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Injuries Reported After TRE Train Crashes Into Semi Near Downtown Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – At least two people have been injured after a crash involving a Trinity Railway Express (TRE) train, an 18-wheeler and a pickup. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Riverside Drive, east of downtown Fort Worth. Video from a CBS 11 News crew shows the jackknifed big […]

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21-Year-Old Charged With Murder Of Oklahoma Man In Richardson

RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of an Oklahoma man at an apartment complex in Richardson last week, police said. The incident happened on Jan. 21 at the Beverly Apartments on Frances Way. Police responded to reports of a shooting and people fighting outside. Arriving officers […]

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87-Year-Old Woman Rescued From Dallas Fire That Destroyed Home & Killed Her Pet

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An early morning house fire in South Dallas left an elderly woman critically injured, her home destroyed and a pet dead. It was just before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday when Dallas Fire Rescue crews arrived at the home in the 2300 block of Metropolitan Avenue, near Highway 175. Heavy flames and smoke were […]

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Students possibly exposed to mercury at school bus stop in Dayton, police say

DAYTON, Texas (KTRK) — Some children may have been exposed to mercury found near a school bus stop in Dayton, police say. A small amount of the toxic substance was found Monday around 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Cedar Ridge apartments on Winfree Street, where there’s also a school bus stop, according […]

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Small home living: not `downsizing’ but `right-sizing’

With the current trend toward de-cluttering and downsizing, there are plenty of books about how to winnow down possessions to the few that are truly necessary and loved. This book shows how you can live well once that’s done. In ‘œDownsize: Living Large in a Small House’� (2019, The Taunton Press), author Sheri Koones focuses […]

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Orders for US durable goods advance 2.4% in December

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose in December as a big jump in demand for military aircraft offset a sharp decline in commercial aircraft that reflected Boeing’s continued problems with its 737 Max. A key category that tracks business investment fell by the largest amount in eight months. The Commerce […]

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Sit tight, gardeners, the plants need to chill

Outdoor plants in cold climates need to bank a certain number of hours being chilly during the winter for their buds to awaken in the coming months. And that’s not the same thing as being cold. To a plant, “chilly” generally means a temperature between about 32 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit.                                     […]

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‘Like I’m trapped’: Africans in China lockdown see no escape

JOHANNESBURG — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in. ‘œEverybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,’� the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor said, as authorities around the world scramble to contain the new virus that […]

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Appeals court to hear lawsuits over Trump travel ban

RICHMOND, Va. — President Donald Trump’s travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is going back before a federal appeals court. On Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond will hear arguments in three lawsuits filed by U.S. citizens and permanent residents whose relatives have been unable to enter the U.S. […]

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Cubs fans are annoyed. White Sox fans are optimistic. So is this the year the Sox can take over Chicago?

But the 2011 Sox went bust, finishing 79-83 and leading to the departure of manager Ozzie Guillen, who bickered with general manager Ken Williams during an acrimonious season. The Cubs were awful as well, precipitating the firing of Hendry and the installation of the Theo Epstein regime. One year later, in January 2012, the creator […]

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