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Dallas City Hall at night (CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley)

Dallas Mayor Considers Cuts To Public Safety

Mayor Mike Rawlings said even police, fire and the courts are on the table for potential cuts as Dallas leaders stare at a projected budget gap worth tens of millions of dollars next year.

05/22/2014

Kari Hunt, was found stabbed to death inside the hotel room at Baymont Inn and Suites in Marshall. (credit: CBS 11 News)

A Child’s Efforts To Save Her Mother Lead To Changes In Hotel 911 Calls

As her mother was being attacked, a 9-year-old girl frantically dialed 9-1-1 for help from inside an East Texas hotel room.

05/01/2014

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FCC Urges Hotels To Implement New 9-1-1 Dialing System

The Federal Communications Commission says more hotel and motel operators are allowing guests to dial 9-1-1 directly in the event of an emergency.

03/27/2014

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Busted Pipe Damages Battered Women’s Emergency Shelter

Tucked away on the edge of a Fort Worth neighborhood is a large building with security discreetly installed all around it.

03/06/2014

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A Look Inside New State-Of-The-Art Parkland Hospital

The new Parkland Hospital rises 17 stories above the center of Dallas’ Medical District.

02/27/2014

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Nearly 2,000 Burleson Residents Lose Power

One community in Burleson was left in the dark Monday night when the power went out.

01/06/2014

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Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Mo. Airport

An American Airlines flight has made an emergency landing at Kansas City International Airport after a flash drive was found in a bathroom.

01/05/2014

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First Responders Handling Hundreds Of Winter Weather Emergencies

Winter weather across North Texas has resulted in thousands of crisis situations. But how do emergency responders respond when travel conditions are dangerous?

CBSDFW.COM–12/06/2013

A woman speaks on a mobile phone. (credit: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)

Most Texas Wireless 911 Calls Lack Location Information

An advocacy group says two-thirds of all wireless 911 calls in Texas don’t provide enough location information for the caller, violating federal requirements.

11/07/2013

(Photo courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 2013)

2 Rescued After SUV Swept Away In Central Texas Flooding

A man and a woman say they spent hours clinging to trees above a flooded, roaring creek in Central Texas after their SUV was washed away, and were finally rescued early Thursday by helicopter.

10/31/2013

A Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Frightened Passengers Recall Emergency Landing Terror

When a Spirit Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday, Casey Rogers of Krum experienced the terror firsthand.

10/16/2013

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Alleged Violations Against Atmos Energy After Gainesville Explosion

Last January, Rick Trammell watched the Gainesville house he and his family owned for 20 years explode into a ball of flames. Now, the Railroad Commission of Texas sent Atmos Energy, which operated the natural gas line in question, a letter outlining alleged violations.

CBS 11–10/08/2013

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