| Sep 14, 2009
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...
| Sep 15, 2009
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...
| Sep 15, 2009
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...
| Sep 17, 2009
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...
| Sep 17, 2009
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...
| Sep 22, 2009
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...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2009
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...
| Sep 30, 2009
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...
| Oct 1, 2009
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...
| Oct 5, 2009
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...