<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:11:39 -0500 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:11:39 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Communities Clean Up After Weak Tornado; Winds]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:06:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/042515+fort+worth+storm+damage.jpg

A North Texas community is picking up the pieces after suffering a heavy blow in Friday's severe storms.

It took just ten minutes for Friday's storms to unleash their fury on a rural part of Johnson County. As for the cleanup -- it will take days, even weeks for this North Texas community to get their lives back to normal.

"I don't know what to say," local resident Andy Dally said. "This is total devastation for us."

A building housing the Open Doors Food Pantry near Joshua was destroyed. "The wind picked it up, tossed it, set it in the street and shoved it down the road. It was crazy," Dally said.

A team from the National Weather Service surveyed the damage to get a better understanding of what happened. The team confirmed the storm produced EF-0 tornado damage in Ellis County.

However, the bulk of the damage in Johnson County was from straight-line winds. 

"Tornado or not, that's going to do some damage," Mark Fox of the National Weather Service said, pointing to damage caused from 80-85 mph winds.

Though the cleanup continues, the chance for similar storms still looms over the region. "We are getting a break from storms Saturday, but storm chances will return Sunday afternoon through Monday, and even into early Tuesday," NBC 5 meteorologist Remeisha shade said.



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<![CDATA[Amber Alert Canceled, Kids Found Safe]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:43:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mckinney+police+suv.jpg

The McKinney Police Department has canceled the Amber Alert it activated Saturday afternoon for three children, 8-year-old Phillip Cole, 6-year-old Phalen Cole, and 10-year-old Carnalita Singleton.

Police have not released any information at this time, and we will update with more information as it becomes available.

At the time of the alert, the three children were believed to be with 29-year-old Dominique Singleton and were considered to be in immediate and grave danger.

If you have any information, please contact the McKinney police department at 972-547-2700.



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<![CDATA[Texans Say Prayers For Blue Bell After Recall]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:16:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Blue+Bell+Brenham.jpg A special community prayer vigil was held in downtown Brenham Saturday for Blue Bell Ice Cream. The company recalled all of its products Monday after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria in March.

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<![CDATA[NY Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:11:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/42515cops.jpg

A 24-year-old robbery suspect was fatally shot Saturday during a "violent physical struggle" with two detectives in a Manhattan apartment building, police said.

Authorities withheld the name of the suspect pending notification of his family.

As two detectives approached the sixth-floor apartment in the East Village, where the suspect was believed to be, the suspect bolted out a window and down a fire escape, said New York City Police Department Chief Jim O'Neill. The detectives caught up with him in a hallway and a "violent physical struggle" ensued, the chief said during a news conference.

During the struggle, the suspect grabbed a hand-held radio from one detective and struck him in the head with it, O'Neill said. The fight continued for about five minutes before one detective drew his weapon and fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the torso, he said.

The suspect, who was wanted in connection with the robbery of a woman on Thursday, died at Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital, O'Neill said.

The incident occurred at 1:45 p.m. at a halfway house at 538 E. Sixth St.

The two detectives, who were not identified, were taken to a hospital, where one was treated for injuries to the head and shoulder.

The suspect was accused of confronting a 21-year-old woman on Thursday as she was giving a presentation at City College, according to the NYPD. The two then argued in a hallway and the suspect repeatedly punched the woman and stole her purse, which contained her keys, cash, credit cards and identification, investigators said. He fled the scene and eluded a police search.

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<![CDATA[Nepalese-Americans In DFW Rally To Help Homeland]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:06:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP390211901821.jpg From praying to blood drives to gathering supplies, immigrants from Nepal in DFW begin trying to help their homeland, ravaged by a massive earthquake.

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<![CDATA[TCU Security Guard Arrested for Bathroom Photos]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:15:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/181*120/Restroom+Generic+Bathroom+Generic+Toilet+Generic.JPG

A campus security guard is in custody for taking inappropriate pictures of a student in a restroom stall, police say.

The student told police she saw a hand under the stall holding a cell phone with the lens pointing at her. An investigation revealed TCU security guard Alexander Marin as a suspect, and police believe he's done it before.

