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Andrea Lucia

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Andrea joined CBS 11 and TXA 21 in September 2010, one day before a tornado swept through the area. She’s been covering major stories across North Texas ever since.

A native Texan, Andrea grew up in Houston and spent summers as a child in Colombia, South America. After earning her undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism at Boston University, she landed her first television job at a small station in Laredo, right on the banks of the Rio Grande. While reporting just up the road in Harlingen, she covered border security and immigration issues. When Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his hunting partner, she was the first reporter on the air with eyewitness accounts.

Andrea later worked in Orlando at WFTV and then returned home to Houston, where she reported for KTRK and KHOU.

What Andrea loves most about her job is digging up new stories to tell and showing viewers what’s going on in the world around them. She is a member of IRE – Investigative Reporters and Editors.

In her spare time, Andrea enjoys cooking, traveling and any new adventure life throws at her: Hang gliding, sailing – you name it! You can catch her running along the many trails around the Metroplex, where she’s probably training for her next half-marathon or triathlon.

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Former DPD Officer Guilty In Beating Of Suspect Jailed

A former Dallas police officer convicted in the beating of a suspect began his six month jail sentence, shortly after it was announced Friday afternoon.

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Morning Storms Flood Roads, Leave Thousands In The Dark

Flooding and power outages throughout several counties in North Texas are the result of heavy and unyielding rain during the first half of Sunday.

CBS 11–08/17/2014

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Fire Destroys Dozens Of Cars At Arlington Salvage Yard

CBS 11 News has crews on the ground and in the air at a fire in the Arlington/Kennedale area. Initially first responders were called to a brush fire in a rural area off of Mansfield-Cardinal Road. The fire soon spread to nearby salvage yard.

CBSDFW.COM–08/07/2014

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TxDOT Shuts Down Portion Of I-35W For Weekend

Interstate-35W, north of Fort Worth, will be shut down for the entire weekend. A spokesperson with the Texas Department of Transportation said it’s the first time the agency has closed the highway for such a long period of time.

CBS 11–08/01/2014

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Playground Equipment May Be Too Hot To Handle

Summer heat can cause outside equipment very hot and putting children at risk while playing.

CBS 11–07/27/2014

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Direct Summer Sun Can Make Playground Equipment Dangerous

The temperature of playground equipment exposed to direct sun can climb above 150 degrees.

07/24/2014

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Fort Worth Police Recruit Gay Officers With New Video

The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community.

CBS 11–07/24/2014

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Fruit Recall Affects Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Costco And Kroger Stores

Grocery stores are clearing out portions of their produce sections after a packing company in California found fruit possible tainted with listeria.

07/22/2014

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Dehydrated Baby Egrets Dying In DeSoto

Drought and destruction of habitat are forcing adult egrets to fly farther in search of food, leaving their little ones at the mercy of their thirst.

07/21/2014

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Hundreds Expected At Meeting To Decide Fracking In Denton

The City of Denton will draw statewide attention Tuesday as it considers a petition to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking. If approved, the ban could have a ripple effect not only in the state but across the nation.

CBSDFW.COM–07/14/2014

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DPD Searching For Suspects In Traffic Stop Shooting

The sounds that rang out in the last few minutes of Thursday night were unusual. Bullets pierced the windows and hood of a Dallas police squad car, during a shootout between two officers and their suspects.

CBS 11–07/11/2014

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Teen Mom Endures Hunger, Lack Of Sleep & Violence To Get To Texas

Some unaccompanied minors have already arrived in North Texas and have been released to relatives or family friends until their day in court. This story details the trials and perils of a teenage girl and her one-year-old son.

CBSDFW.COM–07/07/2014

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