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Abbott: Texas is monitoring more than 100 patients quarantined at military base for coronavirus


February 28, 2020

AUSTIN — The state is preparing to deal with the spread of the novel coronavirus whether the situation changes from “status quo to extreme pandemic,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday. “We are preparing for all possible contingencies,” Abbott said. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and local providers are contacting and monitoring travelers who return from China, …

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What billionaire Tom Steyer’s breakthrough in S.C. could mean for billionaire Mike Bloomberg in Texas


February 28, 2020

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – What happens when a billionaire presidential candidate unloads millions of his own dollars into TV advertisements and other voter contact — largely unmatched by the competition — in a diverse, southern state early on the primary calendar? Tom Steyer is about to find out in South Carolina, where he’s emerged as one of the top contenders leading …

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A weekend warm up


February 28, 2020

After chilly to cold weather the past few days, a warming trend has begun and it will extend into early next week. High temperatures will be in the mid 60s Friday, and in the 70s Saturday through Monday. A cold front will move into North Texas late Monday with a chance of showers. A higher chance of showers and thunderstorms …

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Warming trend ahead


February 28, 2020

After a chilly start to Friday, more nice weather is on the way with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 60s this afternoon. The weekend will be even warmer, but at a cost of gusty south winds with afternoon highs in the 70s. Monday will be another mild one, but with more clouds and continued breezy …

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Little Elm woman faces murder charge in husband’s shooting death


February 28, 2020

A Little Elm woman has been arrested two weeks after police say she killed her husband. Micyra Kisha Williams Micyra Kisha Williams(Denton County Sheriff’s Office) Micyra Kisha Williams, 27, was booked into the Denton County jail Wednesday on one count of murder. Her bail was set at $500,000. Police were called early Feb. 12 to a home in the 2800 …

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Carrollton woman arrested after police say she put 3-year-old in scalding bathwater


February 28, 2020

A Carrollton woman faces a criminal charge after a young child in her care suffered severe burns. A’Ebonee Atesha-Maria Odom A’Ebonee Atesha-Maria Odom(Carrollton Police Department) Police arrested A’Ebonee Atesha-Maria Odom, 29, on Tuesday on one count of injury to a child, a first-degree felony. Odom was taking care of her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter the night of Dec. 16 at her …

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Jury sentences Brandon McCall to death for 2018 fatal shooting of Richardson police officer


February 28, 2020

McKINNEY — A courtroom full of family, friends and fellow officers who worked with slain Richardson police Officer David Sherrard burst into sobs late Thursday night when his killer, Brandon McCall, was sentenced to die. Jurors deliberated for more than eight hours Thursday before rendering a verdict. McCall, with defense attorney Ed “Bubba” King’s hand resting on his back, didn’t …

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Shavon Randle’s mother testifies about the last time she saw her 13-year-old daughter alive


February 28, 2020

The last conversation Shaquana Persley had with her teenage daughter was through FaceTime the morning the 13-year-old was abducted and later killed. “She was just calling, FaceTiming everybody,” Persley told a jury Thursday afternoon. She “wanted to see everybody and play on the phone.” Persley never saw her daughter, Shavon Randle, alive again. Persley was the final witness Thursday before …

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Latest developments of coronavirus spread worldwide


February 28, 2020

PARIS: The list of countries hit by the coronavirus grows. Makkah suspends entry for pilgrims. Several countries close their schools, stock exchanges plunge. Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis. – 50 countries hit – Some 82,560 people have been infected worldwide and 2,813 have died, according to the latest AFP toll from official sources Thursday at 1700 …

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