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  • Vaccination Deadline Expires: Students Turned Away on First Day of School

    Vaccination Deadline Expires: Students Turned Away on First Day of School
    It was standing room only at the Dallas County Health Department where parents and kids waited patiently inside, after they waited patiently outside. Kids wiled away the hours in line with stuffed toys and ice cream. Anjanette Conaway's kids were dressed...
  • Thousands March Against Abortion

    Thousands March Against Abortion
    As pro-life and pro-choice advocates across the country prepare to mark the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, thousands gathered in Dallas today to protest abortion. Cassandra Malone is one of the pro-life advocates who had an abortion years ago and now...
  • School Closures Across DFW

    School Closures Across DFW
    Dozens of schools, businesses and agencies are closed today. Dallas ISD remains open, but all after-school activities -- including atheletics -- are cancelled for today. Here is the latest list: Aledo ISD: Closed. Alvord ISD: Closed. Argyle Liberty...
  • Collin County Has the Lowest Tuition In State

    Collin County Has the Lowest Tuition In State
    Collin College is the most affordable community college in the state of Texas, now that school board members have voted to lower tuition. It couldn't come at a better time, as a record number of students are beginning college. When times get tough, more...
  • Swine Flu Round Up

    Swine Flu Round Up
    Health officials are reporting the first H1N1, or Swine Flu, related death in Dallas County. The victim was a 52-year-old woman. This news comes at a time when Health Departments across North Texas are urging people to get ready for a potential flu...
  • New Law Turns Local Exonerees Into Instant Millionaires

    New Law Turns Local Exonerees Into Instant Millionaires
    It is payday for Texas exonerees that spent years behind bars for crimes they didn't commit. Many of the wrongly-convicted are in line to become instant millionaires, according to a new state law. The compensation plan from the state would pays $80,000...
  • Exclusive: Dallas County Exonerees Talk about Latest Court Ruling, More Than $1M Ahead

    Exclusive: Dallas County Exonerees Talk about Latest Court Ruling, More Than $1M Ahead
    After spending more than a decade in prison for a murder they didn't commit, Christopher Scott and Claude Simmons can now officially say they are exonerated. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Scott, 39, and Simmons, 54, were innocent in the death...
  • Dallas County Buzz on 2010 Mosquito Season

    Dallas County Buzz on 2010 Mosquito Season
    It's that time of year again, when pesky mosquitoes start to wreak havoc on outdoor plans. With all the wet weather North Texas has seen in recent weeks, creeks and other flood prone areas are about to see an abundance of nuisance mosquitoes. "With...
  • Attorney General Abbott Charges Dallas-Area Travel Clubs With Unlawfully Defrauding Members

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a Dallas-area travel firm and three of its principals with violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). According to a lawsuit filed by the state, Royal Palms Travel Inc. and All Inclusive...
  • Mesquite Girl Dies from Swine Flu

    Mesquite Girl Dies from Swine Flu
    Sixth-grader Cynthia Garcia had attended Price Elementary School since kindergarten. On Thursday, she went home with flu-like symptoms. By Saturday she was taken to the emergency room where she later died. School official Laura Jobe says counselors told...
  • Dallas County Jail at "Emergency Level"

    Dallas County Jail at "Emergency Level"
    The Dallas County Jail has had no shortage of controversy. But today, some county commissioners say the population is reaching a critical mass. Right now, the jail population is about 6,500. County commissioners say it could reach capacity with just...