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Severe storm risk early Wednesday, then sunny and windy


March 17, 2021

weather A strong storm system will bring showers and thunderstorms to North Texas overnight through late morning Wednesday. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch will be in effect until 5 a.m. for parts of North Texas. The main threat will be damaging winds, large hail and a brief tornado or two will be possible. Make sure you have a way to receive …

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McCarthy goes to the border to accuse Biden of inflaming immigration crisis


March 16, 2021

EL PASO — House Republicans on Monday accused President Joe Biden of igniting an immigration “crisis” on the border that is allowing terrorists, drugs, and now, coronavirus, into the U.S. “How much spread of COVID-19 is he creating every single day by his policies along his border?” said Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “It’s wrong, and it has to end.” …

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Authorities investigating after man dies in custody at the Collin County jail


March 16, 2021

Authorities are investigating after an inmate died at the Collin County jail. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Marvin David Scott III, 26, died Sunday while he was in custody after his arrest earlier in the day by Allen police on a marijuana possession charge. His cause of death has not been released. The Texas Rangers are investigating …

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Richardson woman in her 50s wins first beauty pageant


March 16, 2021

Sheree Koester signed up for tap dance lessons at the Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson three years ago, hoping to have fun, increase her fitness level and meet new friends. She did all of these things, and also went on to compete in and win her first-ever beauty pageant — in her 50s. Koester became the winner of 2021′s MS …

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Mesquite ISD school nurse makes list of top 100 nurses


March 16, 2021

Pam Sherrill was recently named as one of DFW’s Great 100 Nurses, which honors nurses for their work as role models, leaders, community servants and caregivers who have made significant contributions to the profession. Sherrill has worked in school nursing for 26 years. But the past year has been unlike any other. As the district’s nurse facilitator, Sherrill trains other …

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Texas is largest battleground in struggle over voting rights, secure elections


March 16, 2021

Texas is America’s largest battleground for the struggle over voting rights, with Republicans pushing legislation that they contend protects against fraud, and Democrats countering that the GOP’s efforts are modern-day Jim Crow policies. On Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a news conference to say the measures are needed to prevent voter fraud. Democrats quickly responded, calling for expanded access. …

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What you need to know about coronavirus


March 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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