Category Archives: WBAP 24/7 News

Early Voting Ends Today for the July 14th Runoff Elections

Early Voting Ends Today for the July 14th Runoff Elections

Texas (WBAP/KLIF) – Today is the last day of early voting for the 202 July 14 primary runoffs. The elections will decide the general election candidates for some 35 congressional, legislative and state board nominations. A closely watch Democratic senatorial runoff will decide who will face the incumbent Republican Senator John Cornyn — military vet…MORE

Texas Republican Party Request Denied By Harris County Judge

Texas Republican Party Request Denied By Harris County Judge

(CNN) A county court judge denied a request by the Texas Republican Party to hold its convention in Houston after Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner canceled a contract to hold it in the city, the party said. Harris County District Judge Larry Weiman denied the party’s request to block the city from restricting the convention on the grounds of limiting coronavirus…MORE

TWC Awards $300,000 to Train Young Workers

TWC Awards $300,000 to Train Young Workers

(WBAP/KLIF) — The state is investing in young Texans between the ages of 16 and 24.  The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will pony up over a quarter of a million dollars to develop construction skills within high school and college age kids. Workforce commissioners approved $300,000 to be used to train high school and college…MORE

Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation to Expand Hospital Capacity

Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation to Expand Hospital Capacity

AUSTIN (WBAP/KLIF) – Governor Greg Abbott implemented more coronavirus restrictions on Thursday as the state reported nearly 9,800 additional COVID-19 cases. The Governor issued a Proclamation suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located within 11 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) in Texas. Previously, Governor Abbott suspended elective surgeries at hospitals in the counties of Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris,…MORE

Texas Reporting Deadliest Day of COVID19 Thursday

Texas Reporting Deadliest Day of COVID19 Thursday

(WBAP/KLIF) – Texas is reporting its deadliest day from COVID 19 Thursday with 105 new deaths. It is the first time Texas has crossed 100 in one day. The state also reporting 9,782 new cases Thursday. Dallas County reporting 1,202 new cases and 10 deaths. Tarrant County continuing to slightly decrease cases down to 520…MORE

20-Year-Old Charged in Murder of East Oak Cliff Transgender Woman.

20-Year-Old Charged in Murder of East Oak Cliff Transgender Woman.

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the death of a transgender woman in east Oak Cliff.  Angelo Walker is accused of shooting 22-year-old Merci Richey who was found unconscious on the morning of June 30, in an empty parking lot of an apartment complex in the 3000 block of…MORE

U.S. Jobless Report: 1.3 Million Americans File First Time Unemployment Benefits Last Week

U.S. Jobless Report: 1.3 Million Americans File First Time Unemployment Benefits Last Week

WASHINGTON (WBAP/KLIF News) – More than 1.3 million Americans filed first time claims for unemployment benefits last week, showing employers are still laying workers off amid another surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The latest round means that 49.8 million Americans made initial jobless benefits claims since the pandemic hit in March. The resurgence has…MORE

Supreme Court: Manhattan DA Can Get Trump Tax Records; Congress Cannot

Supreme Court: Manhattan DA Can Get Trump Tax Records; Congress Cannot

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation into hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled Thursday in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of…MORE

Worldwide: Texas is the 11th Most Active COVID-19 Hotspot

Worldwide: Texas is the 11th Most Active COVID-19 Hotspot

Texas (WBAP/KLIF) – U.S. COVID-19 cases soared past 3-million Wednesday, accounting for 25% of the world case count for a country that comprises only 4% of world’s population. In Texas, coronavirus cases soared past the 210-thousand as sister station WFAA-TV report, “If the lone star state were a country, it would be the world’s 11th-most…MORE