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Texas Senate Passes Bill Requiring School Bus Seat Belts

Thousands more Texas children could soon have seat belts on the buses they ride to school.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:26 pm


Waco Man Indicted For Texting While Driving During Crash

A Waco man was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a serious crash after he found to be texting while driving.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:54 pm


‘Main’ Artery Through Euless To Reopen Soon

There is some hope for drivers in Euless who've been missing the main drag through town because of a massive road construction project that is overhauling miles of Hwy 183.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:19 pm


Grand Prairie Police Add Cowboy Hats To Uniforms

In a world of body cameras, smartphones and other high-tech gadgetry, the newest piece of equipment for officers with the Grand Prairie PD is something simple, rooted in Texas tradition.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:55 pm


Trump Tax Plan Cuts Top Rate From 39.6 To 35 Percent

Trump tax plan cuts top income tax rate from 39.6 to 35 percent, doubles amount taxpayers can deduct.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:48 pm


Parents Recreate Closed Blockbuster Store For Autistic Son

When an autistic Texas man's favorite video store closed, his parents surprised him by bringing part of it home.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:38 am


Dallas ISD STAAR Test Results Show Gains & Losses

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test scores are in and for the most part Dallas Independent School District (DISD) 5th and 8th grade students scored well.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:37 am


Homeland Security Formally Opening Immigrant Crime Office

The Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement, or VOICE, opens Wednesday and is intended to keep victims informed of the immigration proceedings of suspects.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:54 am


Son Arrested For Plano Father’s Death

The hunt for a Plano man police say killed his own father is over. Police arrested 28-year-old Kenneth Midgley, Jr. after more than a week of searching.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:49 am


After Lifesaving Surgery In Texas Twins Head Home To Ethiopia

They’ve had life changing surgery and gained months of memories here in North Texas, but today Ethiopian twin brothers are heading back home.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:25 am


Another Dallas Dog Attack As City Works On Problem

As officials in Dallas continue trying to address the growing problem of dog attacks, there was another one Tuesday night in the Oak Cliff area. A mixed-breed dog was wrangled into a van after it bit a young boy.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:37 am


Some High Plains Farmers struggling After Fires, Drought

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:41 am


Texas House Orders Study Before Using Poison On Feral Hogs

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller's planned "feral hog apocalypse" won't be happening anytime soon.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 7:57 pm


George H.W. Bush Dealing With ‘Chronic Bronchitis’ In Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush continues his stay in the hospital as he deals with "the effects of chronic bronchitis" after he recovered from a mild case of pneumonia, according to his doctor.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:04 pm


Texas Marijuana Advocates Push Longshot Bills With Veterans, Moms

Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are playing up support from non-traditional sources to push longshot legislation easing pot laws in the country's largest conservative state.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:54 pm


Nordstrom Selling Fake Muddy Jeans For Just $425

If you are searching for the low-down and dirty look, luxury retailer Nordstroms has you covered.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 1:29 pm


Mega Millions Ticket Price Going Up, Odds of Winning Going Down

If you’re lottery game of choice has been Mega Millions simply because the tickets were cheaper than Powerball, well… The price of Mega Millions lottery tickets is doubling.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 12:05 pm


Former All-Pro Linebacker Says Race A Factor In White Coach’s Possible Firing

Former NFL All-Pro linebacker Zach Orr says race is the reason why the Desoto school board is considering firing their head football coach.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:13 am


Report: Fewer Immigrants Without Status Since 2009

The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally fell to 11 million for the first time since 2009, largely because of a drop-off in the number of Mexicans without legal status, according to a study released Tuesday.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:23 am


Texas Senate Approves Closing State Refugee Office

The Texas Senate has approved shuttering a state agency that had overseen a federal program resettling refugees in Texas — a symbolic move that comes months after Gov. Greg Abbott said the state would stop cooperating with the process.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:34 am


