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Top Stories: McKinney Police Trying To Move Past Pool Party Incident; Best Texas Towns To Get A Job

Brandon Brooks
National and local civil rights leaders want a former McKinney police officer to be criminally charged for his actions last week while responding to a disturbance at a community pool.

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: The McKinney police department says it wants to move past a high-profile incident last summer, when a white officer tackled an unarmed black teenage girl at a neighborhood pool.

Police want to foster a better relationship with the community so they’re holding public forums to hear from residents. At a forum last night, residents questioned how the department plans to move forward.

A new Wallethub study ranks the best and worst cities for starting a career, and Texas towns are all over the top-25. KERA's Courtney Collins breaks down the rankings with analyst Jill Gonzalez.

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