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Moody Foundation Gifts SMU $100M, Makes History

Moody Foundation Gifts SMU $100M, Makes History

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – SMU announced Tuesday the largest gift in school history. According to the University, a landmark $100 million commitment from the Moody Foundation will fund the University’s eighth degree-granting school – the Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. “We cannot overstate the power and reach of this gift,” said SMU President R. Gerald…MORE

Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Shooting Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer to Move Forward

Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Shooting Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturer to Move Forward

WASHINGTON (WBAP/KLIF News) – The Supreme Court is allowing a lawsuit filed against a national gun manufacturer by the relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to move forward. 26 people, mostly children, were killed on December 14, 2012 when 20-year-old Adam Landza stormed into the Newtown, Connecticut school and opened fire using a Bushmaster…MORE

Bridge in Arkansas Renamed in Honor of Slain Houston Girl

Bridge in Arkansas Renamed in Honor of Slain Houston Girl

Hempstead County, Arkansas (WBAP/Texa) – The former Red Lake Road Bridge in Arkansas is now the Maleah Davis Memorial Bridge. The new name was unveiled by Hempfeild County Sheriff’s officials, over 6-months after deputies discovered the body of the slain 4-year old from Houston near the bridge. This is Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton, (pictured,…MORE

Transit System Apologizes to Rider Handcuffed for Eating

Transit System Apologizes to Rider Handcuffed for Eating

The head of a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train system apologized to a black rider who was detained and cited by police for eating a breakfast sandwich on a train platform after an outcry from people who assailed enforcement of a no-food rule as racist. More than two dozen people staged an “eat-in” at…MORE

Substitute Teacher Fired After Viral Beating & Stomping of a Student

Substitute Teacher Fired After Viral Beating & Stomping of a Student

Kyle, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – A substitute high school teacher in Central Texas has been fired and arrested after a viral video shows her beating of a 15-year-old female school student and stomping on her head. 32-year old Tiffani Lankford was reportedly working at Lehman High School in Kyle, just south of Austin when the incident…MORE

Used Southwest Planes Under The Microscope

Used Southwest Planes Under The Microscope

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to complete the inspections by Jan. 31, and that…MORE

Frisco Students Will Have Longer School Days Next Year

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News)  Frisco – The Frisco school board has voted to extend school days by 10 minutes starting next year, with the end result being a shorter school year starting in 2020. The vote was unanimous. The new policy will shorten the school year by three days so classes will end by Memorial Day. That’s something…MORE

DFW Airport Launching Pre-Paid Thanksgiving Holiday Parking Sales

DFW Airport Launching Pre-Paid Thanksgiving Holiday Parking Sales

GRAPEVINE (WBAP/KLIF)- DFW Airport is helping customers save money for upcoming Thanksgiving travels. Bill Begley with the DFW Airport says they’re offering a one week sale on terminal express parking for $7.99 a day, saving people up to 66%. The deal offers customers savings and the convenience by booking their parking in advance. Customers must purchase…MORE

Wells Fargo Donates $100k to Support Tornado Recovery Efforts, Reversing Certain Fees for Customers Affected

Wells Fargo Donates $100k to Support Tornado Recovery Efforts, Reversing Certain Fees for Customers Affected

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- North Texans are still recovering from the tornadoes that ripped through the Metroplex on October 20th. Wells Fargo is donating $100,000 to support recovery efforts to those affected. Ruth Villalonga with Wells Fargo said they’re sending $50,000 to the American Red Cross and the other $50,000 to the Dallas Education Foundation. “We recognize that…MORE

Steep Drop in Temperatures as Cold Front Blows into North Texas

Steep Drop in Temperatures as Cold Front Blows into North Texas

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – A cold front blew into North Texas Monday, bringing with it high winds and a significant drop in temperature. Veterans Day ceremonies and parades were getting underway when the front started to blow in. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts between 40 and 50 mph were common along the boundary.…MORE