Marin was promptly fired and placed under arrest for improper photography or visual recording, a state jail felony, Spokesman Kelly Ham said in a statement.

Two similar incidents at the library were also linked to Marin, Ham said.

Marin is now barred from entering campus property after he was given a criminal trespass warning.

TCU police ask anyone with information to contact the criminal investigations unit at 817-257-6637.



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<![CDATA[NBC 5 Helps Math Students on Comcast Cares Day]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:33:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Comcast_Cares1.jpg

The NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 teams were out in full force Saturday to give back to the North Texas community.

More than 300 young members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas Grand Prairie Branch tested their math skills and learned some life-long lessons along the way.

The NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 employees donated hours and much more as part of the 14th annual Comcast Cares Day, which is organized by Comcast NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC 5. Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families across the country gave their time and money on April 25 at volunteer events across the country.

Members of the NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 teams staffed and supervised several math competitions and relays for kids of grades 3-12.

The day wrapped up with NBC 5 President and General Manager Tom Ehlmann presenting a $25,000 check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas.

"It is really part of the DNA in the company from the founder Ralph Roberts," said Charisse R. Lillie, Comcast Vice President of Community Investment.

"It is our way of saying thank you to our customers and the people in our community."

"This can make a huge difference," Lillie said. "We're doing it one child at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time."



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<![CDATA[North Texas Storms Leave Damage, Flooding]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:49:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/CDZ79QAUMAABKza.jpg

Strong thunderstorms packing powerful winds carved a trail of damage across North Texas Friday evening, causing widespread power outages and downing numerous trees down in southern Tarrant County.

Wind gusts of 70 to 90 mph were reported in the storms, with the most wind damage reported in Comanche, Erath, Johnson and Tarrant counties.

Oncor reported more than 25,000 customers without electricity early Saturday morning, down from their initial report of 52,000. Power companies across Texas reported that over 48,00 people across the state were without power.

Travelers huddled in a storm shelter at Dallas Love Field as severe storms flights grounded. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport also reported hundreds of flights delayed or canceled by the storms.

No tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service, but straight-line winds toppled trees and power lines in several communities.

A large, mature tree was no match for the winds that hit Lipscomb Street in Fort Worth.

Haven Zametz said she was inside her house when the storm's winds began to howl, and she said her house began to shake as if it was in an earthquake.

She didn't realize it was because the tree fell on top of her home until her neighbor called.

"My neighbor called and said, 'Are you OK?' And I said, 'Yeah, I'm fine.' And he said, 'No, a tree has fallen on your house!' So I walked out onto the porch and this is what I saw," said Zametz.

The tree smashed the roof of the front porch, but did not damage the home. No one was hurt.

Areas of flash flooding were also reported, with at least one water rescue from a vehicle in Irving.

The American Red Cross said the damage in the Metroplex appeared to be minor, and no shelters would be needed. Still, teams would remain on call to assist families in need.

The NBC 5 Weather Experts say Saturday will be sunny and warm, and a chance of thunderstorms returns to the forecast for Sunday afternoon and evening.

NBC 5's Bianca Castro contributed to this report.



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<![CDATA[ATM Stolen from Dallas Hotel]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:01:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ATM-Sign-generic-2.jpg

Police are investigating after an ATM was stolen from a Dallas hotel early Saturday morning.

Officers got the call just after 6 a.m. at the Hyatt Sunnerfield Suites off North Central Expressway in Northern Dallas.

Witnesses saw three men pry open the hotel's door before taking the entire ATM. The men fled in a white panel van which was later confirmed to be stolen, police said.

The van was later found with the ATM missing. Detectives continue to investigate this incident.

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<![CDATA[Google Exec ID'd in Deadly Mt. Everest Avalanche]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:13:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP03050618355.jpg

A Google executive has been confirmed dead in an avalanche at Mount Everest triggered by a massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal, the Mountain View internet company said.

Google issued a statement Saturday confirming the death of Google "X" privacy executive Dan Fredinburg.

"Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy," the statement said in part. "Dan Fredinburg a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other three Googlers with him are safe and we are working to get them home quickly."

Fredinburg's sister had posted on his Instagram Saturday that the 33-year-old had died.

Actress Sophia Bush dated the exec from 2013 to 2014. She posted on instagram that the loss has left her with "no adequate words."

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Fredinburg was climbing with three other Google employees. The three were found safe, according to Google.

An official with Nepal's mountaineering department, Gyanendra Shretha, said the bodies of eight people had been recovered and an unknown number remain missing or injured. An army spokesman said 18 bodies had been found by an Indian army mountaineering team, according to Reuters. NBC News has not immediately confirmed this number.

According to the Associated Press, nearly 1,400 people have died as a result of the Nepal quake.



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<![CDATA[How to Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:53:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Nepal-Earthquake-25-April-2015-2.jpg

Survivors of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that ravaged Nepal and devastated neighboring countries were still picking up the pieces Saturday and trying to assess the damage after the disaster that left nearly 1,400 dead.

World leaders and global charities offered emergency aid as hospitals in the poverty-stricken Himalayan nation were overflowing with injured people, NBC News reported. The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million to help the people of Nepal, The Associated Press reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that the estimated damage from the quake could cost between $100 million and $10 billion.

As the world continues to learn the scope of the disaster, here are ways you can donate:

WORLD VISION

The humanitarian aid group had staff on the ground when the earthquake hit. Members of the organization said survivors need food, water and shelter, spokeswoman Laura Blank told NBC News.

“Infrastructure is down all over the city,” World Vision’s operations director in Kathmandu Philip Ewert also said. “Power is out with limited internet access. Walls and water tanks are damaged. We are also getting reports that people are trapped in temples and other public buildings as there was a large festival here Saturday.”

To make a donation to the organization to address these needs, you can visit their Nepal page or text NEPAL to 777444 to donate $10.

RED CROSS

Volunteers and staff at the Nepal Red Cross Society are providing aid, but they have limited stocks of emergency relief items available in the country, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said in a statement.

"We are extremely concerned about the fate of communities in towns and villages in rural areas closer to the epicenter," said Jagan Chapagain, the IFRC's Director for Asia Pacific. “We anticipate that there will be considerable destruction and loss of life.”

For information on how to donate, visit the IFRC website.

GLOBALGIVING

The organization hopes to raise 1 million dollars and has created a Nepal-specific page outlining specific issues they hope to address with the funds.

“Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter,” the organization said on its page. “Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted local organizations.”

GlobalGiving says it will provide updates about how the funds are being used. You can donate here.

AMERICARES

An emergency team from the AmeriCares India office is preparing shipments of medical aid and relief supplies for survivors. The organization stocks emergency medicine and relieft supplies in its warehouses in the U.S., Europe and India that can be delivered quickly in time of crisis, and launches comprehensive recovery programs.

"Our emergency response team is en route to Nepal and we are prepared to help any way that we can," AmeriCares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis said in a statement. "This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts go out to the families suffereing."

To donate to AmeriCares International Disaster Relief Fund, you can click here.

UNICEF

UNICEF is currently on the ground in Nepal providing critical emergency aid to children and families.

"UNICEF expects children, an estimated 40 percent of Nepal's poplulation, to be among the worst affected by the earthquake. The first priorities are lifesaving interventions—getting essential medicines, nutrition, and safe water to children and families in immediate need," the organization's website said.

To support the UNICEF relief efforts in Nepal, you can donate here.

MERCY CORPS

Mercy Corps' team is on the ground in Nepal working to get a better understanding of the conditions. The team is focused on delivering lifesaving aid to hard-hit communities. Mercy Corps will be helping communities immediately start to rebuild homes, schools, help people return to work and process the trauma.

To support Mercy Corps' earthquake response team, you can donate here.



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<![CDATA[Infant Found Dead in Northeast Dallas: Police]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:42:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dallas-police-car-generic-01.jpg

Dallas police are investigating the death of a five-month-old boy in Northeast Dallas Saturday morning.

