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Top Stories: Status Of Confederate Memorial In The Air; Why North Texas Is A Fossil Hotspot

Apr 25, 2018

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: A Wednesday evening Mass in downtown Dallas is honoring the police officer killed in a shooting at a home improvement store.

Rogelio Santander was a three-year veteran of the Dallas police force. He was one of three people shot yesterday at a Home Depot in northeast Dallas. Cathedral bells will toll 27 times to mark each year of the officer's life.

Other stories this evening:

  • The Dallas City Council today took up several controversial proposals over what to do with the city's Confederate memorials. The council approved some measures -- and delayed others. Council members delayed a vote on whether to demolish the Confederate War Memorial at Pioneer Park Cemetery — and whether to remove the base where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once stood at Oak Lawn Park.
  • North Texas is a prime place to go on a dinosaur hunt, with numerous fossils spotted through the years. Among the most recent finds: a prehistoric crocodile that apparently liked to eat dinosaurs. Ronald Tykoski is director of the Perot Museum's Paleontology Lab -- and he talked about what it's like to discover dinos.

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