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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for a memorial service at Fort Hood April 9, 2014 in Texas. US President Barack Obama attended a memorial service for the three people killed and 16 wounded during last weeks shooting at the post by Army Specialist Ivan Lopez who later took his own life. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Attend Memorial For Fort Hood Soldiers

President Barack Obama says the nation is drawing strength from relatives of the victims of the fatal shootings last week at Fort Hood.

04/09/2014

Photo of the lights on a school bus. (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Teen Struck, Killed In Front Of School

A tragedy happened in front of a Dallas high school before class Tuesday morning. A teenager was run over and killed by a car that had just dropped him off at Bryan Adams High School.

11/12/2013

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17-Year-Old Drowns In Fort Worth

A teenager drowned in a backyard pool Saturday night in Fort Worth.

09/29/2013

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The Texas Giant Reopens Nearly 2 Months After Tragedy

It was designed to provide a scare for fun, not scare someone to death. The Texas Giant roller coaster reopened at Six Flags in Arlington nearly two months after a woman was flung from it to her death.

09/14/2013

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New Crop Of EMT’s Graduate In West, Texas

WEST (CBS 11) – Eighteen graduates walked the stage, all newly certified volunteer Emergency Medical Technician’s for the town of West. The standing ovation was for people who should have been there. Classmates, Perry Calvin, […]

07/26/2013

The Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Six Flags Conducts Internal Investigation Into Texas Giant Tragedy

How a woman was thrown from the 14 story Texas Giant roller coaster and died remains a mystery and the answers to how it happened may never be revealed.

07/21/2013

A makeshift sign is placed on the side of a road in West, Texas, on April 20, 2013, three days after the April 17 fertilizer plant blast which killed and injured residents of this small Texas community. At least 14 people were killed, most of them first reponders, and 60 people are missing following a powerful blast that destroyed the Texas fertilizer factory and dozens of nearby homes, officials said April 20.  AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Disaster Recovery Center Opens In West

A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in West, Texas for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the fertilizer plant explosion.

CBS 11–05/04/2013

Gov. Rick Perry comments on the fatal fertilizer plant explosion in West on April 18, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Gov. Perry Declares McLennan County A Disaster Area

At a news conference shortly before noon Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry announced he had requested an emergency declaration for McLennan County, where West is located.

CBS 11–04/18/2013

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The Foote Files: Covering Tragic News Stories

Since the beginning of radio and TV, broadcast journalists have been or will at some time in their career be faced with covering a story that has the potential and capability to affect them personally.

12/19/2012

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The Possible Role Of Mental Illness in The Newtown Tragedy

Investigators looking into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday are hinting that a personality disorder, mental illness or autism played a role. But psychologist believes it is a particular kind of mental illness called atypical depression.

12/15/2012

A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

How To Talk To Your Children About Tragedy

Parents across the country are struggling to find words to talk to their children regarding the Newtown, Connecticut shooting that killed 20 young children.

12/14/2012

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