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  • New hot line opened in Dallas to help unsheltered & homeless

    DALLAS – A new hot line has been opened in Dallas for people who need help finding shelter and housing. Calls coming in from the street, shelters, safe havens and transitional housing, jails, and hospitals can now go through the Homeless Crisis Helpline (1-888-411-6802) and connect to the best resources to meet their needs. The Homeless Crisis Helpline, announced Monday, is part of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. Calls to the helpline, which are toll-free, will be routed by situation. Actively fleeing domestic […]

  • HPV test more effective than Pap smear in cancer screening, study suggests

    Cervical cancer is among the easiest gynecologic cancers to prevent, and two screening tests can help detect the disease early: the routine Pap smear and testing for human papillomavirus, or HPV. The cytology-based Pap smear involves looking for cancer or precancer cells by testing cells taken from the lower end of a woman’s uterus, called the cervix. Diagnosing diseases by looking at single cells and small clusters of cells is called cytology or cytopathology. On the other hand, a woman’s […]

  • Police called on 12-year-old mowing grass – which only gets him more business

    CLEVELAND – An Ohio boy is running his own business this summer cutting lawns and cleaning up yards. Reginald Fields, 12, is the owner of Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service. With several helping hands from his cousins, brothers and sisters, they are up with the sun every day working the neighborhood in Maple Heights. That’s what they were doing when someone called Maple Heights police on them. “They said I was cutting their grass. I didn’t know it!” Reggie said. His […]

  • ‘Toy Story Land’ opens this weekend at Walt Disney World – here’s a sneak peek

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The toy-filled world of Woody and Buzz Lightyear officially opens at Walt Disney World this weekend. Toy Story Land, inspired by the characters from the Pixar films, gives you the chance to become “honorary toys” and hang out Woody and Buzz. “With set pieces, staging, attractions and experiences, Toy Story Land represents the best of Walt Disney Imagineering’s collaboration with our storytelling partners at Pixar Animation Studios,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences […]

  • Dallas is #3 nationwide for users of Ashley Madison cheating website

    DALLAS – Infidelity is alive and well here in DFW, apparently. Dallas has the third-highest number of people using AshleyMadison.com, the website for men and women looking to date outside of marriage. A new report calculated by accounting firm Ernst & Young and released by AshleyMadison.com says Seattle and Denver, respectively, are the only cities with more member sign ups per capita than Dallas, according to USA Today. WHY is this? Because Dallas women know what they want (to have their […]

  • ICE is hiring! Arlington hosts Homeland Security job fair Tuesday & Wednesday

    ARLINGTON – Who wants to wear a badge and a windbreaker (and maybe a bulletproof vest?) to work?! The Department of Homeland Security will be in DFW Tuesday and Wednesday, looking for a few good men and women to join up. DHS is in Arlington for the next two days, recruiting North Texans interested in jobs including ICE agents, Border Patrol, Secret Service, and FEMA employees. The department also put out its first ever female-only job announcement for positions like […]

  • North Texas girl, 5, dies after being run over at SeaWorld in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a 5-year-old North Texas girl who died in a parking lot Sunday night at SeaWorld in San Antonio. Police say Michaela Tirazo, of Aubrey, got away from her parents around 8 p.m. Early reports say she ran between parked cars before hitting the side of a white pickup truck driving in the parking lot. Michaela then fell underneath the truck’s right rear tire and was run over. AirLife was […]

  • Arlington police make arrest in kidnapping, rape of UTA student

    ARLINGTON – Arlington police have made an arrest after searching for a man they say kidnapped then sexually assaulted a UTA student at gunpoint Wednesday morning. Police say 20-year-old Joel Mambe was arrested early Thursday morning at a private residence in Fort Worth. The victim’s personal property, along with the gun, were found at the home. Mambe allegedly forced the student to get in the car and drive to a bank to withdraw money from her account; he then made her drive to […]

  • Texas billboard urges liberals to leave the state

    VEGA – A roadside billboard is reaching much farther than just motorists traveling along Interstate 40 in the Texas panhandle. A photo of the sign, which reads, “Liberals Please Continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS” was posted to Facebook and is now lighting up the internet, bringing reactions from both the right and the left — and plenty in between. Facebook user Kyle Mccallie, of Fritch, posted the photo Tuesday and captioned it, “Billboard […]

  • Woman faces charges after newborn found in Hurst dumpster

    HURST – Police say criminal charges will soon be filed against the woman who threw her newborn baby inside a dumpster. It happened June 15 behind a Souper Salad in Hurst. Police say a Souper Salad employee reported a co-worker possibly having a miscarriage, then was later seen carrying a bag to the dumpster. Medics treated a 28-year-old woman who had given birth inside the restroom; police searched and found a newborn baby boy in a plastic bag, awake and crying at the […]