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Earthquakes Along Texas-Louisiana Line

Earthquakes Along Texas-Louisiana Line

Shreveport, La. (AP) – A second earthquake has sent some shock waves through parts of north Louisiana near the Texas state line. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was registered about 6 miles west of Blanchard, Louisiana and near the Texas line. The impact from the tremor, considered minor, was felt as…MORE

Militia Member First Defendant to Plead Guilty to Insurrection

Militia Member First Defendant to Plead Guilty to Insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) – A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group has become the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Jon Ryan Schaffer is also a heavy metal guitarist in the band Iced Earth. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said Friday he has…MORE

Texas to Receive 1.9 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine in Next Shipment

Texas to Receive 1.9 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine in Next Shipment

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – More than 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to providers across Texas next week. The Texas Department of State Health Services said on Friday that it is allocating 733,090 first doses to 381 providers in 119 counties. Those numbers are expected to increase as additional first doses are allocated…MORE

Oath Keeper is 1st Suspect to Plead Guilty in Capitol Riot

Oath Keeper is 1st Suspect to Plead Guilty in Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Jon Ryan Schaffer, the frontman of the band Iced Earth, has agreed to cooperate with investigators in hopes…MORE

FedEx: Mass Shooter was a Former Employee of the Company

FedEx: Mass Shooter was a Former Employee of the Company

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The man who police say fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis is a former employee. FedEx spokesperson Bonny Harrison released the information Friday. She says company officials can’t speculate on a motive but are working closely with investigators. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows…MORE

Registration Period Extended for Texans Applying for Federal Aid in Wake of Winter Storm

Registration Period Extended for Texans Applying for Federal Aid in Wake of Winter Storm

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the Individual Assistance registration period for Texans impacted by the winter storm. According to Governor Greg Abbott, the extension comes at the request of the state. February’s winter storm brought widespread power outages and busted water pipes across much of the state. Individuals who live in…MORE

TAFB, Taste Project and The Culinary School of FTW Come Together to Launch “Fort Worx ,” Job Readiness Program

TAFB, Taste Project and The Culinary School of FTW Come Together to Launch “Fort Worx ,” Job Readiness Program

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (April 12, 2021) The Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB), Taste Project, and The Culinary School of Fort Worth are proud to announce the launch of Fort Worx, a job readiness pre-apprenticeship program for adults interested in careers in the foodservice industry, with support from Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County. The 16-week program…MORE

Dallas Funeral Home is Helping People Get FEMA Financial Assistance for Covid-19 Related Funerals

Dallas Funeral Home is Helping People Get FEMA Financial Assistance for Covid-19 Related Funerals

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- The Hughes Family Tribute Center will offer a free workshop open to the public on Tuesday, April 20 to assist applicants for FEMA’s Covid-19 financial assistance for funeral related expenses. In March, FEMA announced it would start providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses that have occurred after January 20, 2020 under the…MORE

Texas Man Charged With Threatening Amazon Was Radicalized

Texas Man Charged With Threatening Amazon Was Radicalized

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who was charged for threatening to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia was apolitical until he lost his job and had plenty of time to research nefarious political conspiracies, federal authorities said. Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, was ordered to be held without bond on Wednesday…MORE