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Leading Off (1/19/24)

Nobody is confirming a British tabloid report that FIFA has decided to award Arlington with the 2026 World Cup finals.

More About that World Cup FIFA Report. As Tim Rogers and Ben Swanger reported yesterday, no local soccer officials are confirming the report in The Sun tabloid that Arlington landed the final. The 2026 committee chair, Dan Hunt, didn’t respond to comment from the Dallas Morning News and Monica Paul, the head of the Dallas Sports Commission, issued a statement to media that said her organization was excited about the opportunity. At this rate, we’ll have to wait for the scheduled February 4 announcement to get confirmation.

Sandman Hotel Explosion Victim Sues For $177 Million. Karen Mayte Lopez Ontiveros, 28, said she reported to management that she smelled gas a few hours before the Sandman Hotel exploded in downtown Fort Worth. She joins about a dozen of her colleagues in filing suit against the entity that operates the hotel, Northland Properties, as well as the Musume restaurant in the basement where the explosion occurred, and its parent companies, Rock Libations and SBBC Hospitium. The lawsuit alleges that employees were not told to evacuate and that she was “trapped beneath the building” after the explosion.

Cold Weekend with Rain on the Way. Arctic air is back in North Texas, which will push lows down into the 20s this weekend. Highs will be in the 30s on Friday and Saturday, with Sunday possibly reaching into the 40s. Rain is back in the forecast overnight Sunday into Monday, so pack an umbrella. And, once again, drip those faucets.


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