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27 min ago | 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

Star-Telegram.com

First Chikungunya case reported in Tarrant County

Sudden onset of high fever, headaches, rash and muscle aches and severe joint pain in the arms, back and legs.

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Related Topix: Travel, Dominican Republic Travel, Caribbean Travel

KHOU-TV Houston

Disabled Fort Worth man faces eviction for 'therapy' catsDisabled...

Gary Coleman is quick to point out he has a family. It just might be a little different than what people expect.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

GlobeSt.com

UPS Signs a New Lease at AllianceTexas

Hillwood Properties , developer of the 18,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use AllianceTexas in far north Fort Worth, has secured a new lease from UPS .

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX, Internet, Science / Technology, Denton County, TX

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

In Lakeside, they're counting police badges, and wondering about others

Both the current and past police chief in the town of 1,500 residents west of Lake Worth were surprised this week when North Richland Hills police arrested a Lakeside businessman and said he showed a city police badge.

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Related Topix: North Richland Hills, TX, Richland Hills, TX, Denton County, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Fired Fort Worth officer reinstated after charges reduced

A police officer fired in February after being accused of assaulting his teenage daughter is back on the force after reaching an agreement with the city that reduced his discipline to a 45-day suspension.

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NBC Dallas

MedStar: Body Recovered from Trinity River

Fort Worth Fire officials said they responded to a call on Franklin Street near North Main Street , north of the Tarrant County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

Star-Telegram.com

Surprise last-minute deal struck in 30-year-old Fort Worth capital murder case

Moments before the jury was to begin deliberating a 30-year-old capital murder case, attorneys for both sides emerged from the judge’s chambers with a plea agreement in hand.

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NBC Dallas

Fort Worth Still Without West Nile Positive Mosquitoes

So far in 2014, the Tarrant County Public Health interactive mapping software shows 41 positive mosquito traps.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Fort Worth, TX

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