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From The Newsroom: Tornado Devastation, Memorial Service Honors Jim Wright

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

A tornado blows through the city of Van, killing two people and destroying many homes.   

And legendary Texas politician Jim Wright is remembered at a memorial service in Fort Worth. 

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.