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Anthony Cave

Audion Reporting Fellow

Anthony Cave reports gun culture as part of a new national reporting collaborative called Guns & America.  

Anthony loves telling stories that have an impact, regardless of the medium. He started his career in print reporting but spent the last two and a half years at the ABC affiliates in Phoenix and Sacramento, fact-checking politicians and humanizing proposed legislation. He enjoys using new tools to visualize data.

Anthony holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University.

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An alleged assault — followed by a anti-Semetic slur — on a Denton bar manager and then a white nationalist demonstration riled up the city of Denton this week.


Daryl Howard turns 65 in October. He has a Glock .45-caliber handgun stored in his desk at home, but hopes never to use it.

"It's not something that's taken lightly," Howard says on a weekday afternoon, in his second-floor Dallas apartment. 

More Fireworks Means More Boom At Addison's Kaboom Town

Jul 3, 2019
Associated Press

North Texas is home to one of the top fireworks celebrations in the country, and organizers of Addison's Kaboom Town say Wednesday's fireworks show will be bigger than ever.

Associated Press

Alexander Acosta, the U.S. Secretary of Labor, visited El Centro College in Dallas on Tuesday, where he announced new federal grant money for the Dallas County Community College District that will go toward funding health care apprenticeships for students.

Dallas Police Department / Twitter

An unsettling statistic has come to light — 40 homicides in the city of Dallas in May. But here's why context is needed. 

Overall, crime is still down historically since the 1990s. And we're not even halfway through 2019 yet. 

Anthony Cave / KERA News

The El Paso Democrat's still-developing immigration plan calls for a new visa category and more.

Speaking during a roundtable with local immigration leaders at Casa Komali restaurant in Dallas, Beto O'Rourke touted his plan as non-partisan — and fearless. 

Alan Diaz / Associated Press

Sometimes that loose change adds up.

The TSA security checkpoints at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport collected $36,707 in loose change left behind by travelers in fiscal year 2018.

Matt Slocum / Associated Press

If you traveled through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on May 15, you might be at risk of getting measles. 


That's right, they're not looking for you and your overdue books anymore. 

The Dallas City Council amended an ordinance Wednesday that eliminates fees on overdue books. Previously, an overdue book cost 30 cents a day.

Joel Fitzgerald
Christopher Connelly / KERA News

Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald had shown an "increasing lack of good judgment," a city executive wrote in a termination letter sent to KERA on Monday.

An assortment of rifles sits on racks at Delta Arsenal, a gun shop in Wallingford, Connecticut.
Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

Nearly 2 million records were added last year to the FBI database used to prevent criminals from buying a gun, according to a new FBI report on the operations of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS.

That’s an 11% increase over 2017.

Associated Press

The city of Dallas says the parking spots that flooded during last month's heavy rains at the city-owned airport are closed "indefinitely."

The Nashville Hot Chicken from Ida Claire in Plano: spicy fried chicken breast, pimento cheese toast, pickled cucumbers and onion
Ida Claire / Facebook

If you're still looking to firm up brunch plans for Cinco de Mayo or Mother's Day, you could head to Addison's Ida Claire and Plano's Whiskey Cake — both made OpenTable's 2019 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America list.

Thibault Camus / Associated Press

Thousands of people crowded the streets of Paris on Monday as Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames. Among the throngs: a pair of North Texas artists celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

In this 2013 photo, handguns are displayed in the sales area of gun range in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The scoflaw states flouting 2017 legislation aimed at fixing the FBI's faulty background check system have not been publicly named yet.
Associated Press

A year after President Donald Trump signed legislation requiring states and federal agencies to add more information to the database that gun dealerships use during firearms purchases, a few states have missed a key deadline.

Family members of workers inside CVE Technology in Allen, Texas, took concerned phone calls, sent worried texts and waited for updates throughout the afternoon while ICE conducted raid operations.
Anthony Cave / KERA News

Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday arrested 284 employees at a technology repair company in a Dallas suburb on charges of working in the United States illegally. Officials say it's the largest worksite raid in the country in 10 years.

One Year Later: After March For Our Lives

Mar 27, 2019
Students across the country, including University of Texas at Arlington student Nyasha Magocha, center, helped plan the first March for our Lives in 2018.
Guns & America

In the year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, young people have brought gun issues to the forefront of our national consciousness like never before.

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

The two giants of the North Texas aviation scene are feeling the impact of President Trump's announcement that the U.S. is grounding Boeing's 737 Max fleet. 

Anthony Cave / KERA News

As the pops of gunfire echo around him, Monte Petersen stoops to collect small brass casings that recently flew from his .45 pistol. They jingle like loose change as he picks them off the gun range floor and tosses them into a bucket.

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press

No mass, no problem. 

Those hoping to get their ashes on Ash Wednesday, which signifies the first day of Lent for Christians worldwide, can do so from their cars.

Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics and suggesting that workers are purposely grounding planes to gain leverage in negotiations over a new contract.
Julio Cortez / Associated Press

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, alleging its mechanics union — the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association — is illegally slowing down work to improve "position in ongoing labor negotiations."

Bruno Davaillon and Ricardo "Ricchi" Sanchez of the Bullion restaurant in Dallas are 2019 James Beard Award semifinalists for Best Chef: Southwest and Outstanding Pastry Chef.
Bullion via Facebook / Courtesy

Four chefs and two restaurants in Dallas are up for the prestigious James Beard Awards, which annually recognize culinary excellence. But Big D is definitely not the only Texas city to make the list.

Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press

Fort Worth-based American Airlines plans to add 700 flight attendants to its Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hub, an airline spokeswoman confirmed.

The reason goes back to the airline's merger with US Airways in 2013: American Airlines flight attendants could only fly on original American Airlines planes, not US Airways. 

Laura Isensee / Houston Public Media

Sandy Hook. Parkland. Santa Fe.

If it seems like school shootings are becoming more common, there is some data to support that.

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

With all the talk about property tax and school finance reform in the Texas Legislature so far, one has to wonder — what about guns?

Leah McElrath / Associated Press

Election officials across counties in North Texas are in something of a holding pattern when it comes to checking for suspected non-U.S. citizens on their voter rolls. 

Benny Snyder / Associated Press

Got canned goods? Laundry detergent? Dallas Love Field Airport needs your help. 

Through Feb. 1, the airport plans to collect non-perishable food and toiletries to help furloughed federal workers still without pay due to the partial government shutdown. 

Anthony Cave / KERA News

Minnie's Food Pantry in Plano is usually closed on Monday. But in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, pantry founder Cheryl Jackson opened her doors to feed furloughed federal workers still without paychecks because of the partial government shutdown.

Illustration by Matthew Warlick / For Guns & America

Stephanie Bond was married to her husband for almost 22 years before he called her into the master bedroom one afternoon in February 2010.

"He pulled out a .45-caliber gun and shot me three times in our walk-in closet with three of the four children at the home," Bond said.

The Associated Press / Rex C. Curry

Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher, the colorful character who built an upstart Texas carrier into a high-flying powerhouse, died Thursday, the airline announced. He was 87.