(CBSDFW.COM) – A wide range of topics both local and national topped the viewing charts on CBSDFW.com throughout 2018. Here’s a look back at the stories that caught the eyes of readers all over the world.
Tests on proposed border wall models along the U.S.-Mexico border had indicated that their heights could stop border crossers, the Associated Press reported.
A North Texas teenager was arrested and charged with terrorism in May for allegedly planning a mass shooting at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco. The student at Plano West Senior High School had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS.
The Dallas Mavericks looked to revamp their image after a sexual harassment scandal this year by changing up their dancers’ uniforms to show less skin. Newly-hired CEO Cynthia Marshall said the team wanted to focus on the dancers as artists and “not to be eye candy of sexualized.”
In what was a memorable midterm election season this year, voters in North Texas had their share of issues while selecting their candidate using the “straight party” option.
Civil liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz spoke to CBS 11’s Jack Fink about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
A day before 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a grandmother had helped stop a school shooting in Washington state after she found disturbing journal entries about a planned attack by her grandson.
A mysterious “boom” rattled a North Texas neighborhood, and residents had no idea what it was or what it meant. An astronomer claimed it was some sort of meteorite or space debris that fell from the sky.
Severe storms in June rocked North Texas with baseball-sized hail that left a trail of damage from Carrollton to Arlington. The Insurance Council of Texas estimated 20,000 structures and 25,000 vehicles were damaged in the hail storm.
A statue of a gorilla at a Corsicana park that was an attraction for children was removed by the city after some community members claimed it was “racially insensitive.” It eventually returned to the park after backlash.
It was the latest safety scare for Southwest Airlines passengers after a mother was killed when a jet engine exploded during a flight in April. Passengers were on edge in May after their cabin lost pressure during a flight and had to make an emergency landing.