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Dallas church volunteers serve refugees in Africa

wfaa.com — With global attention focused on Ebola in West Africa, the deadly civil war 6,000 miles to the east in the Sudan is all but forgotten. But some local residents, volunteers with Fellowship Bible Church in Dallas, have donated their time and risked their lives trying to making a difference.

Phoenix anchor bets Ron on Cowboys game

ux.wfaa.com — Phoenix anchor Doug Meehan challenges Ron Corning over Cowboys versus Cardinals game.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @12News: Shots fired! The morning anchor of our sister station in Dallas @roncorning answered our football bet ux.wfaa.com/videos/sports/…

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Child in serious condition after being hit by vehicle

wfaa.com — FORT WORTH -- A 10-year-old girl is in serious condition after being hit by a car Friday night. She was transported to Cook Children's hospital. The auto-pedestrian accident occurred in a residential area in the middle of the street on the 8000 block of Cannonwood Drive, according to a public information officer for MedStar.
Oct 31, 2014

#BREAKING- 10 yr old Child in serious condition after being hit by car while out trick or treating. bit.ly/1rHU9JZ

Neuroblastoma survivor playing for his dad at Keller Central

wfaa.com — KELLER - Keller Central senior Sam Helsley gets the leftover jobs, and that includes being the holder. "It's hard to find somebody that wants to do it," said Keller Central head coach Bart Helsley, who's also Sam's dad. In addition to being the holder on field goals and extra points, Sam signals in plays to the starting quarterback from the sideline.
Oct 31, 2014

ICYMI - Nice father-son story at Keller Central. Dad Bart Helsley is the head coach, son Sam a cancer survivor. tinyurl.com/krd8kv3

Cedar Hill couple reeling months after shooting intruder

wfaa.com — "It wasn't just one life taken that night -- there were three lives taken that night," Gareth Long said. "It was his life and our lives. It will never be the same for us, ever again." CEDAR HILL - For Gareth and Lacy Long of Cedar Hill, Christmas will never be the same.

I AM UP: Your #TBT Halloween Costumes

wfaa.com — Share your #TBT Halloween costumes with us!
Oct 31, 2014

RT @wfaachannel8: Thank you for sharing your #TBT Halloween pictures with us! Check them out here: wfaa.com/media/cinemati… #IAMUP @roncorning @wfaaalexa

Family of Marlise Muñoz fights on against law, hospital

Oct 30, 2014

The mother of #MarliseMuñoz wants Texas end-of-life law changed; it likely will be, but not in her favor wfaa.com/story/news/loc…

5-year-old needs marrow transplant for rare disease

wfaa.com — A boy with a rare blood disorder needs to find a match for a bone-marrow transplant. News 8's David Schechter has more. Of the 11 million registered donors, there is still no match There's a five-year-old boy in Fort Worth who needs your help. His name is Cline, and he has a very rare blood disorder.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Jimmy_Burch: RE: Bone marrow donor needed > RT @coopmavs: Friends @MacEngelProf, @ EngelJen are leading charge. If you can help... http…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Jimmy_Burch: RE: Bone marrow donor needed > RT @coopmavs: Friends @MacEngelProf, @ EngelJen are leading charge. If you can help... http…

Ebola house decorator: We hope to create awareness

wfaa.com — The man behind a controversial Ebola-themed Halloween decoration says he's disappointed Doctors Without Borders doesn't want him to raise money on their behalf, but that he still hopes to raise "awareness" about the disease. James Faulk says he came up with the idea to decorate his University Park apartment like an Ebola hazmat scene with the intent of scaring kids and having fun.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @wfaachannel8: The man behind the #EbolaHouse sat down w/ @News8Daybreak's @roncorning this morning. Watch the full interview here: bit.ly/1wI5wcH

Texas Legend M.L. Leddy's

wfaa.com — Jane McGarry walks us through legendary boot store M.L. Leddy's

Man with concealed handgun shoots robbery suspect

wfaa.com — DALLAS -- Witnesses say a 71-year-old man used self defense when he shot a man who was trying to rob his wife outside a grocery store Tuesday night. Around 7:20 p.m. on Oct. 28, police were called to the Aldi Grocery Store at 3128 Forest Lane.
Oct 29, 2014

"In Texas a person can shoot someone if they think that is the only way they are going to recover their property." wfaa.com/story/news/loc…

Eighth graders lose school project in rocket explosion

wfaa.com — Eighth graders from Rockwall lost their chance to send a project into space in seconds Tuesday. Sebastian Robertson has the story.

Dallas Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

wfaa.com — DALLAS -- The Dallas Zoo has welcomed a new addition to the family. Chrystal the giraffe gave birth to a six-foot-tall baby calf on Sunday. The 120-pound male giraffe is healthy and mom and baby have been bonding, the zoo says.

Mayor Rawlings: I'm breathing a little bit easier

wfaa.com — Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings talks about the lessons learned from the Ebola scare. DALLAS - Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says he's proud of the way the city's residents reacted to the first case of the Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the U.S., and that important lessons were learned.
Oct 29, 2014

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings reflects on the last month and how Dallas weathered the Ebola crisis. My one on one here: fb.me/1le5uxwHn

Oct 29, 2014

VIDEO - Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings talks about life after the Ebola crisis. wfaa.com/story/news/loc…

NASA-contracted rocket explodes at liftoff

wfaa.com — WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. - An unmanned commercial rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded just after launching Tuesday, filling the sky with a massive fireball. The Antares rocket supplied by contractor Orbital Sciences blew up six seconds after liftoff at NASA's space launch facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the space agency said.

Outside money flows into Denton fracking debate

wfaa.com — DENTON - It would be a first law of its kind in Texas, and that's saying something in a state with longtime ties to the oil and gas industry. On Tuesday, Denton city voters will decide whether to ban fracking within city limits.