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Tarrant Area Food Bank Continues to Hold Five Mega Mobile Markets Per Week Through November

The Tarrant Area Food Bank is working to serve any and all Fort Worth area residents who are in need of food during the coronavirus pandemic by continuing to hold five mega mobile markets per week through the end of November. Each family will receive approximately 100 pounds of high-quality produce, meat, dairy and groceries. The markets will be held in various times and locations Tuesday through Saturday this week and every week through the month of November. Local The latest news from around North Texas. Mega Mobile Markets Schedule: Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.Southcliff Church4100 S.W. Loop 820Fort Worth, TX 76109 Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.Arlington […]Read full article >
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New Gadget Aims to Make Getting Through Airport Checkpoints Simpler and Safer, TSA Says

A new gadget at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport allows people to swipe their own identification cards into an electronic reader – without TSA agents ever touching it. The new machines are being installed at airports nationwide just in time for the busy holiday travel season. “We’re deploying a new technology that will allow a passenger to almost self-serve the identification verification point,” TSA administrator David Pekoske said. Local The latest news from around North Texas. The machines are similar to self-serve credit card machines used in many stores. Pekoske said his agency has been fine-tuning […]Read full article >
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Dallas Police Seek Help Finding Killers After Violent Weekend

Dallas police on Monday issued a request for public help finding killers after a particularly violent weekend left nine people dead at seven different Dallas locations. As of Monday morning, there had been 191 homicides so far in 2020 compared with 163 at the same time in 2019. There were 28 murders so far in October this year compared with just eight in October 2019. Monday afternoon, Maj. Danny Williams said police had leads but had made no arrests in the weekend killings. Local The latest news from around North Texas. Three occurred early Sunday morning at “Aces of Dallas,” a night club on Manana Drive at Goodnight Lane […]Read full article >
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SW Fort Worth Voting Center Closed After Poll Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tarrant County Elections officials closed another early voting location Monday after a poll worker tested positive for COVID-19. Tarrant County Elections tweeted Monday that a poll worker at the JPS Health Center Viola M. Pitts/Como polling location in southwest Fort Worth informed them he tested positive for COVID-19. His last day working at the location was last Wednesday, Oct. 21. The polling site at 4701 Bryant Irvin Road has been closed down as a precaution. The county listed several other locations where people can vote that are nearby: Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane, Fort WorthBenbrook Community Center, 228 San Angelo […]Read full article >
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North Texas COVID-19 Hospitalizations Climb Back Near 1,500

COVID-19 hospitalizations are continuing to climb across North Texas and the Lone Star state. Texas hospitals are grouped not my metropolitan area but by regions called Trauma Service Areas. North Texas is in TSA E. According to state data released Monday, through Sunday, there were 5,278 patients in Texas hospitals fighting the 2019 novel coronavirus. North Texas accounted for 1,424 of those patients through Sunday. On Monday, the DFW Hospital Council told NBC 5 that number had already climbed closer to 1,500, or about 13% of the patients currently admitted to TSA hospitals. Stephen Love, with the hospital council, told NBC 5 that this is […]Read full article >
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Tarrant County Adds 498 COVID-19 Cases Monday, No New Deaths

Tarrant County Public Health is reporting 498 additional cases of COVID-19 Monday with no new deaths reported. Of the 498 additional cases reported Monday, data from the county health department indicates there are 422 more confirmed cases than the day before and 76 more probable cases. It is not clear if any of the new cases came from the Texas DSHS backlog. The county began reporting both probable and confirmed cases in August at the request of the state health department. Probable cases, the county said, account for a variety of real-world situations and could highlight cases in the community that may otherwise go unreported. To date, […]Read full article >