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3.3 magnitude earthquake rattles North Texas

thescoopblog.dallasnews.com — A 3.3. magnitude earthquake shook North Texas late Saturday night. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was recorded around 9:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Century Center Boulevard, near State Highway 183. The quake was about 3 miles deep. There have been no reports of injuries or damage.
Nov 22, 2014

Ummm there was an earthquake in DALLAS thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2014/11/3-3-ma… My dad just called to tell me he felt it. What in the...??

Dallas officer to face grand jury after video disputes his claim that he was hit by car

dallasnews.com — A Dallas police officer is accused of falsely claiming that a DeSoto man struck him with his car while fleeing from the officer in April, according to police records. Police reviewed dashboard camera recordings from Officer Eric Watts' police car, and the video did not show Watts coming into contact with the fleeing orange Nissan.

Sefko: Nowitzki says Rockets are 'catching a break' playing Mavs on four back-to-back nights

dallasnews.com — HOUSTON - Before the Mavericks tipped off against Houston, owner Mark Cuban wondered what his team would look like when the offensive waterfall went dry. In the next couple of hours, he found out. The results were not pretty.
Nov 23, 2014

Are the Rockets catching a break this season against the Mavericks? Details at: dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-…

In Mexico, questions abound on where upheaval will lead

dallasnews.com — MEXICO CITY - Félix Rosas Rodríguez stared at majestic Reforma Avenue, turned into a solemn river of tens of thousands of defiant protesters angry over government corruption and the probable massacre of 43 college students. Two of the disappeared are his brothers.

Prime Prep Academy’s superintendent agrees to salary cut

dallasnews.com — FORT WORTH - The superintendent of Prime Prep Academy agreed to a 10 percent salary cut Thursday night, a week after officials were briefed about a projected $2 million drop in the charter school's budget. Ron Price's salary was reduced to $92,700 from the $103,000 stipulated in his contract, which began in March and ends July 2017.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @jeffmosier: Prime Prep Academy Supt. Ron Price gets 10% salary cut, donates $2k to school. Other administrators get 20% cut dallasnews.com/news/education…

HP Kids Read says teachers, not parents, should pick books

dallasnews.com — A group wants to ensure that teachers - not parents - are selecting the instructional materials for Highland Park ISD students. HP Kids Read outlined its concerns in a letter signed by more than 300 parents and delivered this week to HPISD trustees, Superintendent Dawson Orr and high school principal Walter Kelly.

2 paralysis cases linked to enterovirus seen in North Texas

dallasnews.com — Two North Texas children have been paralyzed by a mysterious polio-like illness that has been linked to a common respiratory virus, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The patients, one from Collin County and one from Tarrant County, have tested positive for enterovirus D68, a once-rare virus that has spread across 47 states and infected 1,121 people since mid-August.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @akuchment: Did a cold virus cause 88 cases of spinal cord damage in kids this summer? An update on the CDC investigation. dallasnews.com/news/metro/201…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @akuchment: Did a cold virus cause 88 cases of spinal cord damage in kids this summer? An update on the CDC investigation. dallasnews.com/news/metro/201…

Nov 22, 2014

Did a cold virus cause 88 cases of spinal cord damage in kids this summer? An update on the CDC investigation. dallasnews.com/news/metro/201…

Mark Cuban: ‘It’s hugely hypocritical’ to not legalize sports wagering outside Nevada

mavsblog.dallasnews.com — HOUSTON - In response to NBA commissioner Adam Silver's recent statements that legalized sports wagering is inevitable in more states than Nevada and that the league will actively participate in same received a huge endorsement Saturday night from Mark Cuban.

Warrior Transition Units face allegations of mistreating wounded soldiers

res.dallasnews.com — A joint investigation from: Part 1 of 2 KILLEEN - At a shop that sells vacation packages to soldiers in the Killeen Mall, there's a shrine to Zackary Filip. Newspaper clippings, congratulatory letters from congressional leaders and a large poster of Filip in his Army combat uniform cover a wall.

