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Another Houston Area Resident Charged In US Capitol Riot

Another Houston Area Resident Charged In US Capitol Riot

Houston (AP) – The FBI says it has arrested a Houston area man accused of throwing a desk drawer and other items at officers, and smashing a window during the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. The FBI’s Houston office says Shane Jenkins was arrested Friday morning at his home. Agents allege Jenkins used a…MORE

Texas Woman Who Killed Expectant Mother Charged in Death of Unborn Baby

Texas Woman Who Killed Expectant Mother Charged in Death of Unborn Baby

(WBAP/KLIF) — Prosecutors filed a second murder charge against a Texas woman accused of killing an expectant mother and removing her baby. 28-year-old Taylor Parker was originally charged with murder and kidnapping in the death of 21 year old Regan Michelle Simmons-Hancock. On Thursday, a Bowie grand jury also charged Parker in the death of…MORE

Over a Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses En Route to Texas

Over a Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses En Route to Texas

(WBAP/KLIF) – Texas is set to receive over a million COVID-19 vaccine doses, next week.  Sccording to state officials the vaccines will consist of first doses, along with almost a quarter-million being the new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The federal government will send more than 200,000 doses directly to pharmacies and federally qualified health…MORE

Plano Mother Demands Justice After 13-year-old Son was Beaten, Forced to Drink Urine

Plano Mother Demands Justice After 13-year-old Son was Beaten, Forced to Drink Urine

  PLANO (WBAP/KLIF)- A Plano mother and her attorneys met with Plano police asking for justice after her 13-year-old son was severely bullied. Summer Smith says in the video, her son SeMarion was bullied, tortured and forced to drink his teammates urine while they were yelling racial slurs at him. The incident took place at a…MORE

Dallas Museum Sheds Light on Violence Against Asian Americans During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dallas Museum Sheds Light on Violence Against Asian Americans During COVID-19 Pandemic

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is creating awareness around what it calls the continued increase in violence and hatred directed at Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the group, ‘Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate,’ nearly 3,000 incidents of anti-Asian incidents in the United States between March and…MORE

Second Murder Indictment Issued in Pregnant New Boston Mom’s Slaying

Second Murder Indictment Issued in Pregnant New Boston Mom’s Slaying

NEW BOSTON  (WBAP/KLIF News) – A Texas woman jailed on kidnapping and murder charges for the brutal slaying of a pregnant New Boston woman and the removal of her baby is now facing a second murder charge, according to the Associated Press. The Texarkana Gazette reports, a Bowie County grand jury on Thursday indicted 28-year-old…MORE

Report: ERCOT Overcharged Texas Utilities $16 Billion In Just Two Days

Report: ERCOT Overcharged Texas Utilities $16 Billion In Just Two Days

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – A report commissioned by the Texas Public Utility Council says ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, overcharged utility companies to the tune of $16 billion for two days after widespread power outages ended last month. Potomac Economics, the independent market monitor for the PUC, has confirmed what some independent power…MORE

US Added a Strong 379,000 Jobs In February in Hopeful Sign for Economy

US Added a Strong 379,000 Jobs In February in Hopeful Sign for Economy

AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs last month, the most since October and a sign that the economy is strengthening as confirmed viral cases drop, consumers spend more and states and cities ease business restrictions. The February gain marked a pickup from the 166,000 jobs added in January…MORE

Denton Police Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Denton Police Officer Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Denton, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – A Denton police officer was placed on administrative leave after being arrested by the FBI in connection with the alleged distribution of child pornography. David Schoolcraft, a 15-year veteran of the department appeared in U.S. District Court Thursday. A criminal complaint alleges that Schoolcraft distributed child pornography over a 7-day period…MORE