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18-Year Old Man Triggers Over 5-Hour SWAT Standoff After Two-City Police Chase

18-Year Old Man Triggers Over 5-Hour SWAT Standoff After Two-City Police Chase

Grand Prairie, Irving (WBAP/KLIF) – A Grand Prairie SWAT situation that started overnight around 1am ended without incident shortly after 6:30AM. Grand Prairie Police attempted to stop 18-year old Isaac Romero’s car last night when he took off, leading police on a chase into Irving. Irving Police spokesman Robert Reeves says that Romero spun out…MORE

Florida Gov Heeds Call from Texas & Arizona for Border Help

Florida Gov Heeds Call from Texas & Arizona for Border Help

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is castigating the Biden administration for what he called “a disaster and an emergency” at the nation’s border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the Republican governor said he would send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona, whose Republican governors have appealed to other states for help. DeSantis becomes…MORE

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vaccinated. “The last half, the last mile, the last quarter-mile always requires more…MORE

Juneteenth Set To Become A Federal Holiday

Juneteenth Set To Become A Federal Holiday

 WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk, and he is expected to sign it into law. Juneteenth commemorates June 19,…MORE

Governor Abbott Announces Border Wall Construction Strategy

Governor Abbott Announces Border Wall Construction Strategy

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – The State of Texas is moving forward with plans to build a border wall amid a continued surge in crossings at the southern border. Governor Greg Abbott expanded on the details of the program while speaking to reporters at the Capitol. He was joined by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan,…MORE

Dallas Based Education Nonprofit Receives $2.5 million in Donations to Support NTX Youth

Dallas Based Education Nonprofit Receives $2.5 million in Donations to Support NTX Youth

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- Dallas-based “Big Thought”, an impact education nonprofit, receives $1.5 million from philanthropists Mackenzie Scott and husband Dan Jewett. Scott is the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Scott and Jewett made contributions in support of 286 high-impact organizations, these organizations were identified through a rigorous process of research and analysis. Big Thought…MORE

Pure Business’ at Biden-Putin Summit: No Hugs, no Brickbats

Pure Business’ at Biden-Putin Summit: No Hugs, no Brickbats

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. But the two leaders offered…MORE

Abbott Signs Bill to Fight Antisemitism

Abbott Signs Bill to Fight Antisemitism

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday signed House Bill (HB) 3257 into law, establishing the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission. This commission purpose will be to produce biennial studies of antisemitism in Texas, work with schools and institutions of higher educations to develop effective methods to combat antisemitism, and implement Holocaust and…MORE

Texas Democrats join Vice President Harris for Voting Rights Roundtable

Texas Democrats join Vice President Harris for Voting Rights Roundtable

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBAP/KLIF) – A group of Texas Democrats met with leaders in Washington this week about state and federal voting measures. Among the group were several Texas House Democrats who killed Texas’ Republican-led voting bill by walking out of the House chamber. The Biden administration is pushing legislation that would expand voting access while…MORE