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Life

Local Hero: Cpl. Nick salutes school crossing guard

Local Hero: Cpl. Nick salutes school crossing guardWilliam Wright, Jr. is a Cedar Hill crossing guard whose work at Waterford Oaks Elementary meant so much to the parents and students, they nominated him to be a Local Hero.
  • Life
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Pets

Tailwagger: Meet Reba

Tailwagger: Meet RebaReba has a beautiful soft coat that you will love to pet!
  • Pets
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Life

Dallas playwright reveals story behind MLK's famous letter

Dallas playwright reveals story behind MLK's famous letterIt has become a founding document of the civil rights movement, but Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" was almost left to languish in the same jail where it was written.
  • Life
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Pets

Tailwagger: Meet Katie Sue

Tailwagger: Meet Katie SueKatie Sue is very smart and loyal, gets along well with other dogs, and loves going on walks.
  • Pets
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Life

United Way hopes to convert football excitement into education enthusiasm

United Way hopes to convert football excitement into education enthusiasmOur Alexa Conomos sat down with Jennifer Sampson and Susan Hoff of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to talk about Wednesday's event involving former Cowboys player Darren Woodson and nearly 500 area high school kids.
  • Life
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Life

North Texas mom creates Jewish answer to Elf on the Shelf

North Texas mom creates Jewish answer to Elf on the ShelfAbra Liberman-Garrett talks about how she came up with the idea for Maccabee on the Mantel.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Life

Mom gets surprise nomination for Christmas

Mom gets surprise nomination for ChristmasMichelle Stevens gets a surprise announcement from the people behind Santa's Sparkle, after dealing with an unthinkable loss.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Life

Cpl. Nick salutes local bus driver for commitment to kids

Cpl. Nick salutes local bus driver for commitment to kidsNews 8 Daybreak's Cpl. Nick Bristow thanks Duncanville ISD bus driver Donald Harris for going the extra mile for his students.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Pets

Tailwagger: Meet Bailey

Tailwagger: Meet BaileyBailey is a two-year-old female Terrier mix available for adoption at the SPCA of Texas
  • Pets
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Life

Corporal Nick salutes one incredible mom

Corporal Nick salutes one incredible momCpl. Nick Bristow salutes Carolina Pena for being a local hero.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Local

Ebola house decorator: We hope to create awareness

Ebola house decorator: We hope to create awarenessThe man behind a controversial Ebola-themed Halloween decoration says he's disappointed Doctors Without Borders doesn't want him to raise money on their behalf, but that he still hopes to raise "awareness" about the disease.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Life

Overcoming misconceptions about Down Syndrome

Overcoming misconceptions about Down SyndromeChannel 8's Marie Saavedra sat down with this year's Rockwall High School homecoming king, Andrew Sauerwein, to talk about overcoming misconceptions about Down Syndrome.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Pets

Tailwagger: Meet Yoshi

Tailwagger: Meet YoshiYoshi is an adorable two-month-old Labrador/Shepherd mix now available for adoption from the SPCA of Texas
  • Pets
  • 3 days, 18 hours ago
Life

Behind the scenes for a morning at Alexa's house

Behind the scenes for a morning at Alexa's houseAs part of our Salute to the Busy Parent, we sent a camera to Alexa Conomos' house while she was at work to see how her husband, Bradley, handles getting the kids ready in the morning.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Life

Meteorologist Greg Fields opens up about life as a dad

Meteorologist Greg Fields opens up about life as a dadMeteorologist Greg Fields gives us a rare glimpse at his life outside the weather studio, where he works full-time as a busy dad.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Life

Daybreak kicks off 'Salute to the Busy Parent' week with in-studio breakfast

Daybreak kicks off 'Salute to the Busy Parent' week with in-studio breakfastWe invited three, real-life parents into the studio for a catered breakfast and an intimate conversation about life with kids.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Life

New Daybreak reporter gets some unexpected dating advice

New Daybreak reporter gets some unexpected dating adviceDaybreak reporter Monica Hernandez has to think quickly when Ron asks her a personal question.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Features

VIDEO: Corp. Nick upstages dash cam cop

VIDEO: Corp. Nick upstages dash cam copThe dash camera video of a Dover police officer caught jamming to Taylor Swift has close to 900,000 views on YouTube in less than a week. That got us thinking about Corporal Nick and what he's up to on those long patrol shifts.
  • Features
  • 6 days, 22 hours ago
Politics

Sen. Davis on 15-point polling gap: We aren't losing momentum

Sen. Davis on 15-point polling gap: We aren't losing momentumSen. Wendy Davis sat down with News 8 Daybreak's Alexa Conomos to discuss a new poll on the governor's race.
  • Politics
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
NFL

Ron Corning makes good after losing bet on Cowboys

Ron Corning makes good after losing bet on CowboysDaybreak anchor Ron Corning has to hold up his end of the bargain after losing a football bet against Phoenix anchor Doug Meehan.
  • NFL
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Life

High school students show off monster moves to 'Thriller'

High school students show off monster moves to 'Thriller'Watch clips from Daybreak's special Halloween Party on the Plaza.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Weather

Mavs mascot takes over weather forecast

Mavs mascot takes over weather forecastChamp, the Dallas Mavericks mascot, helps News 8 Daybreak's Greg Fields with the weather forecast.
  • Weather
  • 3 months ago
Kid's Doctor

Doctor answers your questions about enterovirus D68

Doctor answers your questions about enterovirus D68News 8 Daybreak anchor Alexa Conomos asks Dr. Benjamin Lee of Children's Medical Center what parents should look out for when it comes to enterovirus D68.
  • Kid's Doctor
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Bug expert debunks myths about what to do in a bee attack

Bug expert debunks myths about what to do in a bee attackOur Alexa Conomos sits down with entomologist Michael Merchant to dispel some of the misconceptions about what to do in a bee attack.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Life

Daybreak recipe: Easy Pumpkin Bread

Daybreak recipe: Easy Pumpkin BreadA seasonal favorite with the taste of autumn
  • Life
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

County Judge: Amber Vinson did nothing wrong

County Judge: Amber Vinson did nothing wrongCounty Judge Clay Jenkins reacts to the handling of a health care worker who took a commercial flight after treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Entertainment

Daybreak team does 'The Carlton'

Daybreak team does 'The Carlton'In honor of this week's episode of "Dancing with Stars," the Daybreak team shows us how they do "The Carlton."
  • Entertainment
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago