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  • 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...
  • Former police chief tried to make pornography of minors, according to affidavits

    Former police chief tried to make pornography of minors, according to affidavits
    A former Little River-Academy police chief paid and arranged for underage men and women to engage in pornographic videos at his Arlington home, according to arrest warrant affidavits. Michael Chase Meissner, 39, was arrested by Arlington police Monday at...
  • Dallas County 3-year-old dies from swine flu

    Dallas County 3-year-old dies from swine flu
    A 3-year-old girl with a history of medical problems died Thursday morning of swine flu, Dallas health officials said. The girl, who was not identified, died at a local hospital after being treated for only a few hours. Officials said she did not...
  • International Custody Battle

    International Custody Battle
    Child Protective Services took San Juana Lagunas away from her father Juan Hernandez for alleged crimes and drug use. The girls mother is already in Mexico. Attorney's representing both baby San Juana and her father say she belongs in Mexico with her...
  • State Fair Ramps up Efforts to Prevent H1N1 Spread

    State Fair Ramps up Efforts to Prevent H1N1 Spread
    As construction crews prepare for opening day at the state fair, another effort is taking place behind the scenes. Medical experts are working to halt the spread of swine flu. "We're watching the situation very carefully. At this point there really...
  • Dallas Terror Suspect's Father Says His Son is Innocent

    Dallas Terror Suspect's Father Says His Son is Innocent
    A 19-year-old Jordanian citizen was arraigned this morning by a Dallas County magistrate after being accused of trying to bomb an iconic downtown Dallas skyscraper. The soft-spoken Hosam Maher Husein Smadi waived his right to a detention hearing during...
  • Vaccine Deadline Looms

    Vaccine Deadline Looms
    Time is running out for parents to get their children vaccinated — or risk having their kids turned away at school. About 300 and 500 children a day have come to the Dallas County health department for school immunizations recently. Today, parents and...
  • Vaccine Deadline Expires: Final Rush To The End

    Vaccine Deadline Expires: Final Rush To The End
    The Dallas County Heath Department looks like a line at Six Flags, but the new state vaccine mandate hasn't been a fun ride. This is what Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson said right before the first deadline last month. "This was the...
  • Flu Vaccines: H1N1 Late, Seasonal Delayed

    Flu Vaccines: H1N1 Late, Seasonal Delayed
    H1N1 is causing all kinds of health problems, and now you can add manufacturing issues to the list. The crunch to produce the H1N1 vaccine has cut into production of the seasonal flu vaccine. Passport Health Executive Director Arthur Dawson received...
  • Problems With North Texas' H1N1 Vaccine Arrival

    Problems With North Texas'  H1N1 Vaccine Arrival
    White boxes with doses of the H1N1 vaccine finally arrived at the Dallas County Health Department. It's what health care workers had been waiting for, but there are two problems. The first delivery, 700 doses, is a drop in the bucket of the 25, 000 doses...