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Friday, Nov 30

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15-year-old arrested in connection with serial rapes in northern Dallas

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A 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with three Dallas rapes, and police are investigating whether he was involved in the slaying of a 23-year-old woman at her Far North Dallas apartment this week. The juvenile suspect was taken…

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Texas woman made girl run barefoot on hot pavement, causing severe burns, authorities say

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A Texas woman made her step-daughter run barefoot on hot pavement as punishment, leading to severe burns on the 7-year-old girl's feet, authorities say. Kenna Cierra Bounds(Archer County Sheriff's Office). Kenna Cierra Bounds. (Archer…

Thursday, Nov 29

17

Southwest Airlines apologizes to Texas mom after ticket agent mocks child's alphabetical name

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An El Paso woman is upset after a Southwest Airlines gate agent made fun of her 5-year-old daughter's name as she was boarding a flight home in California. The agent at John Wayne Airport even posted an image of the girl's boarding pass on…

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All signs point to even more road congestion, and that's an opportunity for rail

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Congestion in U.S. cities is likely to grow in the near future as three factors align: urbanization, increased ride sharing, and the arrival of autonomous cars and trucks. The likely beneficiary? Rail. Technology for autonomous trucking is…

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To keep 'moral high ground,' Dallas City Council opts to not use confiscated funds on police study

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Dallas City Council members expressed trepidation Wednesday over using money that could have been taken from people suspected of — but not always charged with — wrongdoing. But the council essentially sidestepped the question of whether it…

Wednesday, Nov 28

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Allred comes on board as Pelosi wins Democrats' nod for speaker, but one Texan digs in against her

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Updated at 4:10 p.m.: Revised to include Pelosi securing the nomination and additional comment from Rep. Filemon Vela. WASHINGTON -- House Democrats overwhelmingly anointed Nancy Pelosi as their pick for speaker in the new Congress on ...

Carrollton man secretly filmed boy using bathroom, shower in his home, feds say

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A Carrollton man was indicted Wednesday after federal authorities say he secretly filmed a boy showering in his home to create child pornography.

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Albertsons in Grand Prairie and Tom Thumb in Irving to close

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Retailers are closing their unprofitable stores, and that includes grocers. Albertsons and Tom Thumb have recently been actively editing their fleet. So has Kroger, which has closed unprofitable stores while still opening new ones. On…

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Liquor store owner killed during robbery as he was closing up Lewisville shop

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The owner of a Lewisville liquor store was fatally shot Monday night during a robbery at the store, police say. Suresh Shah, 46, was unconscious and gravely wounded about 10 p.m. when police arrived at Liquor City in the 200 block of East…

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Climate change to bring North Texas longer droughts, heavy rains, 120-degree temps within 25 years

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Editor's note, Nov. 28, 2018: This story was originally published February 15, but we are bringing it back after the federal government released the second volume of its Fourth National Climate Assessment late last week. This story…

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What are we to make of John Allen Chau, an American missionary murdered in India?

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So, what are we to make of John Allen Chau? The death of Chau, who was killed trying to bring the Christian faith to a remote tribe in India on North Sentinel Island in the Andaman Sea, hearkens to an earlier sort of evangelicalism. More…

Tuesday, Nov 27

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Arlington event photographer threatened deputies after arrest at wedding, authorities say

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An Arlington event photographer was arrested at a wedding Saturday, accused of public intoxication, urinating in public and threatening officers. Katherine Leigh Mehta(Parker County Sheriff's Office). Katherine Leigh Mehta. (Parker County…

Trump doesn't believe in climate change, so it's up to cities like Dallas to save the planet

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We're doomed! Doomed, I tells ya! That's my measured takeaway from the feds' Fourth National Climate Assessment, dropped into the black hole of Black Friday. Temperatures are rising, along with sea levels. Storms are growing more severe;…

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Amid HQ2 backlash in NYC, Amazon can recall Dallas mayor's pitch: 'It's easy' in D-FW

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Is it too soon for Amazon to feel some buyer's remorse over HQ2? There's already been a backlash in New York, including a public protest and criticism from many elected officials. Some want to hold oversight hearings and block billions in…

Monday, Nov 26

23

Texans can keep the $100 bills accidentally gifted by Houston ATM, bank says

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Christmas came early for some Bank of America customers in Houston after an ATM spit out $100 bills, which they will be allowed to keep. A vendor incorrectly loaded the cash machine, and a customer discovered the lucky glitch when he tried…

Sunday, Nov 25

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Dallas woman dead after trying to get cheap nose job in Mexico

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A Dallas woman who ended up comatose and on life support after trying to get a nose job in Mexico has died, according to a family member. Laura Avila, 36, died about 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Angie Avila said in a Facebook post in which she…

Friday, Nov 23

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Texas Democrats won 47% of votes in congressional races. Should they have more than 13 of 36 seats?

