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5 Fort Worth officers fired after suspect's death in custody

Jan. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Five Fort Worth police officers have been fired and two others have been suspended after a suspect's pleas for medical help while in custody went unheeded, leading to the man's death. A police statement Tuesday says the officers answering the report of a prowler on July 26 arrested...

TEXRail now serving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Jan. 11, 2019 11:03 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The $1 billion TEXRail commuter line has begun service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The 27-mile rail line from downtown Fort Worth began transporting passengers Thursday. TEXRail trains are operated by the Trinity Metro transit agency. Service had been scheduled to...

Local Texas GOP rejects outing vice chair over his faith

Jan. 10, 2019 11:08 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas voted Thursday to keep a Muslim doctor as their party vice chairman following infighting over some members' claims about his beliefs. The executive committee of the Tarrant County Republican Party voted 139-49 to reject the...

The Latest: Local Texas GOP reject ousting Muslim vice chair

Jan. 10, 2019 10:37 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on an effort to oust a Muslim surgeon from a top position in a local Texas Republican Party (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Republicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas have voted to support a Muslim doctor as a party vice chairman following infighting over...

Texas county Republicans to vote on Muslim vice chair ouster

Jan. 8, 2019 2:55 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Republicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas will decide this week if they should remove a party vice chairman who is Muslim following allegations he has denied that suggest he prefers Islamic over U.S. law and opposes the GOP's pro-Israel stance. Infighting over...

What air travelers should know about the government shutdown

Jan. 8, 2019 1:51 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick as they face the prospect of missing their first paycheck this week. Safety inspectors...

Nominee to be Baltimore's next police leader withdraws

Jan. 7, 2019 2:10 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore mayor's nominee to be the city's next police commissioner on Monday abruptly withdrew his name from consideration, the latest setback to the beleaguered force where leadership instability has become the norm. A terse announcement about Joel Fitzgerald's decision was first...

Commuter train route opening delayed amid gov't shutdown

Jan. 5, 2019 12:25 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Officials are delaying the opening of a new commuter train service from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth, citing the partial shutdown of the federal government. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that operators said as late as Friday morning that the...

Family emergency postpones police leader nominee meetings

Jan. 3, 2019 6:12 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor says community meetings and council hearings with her nominee for police commissioner will be postponed because of an emergency involving his family. News outlets report that Mayor Catherine Pugh's office announced Thursday that Joel Fitzgerald won't be able to travel to...

Sinkhole opens up in Fort Worth intersection

Jan. 3, 2019 5:38 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A sinkhole appeared at an intersection in an area west of downtown Fort Worth popular for its shopping and restaurants. One vehicle was towed away after partially falling into the sinkhole Thursday morning. Police said the front right tire of a vehicle went into the hole, but the...