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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announces Mayor’s Vaccine Raffle

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announces Mayor’s Vaccine Raffle

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)-Mayor Eric Johnson has kicked off the Mayor’s Vaccine Raffle, a program meant to encourage the city’s residents to get their COVID-19 vaccines this summer. The mayor is partnering with The Dallas Foundation to run the raffle program. Prizes available for the Mayor’s Vaccine Raffle entrants include airline tickets from American Airlines and Southwest…MORE

Boy’s Accidental Shooting Leads to Arrest in Texas Killing

Boy’s Accidental Shooting Leads to Arrest in Texas Killing

HOUSTON (AP) — While a fatal robbery and the case of a 3-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself wouldn’t appear to be connected, authorities said Thursday the same gun was used in both, leading police to arrest the boy’s father for the robbery. Nicholas Thomas has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting…MORE

Tarrant County Warns Residents about Possible Passport Scam

Tarrant County Warns Residents about Possible Passport Scam

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- Tarrant County is warning residents about a possible passport scam The Tarrant County Clerk’s office has received complaints from several customers claiming they paid a company to schedule appointments to get a passport with the clerk’s office. The county says it has no association with any company claiming to expedite the issuance…MORE

Texas Prisoners Moved to Make Room for Illegal Immigrants

Texas Prisoners Moved to Make Room for Illegal Immigrants

(WBAP/KLIF) — The state has begun transferring inmates from a state prison to make room for detained illegal immigrants.  The program began on Wednesday. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jeremy Desel said, Thursday, that the prison system began moving inmates from the medium-to-minimum-security on Wednesday. he said prisoners at the Dolph Briscoe Unit prison…MORE

3 Year Old’s Accidental Shooting Solves Murder

3 Year Old’s Accidental Shooting Solves Murder

(WBAP/KLIF) —   On April 8th, the 3 year old son of Nicholas Thomas shot himself after finding his father’s gun at their Houston home.  Police say the same firearm was used four days earlier in an attempted robbery in front of a Dave & Busters. Thomas has been charged with capital murder for the death…MORE

New Bill Honoring Botham Jean Has Become Law

New Bill Honoring Botham Jean Has Become Law

 DALLAS (WBAP) -Two years after Botham Jean was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer in his apartment, Governor Greg Abbott has signed The Botham Jean Act into law. “Bo’s Law” provides more accountability for officers who misuse their power and also requires police departments to provide more transparency when it comes to their…MORE

Rick Carlisle Out as Mavericks Head Coach

Rick Carlisle Out as Mavericks Head Coach

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Rick Carlisle will not return to the Dallas Mavericks next season. The team announced that Carlisle has stepped down on Thursday. “Rick informed me today about his decision to step down as head coach,” said Mark Cuban. “On top of being a tremendous basketball coach, he was also a friend and a…MORE

TuSimple Opens New Autonomous Trucking Facility in Alliance Texas to Meet Rising Demand

TuSimple Opens New Autonomous Trucking Facility in Alliance Texas to Meet Rising Demand

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- A California-based self driving technology company has opened a facility in Alliance Texas. TuSimple wanted to open a facility in DFW to support the continued expansion of the TuSimple Autonomous Freight Network. The new facility will extend the company’s autonomous operations eastward, and allow for autonomous operations in the Texas Triangle, which includes Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. The new purpose-built…MORE

More Details in Austin Downtown Shooting

More Details in Austin Downtown Shooting

 AUSTIN (AP) – Police say a deadly weekend mass shooting in Austin’s famed entertainment district arose from a feud between two groups of Central Texas teenagers. The arrest affidavit Austin police filed Wednesday in a Travis County district court quotes a male juvenile saying he was with friends when 17-year-old Jeremiah Tabb invited them to…MORE

Governor Abbott Signs Second Amendment Legislation into Law

Governor Abbott Signs Second Amendment Legislation into Law

AUSTIN – During a Thursday ceremony at Alamo Hall in San Antonio, Governor Greg Abbott signed a slew of of legislation aimed at protecting Second Amendment Rights in Texas. “Politicians from the federal level to the local level have threatened to take guns from law-abiding citizens, but we will not let that happen in Texas,” said…MORE