Dallas Newsstand Operator Accused Of $16M Fraud Against Government

The operator of a newsstand in a downtown Dallas high-rise has been indicted on charges that accuse him of cashing fraudulently obtained U.S. Treasury checks amounting in value to about $16 million.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:13 am


US Students Score Poorly In Arts And Music Exam

When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 6:02 am


Arkansas Executes 2 Inmates On The Same Gurney, Hours Apart

After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days -- including two in one night.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:42 am


Tough Court On Immigration Serves As Model For Trump Plans

A tough approach is the model President Donald Trump hopes to replicate as part of his sweeping plans to stop illegal immigration, the cornerstone of his campaign. He wants to prosecute many more people caught crossing the border illegally.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 25, 2017, 5:28 am


Former Mavs Maniacs Dancer Pleads Not Guilty By ‘Insanity’ In Shooting Spree

Erbie Bowser, the former Mavs Maniac dancer, claims he was insane when he went on a two-city shooting spree that left three women and a 17-year-old girl dead.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 9:38 pm


Police Investigate Murder-Suicide At Dallas Office Building

A workplace murder-suicide forced hundreds of workers to evacuate an office building in the 8300 block of the LBJ Freeway Service Road near Schroeder Road Monday morning.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 9:00 pm


Texas House Passes Bill Making Lottery Winners Anonymous

Texas' House of Representatives approved by voice vote Monday legislation that would shield the identity of state lottery winners receiving prizes of at least $1 million.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 8:37 pm


George H.W. Bush To Remain In Hospital ‘A Few More Days’

Former President George H.W. Bush who is recovering from a mild case of pneumonia will remain in the hospital for observation for a few more days according to a family spokesman.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 4:23 pm


Police Arrest Suspect In DeSoto Man’s Murder

Police in DeSoto have identified the person who they believe killed an 81-year-old man earlier this month. Milton Davis III was arrested at a bus station after tips from the public helped authorities solve the case.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 11:55 am


Big Rig Fire Shuts Down Highway In Waxahachie

Crews in Waxahachie are working hard to reopen part of a major highway that was shut down early Monday after a big rig fire. An 18-wheeler carrying coffee creamer crashed into a concrete barrier.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 11:12 am


Construction Workers Rescued After Scaffolding Collapse

A pair of construction workers in Frisco got a little fright on Monday morning when a portion of scaffolding collapsed underneath their feet. Thankfully, neither of the workers were injured when the structure gave way.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 10:06 am


Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Under Scrutiny For Health Contents

The new Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is coming under attack from a health department for its poor nutritional contents.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 9:54 am


Investigators Examine 3 Deadly Hit-And-Run Accidents Over Weekend

Sunday was a busy day for accident investigators, with three deadly hit and run crashes in North Texas.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 7:15 am


Jury Deliberations In Price Trial Enter 4th Day

After taking a break for the weekend, the jury in the John Wiley Price corruption trial is set to resume deliberations on Monday. This will be the fourth day of deliberations for jurors.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 6:48 am


Gov. Abbott Breathes New Life Into Texas Bathroom Bill

Governor Greg Abbott promised to cooperate with state lawmakers to "get a bill to my desk that I will sign into law."

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 6:14 am


Trial To Begin For Dallas Man Accused Of Shooting Spree

The trial begins on Monday for the man accused of killing four people, including his estranged wife, in attacks that happened nearly four years ago in Dallas and DeSoto. Erbie Bowser has been charged with capital murder.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 6:10 am


Republicans Want To Muzzle Database Of Consumer Complaints

Republican lawmakers want to make private a database of consumer complaints against banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 6:08 am


Trump’s 100 Days: A Rattled Establishment, Some Surprises

President Donald Trump has rattled Washington, startled world leaders with his unpredictability and won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. And that is all in the first 100 days.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 5:52 am


New Orleans To Begin Tearing Down Confederate Statues

New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 24, 2017, 5:25 am


Legal Rulings Could Force Texas Back Into Federal Oversight

A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago.

Author: Texas – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Posted: April 21, 2017, 4:04 pm