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Fort Worth’s last member of elite black Tuskegee Airmen dies at 96


March 24, 2019

Robert T McDaniel was one of the elite black airmen who flew combat aircraft in World War II at a time when the military was segregated. FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth’s last surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen died Tuesday at the age of 96. Robert T McDaniel was one of the elite black airmen who flew combat aircraft …

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Off-duty Chicago police officer shot, killed sitting in vehicle


March 24, 2019

The 23-year-old was in the vehicle with three others at the time of the apparent random shooting. An off-duty Chicago police officer was killed early Saturday morning in an apparent random shooting while sitting in a vehicle, the department said. Another person was wounded. The suspect remained at large Saturday afternoon. Multiple news outlets have identified the officer as John P. Rivera, …

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Woman dead after being attacked by her two pit bulls


March 24, 2019

The dogs were already in quarantine after they previously bit another person, according to police. A woman is dead in Irving after her two pit bull terriers mauled her at an Irving animal hospital Saturday morning, Irving Police confirmed. The attack happened at 11:45 Saturday morning, police said in a news release. The woman, 33-year-old Johana Villafane of Irving, was …

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Strong to severe thunderstorms possible this evening


March 24, 2019

Today will be very spring-like! Most of the day will be dry, warm, and breezy. In fact, highs today will likely reach 80° or above. This will make for the warmest day so far this year, and perhaps the warmest day since late October last year! WFAA However, t-storms are still in the forecast this evening and into tonight. A …

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NBC5 Forecast: Storm chances return tonight


March 24, 2019

Expect a mix of sun and clouds today with breezy south to southwest winds. Highs this afternoon will reach the low 80s. Today could be the warmest day of the year so far. Although most of the day will be dry, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front later this evening. Some storms could be strong …

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Letters – John Creuzot, death penalty, ISIS, Joe Biden, John Cornyn, Preston Place in Dallas


March 24, 2019

A courageous decision Re: “DA: Officer’s killer should not be executed,” Thursday Metro & Business. I am writing to acknowledge and support Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot’s decision to spare the life of Juan Lizcano, an intellectually disabled man who murdered a Dallas police officer. Surely we can all agree that the crime was horrific and that those who commit …

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ITC Fire Extinguished Early Wednesday Morning, School Closures Continue


March 24, 2019

Chemical fires that began Sunday morning at the International Terminals Company tank farm were extinguished around 3 a.m. today, the company has reported. But with re-ignition still a possibility, firefighters continue to apply foam and water to help in the cool down and area school districts are still taking precautions. According to ITC:  “No serious injuries have been reported as …

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ITC Transitions Into Clean Up, EPA Reassures Still No Hazardous Levels


March 24, 2019

Thanks to the number of tanks on fire decreasing from seven to four on Tuesday, firefighters at the ITC plant in Deer Park were better able to go on the offensive and extinguish the remaining flames early Wednesday morning, ITC spokeswoman Alice Richardson said at a Wednesday morning press conference. Though the fires have been put out, precautions are being …

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Critical Hours Ahead as ITC Attempts to Remove Last Barrels of Benzene From Tank [UPDATED]


March 24, 2019

 Houston ISD has just released this statement: “With reports of the Deer Park industrial fire re-igniting this afternoon, all on-campus activities for east area HISD campuses this weekend have been cancelled. Also, sporting events have been rescheduled at alternate locations.”  ITC has just reported that tanks on the west side of the containment area have re-ignited. Workers were at the …

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