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House Fire Risks Can Be Reduced Without Spending A Lot Of Money

Besides rain and floods there’s another element to severe weather that’s proving to be costly — lightning. In Frisco, a lightning strike is being blamed for sparking a blaze that required four fire engines and a ladder truck to extinguish.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2014

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Senators Ask NCAA To Better Protect Athletes

A U.S. Senate committee wants the NCAA to start providing college athletes with greater protections from ‘exploitative practices’ on campuses.

05/12/2014

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Abbott: Armed School Employees OK Under Texas Law

Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas school districts that authorize employees to carry handguns aren’t violating state law.

04/18/2014

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Police Double Security Detail For North Texas Mayor

Fort Worth Police are doubling up on their security detail for Mayor Betsy Price. Two officers will now accompany her to all public events. The civil servants will be part of a dignitary protection unit.

CBS 11–11/21/2013

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NFL To Discuss Expanding Rules That Protect QBs

Game after game, NFL quarterbacks get sacked, get hurt – and miss starts. Of the 15 games on this week’s schedule, nine – 60 percent – feature at least one team that has been forced to change its quarterback because of injury this season.

11/14/2013

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Enhanced School Security Awaits Returning DISD Students

The new school year is just days away. This year, when thousands of Dallas Independent School District students return to the classroom they’ll be surrounded by better security.

CBSDFW.COM–08/13/2013

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Schools & Hospitals Battling Intense Flu Season

As North Texas deals with one of the worst outbreaks of flu in years, schools are dealing with an increased pressure to keep germs from spreading.

01/08/2013