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Top Stories: A Spotlight On Dallas' Stray Problem, Big Changes At Baylor

Courtney Collins
KERA news
Two stray dogs in southeast Dallas, eating food a volunteer rescuer brought.

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:  A deadly dog attack earlier this month has residents of south Dallas, city council members and animal rescuers speaking out about what they call a crisis-level stray dog problem

Other stories this afternoon: Baylor University has demoted its President, and fired its head football coach. The Baylor Board of Regents announced the changes in response to an investigation about how the Waco university has handled accusations of sexual assault on campus. Football coach Art Briles is out, Kenneth Starr is no longer President. He will remain Chancellor of the school—he’s also tenured law professor. Baylor asked a law firm last year to conduct a review following allegations that the football program mishandled several cases of players sexually assaulting women.

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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.