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Posted: Apr 26, 2014 5:30 AM

Updated: Apr 26, 2014 5:31 AM

What is expected to be a stormy weekend is underway in Texas, and eyes should remain to the skies with severe storms expected in West Texas on Saturday and in North and East Texas on Sunday. The National Weather Service says a disturbance Saturday evening will bring blowing dust and heightened fire danger to the South Plains and Panhandle. Forecasters say the greatest threat of severe weather, including tornadoes, will be in the Ark-La-Tex area around Texarkana on Sunday.

DALLAS (AP) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the keynote address at a military symposium in Dallas. The event is co-sponsored by the America's Future Series and the Association of the U.S. Army.

HOUSTON (AP) A Houston-area teacher has been charged with doing a lap dance for a boy at school on his 15th birthday. A criminal complaint says 42-year-old Felicia A. Smith of Spring was charged Thursday with having an improper relationship with a student. Smith is free on $30,000 bond.

POINT, Texas (AP) A rookie East Texas sheriff's deputy has been fired after shooting a farm dog during a burglary call and the owner then euthanized his critically wounded pet. Rains County Sheriff David Traylor on Thursday fired Deputy Jerrod Dooley after the department received threats. Traylor says Dooley was fired for bad judgment.

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