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From The Newsroom: Dallas County DA’s Office Misspent Money; A Bigger Parkland Opens


The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: An audit by the U.S. Justice Department has found the Dallas County district attorney’s office misspent money from forfeiture fund accounts. The audit looked at expenditures from 2011 to 2013, when Craig Watkins was district attorney.

Also, the $1.3 billion new Parkland Hospital is open for business after five years of construction.

Finally, the Big Screen team digs into a rock n’ roll anthology that has become a cult classic.

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

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.