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Governor Abbott Orders “Aggressive Action” against TikTok

Governor Abbott Orders “Aggressive Action” against TikTok

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, on Wednesday, ordered all Texas state agencies to ban the use of TikTok on any government-issued devices as the threat of the Chinese Communist Party gaining access to critical U.S. information and infrastructure continues to grow. In letters to leaders in the legislature and state agency leaders, the…MORE

Prosecutors Rest in Aaron Dean Trial

Prosecutors Rest in Aaron Dean Trial

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF) – Prosecutors rested their case in the trial for former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean on Wednesday inside a Tarrant County courtroom. Dean is accused of shooting Atatiana Jefferson to death inside her family’s home in 2019. Day 3 of testimony brought forensic analysis from investigators and the medical examiner. The…MORE

“Winter Wave” of Illness Impacting North Texas

“Winter Wave” of Illness Impacting North Texas

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Medical experts are warning of a “winter wave” of COVID cases in North Texas. According to the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, COVID-19 lab positivity for both symptomatic and asymptomatic testing increased to over 10% each showing COVID-19 hospitalizations jumped week-over-week by over 106% across Dallas County and 83% in the broader…MORE

Athena Strand’s grief-stricken mother makes first public comments during candlelight vigil

Athena Strand’s grief-stricken mother makes first public comments during candlelight vigil

Paradise, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – Remembrances vigils continue for little Athena Strand who was kidnapped and killed in rural Paradise on December 30. Last night at the First Baptist Church Cottondale thousands gathered for candlelight vigil, where Athena’s mother Maitlyn Gandy made her first public comments. She thanked the community for their overwhelming support and said,…MORE

Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Hershel Walker

Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Hershel Walker

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s current term and capping an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year. With Warnock’s second runoff victory…MORE

Court Orders SWA to Reinstate Fired Flight Attendant

Court Orders SWA to Reinstate Fired Flight Attendant

(WBAP/KLIF) — After a five-year wait, a fired Southwest Airlines flight attendant has her day in court. A jury awarded Charlene Carter $5.3 million in July after the Dallas-based airline fired her in 2017 for criticizing her union president who supported abortion rights. Now, a Federal judge has reduced that amount to fit within federal…MORE

North Texas’ Bell Tabbed to Build Blackhawk Replacement

North Texas’ Bell Tabbed to Build Blackhawk Replacement

(WBAP/KLIF) — The U.S. Army has chosen a North Texas company to replace the Blackhawk helicopter. Bell-Textron incorporated was awarded a $1.3 billion contract to build the new V-280 Valor, an advanced tilt-rotor, assault helicopter that will phase out the Apache and Blackhawk choppers by 2030. Representative Kay Granger is republican leader of the House…MORE

Trump Organization Convicted in Executive Tax Dodge Scheme

Trump Organization Convicted in Executive Tax Dodge Scheme

NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump’s company has been convicted of tax fraud for a scheme by top executives to avoid paying personal income taxes on perks such as apartments and luxury cars. As punishment, the Trump Organization could be fined up to $1.6 million. The guilty verdict Tuesday day came on the second day…MORE

Ground Broken on Site of State Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas

Ground Broken on Site of State Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Children’s Health hosted a groundbreaking ceremony this week to celebrate the start of construction on the state’s newest psychiatric hospital in Dallas, The Texas Behavioral Health Center at UT Southwestern. The project is part of the state’s comprehensive plan to…MORE