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Consider Your Options for Dorm Insurance for Your Child

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:04


If you have a child in college, chances are there are some pricey items in his or her dorm room. Insurance companies offer policies to help protect them.

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Sriracha Among 250 Words, Definitions Added to Dictionary

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:00


Merriam-Webster has added more than 250 new words and definitions to its dictionary in the last month, including commonly used words from the worlds of food, politics business and technology.

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New Law Mandates Insurances Cover 3D Mammograms

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:59


Texas lawmakers mandate insurance companies to pay for in-depth mammograms as part of routine breast cancer screenings.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Targeting Gay Men in Home Invasions

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:23


A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that he targeted gay men through a dating app in a series of Collin County home invasions earlier this year.

Photo Credit: Denton County Sheriff

Northwest ISD Wants Public's Help Naming New Elem. School

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:11


The Northwest Independent School District wants the public's help naming a new elementary school.

FWPD Searching for Naked Bicyclist Who Attacked Jogger

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:10


Police are searching for a naked bicyclist they say attacked a jogger in Fort Worth.

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DPS Temporarily Ups Reward in Child's 1988 Cold Case Murder

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:10


The Texas Department of Public Safety has temporarily increased the reward in the unsolved 1988 murder case of 7-year-old Courtney Clayton.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News/ Texas Department of Public Safety

Child Seat Safety: What Parents Need to Know

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:51


It is child passenger safety week and it's a good time to make sure car seats are fitted into vehicles correctly, ensuring your most precious cargo stays safe on the roads.

Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Uses Racial Slurs in Speech

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:43


Roy Moore, the Republican frontrunner in next week’s special Senate election in Alabama, referred to "reds and yellows fighting" in a campaign speech, a video obtained by NBC News shows.Moore, the...

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Dave Martin, File

Trump Administration Wants to Increase CIA Drone Strikes

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:37


When President Donald Trump visited CIA headquarters in the first weeks of his presidency, he toured the secure floor where agency officers direct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, current and...

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

Mayfest Festival Awards $300K in Grants

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:13


Fort Worth's annual Mayfest festival will award nearly $300,000 in grants this week designed to improve the quality of life for people in the city.

Dallas' Franklin, Houston, Jefferson Schools May Change Name

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:00


The Dallas ISD is researching the histories of more than 20 historical figures to determine if their connections with slavery or the Confederacy should prompt consideration of removing their names from district...

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'National Cheeseburger Day' Deals

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:53


Monday is National Cheeseburger Day and several restaurants are celebrating by giving their customers good deals. Here are 25+ deals.

Photo Credit: Bill Wilner

Trip to Africa Builds Friendship Between 2 Cities

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 08:37


A group of 24 North Texans just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa, and what they did on that trip will also change the lives of those they met.

DFW Set to be Top Contender For Amazon's HQ2

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:50


DFW is set to be a top contender for Amazon's second headquarters.

Chicago Records 500th Homicide for 2017: Report

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:23


Chicago has reached a bloody milestone amid a particularly deadly weekend that saw at least 10 people killed and 31 others wounded in shootings across the city.

'Rental Property Scam' Leaves North Texas Families Homeless

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 06:08


If you're in the market for a new home, Tarrant County Sheriff's Office says there's a housing scheme that could leave you homeless if you're not careful.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

Man Fatally Struck on U.S. 80 in Mesquite

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:24


Police say a man was fatally struck by a vehicle on U.S. 80 in Mesquite Monday morning.

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Volunteers Needed to Distribute Donations to Harvey Victims

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:20


In the weeks since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast and dumped a record-setting amount of rain on cities stretching from Corpus Christi to Houston to Port Arthur, the humanitarian response has...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

Analysis: Political Comedy Scores Huge at Emmys

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 22:42


Stephen Colbert kicked off the Emmys Sunday with an old-school production number straight out of "The Music Man," a classic show about a con artist who hoodwinks Middle American townsfolk by spouting false...

Photo Credit: Danny Moloshok and Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

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