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A Staggered Start to the School Year Begins in North Texas

A Staggered Start to the School Year Begins in North Texas

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – A North Texas school district is beginning the school year in phases. Students and staff at five Dallas ISD schools returned to the classroom on Monday for what will be a longer year than others in the district will have. “These five schools are pioneers in getting caught up from learning loss,”…MORE

Dallas County District Judge Requires Masks in Court Buildings

Dallas County District Judge Requires Masks in Court Buildings

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – A District Judge in Dallas county is requiring masks inside the court room. Judge Maricela Moore issued an order requiring masks be worn inside all county court buildings as the number of COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in North Texas.  The order includes the George Allen Building, the Frank Crowley Courthouse,…MORE

North Texas Police Departments Express Condolences for Austin Officer Killed in Crash

North Texas Police Departments Express Condolences for Austin Officer Killed in Crash

NORTH TEXAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – Police departments across North Texas including Arlington, Mansfield, Rockwall and Flower Mound are expressing condolences for an Austin police officer recently killed in a crash while on duty. Officer Lewis Andy Traylor died Saturday after battling injuries sustained during a crash he was involved in while en route to an emergency…MORE

Simone Biles Is Back In The Olympics

Simone Biles Is Back In The Olympics

TOKYO (AP) – U.S. gymnast Simone Biles plans to compete in the balance beam finals on Tuesday. Just a little over a week ago, the 24-year-old Biles stepped away from competition to focus on her mental health. Biles said she was dealing with the “twisties,” what happens when an athlete loses his or her awareness…MORE

82-Year Old Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Swindle Political Donors

82-Year Old Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Swindle Political Donors

(AP) – An 82-year-old Southern California man has pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of donors out of more than $250,000 given to phony political action committees purported to be associated with Democratic Party candidates. John Pierre Dupont is convicted of wire fraud and identity theft. Prosecutors say he swindled the money in a scheme that…MORE

Lightening Strikes Attributed to at 3 House Fires in Tarrant County Sunday

Lightening Strikes Attributed to at 3 House Fires in Tarrant County Sunday

Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – Severe weather that moved across the metroplex Sunday afternoon caused some wind damage in parts of Tarrant County. Officials also say that lightening strikes likely caused three house fires in Tarrant County. Two fires in North Fort Worth on Birdville Way and Horse Whisper Drive were quickly brought under control; while…MORE

Emergency Rental Help Available to Texas Residents

Emergency Rental Help Available to Texas Residents

Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – The City of Fort Worth has tens of millions of dollars in COVID pandemic related rent assistance available. Terrance Jones, Interim  Manager, with The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services with the city says a total of $60-million dollars is available through 2025.  He says that the goal of this program is keeping…MORE

Asylum Advocates End Work With US

Asylum Advocates End Work With US

San Diego (AP) – Two organizations say they are ending cooperation with the Biden administration to identify the most vulnerable migrants waiting in Mexico to be admitted to the United States to seek asylum. The withdrawals of the International Rescue Committee and HIAS from a consortium of groups helping the government is a blow to…MORE

The National Evictions Moratorium Has Expired

The National Evictions Moratorium Has Expired

Dallas (AP) – A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year expired Saturday. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, has been the primary tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, and have fallen months…MORE

Mid-Summer March Ends In Central Texas

Mid-Summer March Ends In Central Texas

Austin (WBAP/KLIF) – A four day, mid summer march across central Texas wrapped up at the Texas State Capitol in Austin Saturday. The marchers walked 27 miles in all to demonstrate their objections to proposed voting reforms now under consideration by a special session of the Texas Legislature. They see the proposals as an attempt…MORE