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Top Stories: Balch Springs Officer Facing New Charges; North Dallas' Cattleack BBQ Impresses

15-year-old Mesquite High School freshman Jordan Edwards (left) was shot and killed by Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver on April 29, 2017.

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The fired Balch Springs officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards turned himself into authorities on Friday. Roy Oliver is facing two new aggravated assault charges for an off-duty unrelated road rage incident.

The district attorney's office asked a judge to raise Oliver's bail after deciding he was a danger to the community. At a press conference, Dallas County DA Faith Johnson said she's not afraid of prosecuting police officers. 

Other stories this evening:

  • Cattleack BBQ in North Dallas was recently named the No. 3 best barbecue joint in the state by Texas Monthly. It beat out local staples like Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum and Lockhart Smokehouse in Bishop Arts. It's the first time the North Dallas joint, whose name plays off Cadillac, has been recognized on the list. Owner and pitmaster Todd David says he was suprised by the honor. 
  • Think about the last movie you saw. Can you say more about it other than it was "good" or "bad?" Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Ann Hornaday, movie critic for the Washington Post, about evaluating a film. She says it all starts with three questions... 
  • Polaroid cameras were a breakthrough, the first ‘instant’ cameras, the first to shoot and develop a photo on the spot. Polaroid was innovative, thanks in part to its work with artists. ‘The Polaroid Project’ is a major exhibition making its US debut at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort  Worth. Art & Seek’s Anne Bothwell and Jerome Weeks sat down to talk about the Polaroid's history, artistry and technology.

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.