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Jason Allen

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Jason came to North Texas after working as a reporter for four years in Orlando, FL. In 2010, he spent several weeks leading WFTV’s coverage of the Gulf oil spill and reported from Alaska on the lingering impact of the Exxon Valdez disaster as part of that coverage.

While in college, Jason interned at WLS in Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois and then began his career as a producer/reporter at Primary Focus. He went on to work as a reporter/anchor at KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming and later as a reporter at WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he reported on the prison release and subsequent re-arrest of convicted killer Steven Avery.

In 2009, Jason was recognized with a Suncoast EMMY award for exposing discrimination by a boat club operating on public land.

Jason is a native of Southern California. He and his wife, Carli, have two young boys. They’re avid baseball and tennis fans and enjoy getting outside with their dog, a spinone italiano.

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Patrons Accuse Uptown Dallas Bar Of Discrimination

Hundreds silently surrounded an uptown Dallas bar Wednesday night. The group says Kung Fu Saloon has discriminatory practices. Now, they and former employees have joined together and are calling for city leaders to do something about it.

CBS 11–05/21/2014

Armand McCoy (L) and Jennifer Halstead carry a bouquet of flowers past empty land where the Moore Medical Center used to stand during the remembrance ceremony for the victims of last year's tornado and a ground breaking for the new medical center in Moore, Oklahoma. (credit:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Oklahomans Rebuild What Moore Tornado Destroyed 1 Year Ago

The homes are rebuilt and schools are almost finished. Tuesday residents in Moore, Oklahoma started construction on a new hospital. The groundbreaking happened one year to the day after a tornado destroyed it all.

CBSDFW.COM–05/20/2014

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Responses Abound After Inspector General Announces VA Investigation

The Inspector General’s office is investigating claims someone ordered staff at the VA Medical Center in Dallas to destroy appointment records.

CBS 11–05/16/2014

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Report: West Volunteer Fire Department Lacked Training

Firefighters involved in the fertilizer explosion that killed 15 people last year in West, didn’t fail to perform as they had been trained, a new report found.

05/15/2014

Dallas VA Hospital

VA Teams Conduct Face-to-Face Audit in North Texas

VA clinics in Dallas, Fort Worth and Bonham are under scrutiny from an audit team this week.

CBS 11–05/14/2014

Blue flames rise from the burner of a natural gas stove. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas Cities Band Together To Fight Atmos Rate Increase

Dozens of cities are saying no to a request from Atmos Energy to raise monthly gas bills. The increase would add about $2 to the average household bill, but analysts for a group of cities believe that’s more than double what the utility needs.

CBSDFW.COM–05/13/2014

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Texas Lawmakers Hold First Earthquake Hearing

The new seismologist for the Railroad Commission of Texas hopes to know within a year what’s causing hundreds of earthquakes in Parker and Tarrant counties.

CBS 11–05/12/2014

Missing child (Credit: Stephenville Police Department)

Kidnapped 2-Month-Old Found Safe In Rural Erath County

There is nothing the family of little Addalie Grace Christensen could think of to explain why this happened. The kidnapping sounded as bizarre to them as it did to police.

Stephenville Police Chief Pat Bridges said in 30 years of service he’s never seen anything like it.

CBSDFW.COM–05/09/2014

A seismologist notes data on a seismograph. (credit: Getty Images/Nicolas Asfouri/AFP)

Study: 300 Earthquakes In Parker County Since December

There have been more than 300 earthquakes reported in Parker County since December, according to just-published research conducted by an earthquake study team.

05/08/2014

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Thousands Support Citizen-Led Movement Against Fracking

“Frack Free Denton” collected nearly 2000 signatures on its proposed ordinance to ban the technique used to drill for natural gas.

05/07/2014

In a four-month investigation, the I-Team has found few, if any, laws that govern how old drilling sites can be used in the future. And if homes or schools are nearby, no one has to tell the occupants. (credit: CBS 11 News)

North Texans Living Next To Old Wells: “I’m a Little Shocked…”

In a four-month investigation, the I-Team has found few, if any, laws that govern how old drilling sites can be used in the future.

05/06/2014

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Top Military Officer Challenges Crowd To Help Veterans

Big business, academia and industry, will have to assist the military in caring for a new generation of veterans, the nation’s top ranked military officer told a crowd in Addison.

05/02/2014

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