Police say the boy's mother found the child unresponsive in his bed just before 7:30 a.m. at their apartment in the 9600 block of Forest Lane.

The child was rushed to Medical City hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are currently investigating the incident, but the cause of death is not yet clear.



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<![CDATA[Texas Trade Group Sees Hope in Cuba]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:53:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cuba+trade.jpg

When a delegation from Texas lands in Havana on Sunday, it will become the first business group from the Lone Star State to seek potential deals in the communist nation since the U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic relations - a political milestone that the Texas group hopes to capitalize on economically.

"I'd rather stay out of the political conversation," said Ben Scholz, a wheat farmer from the Dallas suburb of Lavon. "I just want to focus on selling wheat, and this is a great opportunity to do that."

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<![CDATA[Carpet Companies Help Victims of Carpet Con]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:39:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/carpet+generic+flooring.jpg

There are new developments in a story NBC 5 Investigates Consumer Unit reported last month.

In March we told you about some North Texans who say they had the rug pulled out from under them -- literally. They said they paid for carpet up front, and the business didn't deliver.

Brandon and Josey Dunagan said they were among several North Texans victimized in the carpet scheme.

Last summer, Brandon Googled Empire. He thought he was calling Empire Today, the famed carpet provider based in Illinois that advertises heavily in the DFW television market. But instead, he mistakenly called a business based in Arlington with a similar name – Empire Carpets and Showers.

The owner of Empire Carpets and Showers is John Segovia, a felon convicted of theft who also currently has nine liens and three bankruptcy filings. The Dunagans said Segovia took $1,450 but never showed up with their carpet.

"He's a bad person that needs help," said Brandon.

When we first told their story on NBC 5, leaders of the real Empire Today took notice. They immediately called the Dunagans and offered to carpet their entire home for free.

"They wanted to make right what somebody else did wrong using their name," said Brandon.

Curtis and Jimmie Durant said they also fell victim to John Segovia’s scheme. The elderly couple had just bought a home in Cleburne to be close to their daughters. The daughters had spent weeks painting and making repairs to the home before move-in. The couple paid John Segovia $1,400 up front. Segovia promised to deliver the carpet in days.

Jimmie Durant said he delivered excuses instead.

"We wondered what we were going to do because times are hard when you're our age," said Durant.

She had to buy carpet for her living and bedrooms elsewhere -- leaving no money to finish the rest of the house.

When executives at Carpet One saw her story, the company offered to complete the work. Workers installed carpet in her sun room and tile in her bathroom as well as the entry.

"It's a wonderful job they're doing," said Jimmie, grinning. “I think it’s awesome!”

Meanwhile, Empire Today successfully sued John Segovia in federal court for trademark infringement. When Segovia failed to comply with an injunction, the judge handed down a contempt judgment. Segovia has been ordered to pay more than $13,000 in attorneys’ fees and will continue to be fined $100 a day until he complies with the injunction.

There’s also a warrant for his arrest for felony theft.

"I hope they catch him and punish him because he's punished a lot of people -- in other words took their money," said Durant.



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<![CDATA[Watauga Public Library to Host Gardening Day Event]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:26:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/200*120/earthdaygeneric.jpg

Watauga Public Library will be hosting a day dedicated to gardening Saturday, April 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The library will be having a lecture about container gardening, a plant exchange and an introduction to the new Watauga Public Library Seed Exchange.

A Tarrant County Master Gardener will give a presentation called "All About Container Gardening" from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The plant exchange will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The library will also be starting its own seed exchange program that will allow people to "check out" seeds to grow at home in their gardens.



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<![CDATA[Dallas to Host Black Lives Matter March]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:11:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/176*120/4606423601.jpg

Next Generation Action Network will be supporting the Esther's House with Dallas's first official Black Lives Matter March Saturday, April 25.

The march will begin at noon at Fair Park Train Station and will end at Lew Sterrett Justice Center.

Civil rights pioneer Reverend Peter Johnson who helped and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King will be a participant as well as one of the speakers.



