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Van Plows Through Dallas Home With Family Inside Three members of a Dallas family escaped injury after a van smashed into their Pleasant Grove area house, leaving a gaping hole in the back of the home. "All I heard was, 'Boom, boom, boom,' like the whole house was just falling down," homeowner Glenn Smith said.

FWPD Investigating Social Media Threat Toward Eastern Hills High School A social media threat was directed at Eastern Hills High School, located at 5701 Shelton Street, according to the Fort Worth Police Department. Officials became aware of the threat Sunday and are investigating the validity of the threat. There will be an increase of security on campus Monday, FWPD said.

Tentative Agreement Reached in Stop & Shop Strike A tentative agreement has been reached between Stop and Shop and its striking employees, bringing an end to a work stoppage that reached its 11th day on Sunday.

Lone Star Adventure: A Farewell May 1st is my retirement day at Fox 4 but there's time for one more Lone Star Adventure. I've been doing the weekly feature since 1998 and often I am asked, "What's your favorite?" I can't pick a favorite but I happily share some of the most memorable.

North Texas Family Separated at Easter Due to Lack of Specialized Care for Adopted Daughter Meghan and Tim Cathey are fighting to find specialized respite care their daughter desperately needs, but they cannot find it in North Texas. Easter Sunday's celebration at the Cathey family home in McKinney was replaced by a phone call from 900 miles away.

Plane Crash Kills 2 People in Kingsland, TX A plane crash that happened Sunday afternoon in Kingsland left two people dead, according to NBC Austin-affiliate KXAN. The crash happened at Williams Lakeshore Airstrip at Shirley Williams Airport in Kingsland, TX, about 3 and a half hours south of Fort Worth.

Dallas Builders Association Presents Parade of Homes May 4 Presented in partnership with Door and Stellar Home Theater and Beyond, the Dallas Builders Association will hold a one-day Parade of Homes May 4, showcasing seven high-end custom homes in the Dallas area.

Tom Herman hasn't accomplished Metroplex recruiting goals yet Recruiting the Metroplex. Of the 12 recruits Herman added after taking over the Texas job, the only one from the Dallas-Fort Worth area was Forth Worth All Saints defensive end Max Cummins. Now going by Rob, Cummins was born in the Houston area, lived in Colorado growing up, and started his high school career in Austin.

Northbound Side of I-35E in Dallas to Close Sunday Night The northbound side of Interstate 35E will be closed in Dallas at Beckley Avenue from 8 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. I-35E will be closed at the same cross street at 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, reopening at 5 a.m.

Cowboys draft prospect: Running back Alexander Mattison Could the Cowboys tap the Boise State pipeline yet again?

A look at the Dallas, Fort Worth mayoral races as early voting starts Monday DALLAS - Early voting begins Monday in Texas, and one of the hottest races to watch is the contest for Dallas mayor. There are nine candidates vying for the seat being vacated by Mike Rawlings. They include: businessmen Michael Ablon and Albert C.

Pizza Restaurant Closed for Weekend After Employees Put Laxative on Food: Police A Parker County, Texas, pizza restaurant was closed for the weekend after an employee reportedly put laxatives on a pizza Friday, causing a coworker to get sick, police say. The incident happened at Mr. Jim's Pizza in the 400 block of East State Highway 199 in Springtown, Texas, according to the city's police department.

Boeing Rejects Claim of 'Shoddy Production' at Dreamliner Factory Sharply denied published allegations Sunday that "shoddy production" and oversight at its North Charleston, South Carolina, factory threatens the safety of the company's long-haul 787 Dreamliner, NBC News reports.

Early Voting Starts Monday for North Texas Voters Find out what you need to know about how to vote early for the May 4 elections and who is on the ballots.

No Joke: Comedian wins election to become next president of Ukraine KIEV, Ukraine - KIEV, Ukraine. A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV cruised toward a huge landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday in what was seen as a reaction against the country's entrenched corruption and low standard of living.

Devastating Floods Leave Millions in Iran Facing Humanitarian Crisis Weeks since the storms started, relentless rain and flooding throughout Iran has left some 2 million people facing a humanitarian crisis, NBC News reports. The deluge has swamped large swaths of the country, from the mountains in the north down to the Persian gulf in the south.

On Instagram, Users Keep a Keen Eye on Who Watches Their Stories Instagram stories have a quirk rarely seen in social media, NBC News reports. Users generally have to make a conscious decision to look at another person's story by tapping on the small bubbles that appear at the top of the app, and the people who post stories can see which users opted to see their posts.

18-year-old arrested for Dallas shooting that killed 1, injured another DALLAS - An 18-year-old is now facing a murder charge for a shooting Saturday morning that left one person dead and another injured in Dallas. Olajuwon Brown is behind bars for the death of Brandon Small. MORE: 1 dead, 1 injured in Dallas shooting. Small died after being one of two people shot in the 9800 block of Glengreen on Saturday.

Police in Northern Ireland Release Two Teens in Killing of Lyra McKee Authorities in Northern Ireland released two teenagers arrested in connection with last week's fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee, police said and NBC News reported Sunday. The two unidentified men, ages 18 and 19, were set free without charge after their arrest Saturday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement.

Cowboys Draft 2019: Pick 136 is a nice spot for Cowboys to consider taking a tight end The Cowboys could find a tight end that presents value late into the fourth round.

For Some Millennials, Climate Change Clock Ticks Louder Than Biological One The government reported last year that U.S. birth rates had hit a 30-year low, attributed partly to millennials who felt they were under economic duress. But climate concern also appears to be surging, NBC News reports.

Norwegian police arrest the 'Night King' from Game of Thrones TRONDHEIM, Norway - The Night King's reign is reportedly over as police in Trondheim, Norway posted photos of them taking the unpopular Game of Thrones character into custody this week. The satirical post from Trondheim Police shows officers arresting the handcuffed Night King and putting him in a jail cell.

Austin Events Whats Up Weekly April 22 through 26, 2019 Bluegrass Night at Radio: Monday, April 22 - at 8 p.m. - Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd. Weekly gathering of the best pickers currently residing in Central Texas! Every Monday, see Grammy-winning bluegrass for free! Starts at 8 p.m.! Bring a lawnchair!

Thefts of Austin-Based Car2Go Rentals Show the Vulnerability of Our App-Based Lifestyles More than 100 of the company's 400 cars in the Windy City were stolen-using the company's own mobile app. It's unclear exactly how the heist was accomplished. Early reports described the incident as a hacking, which led Car2Go to clarify that the cars were stolen through fraud rather than by exploiting the app's code.

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