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Lunch shut down after Rowlett High student used pepper spray on another

Lunch was shut down at Rowlett High School on Tuesday after several students were exposed to pepper spray, police said. Shortly before noon, two girls at the school in the 4700 block of President George Bush Highway got into an altercation and one sprayed the other, police said. Several students i

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-20 02:16:00

Rowlett Pet of the Week: Bella

Bella is an adult Labrador retriever/pit bull terrier mix. She is spayed and good with other dogs. She is described as gentle when taking and a happy puppy. Bella came to the Rowlett Shelter on Aug. 19 and her ID is 11901259. Friends of Rowlett Animals hosts adoption events the second Saturday each

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-17 16:00:00

Police officers to stake out Dunkin' Donuts in Dallas/Fort Worth area to support Special Olympics Texas on Sept. 23

Law enforcement officers from throughout the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area will stake out Dunkin' Donuts to benefit Special Olympics Texas, on Sept. 23 from 6 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. Rain or shine, police officers are scheduled to cover approximately 30 Dunkin' Donuts to heighten awareness and ra

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

Dallas County Marshals fired after misconduct investigation

DALLAS - The county fired four marshals and let two others resign after an outside investigation revealed misconduct in one of Dallas' newest and smallest police departments. Among other things, Dallas County marshals were accused of working off-duty jobs while getting paid by the county. "If peop

WFAA - 2017-09-20 03:22:45

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Mor

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 19:55:00

Pet may help kid grow up, senior stay healthy

Furry friends can play a significant role in the lives of pet owners. Research verifies the old saying, "Dogs are man's best friend." For a long time, studies have shown that growing up with a pet encourages social skills and self-esteem in kids. Dogs and cats generally provide a higher level of int

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 19:30:00

'Genetic editing' seen as key for increased wheat yields, despite fewer acres

Rick Siemer admits that wheat isn't the easiest sell these days. The president of Siemer Milling in Teutopolis, Illinois, has seen the recent data showing the fewest number of planted wheat acres in U.S. history. On top of that, this year's harvest was the lowest since 2002. Nationwide, wheat produc

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 17:55:00

Study: Men also suffer from postpartum depression

A study published in the journal Hormones and Behavior shows that men have biological responses to fatherhood, including postpartum depression disorder.Courtesy photo Hormonal changes in new moms can often trigger symptoms of postpartum depression disorder, but a new study suggests as many as 1 in 4

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 15:01:00

Garland's $7 million refresh of Central Park starts with a facelift for city's oldest recreation center

GARLAND -- Whether it was National Basketball Association stars, countywide tornado relief, or cheerleader moms on the verge of riot, much of Garland's history has been filtered through the court-length windows of Granger Recreation Center. But those views will soon change. The city's oldest recreat

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:21:24

Highway traffic slows to a crawl on construction weekend

Some drivers compared the traffic on Interstate 45 last weekend to the bumper-to-bumper traffic that stretched for miles on the highway prior to Hurricane Rita in 2005. Chris Malone said it took him two hours to drive from the south side of Huntsville to New Waverly on Saturday afternoon. Other dri

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 12:05:00

Environmental, outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions

Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Donald Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations. Zinke's plan to reduce the size of a

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 12:01:00

A servant's heart - Deputy Ed Straubing passes away on duty at 48

Christians believe your time on earth is not about accumulating wealth, pursuing success, or having the most fun possible. Christians believe that our purpose here is to love others without judgement, pray with and for them, and lead others to Christ. Nobody exemplified that belief more than Ed Stra

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Wheat Middle School Family Day for a family member

Sixth grade Building Club members Mia Perez, right, and Caylee Garver were among the participants in Wheat Middle School's Family Day, in which a WMS employee was surprised with a fresh coat of paint and some curb appeal for her home. Students and staff, partnering with members of Cleburne Bible Chu

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 11:59:00

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo." It's the second batch of words to be added this year to the online dictionary, which frequently expands as the Englis

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 11:53:00

New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors

WASHINGTON - The suddenly resurgent Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act was dealt a major blow on Tuesday when a bipartisan group of governors came out against a proposal gaining steam in the Senate. But it was unclear whether it would ultimately derail the attempt, as key Republican s

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 21:30:00

Texas House Speaker Straus faces possible GOP censure

AUSTIN - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus won a number of high-profile legislative battles in this year, but fellow Republicans are now passing no-confidence resolutions aimed at removing him from his leadership role. Ray Myers, chair of the Kaufman County Tea Party, said 50 Texas county GOP organizat

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 21:00:00

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Maria churns toward Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast

The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with "potentially catastrophic" winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose churned on a path to brush the Northeast coast with raging surf and potentially damaging gusts.

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 17:45:00

In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-19 15:04:00

Dallas struggling to solve its K2 epidemic as the walking dead roam downtown

A few months back I was ferrying a colleague from an Uptown appointment back to Dallas City Hall when, heading down Young Street, we saw a man lying face-down on the sidewalk across from the Butler Brothers building. Splayed out and still, he looked dead; we were positive of that. A panicked call wa

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:40:47

Instagram video of gun collection leads police to most-wanted Dallas man in California

An 18-year-old man on Texas' most-wanted list was arrested early Tuesday morning in California after posting an Instagram video revealing his location, the Los Angeles Times reports . Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez (Texas Department of Public Safety) Dallas police were able to pinpoint Christopher

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:34:00