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Top Stories: Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension; What Makes A Great Teacher

Keith Allison
Ezekiel Elliott (No. 21) during Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Unless Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott files an appeal, the NFL's six-game suspension will be reinstated tonight.

A U.S. District Judge in New York City yesterday rejected a request for a preliminary injunction. But she also put the ruling on hold for 24 hours to give Elliott's legal team time to appeal. If the suspension holds, Elliott won't play Sunday against the Chiefs and can't play again until Dec. 17 at Oakland.

It's the second time a federal ruling has overturned a reprieve that kept Elliott on the field. The NFL's been trying to successfully suspend him since the end of preseason. The issue stems from allegations of a physical dispute between Elliott and an ex-girlfriend last year.

Other stories this morning:

  • Texas lawmakers have been reacting to yesterday's indictments against three former campaign officials for President Trump.
  • Texas Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, has demanded that three trustees from the Dallas County Schools board resign immediately. Huffines is behind the bill the Texas Legislature passed that requires an election for voters to decide whether to dismantle the school bus agency.
  • For 30 years, The Milken Foundation has been rewarding top educators across the country. Past winners explain the qualities in a great teacher.

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

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.