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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Westchester Plaza manager says "business as usual" for now

The future of a redevelopment plan for the 50-year-old Westchester Plaza on Fort Worth's Near Southside is unclear.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Monty Bennett: Businessman, water district activist

Monty Bennett’s name will not appear on the ballot for the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors yet he remains a powerful backstage player whose influence could shape the direction of the district’s business for years to come.

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Chikungunya virus confirmed in Tarrant County

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the North Texas county's first case of chikungunya (chicken-GUN'-yuh) virus disease.

Officials at Tarrant County Public Health say a resident of Mansfield, about 20 miles southwest of Fort Worth, has been diagnosed with the disease after returning home from the Caribbean. Other details are being withheld to protect the patient's privacy.

It's the 13th Texas case of the illness considered rarely fatal but marked by joint pain, fever, muscle aches and rash. Recovery typically takes about a week.

Mosquitoes that carry the virus are found in Texas. The associate director of the Tarrant County health agency, Dr. Anita, Kurian, said Friday there's no evidence it's spreading locally in the county. Only Florida so far has reported a local spread of the virus.
 

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