Five thoughts: Big plays by Texas Tech RBs help Red Raiders avoid embarrassing loss

collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com — Click here to view the box score Here are five quick thoughts from Texas Tech's 34-31 win over Iowa State: 1. Comeback needed against Big 12′s worst. The Red Raiders (4-7, 2-6) defeated the Big 12′s worst team with some clutch plays by running backs Kenny Williams and DeAndre Washington.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TommyMagelssen: FINAL: Texas Tech 34, Iowa State 31. Big plays by Texas Tech RBs help Red Raiders avoid embarrassing loss to ISU collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/11/five-t…

Ebola victim’s fiancée gets new Dallas home

dallasnews.com — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is settling into a Dallas condominium a month after emerging from quarantine with most of her possessions destroyed and many places reluctant to rent to her. Louise Troh said Friday that she is relieved to be able to leave her daughter's cramped two-bedroom apartment for her own home.

Malls offering sensory-friendly way for special-needs kids to meet Santa

specialneedsblog.dallasnews.com — The bright lights, long lines and sounds of a shopping mall during the holiday season can be tough enough for the most hardened shopper. Imagine that environment to a special-needs child who simply wants to meet Santa Claus. That's why the Caring Santa program was developed.

The News donates JFK photo archive to Sixth Floor Museum

thescoopblog.dallasnews.com — The Dallas Morning News is donating to The Sixth Floor Museum 2,000 photographs from the newspaper's coverage of President John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit to Dallas and its aftermath. The donation of the photo archive - about 1,500 negatives and nearly 500 black-and-white prints - will be announced later this morning in a ceremony at the museum.

NorthPark's holiday display has delighted shoppers for nearly 50 years

dallasnews.com — The flying Santa, sleigh and reindeer display at NorthPark Center has held a special place in my heart since it debuted in 1965, the same year NorthPark opened, when I was 4 years old. Seeing it for the first time, I distinctly remember standing there in utter awe, probably with my mouth hanging open and my eyes as wide as saucers.

Dallas startup Rollout wins $50K in cash in North Texas Business Pitch Contest

bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com — Rollout Inc. has won $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in prizes in the Thursday's North Texas Business Pitch Contest. The Dallas-based startup provides mobile project management services that let users access documents and drawings and collaborate with colleagues. The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Comerica Bank organized the competition, which took place at the DEC.

Kroger, Caraway point drumsticks at each other over annual turkey giveaway break-up

cityhallblog.dallasnews.com — For years Kroger's been providing the turkeys Dallas City Council member Dwaine Caraway thanks-gives away every late November. But that relationship ends this year: This morning, Caraway dispatched a press release about tomorrow's "Baskets of Hope" giveaway at the Big T Bazaar in Oak Cliff thanking Walmart, 7-Eleven and others for their newly minted support while blaming Kroger for the break-up "due to [Caraway's] initiative to have local grocers move away from using plastic bags."
Nov 21, 2014

Oh, Dallas politics. Kroger and Councilman Caraway spar over free turkeys & 5-cent plastic bags. cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/2014/11/kroger… by @RobertWilonsky

Nov 21, 2014

Kroger, Caraway point drumsticks at each other over annual turkey giveaway break-up bit.ly/1qHAcJR

Where's Santa?

res.dallasnews.com — Pick your St. Nick with our neighborsgo map.

Protest over ‘palm oil’ threatens launch of lower-calorie cola

dallasnews.com — An online protest over the use of palm oil by Frito-Lay is threatening to undermine the launch of a new reduced-calorie cola by its sister brand, Pepsi, which uses no palm oil. PepsiCo Inc., the parent company of both Plano-based Frito-Lay and Pepsi, launched its new Stevia-sweetened cola, called Pepsi True, exclusively on Amazon.com Oct.
Nov 23, 2014

@sumofus "obviously there's no Palm oil in soda." dallasnews.com/business/headl… but you'll go ahead and mislead the public, anyway?

Nov 22, 2014

Anti-palm oil campaigners run out of ideas, crave attention, decide to target products that don't use palm oil. dallasnews.com/business/headl…

Last of World War II vets leaving Congress

dallasnews.com — WASHINGTON - With Texan Ralph Hall's defeat and Michigander John Dingell's retirement, Congress is saying goodbye to its last World War II veterans. And as it has for generations, the Capitol soon will be greeting arrivals whose military experience offers a new outlook on the nation's most vexing issues.