Category Archives: WBAP 24/7 News

Texas Teen Charged with Shooting 16-Year-Old Girl 22 Times

Texas Teen Charged with Shooting 16-Year-Old Girl 22 Times

(WBAP/KLIF) — The suspected killer who shot a 16-year-old girl 22 times has been arrested. Police say an ex-boyfriend has been arrested and charged with murder in the killing of a 16-year-old Houston girl who was shot 22 times as she walked her dog. Diamond Alvarez was killed on January 11th at a park near…MORE

Devastated by Worst Wildfire in History, Bastrop in Danger Again

Devastated by Worst Wildfire in History, Bastrop in Danger Again

(WBAP/KLIF) — A wildfire has erupted in a Texas town devastated by a deadly blaze a decade ago. The blaze erupted in a Central Texas state park, forcing evacuations of residential areas in the city of Bastrop, the site of a deadly blaze a decade ago. The fire started in Bastrop State Park just before…MORE

FEMA to Open Drive-Thru Covid-19 Test Site Near Choctaw Stadium in Arlington

FEMA to Open Drive-Thru Covid-19 Test Site Near Choctaw Stadium in Arlington

ARLINGTON (WBAP/KLIF)- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State of Texas, Tarrant County and the City of Arlington announce a partnership to open a temporary drive-thru COVID-19 test site near Choctaw Stadium. The testing site opens Wednesday, Jan. 19 for a three-week period in response to the rise of COVID-19 cases and the surge…MORE

McKinney Group Garnered over 23k Signatures Supporting Expanded Alcohol Sales

McKinney Group Garnered over 23k Signatures Supporting Expanded Alcohol Sales

MCKINNEY (WBAP/KLIF)- A group of citizens garnered over 23,000 signatures of McKinney voters to support changing the law to allow the expansion of current sales to include fine wine and package stores. The group consists of residents, business, and community leaders. The petition will allow a vote for the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages…MORE

White House Soft-launches COVID-19 Test Request Website

White House Soft-launches COVID-19 Test Request Website

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially launch. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for Americans to order four tests per residential address, to be delivered by the Postal Service. It marks…MORE

Homeless Shelter Captures Synagogue Hostage Taker on Surveillance

Homeless Shelter Captures Synagogue Hostage Taker on Surveillance

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Surveillance footage shared with the FBI by a Dallas homeless shelter could provide investigators with more information in the investigation into Saturday’s standoff at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville. The suspect is dead and all hostages are home safe. According to OurCalling, Malik Faisal Akram, the synagogue hostage taker, came to the…MORE

DART Changing Bus Service: Frequent Rides, Better Access to Jobs, Education, Entertainment.

DART Changing Bus Service: Frequent Rides, Better Access to Jobs, Education, Entertainment.

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- Dallas Area Rapid Transit is changing its bus system to accommodate the growing North Texas region. Gordon Shattles with DART said this took two years of planning. With the goal of providing greater frequency, longer service hours and improved access to destinations across North Texas, DARTs new bus network launches on January 24,…MORE

O’Rourke Raises $7 Million in Opening Weeks of Campaign for Governor

O’Rourke Raises $7 Million in Opening Weeks of Campaign for Governor

EL PASO (WBAP/KLIF) – Former Congressman Beto O‚ÄôRourke announced on Tuesday that his grassroots campaign for Governor raised more than $7.2 million during the first 46 days of the race. According to O’Rourke’s campaign, the fundraising came from over 115,600 contributions that were made in a matter of weeks. O’Rourke’s team noted that no Democratic…MORE

Safe Outdoor Dog Act Goes Into Effect in Texas Today

Safe Outdoor Dog Act Goes Into Effect in Texas Today

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF News) – A new law that animal activists applaud as increased protection for dogs took effect in Texas Tuesday. The Safe Outdoor Dogs Act is a law that prohibits the manner in which outdoor dogs can be restrained. Now, owners must abide by these rules or face penalties. The dogs must have access…MORE

Judge Stops MN Hospital from Disconnecting Ventilator; Patient Transferred to TX

Judge Stops MN Hospital from Disconnecting Ventilator; Patient Transferred to TX

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) – A man who has been suffering from a severe case of COVID-19 and was being kept alive by a ventilator has been moved from a Minnesota hospital to a Texas facility after a judge issued a restraining order stopping the hospital from turning off his machine. 55-year old Scott Quiner,…MORE