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Top Stories: The State Wants To Shut Down Timberlawn; An Artist’s Portrayal Of Cinema

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The state is moving to shut down the biggest psychiatric hospital in Dallas over safety issues.

The Dallas Morning News reports the state health department has asked Timberlawn Mental Health System to surrender its license and pay a one million-dollar fine.

Officials say they plan to fight the penalties at a meeting on April 28th .

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You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 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 KERANews.org. 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.