<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:59:53 -0500 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:59:53 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Toddler Tumbles Over AAC Railing During Circus]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:53:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AAC+2.jpg
A toddler is in the hospital after falling over a railing at the American Airlines Center Wednesday night during the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.

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<![CDATA[Driver Rescued After Power Pole Crashes Onto Car]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:14:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/plano-downed-line.jpg
A driver had to be rescued from a car after a power pole and live electrical wires crashed down onto the vehicle Thursday morning in Plano.]]>
<![CDATA[Drought Spreads in Parched Calif. ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:49:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/0714-2014-DroughtPond.jpg
Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year. The...

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<![CDATA[DFW Ranks 3rd in Tourism Destinations]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:51:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Generic-Dallas-Skyline-dayt.jpg
Believe it or not Dallas-Fort Worth is now considered a Top 5 destination in the United States according to a tourism marketing consultant group.

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<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:31:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/450883992.jpg
House Republicans are set to get a new second-in-command this week, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy takes over Friday for outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The California native was selected for the position in...

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<![CDATA[Lightning Suspected in Early-Morning House Fire]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:41:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/richardson-house-fire-073114.jpg
Lightning is being blamed for an early-morning fire that destroyed a home in Richardson.

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<![CDATA[Woman Choked With Rope: Police]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:18:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Woman-Choked.jpg
A man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly attacked a woman in broad daylight and tried to strangle her with a rope. Corrine McDonald, 29, was walking along 45th and Larchwood Streets around...

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<![CDATA[Dallas County Sheriff Collision Caught on Camera ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sheriff+Accident.jpg
The accident happened in May. According to sheriff’s training academy records, the driver faulted in the crash report for causing the crash was a recent sheriff's academy graduate who had been on the street for...]]>
<![CDATA[Two Americans Isolated Over Ebola Fears]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:44:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_EBOLA_MEETING_KNSD4HOQ_1200x675_313738307967.jpg
The US State Department says two Americans who are volunteers with the Peace Corps are not symptomatic but are being kept in isolation after coming into contact with someone who died of Ebola.]]>
<![CDATA[Homeowner’s Foundation to be Repaired After Years of Denials]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:42:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Foundation+repair+image.jpg
A family in Anna will finally have their home’s foundation repaired after NBC 5 Investigates Consumer Unit began investigating their denied claims on their behalf.

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<![CDATA[More Drones Appearing in North Texas Skies]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:52:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Drone+North+Texas.jpg
The Federal Aviation Administration is giving a clearer set of rules about the usage of drones.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Improper Take-Down by Fired Jailer]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:44:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/denton-jailer-image.jpg
Video from the Denton Jail on July 19 shows Jason Bishop hitting the concrete floor face-first after an improper leg sweep by former jailer Darius Porter.]]>
<![CDATA["Tip Bombers" Surprise Subway Artists With Cash, Cheers]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:57:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tip-Bombing-NYC.jpg
A group of do-gooders has started surprising New York City subway performers with big tips and cheers, swarming their underground performance spots and filling their instrument cases with cash in a...]]>
<![CDATA[Symptoms Improving for North Texas Doctor with Ebola]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:46:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kent+Brantly.jpg
Volunteers with Samaritan's Purse say Dr. Kent Brantly is doing a little better Wednesday. He's still in serious condition in isolation after contracting the Ebola virus.

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<![CDATA[SoCal Toddler Dies in Hot Car: Cops]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:28:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/toddler-dies-sylmar.jpg
A 3-year-old boy died Wednesday after becoming trapped in a hot car in Sylmar, police said. The child had climbed into a Toyota Camry and was unable to get out, the Los Angeles Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Rangers Get Rare Series Win, 3-2 Over Yankees]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:11:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/rangers073014.jpg
The Texas Rangers clinched their first series victory in a month, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA["Spiritual Healer" Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assault]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:47:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/healer.jpg
A "curandero," or healer, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a client of his Haltom City business, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Plane Crash in San Diego Kills 1]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:13:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Plane-Crash-0731_3.jpg
A small plane crashed in the parking lot of a busy San Diego shopping center Wednesday evening, killing one of the two women aboard and wounding the other. The single-engine plane crashed in a parking...

