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Arlington Officer Fired, Chief Promises Transparency

Arlington Officer Fired, Chief Promises Transparency

ARLINGTON (WBAP/KLIF) – The Arlington Police Department, on Friday, released body camera footage of Wednesday’s officer involved shooting that left one person dead. According to Police Chief Al Jones, 40-year-old Jesse Joseph Fischer was killed after Officer Robert Phillips fired multiple shots into the truck Fischer was driving. Body cam footage shows Phillips direct Fischer…MORE

Denton County Deputies Fatally Shoot Suspect, Texas Rangers Investigating

Denton County Deputies Fatally Shoot Suspect, Texas Rangers Investigating

DENTON COUNTY (WBAP/KLIF) – An officer involved shooting in Denton county is being investigated by the Texas Rangers. The Denton County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that deputies responded to a disturbance call on Chisum Road in the northeastern part of the county when they were approached by 35-year-old Gregory Goodall, armed with two knives. Authorities…MORE

Supreme Court Doesn’t Block Texas Abortion Law, Sets Hearing

Supreme Court Doesn’t Block Texas Abortion Law, Sets Hearing

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is not immediately blocking the Texas law that bans most abortions, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case on Nov. 1. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the federal government has the right to sue over the law. The court’s action leaves in…MORE

Tarrant County Offering Free Rides Amid Early Voting, November 2 Election Day

Tarrant County Offering Free Rides Amid Early Voting, November 2 Election Day

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF News) – Tarrant County residents who want to cast a ballot amid early voting and on election day, November 2, now have access to free rides on public transportation. Riders just need to show their current Texas ID or voter registration card and get to and from their polling station at no…MORE

Pro-Mask Mandate Parents in Allen ISD Re-file Federal Lawsuit

Pro-Mask Mandate Parents in Allen ISD Re-file Federal Lawsuit

Allen, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – A group of Allen ISD parents that has demanded mask mandates has re-filed lawsuit that ultimately seeks to require the texas education agency to follow CDC guidance on masking. The new federal filing adds the parents as plaintiffs against Frisco, Lago Vista, Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s. According to the Dallas Morning…MORE

Arlington PD: No Evidence that MISD Shooting Suspect was Bullied

Arlington PD: No Evidence that MISD Shooting Suspect was Bullied

Arlington, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – There was an eyebrow-raising development revealed during what was billed as a security and safety town hall at Mansfield ISD last night. As it relates to the suspect in a shooting at MISD’s Timberview High School earlier this month, Arlington Police Chief Al Jones ruled out bullying as a factor that…MORE

Cowboys CB Diggs starring after position switch at Alabama

Cowboys CB Diggs starring after position switch at Alabama

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — NFL interceptions leader Trevon Diggs cried when Nick Saban wanted him to move to cornerback from receiver at Alabama four years ago. The breakout star of the Dallas Cowboys also did what came naturally, seeking encouragement in a phone call with older brother Stefon Diggs, Buffalo’s 2020 All-Pro receiver who was…MORE

Online Threats Draw Longest Term Yet In Capitol Riot Probe

Online Threats Draw Longest Term Yet In Capitol Riot Probe

UNDATED (AP) – A man who pleaded guilty to writing threatening social media posts in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol has been sentenced to 14 months in prison. It’s the longest term to date resulting from the federal investigation of the insurrection. But Troy Smocks of Dallas wasn’t accused of storming the…MORE

Public Utility Commission of Texas Approves Weatherization Rule

Public Utility Commission of Texas Approves Weatherization Rule

(WBAP/KLIF) – The Public Utility Commission of Texas voted on Thursday to require power generating companies to weatherize their generators. The move comes in the aftermath of February’s deadly winter storm that left millions of Texans in the dark. According to the PUC, the approval gives generators a benchmark for preparation by taking what were…MORE

Pennsylvania Man Gets Reward after Submitting Election Fraud Tip to Lt. Gov Dan Patrick

Pennsylvania Man Gets Reward after Submitting Election Fraud Tip to Lt. Gov Dan Patrick

(WBAP/KLIF) – Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has issued his first reward related to fraud in last November’s election. Following the 2020 election, Patrick announced that he had set aside a million dollars of campaign money as potential rewards for election fraud tips that led to a conviction. Eric Frank, a poll watcher in Pennsylvania,…MORE