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FBI Opens Investigation Into Texas AG Ken Paxton Allegations

FBI Opens Investigation Into Texas AG Ken Paxton Allegations

DALLAS (AP) – The FBI recently opened a criminal investigation into allegations that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton abused his office to benefit a wealthy donor, two people with knowledge of the probe told The Associated Press. The case arises from a sprawling mire of investigations, counter investigations, lawsuits and criminal allegations. It involves a…MORE

Rise in COVID-19 Cases Impacting Local Nursing Homes

Rise in COVID-19 Cases Impacting Local Nursing Homes

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas County is reporting record numbers in its nursing homes surrounding the continued spread of COVID-19. Dallas County Health and Human Services reports over 850 COVID-19 cases from 84 separate long-term care facilities, including 304 staff members in the last 30 days. That’s the highest number facilities reporting outbreaks since the pandemic…MORE

North Texas Eclipses a Quarter of a Million Coronavirus Cases

North Texas Eclipses a Quarter of a Million Coronavirus Cases

(WBAP/KLIF) — The Metroplex surpassed a quarter of a million Coronavirus cases, Saturday, as almost 4,000 newly confirmed positive tests were reported. Dallas county erupted for nearly 2,200 cases, Tarrant county almost 1,400, and Denton county 310.  In all, over 117,000 Dallas county residents have been stricken with COVID-19, while more than 90,000 in Tarrant…MORE

Revisions For Texas’ Sex Ed School Curriculum

Revisions For Texas’ Sex Ed School Curriculum

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The Texas State Board of Education on Friday approved teaching middle schoolers about birth control but decided against providing students with information on consent, sexual orientation and gender identity. The education board’s changes were the first to sex education curriculum in Texas in more than 20 years. The revisions include teaching…MORE

Coronavirus Hospitalizations, Highest Since Deadly Summer Surge

Coronavirus Hospitalizations, Highest Since Deadly Summer Surge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas has surpassed 8,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time since a deadly summer surge. Doctors on Friday also amplified pleas to keep Thanksgiving gatherings small, and hard-hit El Paso is now offering $27 an hour for morgue workers as the border community struggles to keep up with the rising…MORE

Dallas Police Release Surveillance Photos in Rapper’s Killing

Dallas Police Release Surveillance Photos in Rapper’s Killing

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The Dallas Police Department released surveillance photos Friday of the person believed to be responsible for the killing of a locally based rapper. Dallas Rapper MO-3 was shot and killed on November 11 while seen running on I-35 near Clarendon Drive. According to Police, several other shootings believed to be loosely tied…MORE

Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn Stricken With COVID-19

Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn Stricken With COVID-19

(WBAP/KLIF) — Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn has tested positive for COVID-19. Waybourn felt sick last Friday and tested positive on Saturday, November 14th.  He’s currently in quarantine and recovering at home with mild symptoms, According to public information officer Lt. Jennifer Gabbert. Gabbert said that three other people who had been in close contact…MORE

Texans Worried About 2nd Amendments Rights

Texans Worried About 2nd Amendments Rights

(WBAP/KLIF) —  The political climate has heated up to the point that Americans fear their 2nd Amendment rights might be targeted by a possible Biden-Harris Presidency. Joe Biden has made numerous statements about banning assault weapons, restricting magazine capacity, and dictating how many weapons Americans can buy each month. Gun stores, such as “K-5 Arms”…MORE

Spokesman: Trump’s Eldest Son Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Spokesman: Trump’s Eldest Son Tests Positive for Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) – A spokesman says President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has been infected with the coronavirus. The spokesman says the younger Trump learned his diagnosis earlier this week, has no symptoms and has been quarantining. Trump Jr. is the latest member of the president’s family to become infected with the virus.…MORE

Non-profit Joins with Parkland to Provide Childcare to Patients with Kids

Non-profit Joins with Parkland to Provide Childcare to Patients with Kids

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – A Dallas-based non profit is teaming up with Parkland Hospital to allow a childcare service for parents who are sick and need medical care. Natalie Boyle runs Mommies In Need which is opening up Annie’s Place at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. “It is a ‘Mommies in Need’ program that we are doing…MORE