Category Archives: WBAP 24/7 News

Candle Vigil Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers for ‘Police Weekend’

Candle Vigil Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers for ‘Police Weekend’

Washington (WBAP/KLIF) – The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund [NLEOMF] honored fallen police officers in 2020 and 2021 during it’s 33rd annual candlelight vigil ceremony. During the ceremony the names of all 701 fallen officers nationwide in the past two years were read. Two-thirds of those who died succumb to COVID-19. Lori Sharp-Day, Board…MORE

Former Boeing Pilot Involved in Max Testing Indicted

Former Boeing Pilot Involved in Max Testing Indicted

DALLAS (AP) – A former Boeing test pilot has been indicted on fraud charges related to his work in evaluating the 737 Max jetliner, the same model that was involved in two deadly crashes. Prosecutors said Mark Forkner who lives in Keller, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury and accused of deceiving safety…MORE

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Bill Clinton in hospital for non-COVID-related infection

Washington (AP)- Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said Thursday. Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening for a non-COVID-related infection, Angel Ureña said in a statement. “He is on…MORE

Dallas Marathon Returns for 50th Running

Dallas Marathon Returns for 50th Running

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The BMW Dallas Marathon Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year after being canceled last year because of COVID.  “The BMW Dallas Marathon Festival is a beloved annual tradition in our city — one that we have missed as we battled through the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor…MORE

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

FDA Panel Endorses Lower-dose Moderna COVID Shot for Booster

(AP) – A panel of U.S. health advisers has endorsed booster shots for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. The advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted Thursday to recommend a lower-dose booster shot for seniors and other high-risk groups. Already millions who got their initial Pfizer shots at least six months ago are getting a booster…MORE

Recovery Continues for Firefighters Injured in Dallas Apartment Explosion

Recovery Continues for Firefighters Injured in Dallas Apartment Explosion

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Four members from Dallas Fire-Rescue were injured in an apartment explosion at the Highland Hills Apartment Complex in late September. While one of those firefighters was discharged that same day,  three firefighters were hospitalized at Parkland in critical condition.  According to DFR, all three are improving and are in serious but stable condition.  DFR said Wednesday that Captain…MORE

Garland Police Rescue Unconscious Man From Burning Car After Crash

Garland Police Rescue Unconscious Man From Burning Car After Crash

GARLAND (WBAP/KLIF News) – It was a daring saved that happened just in the nick of time. Two Garland Police officers saved an unconscious man from a burning car moments before it became engulfed in flames. The Garland Police Department released body camera video of the rescue this week. It happened Tuesday night when Officer…MORE

GOP State Rep. Lyle Larson Will Not Seek Re-election

GOP State Rep. Lyle Larson Will Not Seek Re-election

Austin, TX (WBAP/KLIF) – Republican State Rep Lyle Larson who is known for breaking party lines to vote with Democrats will not seek reelection next year. Larson of San Antonio was the lone Republican to vote ‘no’ on the controversial elections security bill, and against restricting the teaching of critical race theory in schools. Larson…MORE

Judge Bars United From Putting Unvaccinated Workers On Leave

Judge Bars United From Putting Unvaccinated Workers On Leave

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – United Airlines employees who are suing the airline over its vaccine mandate will get more time to make their case. A federal judge in Texas ordered United not to place unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave if they are seeking a medical or religious exemption from mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. The…MORE

Dallas City Council Approves Funding Proposal to Rebuild Convention Center

Dallas City Council Approves Funding Proposal to Rebuild Convention Center

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – Dallas City Council has given a thumbs up to a funding plan aimed at raising billions of dollars to tear down and replace the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The plan would single out a 3-mile area around the center as a “project financing zone.” It would allow the city to benefit…MORE