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Gas leak investigation still searching for cause

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality is conducting an ongoing investigation regarding a natural gas leak from a derrick on the outskirts of Denton on April 19, said TCEQ media relations member Andrea Morrow. Morrow said DFW Air Investigators used a handheld total vapor analyzer to

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This week’s police blotter

Staff Reports Monday, April 15, 10:16 p.m.: UNT police officers received a complaint of a male non-student overdosing on a controlled substance at Clark Park. Police officers and Denton Emergency Medical Services responded to the call. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Tuesday, April 16, 7:09 a.m.:

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Center to hold electronics drive

Christina Ulsh / Contributing Writer With advancements in technology happening almost daily, consumers don’t know what to do with the mass of old tube televisions, outdated cell phones, used batteries and other electronic equipment they don’t want or need. But casually tossing these lead and mercury-filled electronics can be dangerous to

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Boston bombing suspect in critical condition at hospital

Staff Reports In a televised press conference Friday night, authorities said Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody and is in serious condition at a local hospital. The other suspect, who is said to be his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died early Friday morning in a shooting

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UPDATE: Gas leak stopped after 12 hours

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer A natural gas derrick on the outskirts of Denton leaked for more than 12 hours today. According to residents, the derrick started leaking gas into the air around 3 a.m. The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality was alerted at 10 a.m. Four families living next

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UNT organizations gather supplies, condolences for West residents

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer After a Richter-scale blast devastated the community in West, Texas on Wednesday, multiple UNT student organizations are helping the town and its survivors. The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Sigma Phi Lambda sorority and the Division of Student Affairs have all pitched in supplies, money and

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Professor named Fulbright Scholar for second time

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer A UNT professor will teach graduate students at Uganda Martyrs University in Uganda this fall after being named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year. Marc Cutright, professor of higher education at UNT’s College of Education and director of UNT’s Center for Higher Education,

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Committee selects summer, fall editors

Holly Harvey / Editor-in-chief The Publications Committee met yesterday to select the summer and fall editors-in-chief of the North Texas Daily. Unanimously, the committee named general studies junior James Coreas as editor of the Daily’s summer magazine, On the Record, and journalism senior Nadia Hill as the Daily’s fall editor. Both

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Renovations to dining halls set to finish by fall semester

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer The dining halls at Bruce and Clark Hall are both undergoing renovations to satisfy the needs of the growing student body. The $2.6 million renovation to Bruce Hall and the renovation to Clark Hall are set to be operational for the upcoming fall semester. Kenneth Botts,

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Professor works to preserve Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer With the concrete jungle expanding more and more each year and the natural jungle shrinking, biologists and environmentalists have worked to conserve nature for a long time. This is the field where biology professor Jeff Johnson found his calling. Currently, he’s involved in research to help

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