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TCU Coach Patterson Apologizes For Repeating Racial Slur

TCU Coach Patterson Apologizes For Repeating Racial Slur

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU’s chancellor said football coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Linebacker Dylan Jordan accused Patterson on Twitter of using the slur during a confrontation at practice. Center Kellton Hollins said on Twitter the team’s leadership council…MORE

Carroll ISD Board Decides More Workshops On Diversity Plan Are Needed

Carroll ISD Board Decides More Workshops On Diversity Plan Are Needed

SOUTHLAKE (WBAP/KLIF)- The Carroll ISD Board of Trustees discussed a detailed plan on how to handle racist incidents at last nights’ meeting. More than 100 speakers signed up for public comments for the virtual school board meeting to discuss their thoughts on the “Five-year Cultural Competence Action Plan”. “When we live in a town infamous for…MORE

Fort Worth Free Covid-19 Testing Extended Hours

Fort Worth Free Covid-19 Testing Extended Hours

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County continue to expand COVID-19 testing for residents. The city’s emergency response volunteers will continue to staff two COVID testing sites, with a total of 900 appointments available each day. Tests are being administered at: J.P. Elder Middle School 709 N.W. 21st St. 8 a.m.-noon Aug…MORE

Arrest Made in Burglary of Dallas County COVID-19 Test Site

Arrest Made in Burglary of Dallas County COVID-19 Test Site

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – An arrest has been made in the burglary of a COVID-19 testing site in Dallas County. The night before the site opened in Pleasant Grove in mid-July, Police said testing equipment was stolen, forcing the site to delay its opening. According to Parkland Hospital, 39-year-old Thomas Glenn Prater is now in custody…MORE

More COVID-19 Testing Sites Established Across DFW

More COVID-19 Testing Sites Established Across DFW

FRISCO (WBAP/KLIF) – More COVID-19 testing sites are popping up across the metroplex. A COVID-19 saliva testing site opened Monday in Frisco at the Dr Pepper Ballpark. The free, saliva tests will be administered Mondays – Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Testing is open to all North Texans, regardless of county or city residency.…MORE

Rockwall Police Officer Dies from COVID-19 Complications

Rockwall Police Officer Dies from COVID-19 Complications

ROCKWALL (WBAP/KLIF) – A Rockwall Police Officer has died from complications with COVID-19. According to the Rockwall Police Department, Officer Tracy Gaines died during early Monday morning. Gaines was admitted to a local hospital on July 11 and underwent various treatments to try and mitigate the effects of the illness. Officer Gaines was hired as…MORE

Texas City Commissioner Killed in Gun Battle With Police

Texas City Commissioner Killed in Gun Battle With Police

MISSION, Texas (AP) — A Texas city commissioner was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with police and a sheriff’s deputy who had responded to a domestic disturbance call at his home, authorities said. Officers who responded to the call late Thursday at Sullivan City Commissioner Gabriel Salinas’ home in Mission found his 39-year-old…MORE