COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The COVID-19 pandemic has been so hard on so many people, leading some to drug use. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports last year was the deadliest year on record for drug overdoses. READ MORE: US To Deport ‘Massive’ Number Of Haitian Migrants From Texas Border Town Robin Williams … Read more

North Texas Parents Plan Homecoming Dance After School District Cancels Due To COVID-19 – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

JUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Parents determined to give their kids a normal school year are organizing a homecoming dance on their own, after Northwest ISD decided to cancel the tradition due to concerns over spreading COVID-19. Tickets for the parent-planned dance for students at Northwest High School will go on sale through an app next … Read more

Cook Children’s Doctors Share Impact of Pandemic on Non-COVID-19 Patients – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

While health officials express cautious optimism that COVID-19 hospitalizations are plateauing among adults, they say the situation is growing dire in our pediatric hospitals. Amid the surge, Cook Children’s Medical Center announced this week that it’s halting elective surgeries and even sometimes diverting patients away. It’s a situation that’s left doctors exhausted and forced to … Read more

Lucy Dacus Returns to Dallas with New Songs and Support for Abortion Rights

Few musicians capture the hidden minutia of life and its emotionally devastating moments of banality in such a comforting manner as Lucy Dacus. The 26-year old singer/songwriter returns to Dallas for a show at Trees on Friday, Sept. 17. We had the opportunity to talk with Dacus from her home in Philadelphia about her fans’ … Read more

One Of The World’s Largest Homes Is About To Go Up For Sale In Bel Air – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

BEL AIR (CBSLA) – One of the world’s largest homes is going on the market. A 100,000 sq. ft. megamansion in Bel Air will be listed after the developer defaulted on his loans. The house, known as “The One” has been under construction for the past several years. The original asking price was $500 million. READ MORE: … Read more

Robert Durst Found Guilty of First Degree Murder in Killing of Longtime Friend – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

New York real estate scion Robert Durst was found guilty in the killing of a longtime friend in her home in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles nearly 21 years ago. Jurors spent less than six hours discussing the case since it was handed to them Tuesday afternoon following 3 1/2 days of closing … Read more

Cancer Worries Lead To Recall Of ‘All Lots’ Of Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM) — Pfizer is recalling all lots of its popular anti-smoking drug Chantix, because of possible high levels of a cancer-causing agent. After pausing distribution of the drug in June and recalling specific lots of the medicine, the company took the action on September 17 of expanding the recall nationwide to include all … Read more

Texans Attacked a NYC Hostess Thursday Night When Asked for Proof of Vaccine

On Monday, New York City restaurants had to begin enforcing the Key to NYC vaccine pass, which requires diners to show proof of at least one dose of a vaccine if they want to sit inside the restaurant. The policy has been in effect since mid-August but just this week was being fully implemented. Restaurants … Read more

France Recalls Ambassadors to US, Australia Over Sub Deal – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday evening that France is immediately recalling its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia in a backlash over a submarine deal. Le Drian said in a statement that the decision, on request from President Emmanuel Macron, “is justified by the exceptional seriousness of the announcements” made by Australia … Read more

38-Year-Old Texas Man Linked To ‘Boogaloo’ Movement Convicted Of Attempted Murder – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

NEW BOSTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Officials say he was a part of the “boogaloo” movement and livestreamed threats to kill police, now a Texas man has been convicted of attempted murder of a peace officer — a violation of the Hate Crimes Act. Aaron Swenson was found guilty on September 16 by a jury in … Read more