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Posted: May 9, 2014 2:31 AM

Updated: May 9, 2014 2:31 AM

DALLAS (AP) Home and business owners and city and utility crews are cleaning up around the Dallas-Fort Worth area after savage thunderstorms left widespread damage in their wake. Today's cleanup comes after winds reaching up to 70 mph in parts tore through North Texas yesterday. Strong winds also destroyed a mobile home near Joshua.

HEARNE, Texas (AP) Hearne's mayor says the police officer who shot 93-year-old Pearlie Golden should be fired. Texas Rangers are investigating what led to a Hearne police officer fatally shooting Golden at her home after responding to a 911 disturbance call this week. Hearne police have said in a statement that Golden "brandished a gun" when Officer Stephen Stem arrived Tuesday night.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) The Texas high school made famous by the book "Friday Night Lights" says a longtime teacher has committed suicide. Mark Lampman was among five former staffers accused of having improper relationships with students. School officials didn't detail Lampman's alleged relationship with a female student but called it improper.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A statewide group advocating for Texans' right to openly carry firearms and a North Texas affiliate have parted ways. The move came after armed members of Open Carry Tarrant County entered a fast-food restaurant and frightened employees. Open Carry Texas and Open Carry Tarrant County both dispute what happened.

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