Category Archives: National News

Dallas Hotel Adds “Chief Happiness Officer”; A Trendy New Hire

Dallas Hotel Adds “Chief Happiness Officer”; A Trendy New Hire

DALLAS – (WBAP/KLIF) – A new hire at the Dallas Fairmont Hotel may have found the sweet spot for many more mutts, formerly “down on their luck”, but later, adopted from Operation Kindness in North Texas. A pup named “Bondi” now serves as “Chief Happiness Officer” at the Dallas Fairmont; well-trained and welcoming to guests…MORE

Pilot’s Union Alleges Significant Spike in Safety; Maintenance Issues.

FORT WORTH – The pilot’s union for Fort Worth-based American Airlines reports what it calls “a significant spike” in safety and maintenance issues. A spokesman with the Allied Pilots Association report fewer routine plane inspections and shorter flights for testing after major maintenance work. The union says American has increased time between routine inspections, and…MORE

Illegal Migrant Crossings Down in March, 2024

Illegal Migrant Crossings Down in March, 2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said Friday, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico. The Border Patrol made 137,480 arrests of people entering from Mexico, down 2.3% from 140,638 arrests in February, the first time since 2017 that arrests fell in…MORE

Deadly New Drug Mixed in Casual User Drugs

Deadly New Drug Mixed in Casual User Drugs

DALLAS – (WBAP/KLIF) – A warning about a deadly new street drug goes out to casual or weekend drug users, and parents of kids who may be tempted to try an unknown pill or another street drug. Former DEA/Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Michael Brown is warning of crisis now in play with a drug…MORE

P&G Recalls 8 Million Plus Laundry Detergent Bags

P&G Recalls 8 Million Plus Laundry Detergent Bags

DALLAS – Procter & Gamble is recalling more than eight million packages of several types of detergent packets or pods, packaged in flexible “film” type bags. The recall involves certain batches of Tide, Gain, Ace and Ariel laundry detergents made between September of 2023 and February of 2024. Major retailers and Amazon sold the affected…MORE

“It Was Worth It”, Say Dallas Eclipse-Viewers

“It Was Worth It”, Say Dallas Eclipse-Viewers

DALLAS – (WBAP/KLIF) – As many as 22,000 spectators were expected to be in downtown Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park, and as the time of the partial eclipse began, the crowds appeared to bunch up like fans at a rock concert trying to squeeze in to get closer to the band. Groups of people gathered on…MORE

Immigrant Fee Hikes Will Likely Cause More Trouble To A Broken U.S. Immigration System

Immigrant Fee Hikes Will Likely Cause More Trouble To A Broken U.S. Immigration System

DALLAS – (WBAP/KLIF) – A Metroplex immigration attorney says he’s already seeing a broken U.S. immigration system get worse with significant hikes in fees for renewal of visas and work permits for those migrants already in Texas and around the nation legally; often, already here for years. Attorney Omar Ortiz with the Jaime Barron Immigration…MORE

Milk; Beef, Safe From Avian Flu, But You and Yours May Not Be.

Milk; Beef, Safe From Avian Flu, But You and Yours May Not Be.

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – (WBAP/KLIF) – As “Bird Flu”, or the H5N1 “Avian Flu” virus spreads into species not known for susceptibility to the virus, and increasingly infects dairy cattle nationwide, and, at least one recent human victim; a Texas Panhandle resident, scientists continue to study how the virus is spreading. The first thing scientists…MORE

Dallas Police Search For Chief’s Rashee Rice

Dallas Police Search For Chief’s Rashee Rice

WFAA-TV reports Dallas Police are reported to be looking for Kansas city Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice, in connection to a multiple vehicle accident Saturday night. Dallas Police say officers responded about 6:40 Saturday evening to reports of several vehicles involved in a crash on Central Expressway, near Lovers Lane. At least one person was…MORE