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<![CDATA[Liberian Community of DFW to Host Ebola Survivors Fundraiser]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:54:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP614778576573.jpg

The Liberian community along with Dr. Kent Brantly and Amber Brantly will be hosting a fundraiser for Ebola survivors Saturday, April 25 at 5 p.m. at Arlington Christian Bible Fellowship Church.

The event will serve to appreciate Ebola survivors, raise awareness of stigmatization and raise funds for survivors in Liberia.

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife Amber Brantly will be the guest speakers at the event.

Arlington Christian Bible Fellowship Church is located at 1501 South Center Street.



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<![CDATA[Dallas Stars Players to Participate in Little Rookies]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:38:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/457814416.jpg

Little Rookies sessions will be happening at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney and Frisco Saturday afternoon with Dallas Stars forward Patrick Eaves and defenseman Jason Demers.

Players will be participating in an on-ice instruction for the first 30 minutes of the sessions which will be followed by a graduation ceremony for skaters.

Patrick Eaves will be at the Dr Pepper StarCenter McKinney from noon to 1 p.m. Jason Demers will be at Dr Pepper StarCenter Frisco from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit the website.



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<![CDATA[Dallas Man Shot in Leg: Police]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:26:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_police_generic_police_tape_police_lights_fishtown11.jpg

A man was shot in the leg around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, Dallas Police say.

The police say the man was shot at an apartment complex at Great Trinity Forest Parkway and John Miller Road. He then drove himself to a residence in the 2100 block of San Pablo Drive where he called 911.

He was taken to Baylor Hospital by Dallas Fire Rescue, and is currently in stable condition, police said.

No names have been released, and police are currently investigating.

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<![CDATA[DFW to Host First Annual Open Mosque Day]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:12:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP181034844599.jpg

The Dallas / Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will be hosting its First Annual Open Mosque Day Saturday, April 25 to provide and opportunity for North Texans to visit local mosques.

Several mosques in the DFW area will be participating at the following times and locations.

  • Islamic Assoc. of Collin County - 6401 Independence Parkway, Plano, TX 75023 - 11 am to 3 pm
  • East Plano Islamic Center - 1360 Star Court, Plano, TX 75074 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • MAS Islamic Center - 1515 Blake Drive, Richardson, TX 75081 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Islamic Assoc. of Mid-Cities - 500 Cheek-Sparger Road, Colleyville, Texas 76034 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit the CAIR website.



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<![CDATA[Fort Worth ISD School Celebrates 100th Anniversary]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:46:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FWISD+Building.jpg

Fort Worth ISD's George C. Clarke Elementary School will be celebrating its 100th anniversary Saturday, April 25th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Former students, faculty and staff will tour the school and see a full day of history from 1914-2015 with memorabilia and slide shows.

Era stations around the building will provide locations for people to reconnect and reminisce.

Current students and Ballet Folklorico will be providing entertainment for guests.



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<![CDATA[I-35 to Have Closures this Weekend]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:33:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/road-closed1.jpg

Various lanes of Interstate 35 West from Farm-to-Market Road 1187 to Interstate 20 will be closed for maintenance Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

I-35W may be reduced to one lane. Southbound I-35W is scheduled for closures Saturday and northbound I-35W for Sunday.

Alternate routes are encouraged locally. Motorists driving through the DFW area are encouraged to use Interstate 35E as an alternate route.

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<![CDATA[Irving to Host Run for the Red 5k]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:18:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/268*120/american_red_cross.png

The City of Irving is sponsoring the Run for the Red 5K Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to help raise funds for the American Red Cross.

The event will be held at Heritage Park and is part of Irving Arbor Day.

For more information, visit runforthered.org.

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<![CDATA[Nathan Adams Elementary School Hosts Chess Tournament]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:07:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brooklyn-castle.jpg

Nathan Adams Elementary School is hosting the 2015 Rock 'N' Roll Texas Spring Interscholastic Championship chess tournament Saturday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The event will feature students from the Dallas Independent School District participating in a five-round chess match.

