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World War 2 airborne demonstration coming to Frederick

October 10, 2018

The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team prepares for their upcoming trip to Normandy, France, by hosting FIVE WWII aircraft, including “That’s All, Brother”, the lead aircraft into the WWII D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. The ADT will hold a formation flying clinic at their headquarters, Frederick Army Air Field, to develop the skills of the…

Texas receives $2.6 million for public health response to opioid epidemic

October 10, 2018

The Texas Department of State Health Services has received $2.66 million to expand the state’s public health response to opioids over the next year. The grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help local health departments and health care providers prevent overdose deaths, enhance the available data on opioid use in Texas,…

Federal prisoner dies in shooting at west Texas hospital

October 10, 2018

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a federal prisoner has died after what a west Texas hospital says was a shooting inside the hospital. The marshals service says in a news release that the prisoner died just before 6 p.m. Monday at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, about 330 miles (531 kilometers)…

Search resumes for 4 people missing in west Texas flooding

October 10, 2018

JUNCTION, Texas (AP) — Authorities have resumed their search for four people missing since a recreational vehicle park was overrun by raging floodwaters in west Texas. Kimble County Sheriff Hilario Cantu says crews were searching Wednesday morning for the three men and one woman along the South Llano River in Junction, a town about 140…

Texas Supreme Court asked to hear sex offender law challenge

October 9, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has been asked to consider a challenge to the state’s retroactive sex offender laws that some say unfairly stack new punishments on those convicted in plea deals. More than 2,800 sex offenders remain on the Texas registry despite being no longer required to register under terms of…

1 killed, 5 hurt when unfinished Dallas town house collapses

October 9, 2018

DALLAS (AP) — A construction worker is dead and five co-workers are hospitalized with injuries after a three-story town house they were building in Dallas collapsed during a thunderstorm. The collapse happened about 4 p.m. Monday about a mile (1.6 kilometers) west of the city’s downtown. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says 20 to 30…

Officials: 4 men remain missing in West Texas flooding

October 9, 2018

By RYAN TARINELLI and JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Emergency crews are set to resume searching Tuesday morning for four co-workers who disappeared when their recreational vehicle was swept away by raging floodwaters that prompted dramatic air and water rescues in a small West Texas city. Heavy rains Sunday night caused the South…

AA aims to avoid putting delayed travelers on other airlines

October 8, 2018

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or canceled flights. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy passengers…

Wind power warms area — some nights 2 degrees warmer near wind farms

October 5, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from…

Childress under boil order –with update

October 5, 2018

Repairs to the water line have been completed and normal water supplies have been restored in the city of Childress. However, a MANDATORY BOIL ORDER is still in effect.    Childress experienced a main water line break Thursday morning that has the entire city without water.  Major steps have been taken by local officials to…