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Top Stories: Farmers Branch Police Officer Charged With Murder; Movies About Music


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: An off-duty police officer in Farmers Branch was arrested last night after shooting and killing a teenager over the weekend. He’s charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Other stories this morning:

  • Hospital administrators across the state are waiting for news about the future of some Medicaid funds. State officials applied last fall to renew what’s known as an 11-15 Medicaid waiver, but they haven’t gotten word yet. It was created as a temporary funding measure to help hospitals provide health care to uninsured patients.
  • Our Big Screen team is back from SXSW to talk about some of the films this year featuring musicians.

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 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.