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Gabrielle Jones

Digital News Editor

Gabrielle Jones has a passion for serving diverse audiences. She is the Digital News Editor at KERA in Dallas, Texas.

Previously she worked at Richmond, Virginia's PBS and NPR affiliate, VPM. Jones joined VPM in 2015 and worked in a variety of roles in the fundraising, digital and news departments.

Jones completed her undergraduate work in English and Mass Communications at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., where she finished her bachelor's degree in just three years. She earned her master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.

She specializes in helping teams craft and implement digital content and engagement strategies.

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Lorraine Birabil defeated James Armstrong III in Tuesday's special runoff election for Texas House District 100. Birabil won with about 66% of the vote. 

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KERA

Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of the PBS NewsHour who began his public television career at KERA, has died. He was 85.

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TSA

Three Texas airports ranked in the top 10 for the number of guns the Transportation Security Administration discovered at airport checkpoints last year. The agency caught more firearms at checkpoints nationwide in 2019 than ever before.

lightning over Dallas
Justin Terveen / For KERA

One person is dead after a car flipped into Five Mile Creek west of downtown Dallas around 7 p.m. Friday, according to Dallas police. 

Severe thunderstorms came through the area unleashing downpours that caused widespread flash flooding.

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Christopher Connelly / KERA News

Gov. Greg Abbott has told the U.S. State Department Texas will not accept refugees in the 2020 fiscal year.

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Keith Srakocic / Associated Press

Dallas County Health and Human Services reported its first vaping-related death in the county this week. The patient was a teenager and had a chronic underlying medical condition.

River Oaks Police Dept. / Via Associated Press

Authorities have identified the gunman in Sunday's suburban Fort Worth church shooting as 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen of River Oaks, a small city near Fort Worth. Police have not determined a motive for the shooting. 

 West Freeway Church of Christ
David Kent / Associated Press

A gunman who opened fire Sunday morning at a suburban Fort Worth church was killed by two parishioners, authorities say. Two people died from the wounds they sustained at the hands of the shooter.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A 41-year-old Congolese woman seeking asylum died Wednesday in U.S. custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.

Aaron Dean
Tarrant County Jail via Associated Press

The white former Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home in October was indicted on a murder charge by a grand jury Friday. 

Letters to Santa
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For decades the U.S. Postal Service has asked people and organizations to adopt letters addressed to Santa from children in need. This year Austin will be among the 15 cities whose letters are included in the program named Operation Santa.