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Top Stories: Cold, Wet And Potentially Icy Weather In Store Today

National Weather Service

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The National Weather Service says there's a threat of freezing rain for areas north and west of the Metroplex today.

"Currently, we're looking at a few icy spots for example in Jacksboro and north into the Cooke County area,” meteorologist Juan Hernandez said.

School districts in Bowie, Jacksboro and Stephenville are closed today because of the weather.

The rest of the North Texas region will be cold and wet. As much as four-and-a-half inches of rain fell in the Dallas-Fort Worth area yesterday, which caused some flooding.

Other stories this morning:

  • The Dallas Mavericks has hired outside counsel to investigate reports of inappropriate workplace conduct that was published in Sports Illustrated.
  • A medical anthropologist says there may be lessons to learn about this year's flu outbreak from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the 2014 Ebola crisis in Dallas.

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.