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Dallas County Braces For Healthcare Changes

Businesses and local governments across the country are bracing for changes coming to healthcare next Tuesday. That is when a key part of the Affordable Care Act goes into effect.

09/25/2013

A nurse prepares a dose of the measles vaccine. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

100 Irving High School Students Tested For TB

The group of students was offered the free testing because they may have been exposed to TB when they shared a class last spring with a student recently diagnosed with the contagious disease.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

Passengers board and exit the DART public transportation system at the St. Paul Station in Dallas. (credit: DART)

GoPass App Simplifies DFW Public Transit

Moving around the Metroplex is about to get easier because, now, there’s an app for that. The GoPass is officially on track, changing the way that public transit riders book and board.

09/16/2013

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

First West Nile Virus Death Confirmed In Dallas County

On Tuesday the Dallas County Health and Human Services department confirmed the county’s first West Nile Virus death of 2013.

09/10/2013

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Garland Confirms Human Case Of West Nile Virus

The Garland Health Department received a report of a laboratory confirmed human case of West Nile Virus Monday in an person who lives in the 2900 block of Newburyport Avenue.

09/09/2013

A physician poses with a stethoscope. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas Confirms Fifth Human Case Of West Nile Virus

Dallas County Health and Human Services say another person has tested positive for West Nile virus. It’s the fifth case in Dallas County this year.

09/05/2013

Larry Valdez (credit: Texas Department of Public Safety)

Reward Increased For ‘Most Wanted’ Fugitive

There has been a $5,000 increase in the reward being offered for information that leads to the arrest of 43-year-old Larry Valdez, one of the 10 most wanted fugitives in Texas.

09/03/2013

Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts (stained) in stool sample, undated CDC photomicrograph, graphic element on black. (credit: AP Graphics)

New Texas Stomach Illness Cases Reported, Source Still A Mystery

The CDC says it has found evidence that many of those sickened in Texas ate at the same restaurant, but that it does not “show a connection” to salad mix produced at Mexican farm.

CBSDFW.COM–08/27/2013

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Hundreds Endure Heat For Children’s Last Minute Vaccinations

Hundreds of North Texans endured the heat to get their children vaccinated last minute, making sure their kids won’t be turned away on the first day of school for not having updated shot records.

08/23/2013

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Dallas DA Watkins Acquitted Of Contempt Charges

A judge has acquitted Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins of a contempt charge, a charge Watkins has been fighting against for months.

CBS 11–08/23/2013

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Watkins To Learn If Contempt Charge Will Stand

Dallas County’s top prosecutor will appear in front of a judge on Friday, but this time he will be on the other side of the courtroom.

08/23/2013

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas County May Join Voter ID Lawsuit

Dallas County commissioners are considering joining the federal voting rights challenge to the state’s new voter ID law. That law requires voters to present photo ID to vote in person.

08/20/2013

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