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  • 6th graders help Fort Worth police catch burglary suspect

    FORT WORTH – A burglary suspect is now behind bars thanks to three sixth grade students. Trevontae Barker, Kenyon Maloney and David Willis told Fort Worth police that a man on the run had offered them each 20 dollars to help him hide, but the boys refused and told police where the suspect fled. Officers located the man and and arrested him shortly after. To thank the young boys for their help, the Fort Worth PD presented each of them […]

  • Arrest made in murder of pregnant Arlington mother

    ARLINGTON – A man was arrested Wednesday night for the murder of a pregnant woman. According to Arlington police, Keith Haynes is facing a charge of Capital Murder for killing 25-year-old Kenishia Walker. Authorities say Walker was found dead in her bedroom after suffering a gunshot wound — and investigators reported no signs of forced entry. Haynes was arrested in Plano without incident and, according to the arrest warrant, is believed to be the father of the Walker’s unborn child.

  • Texas to pay $600,000 to 2 couples who fought gay marriage ban

    After fighting to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, two Texas couples are being awarded over half a million-dollars by the state. Mark Phariss and his husband, Vic Holmes, along with Cleopatra Deleon and her wife, Nicole Dimetman, waged a years-long legal battle to get rid of Texas’ anti-gay marriage laws. And now, a U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has awarded the couples’ attorneys over $600,000. Both couples had been together for more than a decade before suing the […]

  • Where to get FREE stuff on Tax Day in DFW

    NORTH TEXAS – It’s the day last-minute filers have been dreading — Tax Day! Today’s your last chance to pay Uncle Sam but once you’re done with that, why not treat yourself to some DFW freebies? Here are some highlights: Boston Market has a $10.40¢ (get it? 1040) Tax Day special. For that price, you get a half chicken, two sides, cornbread, a cookie, and a drink. Feeling a burger? Sonic has half price cheeseburgers all day long. If sandwiches are more […]

  • Teens arrested for vandalizing Plano West High School

    PLANO – Two teens are behind bars in connection to a vandalism case caught on camera at Plano West High School. Investigators say racial slurs were sprayed across the school’s gym doors and walls in February and after releasing surveillance video, the suspects have been identified. Plano police say Alexandria Butler and Elizabeth Police are each facing a criminal mischief charge. Officers believe there is another suspect involved.

  • 1 year-old dies after being left in hot car in Burleson

    BURLESON – The death of a one-year-old boy in Burleson is under investigation after police say he was left in a hot car. According to police, the mother of Kingston Jackson says she thought her husband removed the toddler from his car seat to take to daycare. She drove to a family member’s home where Jackson was left in her car for about five hours. No charges have been filed, but police say this is an ongoing investigation. Jackson would have […]

  • North Texas family uses Ancestry.com to solve identity theft case

    NORTH TEXAS – A North Texas family credits ancestry.com for helping them find a man who was posing as their deceased son. Jon Vincent, 44, was arrested in Pennsylvania for theft of Nathan Laskoski’s identity after fleeing from a Texas halfway house. The real Nathan Laskoski died in 1972, two months after he was born in Dallas. Nathan’s aunt did a search on Ancestry.com and public records suggested her nephew was still alive. Police say Vincent is facing charges of social […]

  • Arlington teen in critical condition after being hit by car

    ARLINGTON – A 15-year-old student at Martin High School in Arlington is in critical condition after being hit by a car. Arlington police say the teen was struck by an SUV while walking to school. The driver behind the wheel, Alberto Ledesma, stopped to help, but was arrested for driving on a suspended license. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital and remains in critical condition. Police are still investigating the case and who had the right-of-way.

  • Random man buys $1000 worth of ice cream for customers in Fort Worth store just to return a favor

    A little bit of gratitude went a long way at a Fort Worth ice cream shop. Sweet Sammies shop owner Kory Close says a man named Gary came in to buy water, but ended up paying for over one-thousand dollars worth of treats for customers in three hours. Gary also tipped the staff 300-dollars. Why? According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, it’s all because he got a parking receipt validated there and just wanted to return the favor.

  • Dallas Police want to know who stole this $3000 puppy

    What kind of person steals a puppy? Also, what kind of store sells an almost $3,000 puppy!? Well, Dallas police are looking for a man who stole a puppy valued at almost $3,000 from a pet store. Officers released surveillance from the Petland store in North Dallas showing a man holding a 9-month-old golden brown malti-tzu puppy. The man walked of out of the store with the puppy in his arms and an employee gave chase, but the suspect quickly […]