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8:01 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Dallas Conference Focuses On Crimes Against Women

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says crime is down in his city, but not crimes against women.
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Crime is down in North Texas, but Dallas police chief David Brown says the exception is crimes against women. 

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Transportation
12:10 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

How A Single Accident Stops Downtown Dallas Traffic

A fatal accident Tuesday along northbound Interstate 35E near the Oak Lawn exit halted traffic on nearly every major highway near downtown Dallas.
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North Texas drivers are intimately familiar with accidents slowing down the morning commute. However, Tuesday's accident on Interstate 35E was unusual.

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KERA Newsroom
9:12 am
Wed March 18, 2015

From The Newsroom: Solving Crimes Against Women; Surviving Childhood Cancer

Jude Cobler with his dad, Keith.
Mark Birnbaum

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: The 10th annual Conference on Crimes Against Women ends today in Dallas. About 1,600 people from around the country have spent the week learning about new technology for investigations and prosecutions of sex crimes. 

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KERA Newsroom
9:19 am
Tue March 17, 2015

From The Newsroom: Open Carry Closer To Approval; A Legislative Progress Report

Photo courtesy Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: An open carry bill faces a final vote today in the state senate. The bill would allow those with a concealed handgun license to openly carry handguns.

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Texas News
10:34 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Texas Senate Approves Open Carry Of Handguns

Jason Orsek with Come and Take it America wears a cloth gun holder with a photo of a gun imprinted on it at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 12, when the Senate Committee on State Affairs heard testimony on gun-related bills.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera Texas Tribune

A bill lifting some of the state's restrictions on handguns cleared the Texas Senate along a party line vote of 20 to 11 Monday.

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Texas News
8:58 am
Mon March 16, 2015

From The Newsroom: 'Sanctuary Cities'; Triumph For SMU Basketball

Border Patrol officers outside a bus in Presidio.
Bob Daemmrich The Texas Tribune

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: There will be a hearing today on the so-called 'sanctuary cities' bill. Senate Bill 185 would allow local law enforcement to question a person's immigration status.

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Friday Conversation
6:30 pm
Sat March 14, 2015

Drought Conditions Are Improving In North Texas, But There Are Still Trouble Zones

Wichita Falls is facing its worst drought since about 1900. The city has started treating its wastewater to bolster its drinking supplies.
City of Wichita Falls

Parts of North Texas received a half-foot of rain over the last three weeks – so it might seem a little odd to talk about drought. Still, the historic dry spell persists. 

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KERA Newsroom
8:40 am
Fri March 13, 2015

From The Newsroom: Lawmakers To Take On Advanced Directives; Tortillas As A Food 'Trend'

Marlise Munoz (right) fell unconscious in her home in late 2013. Although she was declared brain dead, she was kept on life support for months, despite her advanced directive.
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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Last year, a North Texas woman made headlines when a Fort Worth hospital refused to take her off life support, despite her advanced directive. A Texas lawmaker has filed a bill in hopes to prevent a similar situation from happening. 

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Texas News
7:20 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Dallas Home Of Former OU Student Picketed

Demonstrators with Next Generation Action Network chant in North Dallas at home of Parker Rice.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Protesters carried small anti-racism placards and walked up and down the street in the affluent Northwest Dallas neighborhood where Parker Rice lives.

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Texas News
9:12 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Iraqi Immigrant's Shooting During Snowstorm Leaves Dallas Neighborhood On Edge

Ahmed Al-Jumaili had been living in northeast Dallas with his wife Zahraa for just three weeks since he'd arrived from Iraq.
Family photo

The killing last week of Ahmed Al-Jumaili, a Muslim man who'd just arrived from Iraq, has focused international attention on the northeast Dallas neighborhood where he was staying. He was outside with his wife and brother, taking photos during the snowstorm, when he was shot. No one's been arrested, and that's left his neighbors uneasy.

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