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UK Official says Tanker Seizure by Iran an ‘Escalation’

UK Official says Tanker Seizure by Iran an ‘Escalation’

(AP) – UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti says the seizure of a British oil tanker by Iranian forces represents an escalation in tensions in the Persian Gulf that makes it clear more protection for merchant vessels is urgently needed. He said Friday the action is “in violation of international regulations which protect ships…MORE

Salvation Army Offers a Place for North Texans to Cool Down from the Summer Heat

Salvation Army Offers a Place for North Texans to Cool Down from the Summer Heat

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – The Salvation Army’s summer heat relief program officially launched this week, as heat indexes in surpass 100 degrees. The Salvation Army is activating 13 Cooling Stations across the DFW Metroplex to provide relief for the homeless, people without air conditioning, and those whose jobs require them to work outside. According to the…MORE

Charges Upgraded to Murder in Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Former Dallas City Councilwoman

Charges Upgraded to Murder in Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Former Dallas City Councilwoman

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Charges were upgraded Friday for the suspected drunk driver jailed in the deaths of a former Dallas City Councilwoman and her daughter. 36-year-old Jonathan Moore has five previous DWI convictions. According to Dallas Police, the car he was driving hit 57-year-old Carolyn Davis’ vehicle head-on Monday on Ledbetter Drive in Dallas, killing…MORE

Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Leaders Send Letter Urging District Attorneys to Keep Enforcing Marijuana Laws

Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Leaders Send Letter Urging District Attorneys to Keep Enforcing Marijuana Laws

AUSTIN  (WBAP/KLIF News) – A letter from Governor Greg Abbott and other Texas Republican leaders urging district and county attorneys to keep enforcing marijuana laws is getting some push back. The letter was issued after several state prosecutors decided to drop pot possession cases amid confusion involving the recently passed law involving hemp. Several DA’s…MORE

High-Ranking DPD Officer Under Criminal Investigation

High-Ranking DPD Officer Under Criminal Investigation

Dallas (WBAP/KLIF) – A high-ranking Dallas Police officer is under criminal investigation. Major Vince Weddington, who overseas the Crimes Against Person’s Division is accused of asking a detective to destroy documents that detailed criticism about how a high-profile murder case has been handled. The case involves the fatal shooting of a Shniquia Simington a security…MORE