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Top Stories: Ezekiel Elliott Faces Another Hearing On Suspension Case

Rodger Mallison
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott faces another hearing today on whether he’ll serve a six-game suspension.

The suspension resulted from a yearlong NFL investigation that found Elliott had multiple physical confrontations last year with his girlfriend at the time. Citing conflicting evidence, prosecutors in Ohio declined to pursue a criminal case. However, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in August suspended Elliott for six games. He's been fighting the suspension in court ever since.

Elliott's still playing for now. He ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns in last night's Cowboys victory over the Washington Redskins.

Other stories this morning:

  • Texas lawmakers are considering legislative reforms to a state law allowing rent-to-own companies to pursue criminal theft charges against customers who default payments on merchandise. This comes after the Texas Tribune and the personal finance website NerdWallet conducted a months-long investigation into Plano-based Rent-A-Center.
  • The Kaufman County District Attorney’s office has closed an investigation into whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton illegally accepted a $100,000 gift.
  • A new state law this year requires commercial insurers to cover 3D mammograms. They’re more accurate than the standard mammogram, but it’s also more expensive. More on the technology in today’s Vital Signs.

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.