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2 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Texas cyclospora outbreak linked to fresh cilantro

Health officials in Texas say they found a link between fresh cilantro from Mexico and a bacteria that is making dozens of people ill.

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Related Topix: Mexico, World News

8 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Explosion involving fireworks kills one man, injures another in Arlington

Police tell our media partners at KXAS-Channel 5 that the two men, both of whom are in their 20s, appeared to have been tampering with fireworks at the time of the explosion, which occurred around 11 p.m. in a house on the 2600 block of Hedgeapple Dr. Police told Channel 5 it looked like they were trying to removed gunpowder from the fireworks.

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Related Topix: Arlington, TX

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Dallas Observer

Argyle ISD Arms Its Teachers for Back-To-School Security Initiative

The tiny city of Argyle has its own police department and school police chief -- do their teachers need to carry firearms as well? With around 2,000 students in the district's three campuses, Argyle ISD is a small, quiet district located smack dab in the middle of Denton and Fort Worth, off Interstate 35. And this school year, some teachers at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Argyle, TX, Denton, TX, Fort Worth, TX

CBS Local

Man Shot Near TCC Campus In Arlington

Law enforcement officials in Arlington are searching for a suspected gunman who shot someone near Tarrant County College's southeast campus.

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Related Topix: Arlington, TX

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Tarrant County compiles resources to help felons succeed at life after prison

Eight months pregnant and freshly free after spending 78 days in jail for dealing drugs, Casey Short had a lot of questions.

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Related Topix: Prison

Star-Telegram.com

Two found dead in bedroom in far north Fort Worth

Police were investigating the deaths of a 44-year-old man and 25-year-old woman whose bodies were found Wednesday evening in the bedroom of a house in far north Fort Worth, police reported.

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Star-Telegram.com

Trial begins for Arlington man accused of killing family of three

The Arlington man accused of driving drunk last year is not responsible for the deaths of the family in a car he hit, his attorney said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Star-Telegram.com

Man indicted in beating death of former Tarrant County judge

A 28-year-old Lubbock man remained in custody Wednesday in a Lubbock County jail after he was indicted in the beating death of a former Tarrant County judge.

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Related Topix: Lubbock County, TX

NBC Dallas

2nd Case of Chikungunya Confirmed in Dallas Co.

According to the health department, the person was infected with the virus during recent travel to the Dominican Republic and was diagnosed after returning to Dallas County.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Travel, Dominican Republic Travel, Caribbean Travel

Tue Aug 26, 2014

CBS Local

Police Officers Not Indicted In Teen's Fatal Shooting

A Tarrant County grand jury has declined to indict three Grand Prairie police officers in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old suspect during a shootout on Christmas Day.

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Related Topix: Grand Prairie, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Couple identified in fatal Grapevine motorcycle wreck

Two people killed early Sunday in a motorcycle wreck on Interstate 635 in Grapevine have been identified as a couple from Garland, police and family members said Tuesday.

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Star-Telegram.com

Eats Beat: Before Kincaid's, there was Roy Pope Grocery

Three blocks west of the original Kincaid's in west Fort Worth, Roy Pope Grocery is two years older and loyal to the original family-grocery-and-grill tradition.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Life, Dining

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Editorial: Hit-and-run sentence not too harsh; others before just too lenient

The trial of Tammy Lowe was certainly about her and her actions, but it also was about a 6-year-old boy walking to the store for candy to celebrate good behavior.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

One dead in Forest Hill traffic crash

An motorist from Alamo, Texas, was killed Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Southeast Loop 820 in Forest Hill, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Forest Hill, TX, Alamo, TX, Fort Worth, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Study: Use of food pantries increasing in Tarrant County

One in seven people in 13 North Texas counties depend on meal programs and pantries supported by the Tarrant Area Food Bank, according to the latest study from U.S. hunger-relief agency Feeding America.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

CBS Local

Tarrant County Student Immunization Information

School districts across North Texas will be welcoming students back to class Monday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Kids, Vaccinations, Health

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

If Perry's rift with Travis County seems like a mess, it's planned that way

That's how it's supposed to be. Texans wrote it that way after the Civil War, and years under the heavy federal rule of Reconstruction.

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Related Topix: Travis County, TX, Texas, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Texas Government, Texas Christian University

Wise County Messenger Online

Commissioners dig into budget

County commissioners have proposed an almost $70 million budget for fiscal year 2015, and Auditor Ann McCuiston hit the financial highlights in a budget workshop Thursday.The bulk of the discussion centered around declining a state stipend for the judge's salary, but McCuiston gave the details behind other significant numbers.She said there was a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Wise County, TX, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Tarrant County, dead inmate's sister settle suit

Tarrant County has agreed to pay $350,000 to settle a civil rights suit filed by the sister of a mentally ill inmate who was found hanged in his Tarrant County jail cell in 2012.

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Related Topix: Prison

Star-Telegram.com

Hurst man arrested in fatal wreck with motorcyclist

A 35-year-old Hurst man faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter after a Thursday night wreck in Hurst that left a motorcyclist dead.

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Related Topix: Hurst, TX

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