Nathan Adams Elementary School is located at 12600 Welch Road.



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<![CDATA[US 75 to Have Lane Closures in Allen for Beam Placement]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:58:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/a0146-000130a.jpg

Two southbound main lanes on U.S. Interstate 75 will be closed at McDermott Drive in Allen for a bridge beam placement over McDermott Drive.

The work will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. The right main lane will close and the center lane will close at 10 p.m. Both lanes will be open by 10 a.m. April 26.

McDermott Drive will be closed in both directions between the U.S. 75 frontage roads during this time.

Westbound traffic on McDermott will be detoured to Allen Drive, and eastbound traffic will be detoured to Bethany Drive. Detours will be marked.



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<![CDATA[TSRHC Hosts Golf Program for Children with Physical Challenges]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:48:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Golf+Ball+Generic.jpg

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will be holding its Learn to Golf program Saturday April 25 for physically challenged children.

Golf instructors will be teaching kids the fundamentals of golf including driving, chipping, putting, safety and etiquette.

Learn to Golf began 15 years ago and has been a major part of therapeutic recreation at TRSHC.

The event will be held in Plano at The Courses at Watters Creek. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event starts at 9 a.m.

The Courses at Watters Creek is located at 7201 Chase Oaks Boulevard.



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<![CDATA[Art in the Square 2015]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:17:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AITS+2015.jpg

NBC 5 and the Southlake Women's Club invite you to enjoy a free, three-day juried arts festival which features a mixture of artists, live music, great food and much more at the 16th Annual Art in the Square, April 24 – 26 in Southlake Town Square.

Art in the Square has something for everyone. It's not just for adults. Kids are sure to enjoy “The Zone” activity area which includes a climbing wall, a bungee jump, hands on art experiences and much more.

Don’t forget the music! Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, award winning country singer/songwriter Jo Dee Messina headlines Saturday, April 25th. She has had 9 number one singles, 16 Top 40 singles and sold more than 5 million records worldwide.

Don’t miss out! Have fun and join Art in the Square.

To learn more about this exciting event, visit www.artinthesquare.com.

Art in the Square 2015

April 24 – 26
Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday:10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Southlake Town Square
1256 Main Street, Southlake
www.artinthesquare.com
 

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<![CDATA[Viewer Photos: After the Storms ]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:52:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/210*120/850721ec1edd45b3893442c5ac737651.jpg NBC 5 viewers shared photos after storms came through North Texas.]]> <![CDATA[Blue Bell Embraced in Prayer Vigil]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:55:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Blue_Bell_HQ.jpg

As Blue Bell prepares to undergo a massive cleanup, many Texans continue to show their support for the troubled creamery.

That support includes a special community prayer vigil in downtown Brenham's courthouse square.

Hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and local faith missions, the vigil is set to bring together the community that holds the creamery at heart on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

The company invited supporters to dawn their best Blue Bell shirts and caps in "Support Blue Bell Day" on Friday. The flow of messages came the weekend before the Blue Bell factory in Brenham undergoes a major cleaning operation.

The company recalled all of its products Monday after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria in March.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday the number of listeria illnesses nationwide linked to Blue Bell products has risen to 10.



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<![CDATA[Flooding Temporarily Closes Tollway in Prosper]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:56:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/prosper-flood.jpg

A large portion of the Dallas North Tollway was closed in Prosper Friday morning because of flooding.

The area near the Tollway and West First Street is known to flood because of the large field nearby that accumulates a lot of water.

Jennifer Kennedy, who works near the area, said a co-worker warned her about the flooding before she arrived.

"I had to go around the back roads of Prosper to get here," she said.

The road reopened at about 10:30 a.m., but Prosper police stationed two officers near the area to ensure it doesn't flood again.

Prosper police reminded residents to not drive through high water.

NBC 5's Josh Ault contributed to this report.



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<![CDATA[Viewer Photos: Storm Damage - April 24]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:52:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/damage-thumb.gif NBC 5 viewers shared photos of damage after storms rolled through North Texas on Friday, April 24, 2015.]]>