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Ideas in motion: Local choreographer takes her show to Broadway
Bree Hafen has been dancing her entire life.
Rain hurts population of mosquitoes that carry West Nile
Heavy rain that hit the area early this week is just what's needed to keep mosquitoes prone to the West Nile virus under control.
Allen implements first mosquito trapping program
The city of Allen has implemented its first mosquito trapping program a year after one resident died of West Nile virus and eight cases were discovered.
Identity of man who drowned at city golf course revealed
Update Monday 11:45 a.m.
Allen residents slow to apply new water restrictions
Stage 3 water restrictions went into effect at the beginning of this month, but so far Allen residents have been slow to adjust their watering habits.
Eye of the storm: Storm spotters fill key role in keeping public safe
Each spring and summer, dozens of tornadoes are reported across North Texas and neighboring Oklahoma, causing residents to huddle around weather radios and television sets to learn the storms’ projected paths.
Applicants flood safe room rebate program within hours of opening
A program that would help residents pay for safe rooms to be used in extreme weather closed just four hours after opening because of overwhelming demand.
Father's Day car show headed to Watters Creek on Saturday
Allen residents looking to add a mechanical tinge to their weekend can swing by Watters Creek on Saturday for a free car show featuring an array of new and classic vehicles.
Zombies inspire fun opportunity for local kids
Archery expert Travis Glick is using the undead to inspire local kids with an appreciation for the outdoors.
Allen USA: Free community festival to take place June 29
Allen is preparing for its biggest event of the year.
Explosive display: Allen USA fireworks show to feature 1,200 firing sequences
Allen USA will culminate with 25 minutes of fireworks.
TxDOT studies U.S. 75 corridor, looks at alternate routes
Collin County drivers know what it's like to sit behind a sea of taillights during their morning and evening commutes. As this scene remains typical to them, the Texas Department of Transportation is trying to determine a better way to travel.
Murder-for-hire suspect told Allen police about plan
A man arrested for allegedly hiring someone to murder his wife was the one who alerted Allen police of the plot, according to the arrest affidavit.
Allen ISD board approves $147M budget: District expects extra money from state
Allen ISD will spend all of the $147 million it brings in next year under a balanced budget unanimously approved Monday by the school board.
Police suspect Florida gang in weekend car burglaries
A criminal gang from Florida has been implicated in a pair of car burglaries over the weekend.
Midsummer night's dream: Several cities launch summer concert series this month
With the onset of summer comes the arrival of free live entertainment, many cities in the area will offer summer concert series starting in June.
Still no decision on arts hall dissolution
More than seven months after plans to dissolve the Arts Center of North Texas were put into motion, the three owner cities have still not come to an agreement over how to best carry out that task.
Filmmakers unite in Collin County
Suzanne Smith has spent most of her adult life helping people get back on their feet in the social services field.
Z Gallerie opens at Watters Creek
The home furnishing store Z Gallerie will open at Watters Creek on Saturday. The store carries a collection of upscale home decor items, including furniture, art, dinnerware and other accessories. It will be located across from Luke's Locker.
Allen police arrest two men in alleged murder-for-hire plot
Allen police have arrested two men who allegedly set up a murder-for-hire plot through Craigslist, according to an NBC 5 report.
Allen Area Patriots join lawsuit against IRS
The Allen Area Patriots are suing the IRS for targeting them with increased scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.
Scouts move to allow gay members: Conservative politicians speak out on vote
In one of the most anticipated votes in the organization's 100-year-plus history, the Boy Scouts National Council voted last week to admit gay scouts into its ranks.
Lawmakers set to tackle redistricting issue
Just 30 minutes after the Texas House adjourned Sunday on the 140th and final day of the 83rd Legislative Session, lawmakers were notified of a special session set to begin Tuesday morning.
New water restrictions begin Saturday
Allen residents will need to watch their water use carefully to avoid fines when new water restrictions begin Saturday.
Relay for Life Allen celebrates decade of fundraising
Relay for Life Allen will celebrate a decade of existence Friday when residents hit the track at Allen High School to raise money for the fight against cancer.
Staying safe over summer: Heat-related illnesses can result in serious health problems, death
Memorial Day traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and people throughout North Texas will celebrate the holiday by spending time outdoors.
Allen Philharmonic playing free Memorial Day concert
The Allen Philharmonic will pay homage to veterans with a free concert on Memorial Day.
Allen ISD board welcomes new members
The Allen ISD school board was in transition Monday when it welcomed two new members and said goodbye to the trustees they're replacing.
Myers wants school board to discuss moving AISD service center
Allen ISD school board member Micheal Myers spent his first meeting trying to reignite the controversy surrounding the district's new service center.
History in the making: Plano’s black leaders react to historic election
No matter the outcome of the Plano mayor’s race, it was going to be a landmark event.
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