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University Of Texas Hires Vic Schaefer From Mississippi State

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women’s basketball coach and snagged Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the move Sunday by tweeting a picture of himself with Schaefer and his family holding up the “Hook’em Horns” hand signal. Chris Del Conte and Vic […]

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Texas Troopers Begin Screening Travelers From Louisiana

ORANGE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas state troopers are now screening travelers coming into the state from Louisiana in accordance with an executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie told a local news station that troopers began stopping vehicles on Interstate 10 near Orange in southeast Texas and requiring […]

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Kemp Police Officer Shot On Duty By Barricaded Suspect Inside Apartment Ceiling

KEMP, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A Kemp police officer was shot while on duty by a barricaded suspect Sunday afternoon. At approximately 4:45 p.m. Apr. 5, Kemp police were requested to assist the Mabank Police Department with a barricaded suspect. Several officers entered the apartment and cleared the residence when noises were heard in the ceiling. Shots […]

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Carrollton Police Searching For Teen Girl Claiming To Have Coronavirus & Spreading It At Walmart

CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Carrollton police have identified but not yet located an 18-year-old girl who claims to have the coronavirus and is “willfully spreading” it, officials said. Officials said Lorraine Maradiaga, 18, is facing a charge of terroristic threat after she reportedly claimed to be positive for COVID-19 and appeared in a Snapchat video allegedly […]

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Coronavirus In Texas: Dallas County Reports 97 Additional COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 1,112

DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — Dallas County reported 97 additional cases of the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,112. Of cases requiring hospitalization, about 71% have been either over 60 years of age or have had at least one known high-risk chronic health condition. Diabetes has been an underlying high-risk health condition reported […]

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Grand Prairie Police Investigating What Led Driver To Fatally Crash Commercial Vehicle

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Grand Prairie police are investigating what led a driver to fatally crash a commercial vehicle Saturday night. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Apr. 4, witnesses saw a commercial vehicle traveling west on Main Street when it lost control and overturned — killing the driver, whose identity has not yet been released. No […]

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Additional Hospital Capacity To Possibly Move Away From Dallas If Judge Jenkins Doesn’t Utilize It

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — In a letter sent to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Sunday, the Governor’s Office threatened to move additional hospital capacity away from Dallas if he doesn’t plan to utilize the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The letter stated that if Jenkins cannot “make clear the acceptance of these facilities” by 5 o’clock […]

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Tarrant County Reports 2 More Deaths From Coronavirus As Total Number Of Cases Reach 418

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Tarrant County health officials confirmed two additional deaths from the coronavirus Sunday. One of the patients was a resident of the Heartis Arlington assisted living and memory care home. The other was an elderly man from Fort Worth with underlying health conditions. Both patients are believed to have contracted the […]

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Coronavirus In Texas: Ellis County Reports 2nd COVID-19 Death In 88-Year-Old Ennis Resident

ELLIS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — Ellis County reported its second COVID-19 related death in an 88-year-old Ennis resident Saturday. “We must continue to do our part as a community to protect the vulnerable and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ellis County. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family during these difficult times.” There […]

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