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1 Killed, 1 Injured in Far East Dallas Crash

One person died and a second person was hospitalized after a car hydroplaned about midnight Friday in Dallas, which led to two other crashes, police said. A driver of an SUV was driving southbound on Ferguson Road when the SUV hydroplaned onto the median and collided with a light pole near the cross streets of Barnes Bridge Road and Delford …

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Tech Training Puts North Texas Vets in the Cloud

A new partnership could change the lives of military veterans in North Texas.  The nonprofit Honor Courage Commitment in Farmers Branch just launched a free cloud career training program for area vets. “Through this program, veterans can learn in-demand cloud technology skills, earn technology certifications, and position themselves for or advance in a cloud technology career,” said Anthony James, Founder …

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Man’s Car Washed Away By Fast-Moving Water

A man was rescued from his submerged car that was pushed by water Thursday morning on a street near Interstate 30 in Dallas. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the scene about 10:30 a.m. near Lawnview Avenue and Military Parkway. The driver told NBC 5 that he is ok. He said the wall of water pushed his vehicle underneath an overpass where …

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Evangelist Billy Graham, ‘America’s Pastor,’ Dies at 99

Billy Graham, one of the nation’s most powerful preachers who helped usher evangelical Christianity into the American mainstream through televised sermons, best-selling books, political appearances and stadium revivals, died Wednesday at the age of 99. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association confirmed his death to NBC News. Graham, who long suffered from cancer and other ailments, died at his home in …

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New Father Elvis Andrus: ‘Having a Kid Will Help You’

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is now entering his 10th season in the big leagues. While the game has taught him a lot of things over the course of his career, he says a big and recent change in his personal life is helping him like nothing has before. “Everybody should know when they’re ready for a kid, but then …

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Small Texas Town Hit Hard By Power Plant Closing

A small town in Central East Texas is racing to replace hundreds of jobs lost when one of the largest employers in Freestone County shut down. “It’s like losing your old friend, you know, that’s been very loyal and good to you for the time that they’ve been here,” said Jeff Looney, Fairfield City Administrator. Fueled largely by locally mined …

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Indictments Make Texas Connections to Alleged Russian Meddling

A federal grand jury’s indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian companies for alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election mentions several Texas connections. Special counsel Robert Mueller announced the grand jury’s decision Friday. The indictment claims the defendants allegedly worked to discredit then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign while boosting Republican Donald Trump. The indictment names a Facebook page …

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Parents of sons involved with Islamic State get prison terms

By: Raja Zahid Khanzada Dallas : A Texas couple have been sentenced to prison terms for lying about the Islamic State group activities of their two sons in the Middle East. Prosecutors say 57-year-old Mohommad Ali was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison. His wife, 49-year-old Sumaiya Ali, received 30 months. The Plano couple pleaded guilty last year to …

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Chief Hall Passes Texas Law Enforcement Test

Chief U. Renee Hall has officially put on her Dallas police uniform. She announced that she passed her Texas Commission on Law Enforcement test Thursday afternoon in a tweet. “TCOLE test done! Passed! Ready to get back to work!” she tweeted along with a picture of her standing beside the U.S. and Texas flags in full uniform. Hall had scaled …

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Decades of Love: Dallas Couple Celebrates 75 Years of Marriage

Finding lasting love can take patience. For Cecil Parker, it took persistence. He met his now-wife Virginia when both worked at a movie theater. Virginia initially turned him down for a date. “This girl right here is the first girl I ever dated,” said Parker. “First girl and I married her, but it took me quite a while to get …

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