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From The Newsroom: Dallas Psychiatric Hospital May Close, Heat Slows Down TRE

A patient room at Timberlawn.

The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: 

One of the state’s oldest residential treatment centers for people with mental illness could lose its federal funding. Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas, a Pennsylvania-based chain that’s been operating here since 1917, is in trouble with regulators for violating patient safety.

The Trinity Railway Express, TRE for short, is warning commuters to plan for extra travel time. Intense heat can warp the train tracks, so they’re running a little slower right now.

The slowdown could add 10 minutes to your ride.

You can listen to the top local news stories weekdays at 6:20 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.