In Case You Missed It Weekend News Digest: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

In Case You Missed It Weekend News Digest: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019

Five talked about stories from the previous week added each Saturday and Sunday

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    In Case You Missed It Weekend News Digest: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019

    To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories across North Texas, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit 5 stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.

    In our 5+5 format, we published the first 5 on Saturday morning, while you can find the second five below.

    Weatherford Teen Says Vaping Nearly Killed Him

    A Weatherford teenager was hospitalized at Cook Children's for more than two weeks and nearly died. Doctors tested him for every infection and virus they thought he'd contracted, but it wasn't until his cousin arrived with Tryston's vaping paraphernalia that they found the cause. Nurses say his lungs were so irritated from vaping e-cigs that they formed scar tissue. Now he's sharing his story in hopes it helps others quit e-cigs. Click here to read more about this story.

    North Texas Teen Says Vaping Nearly Killed HimNorth Texas Teen Says Vaping Nearly Killed Him

    Just a few days after the CDC announced it would investigate nearly 100 cases of severe lung illness linked with vaping, a Weatherford teen is sharing his story.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019)

    Schools, Parents Taking Action Over E-Cigarette Concerns

    Local school districts and parents hope a new state law which raises the tobacco smoking age to 21 will make it harder for teens to vape, especially at school. Frisco ISD is working on curriculum to warn students from 5th to 12th grade of the dangers of vaping. A program is scheduled for Sept. 18 where parents can learn steps to keep a child from vaping and how to help them stop if they've started. Click here to read more about this story.

    Schools, Parents Taking Action Over E-Cigarette ConcernsSchools, Parents Taking Action Over E-Cigarette Concerns

    On September 1, a new state law raising the minimum legal purchase age of tobacco and nicotine products to 21, takes effect in Texas.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019)

    Uber Hub Confirmed for Dallas With 3,000 Jobs, $400 Million in Salary

    Dallas city leaders, along with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), confirmed Tuesday that transportation company Uber Technologies has acquired office space in a new Deep Ellum development that is expected to create 3,000 new high-tech jobs with a $400 million annual payroll. Click here to read more about this story.

    Uber Hub Confirmed for Dallas With 3K Jobs, $400M in SalaryUber Hub Confirmed for Dallas With 3K Jobs, $400M in Salary

    Dallas city leaders, along with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), confirmed Tuesday that transportation company Uber Technologies has acquired office space in a new Deep Ellum development that is expected to create 3,000 new high-tech jobs with a $400 million annual payroll.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019)

    Black Men in White Coats Founder Wants to Take Mission to Next Level

    A Carrollton doctor has made it his mission to help shape the next generation of medical professionals. "Black Men in White Coats," is a mentorship program that aims to increase the number of black men in the field of medicine. His program has partnered with medical schools across the country to produce short documentary videos in hopes they will bring awareness to the issue that Okorodudu says not only affects the black male population, but the nation as a whole. Click here to read more about this story.

    UK Elvis Fans Tour Dallas Locations Where "The King" Performed

    25 Elvis fans from the United Kingdom and one from Argentina are touring Texas sites where "the King" once performed. Click here to read more about this story.

    UK Elvis Fans Tour Dallas Locations Where "The King" PerformedUK Elvis Fans Tour Dallas Locations Where "The King" Performed

    25 Elvis fans from the United Kingdom and one from Argentina are touring Texas sites where "the King" once performed.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019)

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