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<![CDATA[Jeter Gets Presidential Farewell in Texas]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:12:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/jeter43.jpg
Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Josh Brent Released from Rehab, Free to Play Football]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:45:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Josh+Brent+012114.jpg
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was released from his residential substance abuse treatment program Tuesday and is now free to pursue his football career again, sources said.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Ordered to Pay $27M in Deaths of Teens]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:48:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_mcdonalds1.png
A Central Texas jury on Wednesday ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in actual damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside...

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<![CDATA[Dallas Animal Services Extremely Overcrowded]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:45:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dal+animal+service.jpg
Dallas Animal Services is asking anyone who’s been thinking about adopting a pet to do so now.

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<![CDATA[TxDOT Warns Drivers of 35W Weekend Closure]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:42:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/35+shutdown+image.jpg
This weekend the Texas Department of Transportation said it is best to avoid Interstate 35W in North Fort Worth. TxDOT plans to shut down the main lanes of the highway starting Friday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Last Day to Register For Dallas Mayor's Back to School Fair]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:11:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/173154052.jpg
July 30 is the last day to pre-register for the 18th Annual Dallas Mayor's Back to School Fair.

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<![CDATA[Texas Sheriff Asks for Help in Probe of Family's Slaying]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:12:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/police-tape-lights-generic.jpg
Authorities are asking for the public's help in their investigation of the slayings six months ago of a family of four, including two children, at their suburban Houston home.

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<![CDATA[UCLA Flooding: Before and After]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:06:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UCLA-pavilion-after.jpg
Before-and-after photos show the damage left behind when a water main broke Tuesday in Los Angeles' Westwood area and sent millions of gallons of water gushing onto the campus of UCLA.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Firefighter's Widow Seeks Answers on His Death]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:39:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ff+death+investigation.jpg
The widow of a veteran Dallas firefighter killed in a six-alarm fire more than a year ago has retained a lawyer to help get answers from the city about how he died.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Excited About Deal with Tyron Smith]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:54:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tyronsmith.jpg
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is ecstatic about locking up one of the most talented left tackles in football.

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<![CDATA[LA Flood Twice as Bad as Feared]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:52:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/193*120/ucla+flood+water+main+20140730_082724_resized+%286%29.jpg
More than 20 million gallons of water were lost during Tuesday's massive water main break near UCLA, doubling the initial estimate, officials said. Crews were still shutting off water to the busted pipe...]]>
<![CDATA[Deadline for Grant Challenge Quickly Approaching]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:16:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Frontiers+of+Flight+Museum.jpg
NBC 5 and NBCUniversal are looking to give local non-profit groups money for fresh ideas that help our community.

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<![CDATA[Plane Cleared for Smoke in NYC ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:22:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lga+plane+evac+july+30.jpg
A plane was evacuated at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday afternoon shortly after landing when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, officials say. American Eagle 3340 from Knoxville, Tennessee, landed on Runway...

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<![CDATA[Mystery of Ship Buried Under World Trade Center Revealed ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:19:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/191*120/ground+zero+buried+ship2.jpg
Remnants of an 18th-century ship found buried in soil 20 feet under the World Trade Center site four years ago have been traced to Colonial-Era Philadelphia, according to a new

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<![CDATA[Cavs, Mavs Top NBA Free Agency Winners]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:55:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Knicks-Lose-Grizzlies-Tyson-Chandler-0218.jpg
The Mavs didn't land LeBron, but they did significantly upgrade their roster.

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<![CDATA[CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:39:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/toni+atkins+swearing+in.jpg
For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's top chief executive— the first openly gay governor in state history.

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<![CDATA[McRaven Lone Finalist for UT Chancellor]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Admiral+McRaven.jpg
The man who led the operation to kill Osama Bin Laden could soon be the man leading the University of Texas. Admiral William McRaven has been named the lone finalist for the position of chancellor for all...

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<![CDATA[UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Court May Have to Be Replaced: Officials]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:40:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/ucla+pauley+pavilion+court+water+flood.jpg
The court of the historic Pauley Pavilion at the University of California, Los Angeles may have to be replaced as a result of flooding to the campus, athletic department officials confirmed Wednesday.

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