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WASHINGTON — Texas Republicans collected half of the votes statewide in congressional races this month. But even after Democrats flipped two districts, toppling GOP veterans in Dallas and Houston, Republicans will control 23 of the state's…

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Thanksgiving Day's big hit: A $4.99 air fryer at JC Penney, as doorbusters rule the aisles

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Thanksgiving Day shoppers gave up part of their holiday for doorbusters that ranged from expensive ones like a $399.99 Canon camera at Kohl's to bargain-busters like a $4.99 Cooks air fryer at J.C.Penney. Even though doorbusters feature…

Thursday, Nov 22

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NBC5 Forecast: Pleasant holiday weather

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Thanksgiving Day begins cool, but looks pleasant overall with a good amount of sun and highs in the lower 60s. Clouds will begin to thicken up late in the day today. Overnight temperatures will be milder tonight into Friday morning. There…

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NBC5 Forecast: Thanksgiving Day will be a bit cool, but overall pleasant

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From NBC5 meteorologist Brian James - Across North Texas, the weather is fairly quiet with a few clouds. A storm system to our south is generating some rain down toward Houston, but that's where the bulk of the rain is going to stay. That…

Wednesday, Nov 21

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No joking, style-setter Joanna Gaines has been known to decorate with cat posters

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NEW YORK -- Joanna Gaines, known for her cozy-yet-cool designs including open-concept floor plans, farmhouse sinks and sliding barn doors, admits having to scale back on the vision of her own home in Waco to allow her children to add…

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Amazon mistakenly exposes customer data on eve of major online shopping days

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Amazon.com Inc. said it mistakenly shared customer data with undisclosed parties, a privacy misstep by the world's biggest online retailer heading into its busiest time of year. The company on Wednesday emailed an undisclosed number of…

Tuesday, Nov 20

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Beto O'Rourke and Elizabeth Warren push Pentagon for answers on border troops

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Updated at 4:35 p.m.: Revised to include cost estimate for troops on the border. WASHINGTON — Amid mixed reports over whether the Pentagon is about to withdraw troops sent to the U.S.-Mexico border just two weeks ago, Rep. Beto O'Rourke…

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NBC 5 Forecast: Sunny & Cool. Good travel weather.

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The next couple of days will be dry and cool with highs in the upper 50s. Holiday travel could be affected by some showers Wednesday in south Texas but much of the state will be dry. Thanksgiving Day itself looks pretty good overall with a…

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NBC 5 Forecast: A cool weather pattern

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The next couple of days will be dry and cool with highs in the upper 50s. Holiday travel could be affected by some showers Wednesday in south Texas but much of the state will be dry. Thanksgiving Day itself looks pretty good overall with a…

Monday, Nov 19

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Family of Dallas man charged with murder disputes officials' account of shooting that left 2-year-old dead

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Updated 3:25 p.m.: Revised to include information from the suspect's mother. The family of a 22-year-old Dallas man charged with murdering his girlfriend's 2-year-old son Sunday night is disputing authorities' account of the fatal shooting…

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Know what you're really getting into on Black Friday

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By now, you've probably seen the ads for all the big sales starting up with Black Friday, then on to Cyber Monday and continuing throughout the rest of the holiday shopping season. The retailers love to make you think that you're in for…

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David's Bridal files for bankruptcy, insists brides shouldn't worry about wedding dresses

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David's Bridal Inc. is going to the courthouse, not the chapel. But it's working hard to keep customers from becoming runaway brides. The largest specialty bridal chain isn't planning to close stores or interrupt operations. But to the…

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: 'If I had to sell the team tomorrow, I wouldn't accept anything less than $10 billion'

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Jerry Jones has the Dallas Cowboys to thank for the bulk of his $6 billion fortune after buying the team in 1989 for a then-record $150 million. While the National Football League franchise is worth considerably more today, Jones has made…

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With Amazon citing a talent gap in HQ2 decision, here's how Dallas compares as a tech magnet

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Dallas was a leading contender for Amazon's second headquarters but fell short against two metro powerhouses, New York City and Washington. With companies struggling to find workers, talent was the decisive factor in Amazon's decision —…