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  • Labor Day Brings on the Blues

    Labor Day Brings on the Blues
    For many, Labor Day weekend is a time to celebrate the fruits of their labor. But for those who are unemployed, it can be just another reminder of the difficult times they're facing. Family therapist Melody Brooke said, "Here you are on Labor Day...
  • Wildfire Smoke Spreads to North Texas

    Wildfire Smoke Spreads to North Texas
    The massive wildfires in Bastrop and Palo Pinto have created huge smoke plumes that the Texas winds have begun moving Northeast. Dallas Resident Kenneth Durand said, "You can't miss it. You can see the smog along the horizon and even in the air." Forney...
  • Presidential bid, new documentary put Texas execution record back on national radar

    Presidential bid, new documentary put Texas execution record back on national radar
    He has become the face of the anti-death penalty rally. Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in Texas after being convicted for setting a fire that killed his three young girls near Corsicana in 2005. A new "Incendiary" tells the story of Willingham...
  • Dallas County Death Linked to Cantaloupe Recall

    Dallas County Death Linked to Cantaloupe Recall
    An 89 year-old Dallas County resident died after being sickened by cantaloupes that may be part of a multi-state recall. Dallas County Health and Human Services learned today that the county's fourth case of listeria is related to cantaloupes from...
  • Regulators Slam Liquor Store Clerk In Teen Alcohol Poisoning Death

    Regulators Slam Liquor Store Clerk In Teen Alcohol Poisoning Death
       A liquor store clerk and two adults are facing charges in the May first death of an 18-year old Skyline High School Senior who police say died from acute alcohol poisoning.  Jonathan Sierra was found dead in the swank Aloft Hotel, across from the...
  • Swine Flu: North Texas Monitors Threat

    Swine Flu: North Texas Monitors Threat
    The Public Health Operation Center, it's the nerve center for Dallas County health officials. They stay in contact with hospitals, schools and large employers as they track the swine flu. Dr. John Carlo says strain poses a possible threat. "The...
  • Dallas County Tries To Limit Spread Of Swine Flu

    Dallas County Tries To Limit Spread Of Swine Flu
    Dallas County Health Officials are practicing what they preach. Before a closed door meeting in the Emergency Management Center, they used hand sanitizers. Director Kenny Shaw says he and others are playing it safe. "Since I've been in this business,...
  • Dallas County Asks CDC To Allow Own Testing

    Dallas County Asks CDC To Allow Own Testing
    It's been a busy 24 hours for the Dallas County Health Department. On Tuesday, workers picked up as many as seventeen samples that need more testing. Tonight in Mexico as many as 150 deaths are blamed on the swine flu, here in north Texas, all cases have...
  • Large Venues: Enter At Own Risk

    Large Venues: Enter At Own Risk
    A steady stream of Fleetwood Mac fans filed into the American Airlines Center. Rhiannon Holmes, yes, Rhiannon, bought a ticket for her mother Sharron. The swine flu virus has both of them bugged. "I'm very concerned." Says Sharron. "But it's my birthday...
  • Poor Economy Is Bad News For Pets

    It's a sad sight. Cats and dogs crowding animal shelters. Over a five month span ending last month, Dallas County Animal Control caught nearly ten thousand dogs, a nine percent increase over last year. There is no telling how many were simply left...
  • Health Alert Swine Flu

    Dallas County officials blanketed bus passengers with information today.  They say this is the first step in filling a gap to get travellers to and from Mexico much needed information.  Zachary Thompson says, "The potential of what we're seeing in...