Jake Bleiberg and Juan Lozano, Associated Press Updated 9:56 pm CDT, Sunday, June 9, 2019 1 killed, several injured in Dallas crane collapse One person was killed and several others were injured after a construction crane toppled on an apartment building in Dallas on Sunday. (June 9) Now Playing: 1 killed, several injured in Dallas crane collapseAD: One person was killed and several others were injured after a construction crane toppled on an apartment building in Dallas on Sunday. (June 9) Media: Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A construction crane buffeted by high winds during a storm toppled on a Dallas apartment building Sunday, killing one woman in the building and injuring five other people, two of them critically, a fire official said. Crews searching the Elan City Lights building found the body of a woman inside after the crane collapsed and ripped a large gash into the side of the five-story structure, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans … [Read more...] about 1 killed, 5 injured when crane topples on Dallas apartments
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Officials respond to the scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments amid severe thunderstorms, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Dallas. Injuries were reported Sunday afternoon when storms pummeled parts of North Texas. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)Isaiah Allen, a resident of the damaged apartments, holds onto Princess, as he watches officials respond to a scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments in Dallas, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Allen was in his apartment when he said he heard what he thought was the loudest thunderclap he had ever heard but quickly realized the sound came from the collapsed crane. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP) DALLAS — A Dallas fire rescue official says one person has been killed and at least six injured when a construction crane fell on an apartment building during a storm with high winds. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans told reporters at a briefing on the accident that a woman in the … [Read more...] about 1 dead, 6 injured after crane collapse in Dallas
In a March introductory email to supporters, Blewett, 53, wrote that he had become “increasingly bothered” to have friends and neighbors insulted by Kingston, “called liars or stupid or even racists when holding different opinions of him.”“This is unacceptable behavior from any elected representative,” he wrote. Blewett and Kingston have squared off before; in 2013, the duo were among seven contenders for the seat after Angela Hunt stepped down. Blewett finished fourth, while Kingston won a runoff election against Bobby Abtahi, who is now the Park Board president.Blewett clarified his position in a recent interview with The Dallas Morning News’ editorial board.“It’s in his nature,” Blewett said. “He comes at it from the prospective as an attorney. It’s kind of a zero-sum, adversarial relationship — where if you can get 51 percent, then you can win.”Blewett said he preferred to approach … [Read more...] about Philip Kingston’s ‘adversarial’ tone again an issue as he seeks fourth Dallas City Council term
1. A reality check for O'Rourke? In a fresh survey of Iowa caucus-goers, the El Paso Democrat lags several Democratic contenders for president, an early reminder that he'll face a tough battle to secure his party's nomination. Find out where he landed in the rankings here.2. O'Rourke arrived in Nevada this weekend, an early caucus state that will test his ability to appeal to minority voters in the nation's first primary contest with a diverse, young electorate."I'm here to listen to and learn from them," he told political writer Gromer Jeffers Jr. in Nevada. "I take no one for granted in the same way I write no one off. If this is going to work ... everyone is going to have to be able to come out and step up."3. In a large and growing Democratic field, O'Rourke is not the most hard-driving ideological champion, nor the wonkiest or most creative on policy. His pitch is that he's a consensus-seeker. There's hardly an issue that voters push him on for which the answer isn't either that … [Read more...] about Marijuana bill’s first hurdle, bump stock ban, Dallas diaper duty, reality check for Beto O’Rourke?
What's Trump's next hostage situation?Re: "Protect Dreamers and Build the Wall - We can all win if both sides compromise," Jan. 18 Editorials. The Dallas Morning News editorial board states President Donald Trump's "...opponents on the left are being less than honest when they suggest that any attempt to secure our southern border with a physical barrier is un-American or immoral."Did The News forget that the Democrats along with a number of Republicans, and lots of other folks knowledgeable in that area, stated that a wall would not work (tunnels and ladders) because most of the really bad guys come in through airports, because of its high cost and that it's immoral as well? Trump has refused reasonable compromises in the past, even those presented by his own party, because he wants his "big, beautiful wall." But paying for the wall, as Trump wants it, is simply appeasing a despot of a president, who acts like a petulant infant.What will he hold us hostage over next? Maybe he … [Read more...] about Letters: Dreamers, border wall, Beto O’Rourke, press briefings, North Dallas Tollway, black toilets