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Posted: Feb 4, 2014 3:45 PM

Updated: Feb 4, 2014 3:46 PM

DALLAS (AP) Inclement weather has moved across much of Texas with the Panhandle receiving snowfall and rain hampering commuters in North Texas south to the Houston area. At least an inch of snow fell today on Amarillo with forecasters calling for up to five inches in some areas.

PLANO, Texas (AP) J.C. Penney is reporting a 3.1 percent rise in comparable-store sales during the critical nine-week holiday period. Company shares jumped 4 percent in premarket trading. Plano-based J.C. Penney ended 2013 with more than $2 billion in total available liquidity. Industry watchers are paying close attention to that number as the retailer tries to turn itself around.

HOUSTON (AP) Investigators say they're baffled by the fatal shootings last week of a family of four, including two children, at their suburban Houston home. Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says today that authorities are still trying to determine a motive for the slayings. The names of the victims have not been released as authorities are still trying to contact relatives of the family, who immigrated from China.

DALLAS (AP) School officials say the highly contagious norovirus is the suspected illness that sickened hundreds of students and staffers at a suburban Dallas high school. Richardson High School Principal Charles Bruner sent a letter to parents today saying the number of students who fell ill peaked Friday at more than 600. The number fell to about 240 Monday. The school has 2,550 students.

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