Dallas – Officials say a 52-year-old woman is the first person from Dallas County to die of swine flu.
The announcement Thursday came during a news conference to address the county's plan for flu season. Officials said the woman had underlying health issues when she died last Friday. They had no other details.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the county had 431 confirmed cases of swine flu as of Aug. 8. However, the county health department stopped accepting samples of potential cases in May.
– A drug test conducted on the driver involved in the Texas charter bus crash that killed 17 passengers last year found evidence of recent cocaine use.
Documents prepared by the Sherman police department show cocaine was discovered in a urine sample from Barrett Broussard during the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of the accident.