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Quake

The U.S. Geological Service is still reporting earthquakes in spite on the government shutdown, and it logged one at about 8:30 Tuesday night in Ovilla, south of Dallas.

USGS reported the minor, 2.4 quake was centered off Ovilla Road, just east of Interstate 35.

Ovilla has about 3,400 residents and straddles the Dallas-Ellis county line.  Three people in neighboring Cedar Hill reported on the USGS website that they felt the teeny quake.

The Fort Worth police crime lab will resume DNA testing a decade after questions were raised about whether its tests were valid.

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Another smaller earthquake hit East Texas Sunday. After Thursday’s second earthquake near Timpson, Texas  in Shelby County - in as many weeks -  injection wells from drilling are again a suspected culprit. Reports indicate more research is needed in East Texas to reach that conclusion, but even that might not be enough.