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Trump Says COVID Death Rate Would Be Great if ‘Blue States’ Aren’t Counted

Trump Says COVID Death Rate Would Be Great if ‘Blue States’ Aren’t Counted

MOSINEE, WI (WBAP/KLIF) – At an rally in Wisconsin last night, President Donald Trump told supporters he had the COVID-19 pandemic under control. The president is catching alot of heat for statements about which states had been hit the hardest. “We’re doing a great job but if you really want to see a great job.…MORE

Stars and Lightning: A Celestial NHL Final

Stars and Lightning: A Celestial NHL Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The leaves are starting to change color around the NHL playoff bubble, and, at most, seven games remain before the Stanley Cup is handed out. On Saturday night, two of the league’s southernmost teams begin a Stanley Cup Final like none other in the great white north when the Dallas Stars…MORE

Two Counties Harbor the Majority of North Texas Coronavirus Deaths

Two Counties Harbor the Majority of North Texas Coronavirus Deaths

(WBAP/KLIF) — Of the nearly 5.4 million Coronavirus tests conducted in Texas, almost 679,000 have been positive. That number does not, however, differentiate between positive tests from new patients or ones from an active Coronavirus patient. As of Thursday, Dallas county has close to 77,000 positive tests, Tarrant county almost 46,000, Collin county approaching 13,000…MORE

Ariat International Opening Distribution Hub and Regional Headquarters in North Fort Worth

Ariat International Opening Distribution Hub and Regional Headquarters in North Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)-  Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Ariat International, Inc. (Ariat) will establish a new regional distribution hub and corporate office that will serve as its western U.S. regional headquarters in Fort Worth. Ariat designs, manufactures, and sells high quality performance equestrian footwear and apparel, including English and Western riding boots, work boots,…MORE

Fort Worth Police Oversight Hosts Virtual Collaborative Meetings to Help Improve Community-Police Relations

Fort Worth Police Oversight Hosts Virtual Collaborative Meetings to Help Improve Community-Police Relations

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- The Fort Worth Police Oversight monitor is hosting several meetings to help improve community-police relationships. Police Oversight Monitor Kim Neal says there’s six meetings for specific divisions that corresponds with each neighborhood. Neal said they sent out a survey to get an idea on some topics community members would like to address…MORE

Texas Motor Speedway To Serve As Polling Location For Presidential Election

Texas Motor Speedway To Serve As Polling Location For Presidential Election

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF NEWS)- After serving as a location for high school graduations amid COVID-19, Texas Motor Speedway is is helping out for another important event this year. The track will serve as a polling location for residents of precinct 4048, which encompasses a large portion of Denton County, in the upcoming presidential election on…MORE

Governor Abbott Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions, Bars Remain Closed

Governor Abbott Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions, Bars Remain Closed

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott announced loosened COVID-19 restrictions on Thursday for much of Texas. The Governor issued Executive Orders expanding occupancy levels to 75% for restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries. He also announced re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state of Texas. Additionally, the Governor…MORE

Dallas ISD Teacher Catches Backlash for English Assignment

Dallas ISD Teacher Catches Backlash for English Assignment

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas ISD is condemning an assignment it says was given to students by a high school English teacher. The W.T. High School English assignment asks students to write essays on the topic “Hero of the modern Age.” Students were required to write half a page about six designated public figures. Alleged Kenosha,…MORE

North Texas Giving Day Means More This Year Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

North Texas Giving Day Means More This Year Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic

NORTH TEXAS  (WBAP/KLIF News) – North Texas Giving Day kicked off Thursday morning and this year the event has a more critical meaning to the thousands of nonprofits it helps than in years past. Hundreds of organizations have said they’re struggling to keep up with increasingly high demand to help residents who are struggling due…MORE

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive US Joblessness; New Claims Drop to 860,000

COVID-19 Danger Continues to Drive US Joblessness; New Claims Drop to 860,000

AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. It was another week-on-week decline for jobless claims, but the improvements have been slow and the jobs recovery is running out of steam. Weekly…MORE