Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:55 PM CDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:23 AM CDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM CDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:27 PM CDT

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Several Downtown Dallas business say they're happy to see federal workers return to work after the government shutdown ended.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

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Waybourn Defeats Anderson in Tarrant Co. Sheriff Runoff

Waybourn Defeats Anderson in Tarrant Co. Sheriff Runoff

Former Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill Waybourn has won Tuesday's Republican runoff for Tarrant County sheriff over incumbent Dee Anderson.

TxDOT Says No Guardrail Needed Despite Bus Driver's Death

TxDOT Says No Guardrail Needed Despite Bus Driver's Death

NBC 5 Investigates found 11 locations where an unprotected bridge post is just a few feet beyond where state and federal guidelines would recommend guardrails. At one of those locations, a DART bus driver died.

Arlington Council Approves $1B Ballpark Proposal

Arlington Council Approves $1B Ballpark Proposal

Arlington city council members unanimously voted Tuesday night in favor of the proposed tax plan to fund approximately half of the baseball stadium announced last week.

Former Teacher Gets 60 Years for Sexually Abusing Boys

Former Teacher Gets 60 Years for Sexually Abusing Boys

A former special needs instructor in Mansfield was sentenced Tuesday to 60 years in prison after he admitted sexually abusing young boys and recording the assaults.

DOJ to Seek Death Penalty in Charleston Church Shooting

DOJ to Seek Death Penalty in Charleston Church Shooting

The Department of Justice will seek the death penalty against accused church shooter Dylann Roof, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Tuesday. Lynch said in a statement that her department came...

Cleburne Vows to Begin Enforcement of Cemetery Rules

Cleburne Vows to Begin Enforcement of Cemetery Rules

Enforcement of a city ordinance regarding decorations at city-run cemeteries is causing some concern in Cleburne.