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The State Fair of Texas brings new rides to North Texas, as well as the old favorites. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Safety Top Priority For State Fair Ride Inspectors

The Texas Skyway is one of only a handful of rides that are permanent fixtures on the fairgrounds at the State Fair of Texas. Seventy others are brought in on trailers and they’ve already started arriving for Friday’s opening.

CBSDFW.COM–09/23/2013

Texas Flag High Winds

Governor Honors First Responders With Star Of Texas Awards

Texas’ everyday heroes were recognized and remembered today in Austin as Gov. Rick Perry called Texas police officers, firefighters and first-responders the “best the state has to offer” as he presented the ‘Star of Texas’ awards.

09/12/2013

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Attempted Abduction Reported By TCU Student

Campus police at Texas Christian University said that a female student told them someone tried to abduct her around noon on Wednesday.

09/12/2013

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New Surveillance Cameras Go Online In Downtown Dallas

When thousands of people are expected to crowd into Dallas for the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, Dallas Police will have some special, new cameras.

09/11/2013

Gunshot damage shown on a car on July 17, 2010. (credit: PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Trending in Ben: Ben’s Poor Gun Safety

Ben needs to rehash the proper way to use his gun when he encounters a dangerous situation at home while carrying his piece.

105.3 The Fan–09/03/2013

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New AT&T Stadium Bag Policy Kicks Off

If you are headed to AT&T Stadium in Arlington to see the Dallas Cowboys, be sure to leave your bags behind or you will be turned away due to a new stadium bag policy.

08/24/2013

IKEA Life Improvement Project

IKEA Recalls Children’s Beds

Swedish furniture chain IKEA is recalling two models of children’s beds for repair, citing complaints over a metal rod that can break and potentially cause harm.

08/15/2013

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Irving Named 5th Safest Big City In America

The fifth largest city in our area is also the fifth safest big city in America, according to the publication Business Insider.

CBS 11–08/09/2013

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Officers Join The “Always Expect A Train” Safety Campaign

The Union Pacific Railroad is kicking off a new campaign that has them working with local police to enforce grade crossing laws. Officials are teaming up in conjunction with Union Pacific’s new educational push to “Always Expect A Train.”

CBSDFW.COM–07/18/2013

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Examining Texas’ Castle Doctrine Law

The “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman murder in Florida case has national some groups calling for review of so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws.

07/17/2013

eTrek device (credit: CBS 11 News)

Safer Schools With The Push Of A Button?

Carroll ISD in Southlake will test a high-tech device that uses GPS and Wi-Fi signals to constantly track employee locations, in an effort to make school campuses safer.

CBS 11–07/10/2013

An elderly woman clasps her hands.

High-Tech Gadgets Monitor Seniors’ Safety At Home

It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble.

07/10/2013

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