Category Archives: WBAP 24/7 News

GOP Expecting Trump to Nominate Barrett for Supreme Court

GOP Expecting Trump to Nominate Barrett for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans are expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election. Even before Trump unveils the pick, conservative groups and congressional allies are laying the…MORE

The State Fair of Texas Opens Drive Thru Experience

The State Fair of Texas Opens Drive Thru Experience

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The State Fair of Texas is open for drive thru. Familiar sights and sounds were seen and heard at Fair Park on Friday. But, instead of navigating strollers and dodging pre-teens on the midway it’s sedans and SUV’s. The coronavirus pandemic prompted the full fair to be canceled. Fair goers were with…MORE

Governor Announces Agreement with Health Insurers to Continue Payment Parity for Telehealth

Governor Announces Agreement with Health Insurers to Continue Payment Parity for Telehealth

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas’ major health insurers have agreed to continue reimbursing network health care providers for telehealth appointments at the same rate which they pay for office visits through the end of 2020. While the agreement applies only to state-regulated plans, both the Employee Retirement System and the Teacher…MORE

Dallas County Elections Department Receives Grant for COVID-19 Preparedness

Dallas County Elections Department Receives Grant for COVID-19 Preparedness

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The Dallas County Elections Department has been awarded more than $15,000,000 from the Center for Tech and Civic Life to assist with resources and staffing for what’s expected to be an historic election in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The CTCL is a nonpartisan non-profit that connects elections officials with technology…MORE

Rittenhouse’s Lawyers Fight His Extradition to Wisconsin on Murder Charges

Rittenhouse’s Lawyers Fight His Extradition to Wisconsin on Murder Charges

Associated Press WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) – A 17-year-old in Illinois accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges that could put him in prison for life. Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested at his home in Antioch, Illinois, a…MORE

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Becomes First Woman to Lie in State at US Capitol

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Becomes First Woman to Lie in State at US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) – Commemorations are underway, honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman in American history to lie in state at the domed building. Ginsburg, who died last week at age 87, also will be the first Jewish-American to lie in state and just the second Supreme…MORE

Judge Says 2020 Census Must Continue Thru October

Judge Says 2020 Census Must Continue Thru October

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident extended for another month through the end of October. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said in her ruling late Thursday that a shortened schedule would likely…MORE

Arlington’s General Motors Partners with CVS to Offer Flu Shots to Local Employees

Arlington’s General Motors Partners with CVS to Offer Flu Shots to Local Employees

ARLINGTON (WBAP/KLIF)- As many workers continue to head back to work amid the Covid-19 pandemic, community employers like Arlington’s General Motors are making it much easier for local employees to get a flu vaccine this year. Doctor Jeffery Hess, GM’s Corporate Medical Director said GM is partnering with CVS to provide flu immunizations at gm…MORE

Dallas-based Ride Share Company is Expanding During a Pandemic

Dallas-based Ride Share Company is Expanding During a Pandemic

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF)- A dallas-based ride share company is actually expanding during a pandemic. Alto first opened in Dallas, then expanded in Fort Worth and just this week, the company has decided to bring it’s fleet to Houston. The company is now offering pre-scheduled rides in the city, and Houston residents will be able to book on-demand…MORE