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Top Stories: Presidential Historian Reflects; North Texas At Greater Risk For Earthquakes


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Dallas police say they’re troubled by big jumps in the city’s crime rate, and they’re working to tackle the problem. So far in 2016, violent crime has increased more than 20 percent compared to the same period last year. Aggravated assault has risen nearly 35 percent, and murders are up about 85 percent.

President Obama’s time in the White House, at this point, is measured in months. Yet, according to presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, he’s working every angle he can to avoid being a lame duck. 

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Federal scientists now say North Texas is at a higher risk of damaging earthquakes than ever before. The U.S. Geological Survey released a first-of-its-kind report today that maps out potential ground-shaking hazards from earthquakes. 

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.