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Dallas Co DA Susan Hawk Makes Changes, Fires Staffer

For the second time in a few weeks Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk has shaken-up her office.

03/23/2015

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Member Of ‘Swatting’ Ring Gets 5-Year Prison Term

A 34-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a “swatting” ring that made fake 911 calls to draw special weapons and tactics officers to hoax situations.

01/09/2015

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District Judge Tosses Open Carry Lawsuit Against City Of Arlington

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has tossed the lawsuit by Open Carry Tarrant County against the city of Arlington.

01/08/2015

Texas State Capitol

Bill Would Protect Play Guns, Even ‘Pop Tart Guns’

A South Texas lawmaker proposes protecting from school punishment students through fifth grade who use their hands, toys, even food items to mimic guns.

12/02/2014

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Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law On Hold

Supreme Court puts on hold Texas law that would close most of state’s abortion facilities.

10/14/2014

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Court Refuses To Reconsider Texas Abortion Ruling

A federal appeals court dealt Texas abortion providers another blow Thursday when it refused to reconsider its previous ruling that upheld one part of tough restrictions that altogether have closed most abortion facilities.

10/09/2014

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Tough Texas Abortion Law May Head To Supreme Court

Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting “a showdown” at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas’ abortion clinics.

10/03/2014

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Appeals Court Lets Texas Enforce Anti-Abortion Law

A federal appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America’s second most-populous state.

10/02/2014

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“Hot Bench” Is Hot

I have been programming TV stations since 1983 and I have seen a lot of shows but I am liking a new first run court show Hot Bench (weekdays 3:00 pm on TXA21)

09/16/2014

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Texas Asks Court To Allow Closure Of Most Clinics

A federal appeals court that has already upheld a Texas law restricting abortions heard arguments Friday about an even tougher part of the same law, which requires all abortion clinics to adopt costly standards mandated for walk-in surgical clinics.

09/12/2014

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First School Marshal Training Begins Monday

The first class of teachers and school administrators seeking a school marshal license begin training Monday.

07/13/2014

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I-Team Reveals How Cite and Release Could Make a Come Back

Caught with pot, but treated like it’s a speeding ticket. There’s actually a Texas law that allows people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana to be ticketed and let go.

07/10/2014

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