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Shooting under investigation at Josephine City Hall

Numerous law enforcement agencies responded to a shots fired call shortly around 4:15 p.m. today near the Josephine City Hall. (file photo.) Numerous agencies including Josephine PD, FD, Collin County Sheriff's Office, Farmersville PD, Collin County EMS, and other emergency responders are on scene o

WYLIENEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

New grocery store to be built at northwest corner of Exchange, Alma

Lidl promises a different kind of shopping experience: only a select few of the best brands will be sold, customers will bring their own bags, non-grocery items will be sold and routinely rotated out and shoppers will find an intuitive, easy-to-navigate store layout. Photo courtesy of Lidl A German

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-21 17:00:00

No wonder you're sneezing: DFW pollen counts are the worst in the country

If you've run out of tissues and have resorted to keeping a roll of toilet paper at your desk, there's a good reason: Allergies are awful right now. Today, in fact, North Texas has the two worst cities in the U.S. for allergy sufferers, according to pollen.com, with Fort Worth at No. 1 and Dallas N

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-21 18:50:59

Fight over labeling of 'flushable' wipes headed to federal court

WASHINGTON - The question of whether flushable wipes - used by potty-training toddlers and people looking beyond traditional toilet paper - are clogging sewer systems will be hashed out in federal court, where a manufacturer has sued the District of Columbia over a new city law regulating when such

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

The Oklahoma priest who could become the first American-born man to be canonized a saint

A priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, a very small town perhaps most famous for the succulent fried chicken at Eischen's Bar, could help to revitalize the U.S. Catholic Church as the first man and first priest born in this country to be canonized a saint. Perhaps an unlikely candidate to spur such a mome

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 18:55:00

The great Pennsylvania pumpkin sale: Auction to sell tens of thousands by Halloween

MIFFLINBURG, Pa.- The "Great Pumpkin" of "Peanuts" comic strip fame was nowhere to be found, but characterizing the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction as a great pumpkin auction is no cartoonish stretch. The auction - designed for sales to retailers but open to the general public - sold some 150,000 pum

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 16:30:00

Your Social Security number may not be secure. But how could we replace it?

They're supposed to be the nine most closely guarded numbers in your life. But with an ever-growing number of companies asking for Social Security numbers - and then hit by cyber breaches exposing them - experts say the Social Security number is clearly a flawed way to accurately identify someone. I

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 16:24:00

UPDATE: Rusk casting call day, location not yet determined

UPDATE: Sarah Dowling Casting and a Cherokee Civic Theatre representative have informed the Progress that the casting call reported in the Tuesday newspaper will not be Saturday, Sept. 23, at the theatre. Information that was not yet confirmed was released, and everyone involved is sorry for the mis

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 16:15:00

Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack, trying not to scare the daylights out of residents and tourists

HONOLULU - As North Korean missiles soar over the Pacific and seismographs keep vigil for tremors in the vicinity of Pyongyang, officials in Hawaii are doing what they must: preparing for the possibility of a nuclear attack. But it's a delicate task, especially when word gets out, as it did this wee

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 15:45:00

Sheriff uneasy with available budget

With almost one year under his belt, Johnson County Sheriff Adam King said while he is doing his best to provide basic needs for his deputies, he doesn't believe the budget he has to work with has been reassuring. "I think people assume we have everything we need out here," he said. "But, we are try

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 11:59:00

Trustees approve waivers for 20 overcrowded classes

Rockwall Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved 20 class size waivers and authorized the superintendent to approve additional class size waivers for the 2017-18 school year at Monday's meeting. Chief Student Services Officer Dr. Tom Maglisceau said in the past, waivers we

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Five indicted for allegedly defrauding Dolly Parton's foundation

Last year, Dolly Parton set up a foundation to help people who lost their homes in the wildfires that ravaged Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and her beloved Smokey Mountains. Her charity has already handed out $9 million to the fire victims. But now, five people have been indicted after being caught in an e

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 21:45:00

Woman asked to leave Texas high school football game over KKK shirt

School administrators earlier this month asked a woman to leave a Texas high school football game after she refused to cover up her t-shirt, which bore an image of a Ku Klux Klan member alongside the words "Fetch the rope." Officials in Quinlan, Texas, said the woman was attending a Sept. 8 football

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 21:10:00

After Harvey and Irma, flood-damaged cars could flood car-sales market

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, used car buyers across the country should be on high alert for deals that seem "too good to be true." According to Carfax Public Relations Manager Christopher Basso, almost half of flood-damaged vehicles return to the road in one form or another. Considerin

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 19:05:00

EPA investigating possible industrial waste buried in West Virginia rafting town

Residents and environmental activists in a West Virginia community believe a tank used to store industrial waste is buried beneath contaminated soil in their town, but a spokesman for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the EPA never approved the area as a chemical disposal site. The land

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 17:15:00

Puerto Rico entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers island

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Maria delivered a destructive full-body blow to this U.S. territory on Wednesday, ripping off metal roofs, generating terrifying and potentially lethal flash floods, knocking out 100 percent of the island's electrical grid, and decimating some communities. With sust

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 12:20:00

Neighbors yell 'he can't hear you' before Oklahoma City officer fatally shoots deaf man

Neighbors yelled "he can't hear you!" But the two officers kept shouting commands. Sgt. Christopher Barnes and Lt. Matthew Lindsey ordered Magdiel Sanchez to drop a 2-foot-long metal pipe. Instead, the 35-year-old stepped from the porch of the single-story house in suburban Oklahoma City, apparently

ROCKWALLHERALDBANNER.COM - 2017-09-21 12:13:00

Flashback: The Hobbit deemed a "children's book for adults" in 1938 review

With generations of devoted fans and a blockbuster film series, it's hard to imagine a time when most people hadn't heard of J.R.R. Tolkein, let alone his work. While that time certainly existed, it came to an end on Sept. 21, 1937, with the publication of The Hobbit by London's George Allen & Unwin

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-21 15:47:00

Dual threat: Bickham making presence felt with INTs, returns TDs

Allen senior Taj Bickham's responsibilities with the Eagles don't include throwing passes, running routes or fielding handoffs out of the backfield. Yet when the ball is in Bickham's hands, he's as capable of making special happen as any member of Allen's No. 1 state-ranked arsenal. Now in his secon

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-21 11:30:00

Rockwall officer involved in fatal shooting

According to the Rockwall Police Department, a police officer fatally shot a man who rammed his SUV into a patrol vehicle after the officer arrived to respond to a report of an aggravated assault on Thursday afternoon. Around 2:15 p.m., Rockwall PD confirmed that it was investigating a fatal officer

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-21 21:17:00