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Pediatric Group Says COVID-19 is Rising ‘Exponentially’ Among Children

Pediatric Group Says COVID-19 is Rising ‘Exponentially’ Among Children

Undated (WBAP/KLIF) – The American Academy of Pediatrics says that nearly 226,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide last week. The group says the spread of the delta variant has continued to increase “exponentially,” and now accounts for nearly 26% of all cases reported in the US; the rise is attributed to unvaccinated students…MORE

AP:  Haitian Migrants Are Being Released In The U.S.

AP: Haitian Migrants Are Being Released In The U.S.

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) – U.S. officials say many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that Haitians who enter the country illegally face immediate expulsion. One official says Haitians have been freed on a “very, very large scale” in…MORE

Emergency Rental Help Available to Texas Residents

Emergency Rental Help Available to Texas Residents

Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – Tens of millions of dollars in COVID pandemic related rent assistance remains available to eligible households. In Fort Worth alone, Terrance Jones, Interim  Manager, with The City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services with the city says a total of $60-million dollars is available through 2025.  He says that the goal of this program…MORE

New Orleans: Flames shoot up side of Superdome roof, put out

New Orleans: Flames shoot up side of Superdome roof, put out

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome’s roof on Tuesday after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena caught fire. The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded to flames on the building’s roof shortly after 12:30 p.m.…MORE

Details of Plano Fall Fair Event Announced

Details of Plano Fall Fair Event Announced

PLANO (WBAP/KLIF)- Plano Mayor John Muns announces plans for the third-annual Plano Families First Fall Fair. Garnering community-wide support from local business and nonprofit sectors, it will provide an array of services to those seeking community, educational and career services and resources. “Plano is a vibrant and diverse city, home to a wealth of businesses and people but it is critical that we equip our Plano families with the…MORE

Dallas Officer Accused of Fabricating Physical Evidence; Others Investigated

Dallas Officer Accused of Fabricating Physical Evidence; Others Investigated

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas police have issued an arrest warrant for an officer accused of fabricating physical evidence in an illegal search that resulted in the arrest of a Dallas resident. Police named five-year veteran Officer Jacob Hughes in the warrant. The investigation also sent Grand Jury Referrals for five other officers on official oppression.…MORE

Governor says Texas Will Continue Surging State Resources to Secure the Border

Governor says Texas Will Continue Surging State Resources to Secure the Border

DEL RIO (WBAP/KLIF) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke to reporters on Tuesday in Del Rio where he vowed to continue surging state resources to secure the Texas-Mexico border and address what he called “chaos” created by the Biden Administration. During his remarks, Governor Abbott thanked the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Military…MORE

Biden Pledges ‘Relentless Diplomacy’ on Global Challenges

Biden Pledges ‘Relentless Diplomacy’ on Global Challenges

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – President Joe Biden has used his first address before the U.N. General Assembly to summon allies to move quickly to address the festering issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses. He’s also insisting the U.S. is not seeking “a new Cold War” with China. The president says…MORE

COVID-19 Boosters Now Available in Fort Worth for Eligible Patients

COVID-19 Boosters Now Available in Fort Worth for Eligible Patients

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF) – Third-shot COVID-19 booster vaccines for immunocompromised patients, along with first and second doses for all people 12 years of age and older, are available without charge 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in south Fort Worth. The drive-thru clinic is administered by the City of Fort Worth with…MORE