Category Archives: WBAP 24/7 News

Texas Prisoners Moved to Make Room for Illegal Immigrants

Texas Prisoners Moved to Make Room for Illegal Immigrants

(WBAP/KLIF) — The state has begun transferring inmates from a state prison to make room for detained illegal immigrants.  The program began on Wednesday. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jeremy Desel said, Thursday, that the prison system began moving inmates from the medium-to-minimum-security on Wednesday. he said prisoners at the Dolph Briscoe Unit prison…MORE

3 Year Old’s Accidental Shooting Solves Murder

3 Year Old’s Accidental Shooting Solves Murder

(WBAP/KLIF) —   On April 8th, the 3 year old son of Nicholas Thomas shot himself after finding his father’s gun at their Houston home.  Police say the same firearm was used four days earlier in an attempted robbery in front of a Dave & Busters. Thomas has been charged with capital murder for the death…MORE

New Bill Honoring Botham Jean Has Become Law

New Bill Honoring Botham Jean Has Become Law

 DALLAS (WBAP) -Two years after Botham Jean was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer in his apartment, Governor Greg Abbott has signed The Botham Jean Act into law. “Bo’s Law” provides more accountability for officers who misuse their power and also requires police departments to provide more transparency when it comes to their…MORE

Rick Carlisle Out as Mavericks Head Coach

Rick Carlisle Out as Mavericks Head Coach

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Rick Carlisle will not return to the Dallas Mavericks next season. The team announced that Carlisle has stepped down on Thursday. “Rick informed me today about his decision to step down as head coach,” said Mark Cuban. “On top of being a tremendous basketball coach, he was also a friend and a…MORE

TuSimple Opens New Autonomous Trucking Facility in Alliance Texas to Meet Rising Demand

TuSimple Opens New Autonomous Trucking Facility in Alliance Texas to Meet Rising Demand

FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- A California-based self driving technology company has opened a facility in Alliance Texas. TuSimple wanted to open a facility in DFW to support the continued expansion of the TuSimple Autonomous Freight Network. The new facility will extend the company’s autonomous operations eastward, and allow for autonomous operations in the Texas Triangle, which includes Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. The new purpose-built…MORE

More Details in Austin Downtown Shooting

More Details in Austin Downtown Shooting

 AUSTIN (AP) – Police say a deadly weekend mass shooting in Austin’s famed entertainment district arose from a feud between two groups of Central Texas teenagers. The arrest affidavit Austin police filed Wednesday in a Travis County district court quotes a male juvenile saying he was with friends when 17-year-old Jeremiah Tabb invited them to…MORE

Governor Abbott Signs Second Amendment Legislation into Law

Governor Abbott Signs Second Amendment Legislation into Law

AUSTIN – During a Thursday ceremony at Alamo Hall in San Antonio, Governor Greg Abbott signed a slew of of legislation aimed at protecting Second Amendment Rights in Texas. “Politicians from the federal level to the local level have threatened to take guns from law-abiding citizens, but we will not let that happen in Texas,” said…MORE

Supreme Court Rules 7-2 to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Rules 7-2 to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON (WBAP/KLIF News) – In a  7-2 opinion, the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act and dismissed a challenge to the law by Texas and other Republican-led states. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion and stated that the states, along with two individuals, did not have legal standing to sue. The…MORE

18-Year Old Man Triggers Over 5-Hour SWAT Standoff After Two-City Police Chase

18-Year Old Man Triggers Over 5-Hour SWAT Standoff After Two-City Police Chase

Grand Prairie, Irving (WBAP/KLIF) – A Grand Prairie SWAT situation that started overnight around 1am ended without incident shortly after 6:30AM. Grand Prairie Police attempted to stop 18-year old Isaac Romero’s car last night when he took off, leading police on a chase into Irving. Irving Police spokesman Robert Reeves says that Romero spun out…MORE