indictments are likely to come soon in the John Wiley Price investigation; Dallas County announces it will take in 2,000 immigrant children; two of the Dallas Zoo’s stars are featured in People; and more.

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Some hidden fees on a Dallas County jail inmate's debit cards surprised county commissioners and even the sheriff.  A complaint from a former jail inmate brought the fees to light.

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