KERA Newsroom

Every weekday morning and evening, KERA airs an extended local news report. Hosted by Sam Baker at 8:20 a.m. and Justin Martin at 6:20 p.m., the segment focuses on the latest in education, health, science, technology, arts and politics in North Texas. Special features include Breakthroughs reports on the leading edge of health, science and technology; Vital Signsa weekly conversation about real-life health; American Graduate stories about the journey from childhod to graduation; the weekly movie chat The Big Screen; and in-depth newsmaker interviews of The Friday Conversation

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom:  The Arlington police department has asked the FBI to help investigate the weekend shooting death of a young unarmed black man, who was accused of breaking into a car dealership.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: For the past couple of weeks, a diverse group of teens and young adults has been on a bus trip around the country. Their goal: to foster a better understanding of others and to build support for immigrants’ rights and racial justice. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Officials today will be searching for the source of E.coli bacteria that was discovered on the Fort Worth side of the Trinity River.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Former Governor Rick Perry and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina took the stage Thursday evening for a Republican debate before the top 10 candidates' turn.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through Sunday, but that hasn't stopped North Texans from venturing into the heat. 

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals  unanimously ruled that the Texas voter ID law violates the Federal Voting Rights Act. 

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Residents in Farmersville gathered yesterday for a town hall meeting to discuss plans to build a Muslim cemetery.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: A homeless veteran and his seven-year-old daughter get a new place to call home.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will have a tough road ahead, said one expert on white-collar crime law.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawyer says Paxton will plead not guilty to felony securities fraud charges and request a jury trial.

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