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Retired FBI agent told North Texas woman she was on ‘secret probation,’ hoodwinked her out of $800,000, feds say


May 29, 2021

A former FBI agent fleeced a North Texas woman out of over $800,000 after convincing her that she was on “secret probation” for drug crimes, federal authorities allege. William Roy Stone Jr., 62, of Colleyville was indicted this week on seven counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of false impersonation of a …

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India battles fungal threat as virus deaths near 300,000


May 24, 2021

NEW DELHI: Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting Covid-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus surge that has driven the country’s fatalities to nearly 300,000. The life-threatening condition, known as mucormycosis, is relatively rare but doctors suspect that the sudden increase in the infection could further complicate India’s fight against …

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India battles fatal fungal threat as virus deaths near 300,000


May 23, 2021

Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting Covid-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus surge that has driven the country’s fatalities to nearly 300,000. The life-threatening condition, known as mucormycosis, is relatively rare but doctors suspect that the sudden increase in the infection could further complicate India’s fight against the pandemic. India has …

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Punjab raises workers’ minimum wage to Rs20,000


May 2, 2021

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Saturday announced an increase in minimum wage of workers, fixing it at Rs20,000 per month. Chairing a meeting at the CM office on provision of relief to labourers, Mr Buzdar said welfare of labourers and workers was his government’s top priority, and Punjab had become the only province to raise the minimum wage …

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Medical supplies pour into India as Covid-19 deaths near 200,000


April 27, 2021

Much needed medical supplies poured into India on Tuesday as overrun hospitals turned away patients due to a shortage of beds and oxygen supplies and a surge of infections pushed the Covid-19 death toll towards 200,000. A shipment of medical supplies from Britain, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators, arrived in Delhi early on Tuesday, Reuters partner ANI reported. France is also sending …

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Irving COVID-19 cases top 27,000, plus other coronavirus updates


April 2, 2021

Irving recorded its 200th COVID-19 related death this week, as cases climbed to 27,300, making it among the hardest-hit cities in Dallas County. Meanwhile, nearly all of the city’s recreation centers returned to regular hours and increased occupancy, and the Heritage Aquatic Center reopened. The vaccine rollout continued, with all adults now eligible to get a vaccine. Irving is partnering with …

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Grand Prairie’s total COVID-19 case count crosses over 22,000, plus what’s open and where to get tested


April 2, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations are continuing in North Texas and across the country, with Grand Prairie encouraging residents who are eligible for the vaccine to register online. Dallas County residents can register here. Effective March 29, all adults are now eligible to get the vaccine. Starting Wed., March 10, Dallas County residents and all other Texans will no longer be required to wear a …

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Irving COVID-19 cases top 27,000, plus other coronavirus updates


March 26, 2021

Cases of COVID-19 climbed to 27,167 in Irving, making it among the hardest-hit cities in Dallas County. In total, 192 Irving residents have died from this virus. Newly reported cases bring the county’s total 289,198, including 251,214 confirmed and 37,984 probable probable. The death toll is 3,434. Starting Wed., March 10, Dallas County residents and all other Texans will no …

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Dallas County reports 348 coronavirus cases, 18 deaths as nation’s toll from COVID-19 tops 500,000


February 23, 2021

Dallas County reported 348 new coronavirus cases Monday, as well as 18 more deaths from COVID-19. Dallas County’s supply of doses is getting slashed because it will become a federal vaccine site… Meanwhile, the United States passed half a million deaths from the virus, hitting a total of 500,172 on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The latest Dallas County …

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