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Elderly Woman Dies From Heat After A/C Stolen

A 79-year-old Oak Cliff woman succumbs to the North Texas heat and dies in her home just two days after reporting to police that her central air conditioner had been stolen.

08/04/2011

A thermometer shows temperature at over 100 degrees. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Officials: Electricity Conservation Can Prevent Rolling Blackouts

The state’s electric grid operator is trying to prevent rolling blackouts this week, but they say it’s up to consumers to make it happen.

08/03/2011

Members of a high school marching band practice. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Has Marching Bands Stepping In Earlier Time

High school band camps started this week in many North Texas school districts. But this year the extreme heat has led to changes for what is usually a regimented schedule.

08/02/2011

The hot noonday sun shines through power lines. (credit: Gerard Burkhart/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Concerns Increase As North Texas Temps Rise

This year there has only been one heat-related death in Tarrant County, but there have been nine in Dallas. With forecasters predicting record-breaking heat this week, health workers are concerned the numbers will increase.

08/01/2011

Dead fish float in a lake. (credit: Theo Heimann/AFP/Getty Images)

Higher Water Temperatures Killing North Texas Fish

Humans aren’t the only ones languishing in the North Texas heat. The 30+ days of extreme heat and drought conditions have led to higher water temperatures and lower lake levels and fish are dying.

08/01/2011

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North Texas Heat Wave Taking A Toll On Vehicles

The triple-digit temperatures are taking a toll on North Texas drivers and their vehicles. The heat wave has meant busy days and nights at auto service centers, courtesy patrols and tow truck companies.

07/25/2011

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BBB Warns Of Air Condition Repair Scams

Monday is day 24 of temperatures above 100-degrees in North Texas. Increased usage also increases the likelihood of breakdowns, but the BBB warns that it’s ‘buyer beware’ when it comes to finding a repair company.

07/25/2011

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Sweltering North Texas Heat Blamed For Area Deaths

Wednesday’s temperature marked the 19th straight day with the thermometer over 100-degrees. So early into summer, the oppressive heat has already contributed to a number of deaths across North Texas.

07/20/2011

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Heat Wave In Central U.S. Shows No Signs Of Ending

“Oppressive”, “sticky” — words that can be used anywhere in the central U.S. Heat advisories and warnings were in place in 17 states, from Texas to Michigan, as temperatures and humidity combined to make being outside uncomfortable for millions.

07/18/2011

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North Texas Heat Wave Sending More To Hospital

Local health officials are warning about the North Texas heat and your health. Triple-digit temperatures tend to make people sick and the current heat wave is sending more people to the hospital.

07/15/2011

The hot noonday sun shines through power lines. (credit: Gerard Burkhart/AFP/Getty Images)

Texans Being Asked To Reduce Electricity Use Today

It’s so hot in North Texas that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking folks to cut back on power usage this afternoon.

07/14/2011

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North Texas Heat Causing Roadways To Buckle

The extreme heat pounding North Texas is wreaking havoc on roadways. Currently crews with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), are making at least one heat-related repair a week because of buckling.

07/13/2011

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