Good morning. It's Thursday, August 22nd. I’m Alex Brodie, and here are the top stories from The Dallas Morning News. Today will be mostly sunny and very warm with a high of 99 and a low of 79. Expect clear conditions tonight. Our top story is: After more than a month of absence from the police department, Chief U. Renée Hall is returning for duty next week. In a statement yesterday, the Dallas Police Department said Hall's doctor cleared her for duty.