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Owner of Dallas-area trade school who wrote of lies in journal is convicted of $70 million fraud


April 16, 2021

The owner of a Dallas-area trade school that trained military veterans in the heating and air-conditioning industry was convicted Thursday by a federal jury of defrauding Veterans Affairs out of about $70 million, which he used to support a lavish lifestyle, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Jonathan Davis’ own words describing his lies and fraud — jotted down in his …

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What you need to know about coronavirus


April 16, 2021

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses resemble under …

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Officers involved in shooting death of UNT student Darius Tarver won’t be disciplined, Denton police say


April 16, 2021

Officers involved in the fatal shooting of University of North Texas student Darius Tarver last year will not face disciplinary action, the Denton Police Department announced Thursday. The decision comes after an investigation to determine whether departmental policies were followed in the Jan. 21, 2020 shooting, police said. “This decision does not minimize the tragic events of that night, which …

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Here’s how to find out what Southlake candidates for the May 1 election said in the Voter Guide


April 16, 2021

The Dallas Morning News sent questionnaires to candidates across North Texas, and their answers have been compiled 2021 Election Voter Guide. Candidates discussed how they would address their city’s needs, and you can compare their answers. Candidates were limited to 200 words per question, but they were not edited in any way. Two candidates are running for mayor. Click here to see what John …

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In historic vote, Texas House gives initial sign-off on bill letting people carry handguns without a license


April 16, 2021

AUSTIN — For the first time ever, the Texas House approved divisive legislation that would let people carry handguns in public without a license, delivering a major victory to gun rights activists and Republicans’ conservative flank. In more than six hours of debate Thursday, several Democrats warned it would be dangerous to let untrained people carry a loaded gun in …

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Widespread showers and storms Possible Friday


April 16, 2021

Showers and thunderstorms will increase in coverage through the morning hours Friday ahead of a strong cold front. The front will push through during the afternoon hours. A few storms may become strong to severe with gusty winds and quarter size hail, but widespread severe weather is unlikely. Rain amounts will average a half inch to an inch. Breezy northwest …

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